Two months full of intensive rehearsals were very exhausting but I think the result was worth the effort:

„Der Sandmann“ based on the short story by E.T.A. Hoffmann and directed by Robert Wilson premiered in Recklinghausen last week. The music was written by the British Singer/Songwriter Anna Calvi and arranged by Jherek Bischoff. I’m very happy to be part of this project.The music is dreamy and dark, the light is very impressive and the actors are great. It is a pleasure to see them perform, even after watching the scenes over and over during the rehearsals. Next week we will start playing @ the Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus.

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About Me

I started out by playing piano when I was about 8, got a drumset when I was 10 and a couple of years later I started to play a bit of bass and guitar. Recently I even borrowed a clarinet….
After I finished school I moved to the Netherlands to study drums at the Jazz Department of the Conservatory of Amsterdam. I became very intrigued by cuban and brazilian Music and therefore also started to study percussion. I even became a percussionist at the BuJazzO, at that time conducted by Peter Herbolzheimer.
In 2007 I  was very lucky to receive the „Top Talent“ scholarship from the Conservatory of Amsterdam and was able to go to Rio de Janeiro in order to deepen my knowledge about brazilian Rhythms.
After graduating in  Amsterdam with a master degree, I decided to move back to Germany.
I had the opportunity to study at the „Hochschule für Musik“ in Cologne with Professor Jono Podmore which resulted  in my second master degree, this time in music production.

Already during my time as a student in Amsterdam I started to work with many dutch pop bands & jazz artists  and gathered experience as a studio musician and touring drummer. Although I officially studied jazz and brazilian music I have found myself playing drums in a great variety of genres including pop, folk, hip hop, r&b, reggae, gospel and electronic music.

Here‘s a small selection of artists I have performed with in the past :

Hannah KöpfBenny SingsFrank McCombHanno BuschGiovanca,  PostmanPatricia KellyN’DambiPeter FesslerTom Gaebel, WDR Rundfunk Orchestra, Roos JonkerBanda SensuàlYuko Ando, Faberyayo (De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig), Wouter HamelBoris Titulaer (Winner of Dutch TV Show „Idols“),  Wicked Jazz Sounds BandBerget Lewis.

In 2015 I was part of the house band of the belgian television show „Jonas & Van Geel“ led by Alvin Lewis. We accompanied popstars from belgium like Koen Wouters (Clouseau), Bart Peeters, Billie, Natalia or Emma Bale as well as international newcomers like Zara Larrson or Alvaro Soler.

As mentioned before besides being a drummer I also like to write, record, mix and remix music in my cozy studio in Cologne.
I was working on Banda Sensuáls record „Trinta“ as co-producer and produced some of the tracks of Hannah Köpfs debut album „Stories Untold“.
Her second album „Flying Free“ as well as the follow up „Lonely dancer“ were recorded and produced by me and all songs were written by Hannah and me.
With my studio colleague Markus Braun I produced the music for the documentaries „Wir rocken Barcelona“ (2013) and „Held ohne Geld“ (2015) for „Kika“ ,  the television channel for children of ARD & ZDF.  We composed all the songs for „Held ohne Geld“ as well as the theme of the latest season of the television shows „Die Jungs-WG“ & „Die Mädchen-WG“

Currently I am a member of the Sandman-Band at the Schauspiel Düsseldorf.

Upcoming Shows

29 Apr 2019 Hannah Köpf Köln Stadtgarten Stadtgarten

Past Shows

09 Nov 2017 Axel Fischbacher Quintett Worms, GER tba tba
08 Nov 2017 Axel Fischbacher Quintett Mülheim, GER Sol Kulturbar Sol Kulturbar
07 Nov 2017 Axel Fischbacher Quintett Quedlinburg, GER Quartier 7 Quartier 7
06 Nov 2017 Axel Fischbacher Quintett Lübeck, GER CVJM Lübeck E.V. CVJM Lübeck E.V.
05 Nov 2017 Axel Fischbacher Quintett Berlin, GER B-Flat B-Flat
04 Nov 2017 Axel Fischbacher Quintett Bremen, GER MIB Saal MIB Saal
03 Nov 2017 Axel Fischbacher Quintett Wermelskirchen, GER Haus Eiffgen Haus Eiffgen
28 Oct 2017 Der Sandmann Düsseldorf, GER Schauspiel Düsseldorf Schauspiel Düsseldorf
27 Oct 2017 Der Sandmann Düsseldorf, GER Schauspiel Düsseldorf Schauspiel Düsseldorf
10 Mar 2017 Hannah Köpf Potsdam, GER Nikolaisaal Nikolaisaal
14 Jan 2017 Hannah Köpf Köln, GER Bürgerhaus Kalk Bürgerhaus Kalk
02 Dec 2016 Rode Neuzen Dag Vilvoorde, BE VTM VTM
08 Nov 2016 Patricia Kelly Worms, GER
06 Nov 2016 Axel Fischbacher Neuss, GER Städtische Musikschule Städtische Musikschule
05 Nov 2016 Axel Fischbacher Mülheim, GER Jazzkeller Jazzkeller
03 Nov 2016 Axel Fischbacher Krefeld, GER Buch-Café Peter & Paula Buch-Café Peter & Paula
28 Oct 2016 Axel Fischbacher Hilden, GER Blue Note Blue Note
25 Oct 2016 Axel Fischbacher Berlin, GER Café Haberland - Jazz On The Roof Café Haberland - Jazz On The Roof
24 Oct 2016 Axel Fischbacher Hamburg, GER Hafenbahnhof Hafenbahnhof
22 Oct 2016 Axel Fischbacher Düsseldorf, GER Jazzschmiede Jazzschmiede
26 Feb 2016 Hannah Köpf Rothenburg, GER Kunst Kultur Korn Kunst Kultur Korn
19 Feb 2016 Hannah Köpf feat. Axel Fischbacher & Nico Brandenburg Hilden, NRW ( GER ) Capio Jazz Capio Jazz
23 Jan 2016 Hannah Köpf Freising, GER Lindenkeller Lindenkeller
22 Jan 2016 Hannah Köpf Waldkraiburg, GER Haus der Kultur Haus der Kultur
21 Jan 2016 Hannah Köpf Kempten, GER Künstlerhaus Künstlerhaus

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