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Jazzahead - German Night - Kulturzentrum Schlachthof

29 April > 10.15 pm

Frederik Köster Quartett (Germany)

File under: Jazz/Trumpet

The Frederik Köster Quartet plays an explosive mixture of jazz, alternative rock music, punk, and experiments with loops, sounds and shapes of other jazz-related music. Randy Brecker wrote about the album: "Frederik Köster's new CD 'Zeichen der Zeit' is completely modern in conception and realization with world first! class playing and composing by Frederik and everyone else in this engaging band!" All music is composed by Frederik Köster who has played with international jazz stars such as Phil Woods, Randy Brecker, Bireli Lagrene, Albert Mangelsdorff and many others. He also is a regular guest at some of the top jazz orchestras in Germany: WDR Big Band, Peter Herbolzheimer Rhythm Combination and Brass, Cologne Contemporary Jazz Orchestra etc. In 2006 Frederik won the prize for best soloist at the 28th Hoeilaart jazz contest in Belgium and in 2007 he became professor for Jazz Trumpet at the Institut for Music at the Fachhochschule in Osnabrueck. In 2009 he received the New German Jazz Award in both categories, best band and best soloist. In 2010 Köster has won an ECHO Jazz Award 2010 for Best National Brass Player and was winner of the WDR Jazzprice.
His new album "Momentaufnahme" has been released in March 2011.

  • "Use electronics and still sound organic - trumpeter Köster from Cologne manages to do exactly that with his quartet of five years, consisting of hard-rock inspired guitarist Tobias Hoffmann, bassist Robert Landfermann and drummer Ralf Gessler. The combo is an enrichment for the German jazz scene."
    Kulturspiegel, April 2009

  • "New German trumpet-blooming: chapter four: Frederik Köster.
    Strong tone, untouched by mufflers, in a brew that becomes electric drama."
    DIE ZEIT #12, 12.3.2009

Info: Frederik Köster Quartett
Homepage: www.frederikkoester.de
MySpace: myspace.com/frederikkoester


Zeichen der Zeit (3/2008)

Momentaufnahme (3/2011)