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Monday, 21.12.20  20:00 pm
Lehmbruckstr. 1, 10245 Berlin



The initiators are the Artists’ Collective Jazzlights and the Protagonists of the oldest Bar in Friedrichshain Zur Glühlampe. We thank you for the support of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe!

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For Free Hands @ Jazzclub Schlot
Saturday, 09.01.2021 21:00 pm
Invalidenstrasse 117, 10115 Berlin



Karparov & Brunn & 13 Strings met at our duo meeting.

Christian Erber, NDR (radio station): “DUOMEETING – a sound that can only arise in the cultural melting pot of a metropolis like Berlin. Created by three virtuosos on their instruments, to whom cultural boundaries and musical stereotyping are completely foreign.

With New Urban World Melodic Grooves, Brunn, Karparov and Rainer take their audience on a special kind of musical journey of discovery. Their compositions, in which Balkan rhythms mix with funk, Latin and world sounds, testify to extraordinary virtuosity and joy in playing. They never sound bulky or deafening, but always fresh, lively and sparkling. As you would expect in a pulsating melting pot.

The DUOMEETING Ensemble has just recorded a new CD under corona conditions.

The same will be released on LAIKA Records in March 2021.




NEW: For Free Hands meets Alaa Zouiten @ Jazzlights „Antonio´s Night“

Here is the video of a very moving concert at Jazzlights at Glühlampe : For Free Hands meets Alaa Zouiten. Many thanks to Alaa and my brilliant colleagues Vladimir KarparovDiego Pinera and Roberto Badoglio





The Quartet For Free Hands was on tour in Spain at the end of April 2019. Here you will find a review of the tour, the new concert videos created there and the new For Free Hands press photos by Sevi Tsoni. These activities were supported by the Initiative Musik gemeinnützige Projektgesellschaft mbH with project funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media on the basis of a resolution of the German Bundestag.



Here you can listen and watch one of the first videos of the new For Free Hands team.



 “Kaleidoscope Freedom” Premiere Live @ Schlot, Berlin 2018
Read the released reviews from JAZZ PODIUM and JAZZ Thing for the FOR FREE HANDS CD “Kaleidocope Freedom”

Here you can see a video of one of our duo´s HARTMANN & BRUNN last concerts.
Many thanks to Iven Hausmann of Jazz Units and Ulf Drechsel of RBB.
Hans Hartmann is very ill and unfortunately he can´t play the chapmanstick any further.



The HARTMANN & BRUNN CD “19 Strings”  was released  by LAIKA Records. The duo was  winner of the Studiopreis Jazz, awarded by Berliner Kultursenat.

  CD & concert reviews (from e.g. Jazzpodium or “Süddeutsche Zeitung” – concert JAZZIT München/Germering)


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The BalkaNova CD “Heart Beats” was released at BOS Records (distributed by JARO Medien).

BalkaNova CD &  Concert Reviews


BalkaNova was  „Artist of the week” at PUPLIC REPUBLIC:



 BalkaNova played with great success at the MALAGA JAZZFESTIVAL. The comprehensive and multifaceted concert review can be found here. 







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