Hans Hartmannhans-2016-bw

A native of Switzerland, Hans Hartmann began his career in
Zurich in 1967 when he won an award for “best-amateur-jazz bassist”. Since then, Hartmann has collaborated with a plethora of musical legends, including Chet Baker, Philly Joe Jones and Attila Zoller. Some of his longer term partnerships include The Hannes Wade Band, Lydie Auvray, Jesse Ballard (Paradise Island Band) and the “Häns`che Weiss Ensemble”.

The 70s saw Hartmann collaborate with cult musical legends “Guru Guru”. In 1983 he formed his own project “Stickstoff”; a collaboration that has featured some of the most prominent members in the German jazz scene. Today, Hans Hartmann is undoubtedly one of the best chapmanstick players in the world.


andreas-2016-1-bwAndreas Brunn

Born in Weimar in 1964 Andreas Brunn began learning the clarinet at age six and started the guitar at fourteen. Brunn went on to study guitar and musicology at the renowned “Franz Liszt” university in Weimar. His composition „Two Faces“ won first prize at the national guitar composing contest „OPEN STRINGS“ judged by the magazine AKUSTIK Gitarre.

Brunn has toured a diverse range of european and asian festivals and has worked with many distinguished artists including Petri Hakala, Stoyan Yankoulov, Ateshan Husseinov, Uli Bartel, Mack Goldsbury, Ralf Siedhoff and Ferenc Snetberger. He also took conga-lessons with Topo Gioa and teaches ta-ke-ti-na percussion!

In 2003 Brunn was awarded the scholarship of Senatesadministration for Science, Research and Culture as part of “Berlin in Bulgarien”. In July 2004, he was appointed artistic director of a cultural project supported by the European Union called “Young music caravan – Europe 2004”. The young european musicians travelled over 7000 km through Europe playing at renowned festivals in 10 countries.