Max Grosch

Max Grosch was born in 1974 and started taking violin lessons at the age of 4. He completed his Bachelor's degree in Music Performance at the Leopold Mozart Conservatory, Augsburg under Prof. Lydia Dubrovskaya. Then he was awarded a scholarship to study at the Moores School of Music in Houston/Texas, where he completed his Masters degree in Music Performance under Prof. Emanuel Borok.

He then continued his studies with a scholarship in the field of Jazz at the renowned New School University in New York, where he studied with teachers such as Hal Galper, Vincent Herring, Kenny Werner, Gerard D'Angelo, John Blake, Johannes Weidenmüller and Jane Ira Bloom. At the festivals of Lake Placid and Banff/Canada he was further able to learn from teachers such as Kenny Werner, Joe Lovano, Bob Brookmeyer, Rufus Reid, Billy Hart, Bob Mintzer, Rick Pekham, as well as perform.

In April of 2004 the 'max grosch quartet' recorded their debut album titling 'we will see…', which was received well by the press and radio. In 2008 the Crossover-album ‘Brahms meets Jazz’ was released in a co-production with the Bavarian Broadcasting Company. Further live broadcasts on air followed thereafter. A new CD Production of the ‘Max Grosch Organ Trio’ featuring the New York saxophone great Vincent Herring is about to being released.

Since November of 2004 Max Grosch is holding the position for Professor of Jazzviolin at the Conservatory of Klagenfurt/Austria. Further he has taught workshops at the Festivals Jazzinty (Slovenia), Jazzdays Wolfsberg, Musikforum Viktring (both Austria), the Zelt Musik Festival in Freiburg (Germany), the annual Conference of ESTA/Austria, countless clinics for children and young performers, as well as at many schools in Europe and the US, such as the renowned Music Akademy in Vienna and the NOCCA Institute in New Orleans.

In the past few years Max Grosch was able to perform in the USA, Canada, England, Austria, Switzerland, Italy and Germany with his own bands or as guest performer.

Max Grosch Quartett

was founded in 2001. At the Lake Placid Jazz Festival the violinist was for the first time enchanted by the spirit of jazz improvisation and urged by faculty members to form his own group. Since then this extraordinary band has grown into an interesting and versatile jazz quartet.

The violin, a rather seldomly heard instrument in the field of Jazz, is added to a conventional rhythm section of piano, bass and drums. This is by no means an innovation, since musicians such as Joe Venuti, Stuff Smith, Stephane Grappelli, Didier Lockwood or Regina Carter have contributed in great ways to the history of Jazz up to this day and age. This group however does have distinct differences in its very own sound from the above. Important to the concept is spontaneous creativity and a strongly improvisatory character, while beauty of sound, virtuosity, versatility, yet constant musical flow are never sacrificed. The goal in every performance is to take the audience on an improvisational journey and at the same time to always offer a clear underlying concept. In an understandable way the audience can observe the highly interesting interplay between the musicians. The repertoire is mainly composed of standards of the American Song Book, Afro-Cuban and Brazilian rhythms as well as originals of band members.

This group can already look back on a successful performing career in various countries. The band has among other festivals performed at the ZMF (Freiburg, Germany), the renowned ‘Munich Klaviersommer’, the Augsburger Jazz-Summer and has recorded at the ‘Studio Franken’ of the Bavarian Broadcasting Company. In April of 2004 the max grosch quartet introduced their first album with the title 'we will see…', which was reviewed exceptionally well by press and public broadcast.

This quartet is on the course of creating its entirely own niche among the variety of today's music world.

Jan Eschke

Jan Eschke was born in 1976 and started taking up piano lessons at the age of 5. From 1992 to 1995 he studied at the ‘Neue Jazz-School Munich’ under Max Neissendorfer and Thomas Reimer. 1994 he was awarded the first prize in the All-State-Youth-Jazzcompetition. His Trio ‘Dreizack’ was further awarded a first prize at the ‘Szene 2000 Competition’ of the Erding Jazzdays. A first prize at the Folkmusic-Competition of the State of Baden-Würtemberg followed in the same year. He has since recorded and played with musicians such as Johannes Enders, Georg Ringsgwandl, Ack van Rooyen, Charly Antolini, Valery Ponomarev, Johannes Faber, Roman Schwaller, Charly Mariano and many others.

Bastian Jütte

Bastian Jütte was born in 1973. After studying for two years at the Richard-Strauss-Conservatory in Munich he completed his coursework with a diploma as drummer at the Musikhochschule Mannheim. He has been awarded several prizes, among others the Award of the Gasteig Foundation/Munich. He has performed and recorded with musicians such as Tony Lakatos, Adrian Mears, Roman Schwaller, Maria Schneider, Hugo Siegmeth, Till Martin, Dusko Goykovich, Rudi Mahal, Johannes Enders and has been part of productions of the Bayerische and Hessische Rundfunk.

He has played at the Festivals North Sea, Den Haag, Montreux, La Vilette de Paris, Yokohama, Jazz on the Donau, Jazz Promenade and Jazz Baltica. With the Martin Auer Quartet he has further performed in Japan, Marocco, Spain and Libanon.

As drummer of the promising Trio ‘Daerr Sieverts Jütte’ he is part of the ACT series with the new CD “Germany 12 Points”.

Sven Faller

Sven Faller has been performing in Europe and the United States for over 15 years. He has played with Bobby Watson, Johannes Enders, Charlie Mariano, Judy Niemack, Bobby Sanabria’s Afro Cuban Ensemble, Chico Freeman and many others. He studied the double bass at the Conservatories of Linz/Austria and Munich/Germany. After moving to New York in 1994 he completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Contemporary Music at the Mannes School of Music. He then quickly made himself a name as arranger and composer throughout the city. In this context he was able to enjoy collaborations with musicians such as Jane Monheit, Jim Beard, John Pattitucci and the New York Philharmonic.

Now living back in Munich he produced the CD “Vaterland Live” as member of the Konstantin Wecker Band. He further wrote the music to the multiple awardwinning broadcasting design of Showtime USA (silver, New York Festivals and ADC Berlin) and Studio Universal (winner, New York Festivals).

Max Grosch Quartett


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Brahms piano quintet 4th mov., arranged for nine players

1/2 Brahms Vln. concerto 2nd mov., arrangement

2/2 Brahms Vln. Concerto 3rd mov., arrangement