Till Brönner

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Data creazione: 19 Apr 2010
Till Brönner - German jazz musician, trumpet player, singer, composer, arranger and producer.

Till Brönner has a unique jazz approach influenced by bebop and fusion jazz, but also modern pop music, movie soundtracks, and country music. His trumpet playing was inspired by Freddie Hubbard and Chet Baker. He was raised in Rome and received classical trumpet education at the Aloisiuskolleg followed by a study of the jazz trumpet at the music academy in Cologne.
* 1989 - 1991: Member of the Peter Herbolzheimer Rhythm Combination & Brass.
* 1991 - 1998: At the age of only 20 he became solo trumpet player of RIAS Big Band Berlin (Horst Jankowski, Jiggs Whigham)
* 1993: First solo album "Generations of Jazz" (with Ray Brown, Jeff Hamilton, Frank Chastenier and Gregoire Peters) which won several awards. Brönner worked with Dave Brubeck, James Moody, Monty Alexander, Aki Takase, Joachim Kühn, Chaka Khan, Natalie Cole, Tony Bennett, Ray Brown, Johnny Griffin, Ernie Watts, Klaus Doldinger, Nils Landgren, Al Foster...
* 1998: First album on Verve, "Love" with Brönners first appearance as a jazz singer. Concert tours in Japan and a Gold Disc Award by the Japanese "Swing Journal".
* 1999: Songwriter and producer for the Hildegard Knef album "17 Milimeter".
* 2001: Movie soundtrack for "Jazz Seen" (a movie about the jazz photographer William Claxton).
* 2002: Featured on single "Don't Let 'Em" by Rosie Gaines also featuring Snoop Dogg & Bootsy Collins.
* 2003: Concert tour with the soul singer Joy Denalane.
* 2005: The album "That Summer" reached rank 17 in the German pop charts - Best selling German jazz artist of all times.
* 2006: Release of his most recent album "Oceana", recorded in Los Angeles and produced by Larry Klein. Guests on "Oceana": Madeleine Peyroux, Luciana Souza and Carla Bruni. In July he played at Montreux Jazz Festival and guest appeared on the Madeleine Peyroux album "Half the Perfect World" and Vienna Teng's "Dreaming through the noise".
* 2007: He wins the "Echo Award" in Jazz Production National and International. European concert tour with "Reunion" feat. Chuck Loeb, Eric Marienthal, Jim Beard, Tim Lefebvre, Dennis Chambers and Michael Franks. In March 2007 he produced "The jazz album" for classical singer Thomas Quasthoff, feat. pianist Alan Broadbent and drummer Peter Erskine. The album did win the "Echo Award" in classical category, was nominated for the Grammy 2008.
* 2008: release of the "RIO" album, produced by Grammy winner Larry Klein in Rio de Janeiro and Los Angeles, feat. Vanessa da Mata, Kurt Elling, Melody Gardot, Annie Lennox, Aimee Mann, Sergio Mendes, Milton Nascimento and Luciana Souza.
* 2009: nominated for Grammy category "Best instrumental Jazz solo" in "Seven steps to heaven" at "The Standard" album by vocal group Take 6.
DISCOGRAPHY -- 1993 Generations of Jazz 1995 My Secret Love 1996 German Songs 1999 Love 2000 Chattin' with Chet 2001 Jazz Seen 2002 Blue eyed Soul 2004 That Summer 2005
o.s.t. Höllentour 2005 A Night In Berlin 2006 Oceana 2007 The Christmas Album 2008 Rio 2009 Midnight

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