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Event 8 November Giessen

Ted Rosenthal is one of the leading jazz pianist/composers of his generation.

He has performed worldwide as soloist, with his trio, and with many jazz greats including Gerry Mulligan, Art Farmer, Phil Woods, and James Moody.  

Winner of the Thelonious Monk International Competition, Rosenthal has released 15 critically acclaimed CDs as a leader.

His "Rhapsody in Gershwin," reached #1 on iTunes and Amazon.

Rosenthal has been a featured soloist with major orchestras including the Detroit Symphony and Phoenix Symphony. 

An active composer, Rosenthal's jazz opera, "Dear Erich," was commissioned and premiered by New York City Opera in 2019. 

The recipient of three NEA grants, Rosenthal has also been commissioned by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, The Park Avenue Chamber Symphony, and Dallas Black Dance Theatre. 

Rosenthal is an author and active in jazz education. He is on the faculties of The Juilliard School and Manhattan School of Music. Website:

Martin Wind was born in Flensburg, Germany in 1968 and has been living in the

New York City area since 1996.

He studied with Prof. Wolfgang Guettler at the Cologne Conservatory and completed his master’s degree at NYU.

In 1995 Martin came in third at the International Thelonious Monk Bass Competition in Washington, D.C.,

and in 1996 he won the first Cognac Hennessy/Blue Note Jazz Search in Germany.

In 2000 he won the Cultural Award of his home state Schleswig-Holstein.

Martin has released about 20 albums as leader/co-leader including

 “Turn out the Stars” (2014), “Light Blue” (2018), “White Noise” (2020), “My Astorian Queen” (2021), “Air” (2022).

Martin Wind has worked with

Guidon Kremer, Christoph Eschenbach, Mstislav Rostopowitch, Lalo Schifrin, Monty Alexander, Pat Metheny, Clark Terry, Slide Hampton, Toots Thielemans, Buddy DeFranco Michael and Randy Brecker, Phil Woods, Johnny Griffin, Bucky Pizzarelli, Johnny Mandel, Frank Wess, James Moody, Hank Jones, John Scofield, Sting, Ann Hampton Callaway, Michel Legrand, Anat Cohen, Vanguard Jazz Orchestra and others.

In 2018 he premiered his bass concerto “Legacy” with his hometown orchestra; he has also written the sonata “Into the light” for bass and piano, many arrangements, and original compositions for bass ensemble and about 100 jazz tunes and concert pieces.

Hans Braber, Schlagzeuger, studierte am königlichen Konservatorium in Den Haag und am Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA.

In den 1980er lebte er in New York, wo er u.a. Unterricht bei der Drumlegende Mel Lewis nahm.

Bis 1998 lebte Hans Braber viele Jahre in Köln, wo er als festes Mitglied der Kölner Jazzszene war und mehrere erfolgreiche Jazzprojekte leitete sowie an der Rheinische Musikschule Schlagzeug unterrichtete.

In den Niederlanden spielt er als Freelance-Schlagzeuger in verschiedenen Jazzformationen, wobei er auch verschiedene Projekte im Jazzbereich leitet, u.a. eine Jazzserie in Den Haag Marriott Hotel

Er spielte u.a. mit Monty Alexander, Don Friedman, Lalo Schifrin, Lee Konitz, Benny Bailey, Ack van Rooyen, Larry Coryell, Mike LeDonne und Vincent Herring.