Anke Lucks – trombone
Almut Schlichting – baritone saxophone
Christian Marien – drums
Baritone saxophonist Almut Schlichting, trombonist Anke Lucks, and drummer Christian Marien are a miniature brass band, transcending its compact size to produce a raucous, ebullient sound one might expect from a much larger ensemble.more
The trio formed in 2017 and since then it’s developed an irresistible, unstoppable contrapuntal attack of interlocking parts that sees the group pulling apart and coming back together with breathless energy. Each musician juggles shifting rolls, toggling between rhythm and melody as they traverse a beguiling landscape of free jazz, funk, punk rock, and New Orleans brass band traditions.
On each tune the group is constant motion, playing quicksilver harmonies, injecting spontaneous accents, colliding melodic conceits, and generally raising the roof.
While the musicians draw upon a wide vocabulary of techniques and traditions, Insomnia Brass Band never allows its heady ideas to get in the way of a good time.
The Insomnia Brass Band was founded in spring 2017 during a working scholarship of the Berlin Senate and developed its sound around the playing material composed by Lucks and Schlichting. Since 2018 the band has been touring with numerous concerts in jazz clubs and at festivals. With another Senate scholarship, the trio has now recorded their first CD – it was released on November 27, 2020 on Tiger Moon Records!
03.01.2020 Darmstadt Jazzinstitut
29.02.2020 Bremen MIB Festival
08.08.2020 Berlin Festival Jazz am Kaisersteg
13.09.2020 Peitz Jazzwerkstatt Festival
30.10.2020 Wiesbaden Achter
31.10.2020 Nordhausen Jazzclub
27.03.2021 Bamberg Jazzclub
28.03.2021 Taubenbach Zoglau3
09.04.2021 Uslar Literatur- und Kunstkreis
29.04.2021 Chemnitz Weltecho
05.08.2021 Bezau Beatz Festival
Retrospect: Concerts 2019 & 2018:
30.03.2019 Uslar Literatur- und Kunstkreis
04.08.2019 Pohrsdorf Saxstall
27.08.2019 Berlin Klunkerkranich
01.11.2019 Nürnberg Jazzstudio
02.11.2019 Erfurt Jazzclub
15.11.2019 & Bass X3 Berlin Jazzkeller 69
19.10.2018 Husum Kunstverein
17.11.2018 Sassnitz Grundtvigthaus
24.11.2018 Eberswalde Guten Morgen (10.30h)
17.12.2018 Magdeburg Jazz in der Kammer
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Photo: Rolf Schoellkopf
Text: Peter Margasak