Insomnia Brass Band

„…it’s great fun, you want to dance pogo to it. More of this please!“ Hans-Jürgen Schaal, Jazzthetik
„Calypsomanic vitality in XXL“ Rigobert Dittmann, Bad Alchemy

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 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. Meanwhile, Marien is also on board as a composer.
Since 2018, the band has been on the road with numerous concerts in jazz clubs and at festivals.
With another Senate scholarship, the trio recorded their first CD, „Late Night Kitchen“. It was released on Tiger Moon Records in November 2020 and has been very well received. In January 2022, the three musicians were back in the studio, again funded by the Berlin Senate. The new CD will be released in September 2022 on Tiger Moon Records.

CD Reviews „Late Night Kitchen“: more

More about the CD & our label:
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Concerts 2022:

19.01.2022 München Unterfahrt
20.01.2022 Wien Porgy & Bess
11.03.2022 Villach Kulturforum
07.04.2022 Insomnia Brass Band Double Drums (feat. Alfred Vogel) Berlin Sowieso
12.05.2022 Salzburg JazzIt (& Max Plattner Trio)
28.05.2022 Schwäbisch Gmünd Jazz Mission (& Alfred Vogel, Schlagzeug)
16.06.2022 Berlin NoVilla Poets´Corner Festival
19.06.2022 Berlin Brass Festival
12.08.2022 Erfurt Jazzclub
27.08.2022 Rangsdorf GEDOK Sommerfest
03.09.2022 Hannover Tonhalle
08.09.2022 Chemnitz Weltecho
10.09.2022 Karlsruhe Jazzfest in der Schauburg (& Alfred Vogel, Schlagzeug)
16.09.2022 Rottweil Jazz im Refektorium
17.09.2022 Nürnberg Jazzstudio
24.09.2022 Tosterglope Kunstraum
13.-16.10.2022 Salzburg Festival Jazz & The City (& Alfred Vogel, Schlagzeug)
28.10.2022 Gdansk Jazz Jantar Festival
27.11.2022 Berlin Satellit

Concert Archive

Concert Videos: here and at our  Youtube-Kanal

Contact & Booking & Imprint:
Almut Schlichting

Photos: Oliver Potratz, Frank Schindelbeck, Rolf Schoellkopf, Uli Templin, Alexander Beierbach
Text: Peter Margasak

Bandfotos (© Oliver Potratz)
Konzertfoto (© Rolf Schöllkopf)
Bandfotos (© Alexander Beierbach)
CD TMR 011
Cover „Road Works“
CD TMR 009
Cover „Late Night Kitchen“