Insomnia Brass Band

Anke Lucks – trombone
Almut Schlichting – baritone saxophone
Christian Marien – drums

„…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

Lucks, Schlichting und Marien are a miniature brass band, juggling 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. Collectively, they have been spending an increasing amount of time pushing and stretching their original tunes with a mixture of improvisational brio and body-moving funk.
Since 2017, the trio has been on the road with numerous concerts in jazz clubs and at festivals, has received several grants from the Musikfonds and Berlin Senate, and has released two CDs on Tiger Moon Records.
In 2023, the Insomnia Brass Band was awarded the German Jazz Prize as „Band of the Year“.


Concerts 2024

24.01.2024 München BR Studio 2
25.01.2024 Gera Häselburg
26.01.2024 Pohrsdorf Saxstall
27.01.2024 Bamberg Jazzclub
06.04.2024 Stralsund Speicher am Katharinenberg
10.04.2024 Bremen Westend
29.05.2024 München Unterfahrt
30./31.05.2024 St Gerold (Österreich) Festival
01.06.2024 Schifferstadt Club Ebene Eins
25.06.2024 Berlin Brass Festival
30.06.2024 Lübeck Waldzimmer
12./13.07. 2024 Rotterdam (Niederlande) North Sea Jazz Festival
16.10.2024 München Bayerischer Hof
17.102024 Regensburg Jazzclub
18./19./20. 10.2024 Salzburg (Österreich) Jazz & TheCity Festival
21.10.2024 Prag (Tschechien) Palác Akropolis
22.10.2024 Wien (Österreich) Vekks
23.10.2024 Klagenfurt (Österreich) Innenhofkultur
25.10.2024 Cerkno (Slowenien) JazzCerkno
14.11.2024 Paris (Frankreich) Jazzy Colors Festival
01.12.2024 Berlin Industriesalon (Doppelkonzert mit BROM)

Concert Archive




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CDs & Reviews

Insomnia Brass Band – Road Works
Tiger Moon Records TMR 011 (Release Oktober 2022)
supported by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe
CD Reviews „Road Works“: more

Insomnia Brass Band – Late Night Kitchen
Tiger Moon Records TMR 009 (Release November 2022)
supported by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe

CD Reviews „Late Night Kitchen“: more

More about the CDs & our label:
Our bandcamp page:


Contact & Booking & Imprint:
Almut Schlichting

Photos: Oliver Potratz (Band Portrait), Paweł Wyszomirski (Concert Photos Gdansk Jazz Jantar Festival)

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