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September 24th-30th Festival Of Microtonal Music USA
September 16th Workshop and Concert Berklee College of Music, Boston USA
July 27th Schmidt/Wiening/Gerschlauer ATrane, Berlin
July 22th Gerschlauer-Wiening Band Donau 115, Berlin
July 21th Gerschlauer-Wiening Band Bflat, Berlin
July 20th Gerschlauer-Wiening Band Schlot, Berlin
July 17th Mareike Wiening Band Sowieso, Berlin
July 12th Mareike Wiening Band Bayrisches Jazzweekend
July 11th Mareike Wiening Band Jazzfestival, Fürth
July 9th Mareike Wiening Band Fifty Fifty, Berlin
July 4th Duo w/ Jürgen Friedrich Church, Laubach
May 20th Gerschlauer/Mesanoui Villa Neukölln, Berlin
April 23th Gerschlauer/Mesanoui Villa Neukölln, Berlin
April 18th Befreiung by Heiner Goebbels Frankfurt/Main
April 17th Gerschlauer/Hein/Hayward Altes Finanzamt, Berlin
April 13th Nina Rotner Band Frankfurt/Main
April 5th Microtonal Band Silvana, New York City
March 29th Festival of Microtonal Music Spectrum, New York City
March 28th Festival of Microtonal Music Spectrum, New York City
March 27th New German Art Orchestra Cascadas, Hamburg
March 26th New German Art Orchestra Wilhelm, Oldenburg
March 25th New German Art Orchestra Kulturzentrum Faust, Hannover
March 24th New German Art Orchestra Aufsturz, Berlin
March 23rd New German Art Orchestra Nato, Leipzig
March 20th New European Jazz Collective Bflat, Berlin
March 19th New European Jazz Collective Bflat, Berlin
March 17th Kammeroper Frankfurt/Main
March 13th Nina Rotner Band Maribor (Slo)
March 12th Nina Rotner Band Max Klub, Velenje (Slo)
March 11th Nina Rotner Band Prulcek, Ljubljana (Slo)

past gigs (selection)

   
February 21th-March 9th Kammeroper Frankfurt/Main
February 14th Nina Rotner Band Jazzinstitut, Berlin
January 23rd Matilda Leko Band Badenscher Hof, Berlin
January 16th-22nd New German Art Orchestra Hamburg
December 5rd Microtonal Band ShapeShifter Lab, New York City
December 3rd Microtonal Band Spectrum, New York City
November 21th Trio w Amine Mesnaoui, Joonas Leppännen Altes Finanzamt, Berlin
November 5th Trio w Amine Mesnaoui, Joonas Leppännen Altes Finanzamt, Berlin
November 1st Georg Pfister Duo Castle, Laubach
October 31th Günter Lenz Project Alzenau
October 30th Günter Lenz Project Frankfurt
October 20th Gallery Market 21 Weimar
September 28th Besaxung Bflat, Berlin
September 27th Besaxung Saxstall, Pohrsdorf
September 24th Besaxung Roxy, Cologne
September 20th Besaxung Kiste, Stuttgart
September 18th Besaxung Stadthalle, Germering
September 1st Andreas Schmidt ATrane, Berlin
August 21st-24th European Festival Of Microtonal Music Knin, Croatia
August 18th Gajo Jazz Club Ljubljana, Slovenia
August 7th Bflat Berlin
July 14th Feuerwache Mannheim
July 10th Fifty Fifty Erlangen
July 10th TBA Herzogenaurach
July 5th Sowieso Berlin
July 3rd Kiste Stuttgart
July 2nd Unterfahrt Munich
June 20th Bflat Berlin
June 11th Gajo Festival Ljubljana
May 17th Zync Bar New York
April 8th Carnegie Hall New York
April 5th Spectrum New York
March 17th ATrane Berlin
March 9th, 8pm Branded Saloon Brooklyn, New York
March 7th, 8.30pm Launch Pad Brooklyn, New York
March 2nd, 7pm Something Jazz Club New York
february 17th, 9pm Something Jazz Club New York
September 20th Loft Cologne
September 10th Cornelian Street Cafe New York
July 9th Loft Cologne
july 8nd ATrane Berlin
July 7th Bflat Berlin
July 6th Sowieso Berlin
july 1st ATrane Berlin
june 15th Salon Tippel Berlin
june 14th Kapitel 21 Berlin
june 2nd Stellwerk Hamburg
may 31th Bechsteinzentrum Hannover
may 27th ATrane Berlin
may 24th Sowieso Berlin
may 5th Blue Note Jazz Club NYC
april 18th Carnegie Hall NYC
april 7th Blue Note NYC

contact

Philipp Gerschlauer

Emdener Str. 7

10551 Berlin

0049 160 92 44 59 04

mail@gerschlauermusic.com

bio

I saw the saxophone guy in the muppet show when I was seven. So I wanted to play saxophone. I have been playing it ever since. I can't put my finger on it, but it has to have something, that makes me go on playing and exploring it in all it's possibilities.

What happened then? Shortly (you may find my CV in the download section): I studied saxophone. First in Mainz (Steffen Weber, Thomas Bachmann), then in Berlin (Prof. Peter Weniger) and in New York City (Tony Moreno, Chris Potter). In my music I am dealing with microtonal possibilities in Jazz. Please watch my EPK ("What I do") for further information. My main project is a band called "Besaxung" (www.besaxung.com). As a Sideman and leader I am playing with different bands in Germany and abroad.

Awards

German Youth Jazz Competition "Jugend Jazzt" 2009
Special Soloist Price "Jugend Jazzt" 2009
"Jazz Me" - Award Heidelberg

Scholarships

Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
New York University talent's pool

Miscellaneous

In 2010, the German national radio station (Deutschlandfunk) appointed me to be a part of the "European Jazz Orchestra"

CDs

Besaxung

"Besaxung" 2009 mail
"Hotzenwald" 2011 link
"Go" 2014 link

LJJO Hessen

"Happy Birthday 20 Jahre LJJO" 2005 link
"Corazon Latino Especial" 2008 link
"A Tribute to Kenny Napper" 2010 link

European Jazz Orchestra

"European Jazz Orchestra" 2010 link

video

Eighth Octave Overtone Tuning

What I do (EPK)

Ich Hab's Mal Versucht

Go!

Oktober

Hotzenwald

Ich hab's mal versucht @ Blue Note

Church

The Resurrection Of Albert Ayler

Make Me Smiley

 

 

photos


live

September 24th-30th Festival Of Microtonal Music USA
September 16th Workshop and Concert Berklee College of Music, Boston USA
July 27th Schmidt/Wiening/Gerschlauer ATrane, Berlin
July 22th Gerschlauer-Wiening Band Donau 115, Berlin
July 21th Gerschlauer-Wiening Band Bflat, Berlin
July 20th Gerschlauer-Wiening Band Schlot, Berlin
July 17th Mareike Wiening Band Sowieso, Berlin
July 12th Mareike Wiening Band Bayrisches Jazzweekend
July 11th Mareike Wiening Band Jazzfestival, Fürth
July 9th Mareike Wiening Band Fifty Fifty, Berlin
July 4th Duo w/ Jürgen Friedrich Church, Laubach
May 20th Gerschlauer/Mesanoui Villa Neukölln, Berlin
April 23th Gerschlauer/Mesanoui Villa Neukölln, Berlin
April 18th Befreiung by Heiner Goebbels Frankfurt/Main
April 17th Gerschlauer/Hein/Hayward Altes Finanzamt, Berlin
April 13th Nina Rotner Band Frankfurt/Main
April 5th Microtonal Band Silvana, New York City
March 29th Festival of Microtonal Music Spectrum, New York City
March 28th Festival of Microtonal Music Spectrum, New York City
March 27th New German Art Orchestra Cascadas, Hamburg
March 26th New German Art Orchestra Wilhelm, Oldenburg
March 25th New German Art Orchestra Kulturzentrum Faust, Hannover
March 24th New German Art Orchestra Aufsturz, Berlin
March 23rd New German Art Orchestra Nato, Leipzig
March 20th New European Jazz Collective Bflat, Berlin
March 19th New European Jazz Collective Bflat, Berlin
March 17th Kammeroper Frankfurt/Main
March 13th Nina Rotner Band Maribor (Slo)
March 12th Nina Rotner Band Max Klub, Velenje (Slo)
March 11th Nina Rotner Band Prulcek, Ljubljana (Slo)

past gigs (selection)

   
February 21th-March 9th Kammeroper Frankfurt/Main
February 14th Nina Rotner Band Jazzinstitut, Berlin
January 23rd Matilda Leko Band Badenscher Hof, Berlin
January 16th-22nd New German Art Orchestra Hamburg
December 5rd Microtonal Band ShapeShifter Lab, New York City
December 3rd Microtonal Band Spectrum, New York City
November 21th Trio w Amine Mesnaoui, Joonas Leppännen Altes Finanzamt, Berlin
November 5th Trio w Amine Mesnaoui, Joonas Leppännen Altes Finanzamt, Berlin
November 1st Georg Pfister Duo Castle, Laubach
October 31th Günter Lenz Project Alzenau
October 30th Günter Lenz Project Frankfurt
October 20th Gallery Market 21 Weimar
September 28th Besaxung Bflat, Berlin
September 27th Besaxung Saxstall, Pohrsdorf
September 24th Besaxung Roxy, Cologne
September 20th Besaxung Kiste, Stuttgart
September 18th Besaxung Stadthalle, Germering
September 1st Andreas Schmidt ATrane, Berlin
August 21st-24th European Festival Of Microtonal Music Knin, Croatia
August 18th Gajo Jazz Club Ljubljana, Slovenia
August 7th Bflat Berlin
July 14th Feuerwache Mannheim
July 10th Fifty Fifty Erlangen
July 10th TBA Herzogenaurach
July 5th Sowieso Berlin
July 3rd Kiste Stuttgart
July 2nd Unterfahrt Munich
June 20th Bflat Berlin
June 11th Gajo Festival Ljubljana
May 17th Zync Bar New York
April 8th Carnegie Hall New York
April 5th Spectrum New York
March 17th ATrane Berlin
March 9th, 8pm Branded Saloon Brooklyn, New York
March 7th, 8.30pm Launch Pad Brooklyn, New York
March 2nd, 7pm Something Jazz Club New York
february 17th, 9pm Something Jazz Club New York
September 20th Loft Cologne
September 10th Cornelian Street Cafe New York
July 9th Loft Cologne
july 8nd ATrane Berlin
July 7th Bflat Berlin
July 6th Sowieso Berlin
july 1st ATrane Berlin
june 15th Salon Tippel Berlin
june 14th Kapitel 21 Berlin
june 2nd Stellwerk Hamburg
may 31th Bechsteinzentrum Hannover
may 27th ATrane Berlin
may 24th Sowieso Berlin
may 5th Blue Note Jazz Club NYC
april 18th Carnegie Hall NYC
april 7th Blue Note NYC

press


quotes

"Philipp Gerschlauer has done incredible research and organized the many possibilities for pitch and color alternate fingerings for the saxophone. Besides the musical language potential

(new scales and arpeggios), from the immediate and practical standpoint, if one just surveys Phillip's suggested alternate fingerings, the possibilities for expanding the saxophone's coloristic and expressive nuances are massive." (Dave Liebman)

"Uniqueness is perhaps the quality that jazz musicians strive for most relentlessly. Philipp Gerschlauer seems to have discovered this quality in an amazingly short period of time. Both his approach to the saxophone, and his writings, are loaded with originality.
I have heard many musicians using microtones in their approach to playing jazz. But NEVER have I heard a system with such a defined language as Philipp has put into place." (Greg Cohen)

"An excellent musician with a keen imagination and very advanced abilities on the saxophone. I am sure he will continue to grow." (Chris Potter)

 

about Besaxung

Jazzpodium

"The music of this typically instrumentated Jazzquartet is no less than exciting, powerful, fascinating, harsh and fast. Besaxung draws a big bow between tradition and modernity… the impressive maturity of the compositions and improvisations is astonishing by every listening. "

Hessian Broadcasting

"succinct and firm statements, short hits, surprising breaks and a tendency to explode… this results in a convincing band statement which is seldom found in a band of mid twenties."

"Besaxung is not a quartet of talents trying to find and define themselves through jazz history exclusively. It's music on the peak of time."

teaching

Private lessons are available. Just send me an email and we will figure out the details easily.

quotes

"Philipp Gerschlauer has done incredible research and organized the many possibilities for pitch and color alternate fingerings for the saxophone. Besides the musical language potential

(new scales and arpeggios), from the immediate and practical standpoint, if one just surveys Phillip's suggested alternate fingerings, the possibilities for expanding the saxophone's coloristic and expressive nuances are massive." (Dave Liebman)

"Uniqueness is perhaps the quality that jazz musicians strive for most relentlessly. Philipp Gerschlauer seems to have discovered this quality in an amazingly short period of time. Both his approach to the saxophone, and his writings, are loaded with originality.
I have heard many musicians using microtones in their approach to playing jazz. But NEVER have I heard a system with such a defined language as Philipp has put into place." (Greg Cohen)

"An excellent musician with a keen imagination and very advanced abilities on the saxophone. I am sure he will continue to grow." (Chris Potter)

 

about Besaxung

Jazzpodium

"The music of this typically instrumentated Jazzquartet is no less than exciting, powerful, fascinating, harsh and fast. Besaxung draws a big bow between tradition and modernity… the impressive maturity of the compositions and improvisations is astonishing by every listening. "

Hessian Broadcasting

"succinct and firm statements, short hits, surprising breaks and a tendency to explode… this results in a convincing band statement which is seldom found in a band of mid twenties."

"Besaxung is not a quartet of talents trying to find and define themselves through jazz history exclusively. It's music on the peak of time."

news

My CD with David Fiuczynski, Jack DeJohnette, Matthew Garrison and Giorgi Mikadze will be recorded this June in New York!

MIC-Fest in Berlin on February 13th, 8pm: I will host a festival of microtonal music at the jazz institute Berlin feat.

Berklee College of Music feat. Dave Fiuczynski & "Planet MicroJam"

Johnny Reinhard (director American Festival of Microtonal Music, New York)

Marc Sabat & Catherine Lamb

And last but not least: Besaxung!

Special thanks to "Initiative Neue Musik" for their support!

 

Additional concerts with different program and musicians on Feb 17th & 18th hosted by Johnny Reinhard feat. the music of Georg Friedrich Haas, Harry Partch, Skip Le Plante and others. More information here!

 

128 notes per octave

Latest Album "Go!"

Go! Cover

buy previous album "hotzenwald" here:

jpc.de

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credits

Supporters of the upcoming CD with Dave Fiucynski, Jack DeJohnette, Matthew Garrison and Giorgi Mikadze

Günther & Diego Semmler, Musikverein Laubach 1832 e.V., U.&.D. Roßkopf, Hans - Gerd Reitz, Giacomo Bruzzo, RareNoise Records, Manfred Lotz, Dr. Horst Prehn, Roland Wilhelm, T.&H. Lenz, Else Emmelius, Adolf Klapproth, A.&A. Muschik, Dr. Jörg Gerschlauer, Janina Gerschlauer, Edita Rotner, Nina Rotner, Matthias Kammerer, H.J. & K. Häuser, Rüdiger Wiehe, Dieter Kraffert, A. Hoffmann, G. & H. Welgen, D. & A. Lehnert, Patrick Groh, Sebastian Kröll,Lars Seniuk, Marita Seniuk, Ellen Kröll, Marie-Christine Kröll, Axel Kröll, Jakob Dietz, Sophie Stein, Maximilian Flaig, Felix Roßkopf, Thomas Sauerborn, Ouriel Morgensztern, Martin Holsten, Joakim Bang Larsen, Sergei Tiourine, Ralph Abelein, Thomas Hänlein, Christoph Keil, Christiaan Swanepoel, Nils Kolonko, Rob Spelberg, Barbara Gutzeit, Anna-Marlene Bicking, Marius Trepels, Marcus Gartschok, Dimitry Lendtsov, H. Straub, Jacobien Vlasman, Chris Vaisvil, Alvin Huntsman, Eckard Schleiermacher, Lutz Berger, Sophie Stahl, Alexander Seipp, Simon Gerschlauer, Manca Rogelj, Lawrence de Martin, Verena Morhinweg, Gabriel Zucker, Kevin Roman, Achim Kreyenpoth, Juhani Nuorvala, Hartard Matthias, Peter Fulda, Chris Peck, Christopher Schneider, Randy 1977, Matthias Gengenbach, Tien Thuy, Nico Boerner, Matthis Rasche, Michael Mull, Derek Lee Bronston, Subhraag Singh, Robin Bäumner, Gal Cohen, Nichole Boaz, Florian Hermann, Philipp Gengenbach, Liatife Nerlich, Hubert Nuss, Wolfgang Schult, Nils Nebe, Jan Schaller, Ulrich Skupch, Ian Rashkin, Eric Ederer, Pablo Estévez Cuntín, Klaus Sebastian Klose, Heiko von Roth, Die Musikbox, Stephan Geiger, Hans Krampulz, Dr. Jörn Weingärtner, Sander De Winne, Lea Hanselmann, Jan Keller, Mareike Wiening, Edgar Möbus, Heiko Neuss, Gerald Wetzel, Lilia Antico, Alecandra Merz, Marc Henniges, Eric Sons, Simon Arnold, Ralf Wirth, Asen Jagiellson, Jonas Frank, Rick Stack, Manfred Stahnke, Dorothea Lincke, Amelie Müller-Hillebrand, H.&M. Müller-Lewinski, Alexander Marquarth, Paul Cousin, Jo Wespel, Stefan Altevogt, Solène Dumans, Friso van Wijckf, Dawin Meckel, Jaka Kragelj, Jonathan Hoffmann, Kamil Scholtyssek, Daniel Schäfer, Karl-Heinz Krausskopf, Caroline Heil, Adam Prato, Sarah Nebe, Stefanie Seidel, Federico Pascucci, Annette Manck, Geertje König, Johannes Keller, Senfft-Hofmann, Linda Geberzahn, Nils Wrasse, Familie Wild, Karl-Heinz Freund, Kartin Ryl, Alex C., Alexander Gibson, Aaron Andrew Hunt, Andreas Sauerborn, Andreas Nebe, Valentin Schuster, Sabine Schwietert, Torsten Casimir, Roland Ahlke, Jakob Dreyer, Zitzlaff, Stefan Dickel, Jesse Reichelt, Dr. Gernot Schmitt, Marius Heuser, Jonas Opperman, Ritchie deCarlo, Stefan Wiehe, Achim Rinke-Bachmann, Anne Sussmann, Chrisopher Klassen, Martin Moog, Matthew Stumpff, Søren Gemmer, Gard Reian, Torben Seniuk, Andreas Krautscheid, João Luís Passacos, Stefan Houy, Billy Yeung, Hilary Jefferey