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March 27th-29th American Festival Of Microtonal Music NYC
March 10th-15th Nina Rotner Band Tour Slovenia
January 16th-22nd New German Art Orchestra Hamburg

past gigs

   
December 5rd ShapeShifter Lab NYC
December 3rd Spectrum NYC
November 21th Altes FInanzamt Berlin
November 13th Galatea Berlin
November 5th Altes FInanzamt Berlin
November 1st Castle Laubach
October 31th TBA Alzenau
October 30th TBA Frankfurt
October 20th Gallery Market 21 Weimar
September 28th Bflat Berlin
September 27th Saxstall Pohrsdorf
September 24th Roxy Cologne
September 20th Kiste Stuttgart
September 18th Stadthalle Germering
September 16th Jazzclub Grünberg
September 1st ATrane Berlin
August 21st-24th European Festival Of Microtonal Music Knin, Croatia
August 18th Gajo Jazz Club Ljubljana, Slovenia
August 7th Bflat Berlin
July 28th 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 27th TBA Höchstadt
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 23rd Waldo Berlin
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
december 29th Church Laubach
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 16th Musenstube 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
198 Conover st. apt.1
11231 Brooklyn/NY
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 a full list of awards, CD's etc below and in the download section): I studied saxophone. First in Mainz (Steffen Weber, Thomas Bachmann), then in Berlin (Prof. Peter Weniger) and now in New York City (Tony Moreno, Chris Potter). In my own music I am dealing with microtonality. Please watch my EPK ("What I do") for further information. I play the flute and the clarinet. My main project is a band called "Besaxung" (www.besaxung.com).

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

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

La Barbacoa

Make Me Smiley

 

 

photos


live

March 27th-29th American Festival Of Microtonal Music NYC
March 10th-15th Nina Rotner Band Tour Slovenia
January 16th-22nd New German Art Orchestra Hamburg

past gigs

   
December 5rd ShapeShifter Lab NYC
December 3rd Spectrum NYC
November 21th Altes FInanzamt Berlin
November 13th Galatea Berlin
November 5th Altes FInanzamt Berlin
November 1st Castle Laubach
October 31th TBA Alzenau
October 30th TBA Frankfurt
October 20th Gallery Market 21 Weimar
September 28th Bflat Berlin
September 27th Saxstall Pohrsdorf
September 24th Roxy Cologne
September 20th Kiste Stuttgart
September 18th Stadthalle Germering
September 16th Jazzclub Grünberg
September 1st ATrane Berlin
August 21st-24th European Festival Of Microtonal Music Knin, Croatia
August 18th Gajo Jazz Club Ljubljana, Slovenia
August 7th Bflat Berlin
July 28th 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 27th TBA Höchstadt
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 23rd Waldo Berlin
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
december 29th Church Laubach
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 16th Musenstube 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

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

"He has proven himself to be a world class performer. His ability to absorb complex rhythmic and harmonic forms and perform them so organically and fluid is amazing. He is definitely able to develop a career here in NYC. His level is that high. He will continue to grow and be an important member of the Jazz community." (Tony Moreno)

"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)

 

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 via Skype. Just send me an email and we will figure out the details easily.

quotes

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

"He has proven himself to be a world class performer. His ability to absorb complex rhythmic and harmonic forms and perform them so organically and fluid is amazing. He is definitely able to develop a career here in NYC. His level is that high. He will continue to grow and be an important member of the Jazz community." (Tony Moreno)

"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)

 

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

I am proud to announce I made some recordings with Michael Hafftka (Microtonal Guitar) and Yonat Hafftka (Theremin)! I played Saxophone and Microtonal Keyboard. We will publish soon.  

 

What I do (EPK)

Latest Album "Go!"

Go! Cover

buy previous album "hotzenwald" here:

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