the new Ulli Jünemann Quartet was founded in 2012, after working 8 years together with Adam Nussbaum in several lineup’s with a.o. Jasper van’t Hof, Markus Fleischer, Uli Glassmann a.o.
there had to be a change..
the release tour end of this september was the best tour I had so far in my entire life. Thanks to Adam Nussbaum, Jay Anderson and Jeanfrançois. What an extraordinary “New York – rhythm section”!
So: I am super happy to have now Jay and Jeanfrançois on the team, also coming up gigs in 2014/2015 with Bruno Castellucci, drums, Ingo Senst, bass (thanks JF), Joris Teepe and Gene Jackson on drums (thanks to Joris and JF).
Bruno Castellucci was the steady drummer of the Peter Herbolzheimer Big Band and is among dozens of projects playing in Toots Thielemans band. He worked with Chaka Khan, Dianne Reeves, Bill Frisell, Quincy Jones, Francis Clarke, Bob Mintzer, Count Basie Orchestra, Joe Zawinul enz.
Ingo Senst has gained a lot of reputation in the last years with his steady basswork with the Skoda Allstar Band, Tom Gäbel, Benny Bailey, Jeff Cascaro, Romy Camerun a.m.m.
Bassist/composer Jay Anderson is among the most versatile and respected jazz artists performing today. He has performed/recorded with a wide range of jazz artists including Woody Herman, Carmen McRae, Michael Brecker, Paul Bley, Bob Mintzer, John Abercrombie, Dave Liebman, Joe Sample, Maria Schneider, John Scofield, Lee Konitz, Vic Juris, Red Rodney, Ira Sullivan, Mike Stern, Anat Cohen, Toots Thielemans, Kenny Wheeler, Jay Clayton and non-jazz artists like Oswaldo Golijov, Dawn Upshaw, The Australian Chamber Orchestra, Robert Spano (Atlanta Symphony), Michael Franks, Frank Zappa, Tom Waits, Chaka Khan, Michel Legrand, Allen Ginsberg, and Celine Dion. He has been featured on over 300 recordings, four of which have received the Grammy Award . He has conducted clinics around the world and is a Professor of Jazz Bass Studies at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City. Jay currently co-leads the critically acclaimed group BANN featuring Seamus Blake, Oz Noy and Adam Nussbaum.
Adam Nussbaum grew up in Norwalk, Connecticut and started to play drums at age 12 after studying piano for 5 years, also playing bass and saxophone as a teenager. He moved to New York City in 1975 to attend The Davis Center for Performing Arts at City College. While there he began working with Albert Dailey, Monty Waters, Joe Lee Wilson, Sheila Jordan and he played with Sonny Rollins in 1977 in Milwaukee. In 1978 he joined Dave Liebman’s quintet and did his first European tour with John Scofield. During the early eighties he continued working with John Scofield in a celebrated trio with Steve Swallow. In 1983 he become a member of Gil Evans Orchestra and played with Stan Getz as well. He later joined Eliane Elias/Randy Brecker Quartet, Gary Burton, and Toots Thielemans. In 1987 he began touring with the Michael Brecker Quintet. In 1988 they recorded the Grammy winning “Don’t Try This At Home” During 1992 he was part of the Carla Bley Big Band and that same year John Abercrombie hired him to complete his organ trio.
Since then he has kept active in a wide variety of groups. Among them a recently formed quartet ‘BANN’ with Seamus Blake, Jay Anderson & Oz Noy, A co-op quartet “NUTTREE” with Abercrombie, Jerry Bergonzi & Gary Versace, The James Moody Quartet, ‘We Three’ w/ Dave Liebman & Steve Swallow, Eliane Elias Trio, ‘Playing in Traffic’ w/ Steve Swallow & Ohad Talmor and also busy maintaining an active freelance schedule. Adam has taught as an Adjunct professor at New York University, the New School and State University of New York at Purchase. He also does clinics and master classes around the world.
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