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Toms Rudzinskis “ABYSS” – Album Recording

A brand new project by Latvian Jazz saxophonist Toms Rudzinskis called "Abyss" came to life at Blackbird Music Studio. With Povel Widestrand (p), Igor Osypov (g), Tom Berkmann (b) and...

A brand new project by Latvian Jazz saxophonist Toms Rudzinskis called "Abyss" came to life at Blackbird Music Studio. With Povel Widestrand (p), Igor Osypov (g), Tom Berkmann (b) and Fabian Rösch (dr) Toms recorded his new album in two days, engineered by Sebastian Ohmert.

Snarky Puppy at Blackbird Music Studio!

Yesterday night we had the honor and pleasure to welcome Snarky Puppy for a little rehearsal before their show tonight at Columbiahalle Berlin! Never before we had so many absolutely...

Yesterday night we had the honor and pleasure to welcome Snarky Puppy for a little rehearsal before their show tonight at Columbiahalle Berlin! Never before we had so many absolutely exceptional musicians in the studio at the same time! Mind-blowing!

We have a new grand piano! Come and check it out on Oct 2, 2019!

Welcome our new grand piano at Blackbird Music Studio! A Steinway D, built in 1990 and recently overhauled at Klangmanufaktur in Hamburg! On Oct 2nd we invite all piano players...

Welcome our new grand piano at Blackbird Music Studio! A Steinway D, built in 1990 and recently overhauled at Klangmanufaktur in Hamburg! On Oct 2nd we invite all piano players to come around and check out this wonderful instrument in our live room for free! In order to get your 30 minute slot all you have to do is send an e-mail to info@blackbird-music-studio.de!
 

Small Friendly Giant play exclusive showcase

The band around the Swedish-German singer Anna Luca, Small Friendly Giant, presented themselves at Blackbird Music Studio to numerous guests from the music industry and the media in an exclusive...

The band around the Swedish-German singer Anna Luca, Small Friendly Giant, presented themselves at Blackbird Music Studio to numerous guests from the music industry and the media in an exclusive showcase on Monday evening. The about one hour concert was filmed and recorded. Many thanks to the band and their management from Artifier for this wonderful cooperation!

Felix Henkelhausen Quintet recording debut on new Steinway D piano!

The quintet around young double bass player Felix Henkelhausen recorded their debut album at Blackbird Music Studio during the last three days: Felix Henkelhausen (b), Elias Stemeseder (p, syn), Leif...

The quintet around young double bass player Felix Henkelhausen recorded their debut album at Blackbird Music Studio during the last three days: Felix Henkelhausen (b), Elias Stemeseder (p, syn), Leif Berger (dr), Wanja Slavin (as), Uli Kempendorff (ts, cl); Engineer: Alex Killpatrick. For the recording, our new Steinway D piano (built in 1990) was used for the first time!

Recording the debut of drummer Alexander Poliyakov

Two great recording days for the debut album of Alexander Poliyakov lay behind us! With Dominique Sanders (b), Uri Gincel (p), Zhenya Strigalev (as), Dennis Adu (tr) and Igor Osipov...

Two great recording days for the debut album of Alexander Poliyakov lay behind us! With Dominique Sanders (b), Uri Gincel (p), Zhenya Strigalev (as), Dennis Adu (tr) and Igor Osipov (g), the Ukrainian drummer gathered a few absolute exceptional musicians for the session. The record was produced by Bogdan Gumenyuk who already realised several projects in our studio. Recording Engineer: Sebastian Ohmert. Photo: Dennis Adu

Video shoot with Molly’s Peck

Yesterday the Soul/Blues band Molly's Peck was here to record two new songs with some great musicians! Videos coming soon!

Yesterday the Soul/Blues band Molly's Peck was here to record two new songs with some great musicians! Videos coming soon!

Peter van Huffel’s Gorilla Mask in the studio

The Canadian saxophone player Peter van Huffel enters our studio with his trio “Gorilla Mask” for two days to record a new album. Free Jazz with Punk Rock Sound!

The Canadian saxophone player Peter van Huffel enters our studio with his trio “Gorilla Mask” for two days to record a new album. Free Jazz with Punk Rock Sound!

“Gundermann – Die Musik zum Film” wins German Record Critics’ Award

"Gundermann - Die Musik zum Film" by Alexander Scheer & Band won the German Record Critics' Award and made it into their best list 4.2018 ! We're very happy about...

"Gundermann - Die Musik zum Film" by Alexander Scheer & Band won the German Record Critics' Award and made it into their best list 4.2018 ! We're very happy about this, since the recordings took place at Blackbird Music Studio, engineered by Michael Ungerer.

Fender Rhodes overhaul done

We decided to let our Fender Rhodes enjoy a complete overhaul! Now it's back in studio business! It is a Buz Watson Fender Rhodes Seventy Three Mark 1A! Many thanks...

We decided to let our Fender Rhodes enjoy a complete overhaul! Now it's back in studio business! It is a Buz Watson Fender Rhodes Seventy Three Mark 1A! Many thanks to Christoph Nass from Audio Repair Berlin!

Album recordings with Sebastian Boehlen Quintet

Guitarist/composer Sebastian Böhlen visited us at Blackbird Music Studio for two days. Together with his quintet (Magnus Schriefl (tr), Stefan Karl Schmid (sax), Max Leiss (b), Peter Gall (dr)) and...

Guitarist/composer Sebastian Böhlen visited us at Blackbird Music Studio for two days. Together with his quintet (Magnus Schriefl (tr), Stefan Karl Schmid (sax), Max Leiss (b), Peter Gall (dr)) and engineer Christian Bader the jazz musician who studied in Manhattan, Mannheim and Cologne recorded the tracks for his upcoming album.

Song recordings for the motion picture “GUNDERMANN”

On August 13th the movie about GDR singer/songwriter "GUNDERMANN" (director: Andreas Dresen) will hit theaters! The songs for the motion picture were recorded in September 2017 at Blackbird Music Studio...

On August 13th the movie about GDR singer/songwriter "GUNDERMANN" (director: Andreas Dresen) will hit theaters! The songs for the motion picture were recorded in September 2017 at Blackbird Music Studio under the musical direction of Jens Quandt, with actor Alexander Scheer on vocals and acoustic guitar and a great band!

Recordings with violin player Daniel Weltlinger

Two great days of recording with Sydney-born/Berlin-based violinist and composer-producer Daniel Weltlinger lie behind us. He was accompanied by Uri Gincel on piano, Paul Kleber on double bass and Mathias Ruppnig...

Two great days of recording with Sydney-born/Berlin-based violinist and composer-producer Daniel Weltlinger lie behind us. He was accompanied by Uri Gincel on piano, Paul Kleber on double bass and Mathias Ruppnig on drums. Recording engineer: Sebastian Ohmert.

Recordings for Schelpmeier’s new album

For the recordings of his new album, the German singer/songwriter Dirk Schelpmeier was at Blackbird Music Studio. Together with Natalie Ploeger on double bass, Gunter Papperitz on grand piano, Rhodes,...

For the recordings of his new album, the German singer/songwriter Dirk Schelpmeier was at Blackbird Music Studio. Together with Natalie Ploeger on double bass, Gunter Papperitz on grand piano, Rhodes, Wurlitzer and Mini Moog, as well as Bela Brauckmann on drums, he laid down the basic tracks of his fourth LP on which he mixes Chanson and Folk with elements from Blues, Country, Rock and Pop.

Uni Jazz Orchestra Regensburg played studio concert

Under the direction of pianist and composer Lorenz Kellhuber the Uni Jazz Orchestra Regensburg were guests at Blackbird Music Studio on Saturday. Besides workshops and rehearsals, a studio concert in...

Under the direction of pianist and composer Lorenz Kellhuber the Uni Jazz Orchestra Regensburg were guests at Blackbird Music Studio on Saturday. Besides workshops and rehearsals, a studio concert in the evening was part of the UJO's schedule. Of course, it was recorded. Next to Kellhuber, trumpet player Benny Brown (Roger Cicero Big Band) supported the group playing pieces written by Stefan Schultze and others.

Recording of contemporaty music by composer Torsten Pfeffer

For the recording of two of his works Leipzig-based composer Torsten Pfeffer was at Blackbird Music Studio. Für sein Stück für Schlagzeug Solo, das dem Interpreten einfach alles abverlangt, saß...

For the recording of two of his works Leipzig-based composer Torsten Pfeffer was at Blackbird Music Studio. Für sein Stück für Schlagzeug Solo, das dem Interpreten einfach alles abverlangt, saß Dominique "Gaga" Ehlert (Evgeny Ring Quartett, Dark Suns, Egolaut etc.) auf dem Drumhocker. Eine absolut intensive Erfahrung, sowohl für den Musiker als auch für uns! Das zweite Stück, für Gitarre und Loop Station, wurde gespielt von Martin Steuber (Gewandhausorchester, Oper Leipzig etc.). Beide Werke werden schon bald als Video auf sich aufmerksam machen!

Recording rhyhthm section and strings for United Nations video clip

Together with music producer Khalil Chahine (Max Herre, Rea Garvey et al.) we recorded a band consisting of Charis Karantzas on guitar, Thomas Stieger (Sarah Connor, Torsten Goods, Gregory Porter...

Together with music producer Khalil Chahine (Max Herre, Rea Garvey et al.) we recorded a band consisting of Charis Karantzas on guitar, Thomas Stieger (Sarah Connor, Torsten Goods, Gregory Porter et al.) on bass and Christian Tschuggnall (Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Frittenbude et al.) on drums as well as a string ensemble for the score of a video clip of the United Nations.

Recording strings for ARD movie with Marian Lux

Yesterday film composer and piano player Marian Lux was at our place to record some strings for his score of the upcoming ARD movie "Das Wasser des Lebens". Real fun...

Yesterday film composer and piano player Marian Lux was at our place to record some strings for his score of the upcoming ARD movie "Das Wasser des Lebens". Real fun to work with him and all these great musicians!

Lilly Among Clouds – Acoustic Session Video

A couple of weeks ago [PIAS] Germany artist Lilly Among Clouds did a acoustic session with vocals, piano and cello at Blackbird Music Studio. Several songs were recorded and filmed....

A couple of weeks ago [PIAS] Germany artist Lilly Among Clouds did a acoustic session with vocals, piano and cello at Blackbird Music Studio. Several songs were recorded and filmed. Today the first video for the song "Everyone Else" was released. Check it out!

Jazz tunes for ARTE show “Street Philosophy”

Last Tuesday we were able to record some jazz tunes for the ARTE show "Street Philosophy". A couple of Berlin's most demanded studio and tour musicians were at the studio...

Last Tuesday we were able to record some jazz tunes for the ARTE show "Street Philosophy". A couple of Berlin's most demanded studio and tour musicians were at the studio for this purpose: Piano player Gunter Papperitz (Die Sterne, Sasha, Niels Frevert), bassist Leonhard Eisenach (Tom Schilling & The Jazz Kids, Mark Forster, Leslie Clio), trumpet player Fritz Moshammer (Mark Forster) and drummer Bela Brauckmann (Boy, Mark Forster, Miss Platnum). The recordings were directed by film composer and musician Paul Eisenach. Foto: Paula Weiß

Marie Seferian Quartet record soundtrack for documentary

The Marie Seferian Quartet recorded the score for the documentary "The Sound of Lebanon" (Leupold Film Production Berlin) at our place. Besides composer and vocalist Marie Seferian, Niko Meinhold (p),...

The Marie Seferian Quartet recorded the score for the documentary "The Sound of Lebanon" (Leupold Film Production Berlin) at our place. Besides composer and vocalist Marie Seferian, Niko Meinhold (p), Tim Kleinsorge (b) and Javier Reyes (dr) are part of this jazz ensemble. Especially for this film project the quartet was supplemented by oud player Nadim Sarrouh.

Filming and sound recording for ARTE with Ekkehard Woelk Trio

For a ARTE feature the Ekkehard Woelk Trio was at Blackbird Music Studio: Ekkehard Woelk (piano), Joern Henrich (bass), Andrea Marcelli (drums). While the crew of IFAGE film production took...

For a ARTE feature the Ekkehard Woelk Trio was at Blackbird Music Studio: Ekkehard Woelk (piano), Joern Henrich (bass), Andrea Marcelli (drums). While the crew of IFAGE film production took care of the filming, we were responsible for the sound recording and mixing. A great cooperation!

Natalia Avelon presents new album

Today Sony Music Germany invited numerous media representatives to Blackbird Music Studio to promote the new album of Natalia Avelon, "Love Kills". Besides an interview with the vocalist and actress plus...

Today Sony Music Germany invited numerous media representatives to Blackbird Music Studio to promote the new album of Natalia Avelon, "Love Kills". Besides an interview with the vocalist and actress plus the listening of the record, the guests were suprised by a live performance by Natalia and her band. A live recording of several new songs was done afterwards.

Rock band Final Stair to record album

Final Stair have already become old acquaintances of the studio's team, so we were extra happy about the fact they put the confidence in us to record their new album....

Final Stair have already become old acquaintances of the studio's team, so we were extra happy about the fact they put the confidence in us to record their new album. Two weeks of rock'n'roll ahead with the twins Istvan (vocals & guitars) and Denes Voros (bass), new band member Andre Seidel on the drums plus in-house recording engineer Michael Ungerer. Photo: Denise van Deesen

Norwegian jazz musician Andrea Rydin Berge in the studio

For the recordings of her upcoming album vocalist and piano player Andrea Rydin Berge from Oslo has been in our studio since yesterday. Together with cello player Moritz Ebert and...

For the recordings of her upcoming album vocalist and piano player Andrea Rydin Berge from Oslo has been in our studio since yesterday. Together with cello player Moritz Ebert and her producer Thomas Lange she is recording her new songs in which she soulfully combines jazz and pop music. At the end of her recordings she will play an exclusive studio concert tomorrow night! blackbird-music-studio_andrea-rydin-berge

Saxophone player Kirk MacDonald played exclusive studio concert

Last Saturday Kanadian star saxophone player Kirk MacDonald played an exclusive concert at Blackbird Music Studio. In front of 70 guests he presented own compositions as well as pieces from...

Last Saturday Kanadian star saxophone player Kirk MacDonald played an exclusive concert at Blackbird Music Studio. In front of 70 guests he presented own compositions as well as pieces from Thelonious Monk together with Fabio Miano and Steven Reich on piano and Rhodes. Photo: David Beecroft. blackbird-music-studio_kirk-macdonald Foto: David Beecroft

Newcomer Erik Leuthäuser: demo recording

Yesterday young jazz singer Erik Leuthäuser was at Blackbird Music Studio in order to record some demos together with the bass player and producer Greg Cohen and guitarist Daníel Friðrik...

Yesterday young jazz singer Erik Leuthäuser was at Blackbird Music Studio in order to record some demos together with the bass player and producer Greg Cohen and guitarist Daníel Friðrik Böðvarsson. blackbird-music-studio_greg-cohen_erik-leuthaeuser

Young pianist Lorenz Kellhuber played exciting solo concert

In a very intimate atmosphere 26-year-old piano player Lorenz Kellhuber thrilled the audience with one of his freely improvised solo concerts at Blackbird Music Studio yesterday. The concert was recorded...

In a very intimate atmosphere 26-year-old piano player Lorenz Kellhuber thrilled the audience with one of his freely improvised solo concerts at Blackbird Music Studio yesterday. The concert was recorded and filmed. blackbird-music-studio_lorenz-kellhuber_by-daniel-lindenblatt Photo: Daniel Lindenblatt / Jazzaffine

Jazz quartet Berlin 21 to record new album at our place

For the recordings of the second album of his project Berlin 21 drummer Torsten Zwingenberger is at Blackbird Music Studio, together with Lionel Haas (p), Martin Lillich (b) and -...

For the recordings of the second album of his project Berlin 21 drummer Torsten Zwingenberger is at Blackbird Music Studio, together with Lionel Haas (p), Martin Lillich (b) and - new in the band - 25 year old guitarist Tim Seier from Canada. Soundwise there's more experimenting happening than for the debut "Capital Letters". Mixing is scheduled for next week! Blackbird-Music-Studio_Berlin-21

Steinway B overhaul

A lot of great piano players and artists played our Steinway B during the last couple of months: Lorenz Kellhuber, Uri Gincel, Manuel Schmiedel, Markus Syperek, Eren Solak, Ohad Ben-ari,...

A lot of great piano players and artists played our Steinway B during the last couple of months: Lorenz Kellhuber, Uri Gincel, Manuel Schmiedel, Markus Syperek, Eren Solak, Ohad Ben-ari, Lionel Haas, Christian Von Der Goltz, George Moore, Max Doehlemann, Eva Kowalski, Michael Abramovich, Daniel Stawinski, Mark Berube, Yasmin Hadisubrata, just to name a few. Today the piano was picked up to get an overhaul at Steinway & Sons Berlin. We're looking forward to the piano warming concert once it's back! More information soon! Blackbird-Music-Studio_Steinway-B_overhaul

Congratulations on the ECHO Jazz 2016, Rolf Kühn!

For the album "Stereo" that was recorded in 2014 at Blackbird Music Studio, the famous jazz clarinet player Rolf Kühn will be honored with the ECHO Jazz 2016 in the...

For the album "Stereo" that was recorded in 2014 at Blackbird Music Studio, the famous jazz clarinet player Rolf Kühn will be honored with the ECHO Jazz 2016 in the category "Instrumentalist of the Year National". Congratulations, Rolf! Blackbird-Music-Studio_Rolf-Kühn-Unit_by-Harald-Hoffmann

Jim Kroft’s “Boat for Sara” – 48 hours album

We still feel the aftereffects of a legendary recording weekend with singer/songwriter Jim Kroft. Two days and nights we spent with this unbelievable motivator, his great band and a wonderful...

We still feel the aftereffects of a legendary recording weekend with singer/songwriter Jim Kroft. Two days and nights we spent with this unbelievable motivator, his great band and a wonderful team of creatives to lay down the tracks for this very special album that will help raising money for PROEMAID - a group of rescue professionals working voluntarily on Lesvos to help refugees. Almost every instrument available at the studio including Steinway, Rhodes, Hammond B3 was set up, ready to be played by the musicians to save time. Gordon Raphael who worked with The Strokes, The Libertines and many more was here to produce one song which was a great experience as well. We're now looking forward to hear the mixes and hope that the campaign "Boat for Sara" will raise as much money as possible. We'd like to thank Steinway & Sons Berlin for the free tuning, Echoschall and AVS Medientechnik for helping us out with some great microphones! If you'd like to contribute, click this link: http://gogetfunding.com/boat-for-sara/ Blackbird-Music-Studio_Jim-Kroft

Abisko Lights Album Recordings

Jazz, chamber music and the soundtracks of films that haven't been filmed yet. This is one possibility to describe the music of Abikso Lights in three key words. For the...

Jazz, chamber music and the soundtracks of films that haven't been filmed yet. This is one possibility to describe the music of Abikso Lights in three key words. For the recordings of their new album Dirk Flatau (p), Hannes Daerr (bcl), Tabea Schrenk (clo), Niklas Lukassen (b) and Benni Wellenbeck (dr) moved into the studio. On Sunday, February 14th, 2016, they will play an exclusive studio concert on top, together with the Götz Rausch Orchestra! Blackbird-Music-Studio_Abisko-Lights2  

Götz Rausch Orchestra Album Production

Over the last couple of days the Götz Rausch Orchestra was at the studio to record their new album. It was a pleasure to capture the very unique acoustic sound...

Over the last couple of days the Götz Rausch Orchestra was at the studio to record their new album. It was a pleasure to capture the very unique acoustic sound of this great band! The recordings will be crowned by an exclusive studio concert on February 14th, 2016, which will be recorded as well, of course. We're looking forward to it! Blackbird-Music-Studio_Götz-Rausch-Orchester2

Exclusive studio concert with Gunars Kalnins from Latvia on Feb 20th, 2016

Gunars Kalnins , born in Latvia – is a singer, pianist , composer and arranger who has been living and working in Barcelona since 2009. Musically he offers a wide...

Gunars Kalnins , born in Latvia – is a singer, pianist , composer and arranger who has been living and working in Barcelona since 2009. Musically he offers a wide range of different musical styles such as ballads, soul and gospel songs, pop songs, own compositions and covers. The piano playing of this soulfoul singer is characterised by a very physical style, you can see and feel how the music in him is "alive". On Saturday, Feb 20th, 2016, 8 pm (doors: 7 pm) Gunars Kalnins will play an exclusive concert at Blackbird Music Studio that will be recorded and filmed by us. If you'd like to participate, please write an e-mail to Wilfried Hansen. Blackbird-Music-Studio_Gunars-Kalnins

Guitarist Reentko at Blackbird Music Studio

After we could listen to Reentko's exceptional playing during a production for the Deutsche Grammophon, the guitarist and composer visited us again today to record some Youtube tutorials. Flamenco, Funk,...

After we could listen to Reentko's exceptional playing during a production for the Deutsche Grammophon, the guitarist and composer visited us again today to record some Youtube tutorials. Flamenco, Funk, Classical - you name it, he plays it. Reentko-Dirks_Blackbird-Music-Studio

Manuel Schmiedel Trio visiting from New York

Together with his two sidemen Rick Rosato (b) and Mark Schilders (dr) pianist Manuel Schmiedel visited the studio today to record some of his new tunes. In the next two...

Together with his two sidemen Rick Rosato (b) and Mark Schilders (dr) pianist Manuel Schmiedel visited the studio today to record some of his new tunes. In the next two days he will play a concert at the Berlin Blue Note and at the A-Trane with his trio. Schmiedel studied at the Berlin Jazz Institute und got a scholarship at the New York University where he lives and works at the moment. Manuel-Schmiedel-Trio_Blackbird-Music-Studio_web

FINAL STAIR at Blackbird Music Studio for live recording and video shoot

For the live recording of several tracks the Berlin-based rock band FINAL STAIR came to our studio yesterday. Besides their high-energy music they played some acoustic versions of their songs....

For the live recording of several tracks the Berlin-based rock band FINAL STAIR came to our studio yesterday. Besides their high-energy music they played some acoustic versions of their songs. They also got to do a video shoot in our big live room. We are very excited about the results and wish Istvan (voc, g), Denes (b) and Ace (dr) all the best for their up-coming tour through Europe in April. It was a pleasure to work with you guys! Blackbird-Music-Studio_Final-Stair_web

Most Wanted: Music with Ed Prosek & Band

On November 19th and 20th "Most Wanted: Music", the conference for the Berlin music industry, was organised by the Berlin Music Commission (BMC) for the second time . In addition to the...

On November 19th and 20th "Most Wanted: Music", the conference for the Berlin music industry, was organised by the Berlin Music Commission (BMC) for the second time . In addition to the convention on the first day, various events of the respective cooperation partners such as receptions, workshops and presentations took place on the second, under the motto MWM #satellites. Together with Across Berlin, Brand Booking and Visionary Collective we presented our studio and invited everyone to a studio concert with Ed Prosek and his band. Thanks to the numerous guests who accepted our invitation to experience this wonderful artist with us! Blackbird-Music-Studio_Ed-Prosek_Most-Wanted-Music

Kurt Rosenwinkel, Eric Revis and Nasheet Waits at Blackbird Music Studio

After their performances at the Zig Zag Jazz Festival in Berlin, Kurt Rosenwinkel (g), Eric Revis (b) and Nasheet Waits (dr) met yesterday at Blackbird Music Studio for a spontaneous...

After their performances at the Zig Zag Jazz Festival in Berlin, Kurt Rosenwinkel (g), Eric Revis (b) and Nasheet Waits (dr) met yesterday at Blackbird Music Studio for a spontaneous recording session. A very exciting project of three great musicians! The recordings were engineered by Sebastian Ohmert. Kurt-Rosenwinkel_Blackbird-Music-Studio_web

Matti Oehl Quartet recorded first album

The Matti Oehl Quartet with Tom Friedrich (dr), Robert Lucaciu (b), Johannes Enders (ts) and Matti Oehl (as) recorded their first album at Blackbird Music Studio last Saturday. It was...

The Matti Oehl Quartet with Tom Friedrich (dr), Robert Lucaciu (b), Johannes Enders (ts) and Matti Oehl (as) recorded their first album at Blackbird Music Studio last Saturday. It was essential to them to get the opportunity to record live, without headphones and in one room. Our live room was the perfect place. Matti-Oehl-Quartett_Blackbird-Music-Studio_web

GLORIA – video shooting for “Geister” at Blackbird Music Studio

For the video shooting for their new single "Geister" Mark Tavassol and Klaas Heufer-Umlauf from the band GLORIA were guests at Blackbird Music Studio in June. We would like to...

For the video shooting for their new single "Geister" Mark Tavassol and Klaas Heufer-Umlauf from the band GLORIA were guests at Blackbird Music Studio in June. We would like to thank the team of Mutter & Vater Productions - who already made videos for Tocotronic, Beatsteaks, Fettes Brot and many more - for the wonderful cooperation. Now please, enjoy the video for "Geister" of GLORIA!

Piano trio GRIM recorded first album

Eren Solak on piano, Felix-Otto Jacobi on bass and Jan Bartholdt on drums, this is GRIM from Berlin. For the recordings of their very first album the young musicians stayed...

Eren Solak on piano, Felix-Otto Jacobi on bass and Jan Bartholdt on drums, this is GRIM from Berlin. For the recordings of their very first album the young musicians stayed four days at Blackbird Music Studio. We are looking forward to the finished record! Blackbird-Music-Studio_GRIM

Sephardic music meets jazz: Semitones recording their new album

During the last couple of days the Max Doehlemann Trio recorded the new "Semitones" album together with the Turkish-Jewish singer Hadass Pal Yarden and the German-Algerian singer and multi-instrumentalist Momo...

During the last couple of days the Max Doehlemann Trio recorded the new "Semitones" album together with the Turkish-Jewish singer Hadass Pal Yarden and the German-Algerian singer and multi-instrumentalist Momo Djender. Beside piano, electric and double bass and drums, traditional instruments such as Mandol, Oud and Duduk were used. This mixture of jazz and Oriental-Jewish soundscapes is amazing! Blackbird-Music-Studio_Semitones

Guests at Blackbird Music Studio: Rudy Redl & Mack Goldsbury

For their new soul & jazz album "Common Music" Mack Goldsbury (sax), Rudy Redl (p), Katy Kay (voc), Erik Unsworth (b) and Michael Kersting (dr) recorded 14 Tracks at Blackbird...

For their new soul & jazz album "Common Music" Mack Goldsbury (sax), Rudy Redl (p), Katy Kay (voc), Erik Unsworth (b) and Michael Kersting (dr) recorded 14 Tracks at Blackbird Music Studio today - much respect! Blackbird-Music-Studio_Rudy-Redl_Michael-Kersting_Eric-Unsworth_Mack-Goldsbury

Blackbird Music Studio Sessions #3 with Seraleez and Siri Svegler!

We are still totally enchanted from yesterday's night! Siri Svegler and Seraleez played two wonderful sets at Blackbird Music Studio Sessions. We will now have a little summer break before...

We are still totally enchanted from yesterday's night! Siri Svegler and Seraleez played two wonderful sets at Blackbird Music Studio Sessions. We will now have a little summer break before we all meet again in September. Until then we'd like to present the videos from last time! Have fun with it.

Budde Music showcased “The Fresh Dixie Project” from London

Last Tuesday the team of Budde Music presented the London based crossover jazz band "The Fresh Dixie Project" to several renowned record companies at Blackbird Music Studio. It was a...

Last Tuesday the team of Budde Music presented the London based crossover jazz band "The Fresh Dixie Project" to several renowned record companies at Blackbird Music Studio. It was a real fun night for everyone! Fresh-Dixie-Project_Blackbird-Music-Studio_web

Skullcandy: Grind Launch at Blackbird Music Studio

On April 14th Skullcandy entered Blackbird Music Studio to present their new headphones "Grind" to the media. Joy Wellboy from Belgium performed live. The event was organised by the Berlin...

On April 14th Skullcandy entered Blackbird Music Studio to present their new headphones "Grind" to the media. Joy Wellboy from Belgium performed live. The event was organised by the Berlin based agency K-MB. Watch the video to get an idea of this great event!

Blackbird Music Studio Sessions #2 on Apr 23rd, 2015

Blackbird Music Studio Sessions enter the next round! On April 23rd we will present two very special singer/songwriters. Mark Berube from Canada and Simon Fagan from Ireland will play new...

Blackbird Music Studio Sessions enter the next round! On April 23rd we will present two very special singer/songwriters. Mark Berube from Canada and Simon Fagan from Ireland will play new and old songs in the live room of our studio. Very close to and at eye level with the audience! If you'd like to be part of it, please write us an e-mail until Apr 19th latest. The number of seats is limited! Here's the audiovisual result of our Blackbird Music Studio Sessions #1:

Sat. 1 Frühstücksfernsehen to record their summer song “Sonnenschein”

For the recording of their summer song the team of Sat. 1 Frühstücksfernsehen is guest at Blackbird Music Studio today. Alina Merkauand Matthias Killing, two of the presenters, give their...

For the recording of their summer song the team of Sat. 1 Frühstücksfernsehen is guest at Blackbird Music Studio today. Alina Merkauand Matthias Killing, two of the presenters, give their best at vocals and Hammond B3. Their Christmas song, also recorded with us last year, went straight into the iTunes charts. We're crossing fingers for the same success of the summer song! Here you can watch the feature on the website of Sat. 1.  

50th Golden Camera Award – Opening song recorded at Blackbird Music Studio

One and a half weeks ago Anna Loos, Sasha and Thomas Hermanns visited Blackbird Music Studio for the recording of the opening song of the 50th Golden Camera Award which...

One and a half weeks ago Anna Loos, Sasha and Thomas Hermanns visited Blackbird Music Studio for the recording of the opening song of the 50th Golden Camera Award which took place last Saturday. Under the musical direction of Marian Lux we also recorded the basic tracks for this very song in the beginning of February.  

Blackbird Music Studio Sessions #1 on Feb 12th, 2015!

Blackbird Music Studio invites you to Blackbird Music Studio Sessions #1 feat. LNFT (Rock) and the singer/songwriter Lukas Meister on Thursday, Feb 12th, 2015 (doors open: 7 pm)! Intimate, unplugged...

Blackbird Music Studio invites you to Blackbird Music Studio Sessions #1 feat. LNFT (Rock) and the singer/songwriter Lukas Meister on Thursday, Feb 12th, 2015 (doors open: 7 pm)! Intimate, unplugged and reduced to the essential. Close to the music, close to the artists: The studio, the inspiring place where musicians open up, where creative energies come together and create music, becomes the stage for atmospheric live sessions on one level with the audience. Entrance via guest list only! If you want to join, please write an e-mail until Feb 8th, 2015, since the capacity is limited!

Blackbird Music Studio in the current issues of Sound & Recording and Studio Magazin!

Our studio is featured in the current issues of Sound & Recording and Studio Magazin! Many thanks to Matthias Fuchs and Friedemann Kootz for visiting us!

Our studio is featured in the current issues of Sound & Recording and Studio Magazin! Many thanks to Matthias Fuchs and Friedemann Kootz for visiting us!

SomeKindaWonderful (Universal) – Video shooting at Blackbird Music Studio

For the video shooting and sound recording of an acoustic session the US-American pop band SomeKindaWonderful who signed with Universal visited us today. A great cooperation with Neue Stereo Filmproduction!

For the video shooting and sound recording of an acoustic session the US-American pop band SomeKindaWonderful who signed with Universal visited us today. A great cooperation with Neue Stereo Filmproduction!

Rolf Kühn recording new album for MPS/Edel

Jazz clarinet player Rolf Kühn recorded his upcoming album for MPS/Edel at Blackbird Music Studio last week. On guitar Ronny Graupe, on bass Johannes Funk, on drums Christian Lillinger. We...

Jazz clarinet player Rolf Kühn recorded his upcoming album for MPS/Edel at Blackbird Music Studio last week. On guitar Ronny Graupe, on bass Johannes Funk, on drums Christian Lillinger. We filmed the recordings and we are looking forward to present the finished EPK very soon. Rolf-Kühn_Blackbird-Music-Studio_Photo-Robin-Regner

Jim Kroft recording EP „Journeys #2“ at Blackbird Music Studio

For the recording of his new EP „Journeys #2“ singer/songwriter Jim Kroft visited us. Together with guitarist Ben Barritt, bassist Lucas Dietrich, drummer Dan Telander and producer Dan Cox he...

For the recording of his new EP „Journeys #2“ singer/songwriter Jim Kroft visited us. Together with guitarist Ben Barritt, bassist Lucas Dietrich, drummer Dan Telander and producer Dan Cox he laid down the basic tracks of six songs at the studio. We are big fans of Jim’s work and we were very lucky to work with him. It was a great time and we are looking forward to the next possible cooperation! Jim-Kroft_Blackbird-Music-Studio_Photo-Robin-Regner

Blackbird Music Studio officially opened with a big party

After the studio upgrade has been executed successfully and our new Neve console is purring like a kitten now, we had the official studio inauguration together with about 150 guests...

After the studio upgrade has been executed successfully and our new Neve console is purring like a kitten now, we had the official studio inauguration together with about 150 guests yesterday. We were very happy about the visit of the people from Neve who travelled from England, representatives from Steinway, VUT, Studt, Dynaudio, Studio Magazine, Sound & Recording Magazine, Believe Digital and many musicians, producers and artist agencies. It was a great night with a lot of shoptalk, an amazing live performance by the Ron Spielman Trio and interesting conversations and meetings. We hope to see you all soon again! Ron-Spielman_Joh-Weisberger_Uwe-Breunig_Blackbird-Music-Studio_web

Singer/Songwriter Erik Penny at Blackbird Music Studio

Since April we have been working on singer/songwriter Erik Penny's new album. Six songs were mixed at Blackbird Music Studio, two of them, namely "High As A Ghost" and "Springtime",...

Since April we have been working on singer/songwriter Erik Penny's new album. Six songs were mixed at Blackbird Music Studio, two of them, namely "High As A Ghost" and "Springtime", were recorded here. On October 24th "Heart Bleed Out" will hit the stores. If you want to learn more about Erik's fourth studio album, watch the electronic press kit that was also produced by us.

New NEVE console and much more!

The Blackbird Music Studio is expanding its technical capabilities and may soon come up with a NEVE Genesys Black Recording Console with 32 faders. The console is currently manufactured in...

The Blackbird Music Studio is expanding its technical capabilities and may soon come up with a NEVE Genesys Black Recording Console with 32 faders. The console is currently manufactured in the UK. We just can't wait to fly over to check it out! In addition, our control room is undergoing an acoustical adjustment to the new Dynaudio M3Ve Active Speaker Setup. Plus the big recording room is getting a projector, a screen and a Studt speaker system to be used for studio concerts and film screenings. The conversion will take about six weeks. At the end of September we will look forward again to new productions with interesting artists and great music!

Max Doehlemann and his “Azur” project at Blackbird Music Studio

In the last three days we worked with the Berlin composer and piano player Max Doehlemann and the great musicians of his "Azur" project with Christian Schantz on bass, Martin...

In the last three days we worked with the Berlin composer and piano player Max Doehlemann and the great musicians of his "Azur" project with Christian Schantz on bass, Martin Fonfara on drums plus the two Israeli artists Hadass Pal Yarden (vocals) and Yaniv Ovadia (vocals, saz). The project is about the musical connection between Berlin, Istanbul and Jerusalem. Blue Note meets oriental tonality and shows the variety of the Turkish-Jewish and Kurdish-Jewish music tradition. At the studio eight songs were recorded, three of them were captured on camera.

Johan Leijonhufvud Mighty Mezz – “Vol. 1” in stores from June 6th, 2014

On three days in September 2013 the Swedish guitarist Johan Leijonhufvud recorded the songs for his new project Mighty Mezz at Blackbird Music Studio, together with Christian von der Goltz...

On three days in September 2013 the Swedish guitarist Johan Leijonhufvud recorded the songs for his new project Mighty Mezz at Blackbird Music Studio, together with Christian von der Goltz (p), Lars Gühlcke (b) and Tobias Backhaus (dr). The new album is simply called "Vol. 1". It includes 14 great jazz tracks and will be released on June 6th, 2014 by Blackbird Music. If you are curious what it was like at the studio and how the new record will sound, enjoy the following video!

Torsten Zwingenberger’s BERLIN 21 will release debut album in May 2014

Together with Lionel Haas (p), Patrick Farrant (g) and Martin Lillich (b), drummer Torsten Zwingenberger has started the project BERLIN 21. In November 2013 the band recorded the songs for...

Together with Lionel Haas (p), Patrick Farrant (g) and Martin Lillich (b), drummer Torsten Zwingenberger has started the project BERLIN 21. In November 2013 the band recorded the songs for their debut album "CAPITAL LETTERS" on two days at Blackbird Music Studio. The record will be released by Blackbird Music on May 16th, 2014. It will include a bonus DVD that features the complete recording sessions. This is the album teaser:

Video shoot for Ron Spielman Signature Amp

When a guitarist gets his own amp series, it must be put into the spotlight. That's why Ron Spielman came to us, for a video that is dedicated to the...

When a guitarist gets his own amp series, it must be put into the spotlight. That's why Ron Spielman came to us, for a video that is dedicated to the sounds and possibilities of the new "CREAM JTA-45 MK III Ron Spielman Signature Amp". It was great fun to watch and listen to Ron's playing so closely. We just can't wait to present you the final video!

T. S. Monk visits the studio

Thelonious Sphere Monk Jr., drummer, singer and son of jazz legend Thelonious Monk, visited the Blackbird Music Studio. Together with Lorenz Kellhuber on the piano and Hans-Dieter Lorenz on the...

Thelonious Sphere Monk Jr., drummer, singer and son of jazz legend Thelonious Monk, visited the Blackbird Music Studio. Together with Lorenz Kellhuber on the piano and Hans-Dieter Lorenz on the bass he played a spontaneous session in our large recording room. On top he told amazing stories from his career as a musician and shared his memories of his famous father. It truly was a great experience for the whole Blackbird Music team! Of course, we did film and record everything. Stay tuned for what will come out of it!

Audio & Video Production for Brewer International

Blackbird Music Studio begins the New Year with a classical production. For Brewer International we take care of the sound and video recordings of numerous classical singers the whole weekend....

Blackbird Music Studio begins the New Year with a classical production. For Brewer International we take care of the sound and video recordings of numerous classical singers the whole weekend. We are very happy to work with David Lee Brewer, vocal coach of Beyoncé Knowles, Frida Gold, Kelly Rowland (Destiny's Child) and many more great artists.

Jazz rock band B3: CD release on Jan 31st, 2014!

"Back To My Roots" is the name of the debut album of the new Fusion project of keyboard player, composer and music producer Andreas Hommelsheim. We're looking forward to its...

"Back To My Roots" is the name of the debut album of the new Fusion project of keyboard player, composer and music producer Andreas Hommelsheim. We're looking forward to its release on Jan 31st, 2014, because all of the 11 tracks were recorded and mixed at Blackbird Music Studio. Besides drummer Lutz Halfter, bassist Christian Krauss and, of course, Andreas Hommelsheim, a lot of guest musicians such as Ron Spielman visited us for the album production. What it was like? You will know after watching this making-of video.