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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
Foto: David Beecroft
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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:
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!
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!