Klazz Brothers & Edson Cordeiro
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- Edson Cordeiro / Voice
- Bruno Böhmer Camacho / Piano
- Kilian Forster / Contrabass
- Tim Hahn / Drums
The arrangements and compositions of the Klazz Brothers characterize the joint programs between classical, jazz and other genres in its diversity – “classical crossover” is in constant evolution, always in search of areas where boundaries (while respecting the original work) can be broken in order to develop something new. Klazz Brothers in collaboration with Cuba Perucission received several awards for their albums. In 2003 and 2006, they received the ECHO Klassik Award. In 2005 they received the Jazz Award, and were nominated for a Grammy Award.
In the first joint program of the ensemble "Klazz Meets the Voice," released in 2007 by Sony, the ensemble created undiscovered arrangements of classics from all genres like the "Revenge Aria" Queen of the Night (from Mozart's Magic Flute), the bossa nova classic, "Girl from Ipanema," the Prince classic, "Kiss" and the jazz standard, "Corcovado".
They have performed at the Berlin Konzerthaus, the Opera Nuremberg, and various festivals, jazz clubs, galas and television appearances, such as in the program for Mozart’s anniversary year with Sandra Maischberger. Their music has brought them to countries like Portugal, France, Scandinavia, Austria, Switzerland and Turkey.
EDSON CORDEIRO - vocals
A native Brazilian, who started singing at the age of seven in an evangelical church choir in Sao Paulo, earned his living as a street singer after attending school. Cordeiro’s first album was released in 1992 by Sony Music. His appearance on Brazilian television singing Mozart’s “Queen of the Night” aria ( from The Magic Flute) revealed him as a vocal phenomenon and pop star. In his shows, he presented original interpretations of famous songs like Mozart’s aria, Nina Hagen's "Natural Tears", "Kiss" by Prince and Janis Joplin's "Mercedes Benz". On his first European tour in 1994 he traveled to the most prestigious European festivals including the Montreux Jazz Festival and the North Sea Jazz Festival. He was also a musical guest star for numerous TV shows (Harald Schmidt, Roger Willemsen, NDR Talk Show, etc.). After a long trip in the electronic music in 2003, world he continued onward to success.
In 2004, he again impressed and enchanted audiences at renowned festivals. His guest appearances at the Berlin Variety Club No.1, the "Bar jeder Vernunft" were sold out. At the conclusion of the successful concert season in 2005 he was the star guest at the 20th anniversary of the “AIDS Awareness Gala” at the Vienna Musikverein with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra. In 2006, he was nominated for a Grammy for his album, "The Woman's Voice".
KILIAN FORSTER, became a member of the Berlin Philharmonic with Herbert von Karajan after his studies in Munich and Berlin. He later became the assistant principal bassist for the Gewandhaus Orchestra of Leipzig. Soon after, he served as the principal bassist of the Dresden Philharmonic for 10 years. Solo and orchestral engagements have taken him to the major music capitals of the world. Conductors such as Leonard Bernstein, Seiji Ozawa, Sergiu Celibidache and Riccardo Muti shaped his musical path. His interest in crossover music began to increase: Jazz in all its diversity, freedom and beauty, with a particular focus on Classical crossover. Working with Klazz Brothers is the creative center of his work as musician and organizer of various projects. In addition, he has performed with partners like Daniel Kramer, David Gazarov, Martin Drew and Didier Lockwood. He served as artistic director for the concert series “Dresdener Philharmoniker anders” and is the artistic director and founder of the “Jazztage Dresden” (a festival focused on jazz and crossover).
BRUNO BÖHMER CAMACHO, grandson of the renowned Colombian composer and promoter of Caribbean folklore, Angel Maria Camacho y Cano, is one of the most outstanding pianists of the Latin music scene in Germany. He received his first music lessons under the guidance of his mother, the pianist Lyra Mercedes Camacho. At the age of 7, he began his training with the German piano teacher Prof. Gunther Renz. At the age of 9, he led the jazz group “Latin Sampling,” which appeared in several major jazz festivals. His quintet on ‘Best Youth Jazz Group in Europe’ at the 2002 Youth Jazz Festival in Bonn. With 17 years, Bruno Böhmer Camacho began his musical studies at the Folkwang Hochschule (Ruhr University of Essen). In 2006, he was awarded the “Folkwang Prize” for being the best jazz music student. In the same year he founded the band “Latin Sampling” and the Ecuadorian producer and sound engineer Daniel Orejuela Flores (ALLA Label), recorded and released the quintet’s first album, “Secrets”. In 2008, Bruno Böhmer Camacho received a scholarship to the Berklee School of Music in Boston. His talent and ability allowed him to work with artists like Roy Louis, Stevie Woods, Ulf Stricker, Kimbiza, Cesar Perez, Dj Sammy, European Jazz Project, and Nene Vasquez. He also participated in various projects and productions.
TIM HAHN, had his first drum lessons at the Conservatory of Cottbus at the age of 9. By the age of 16, he was admitted to study percussion at the Carl Maria von Weber Hochschule für Musik in Dresden. In 1994, he studied abroad at the Conservatory in Rotterdam. Tim Hahn also took opportunities to explore the diversity of his instrument outside of the jazz world during his period of study and travel. He founded a successful rock band, Merqury, which began his professional career at the age of 19. He also attended numerous international master classes, including the “Drummers Collective” in New York and at the Musician's Institute in Los Angeles. He later founded the European Jazz Collective. Tim Hahn moves confidently between different music styles. Due to his musical versatility, he is a sought-after live and studio drummer. He has worked with musical luminaries such as Lou Bega, Andrea Bocelli, Jose Carreras, Edson Cordeiro, Till Brönner and the hr-Bigband. Together with the two percussionists from Cuba Percussion he founded the Latin jazz band, “Cuba Nova” in 2008.