Jürgen Friedrich

Jürgen Friedrich

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Juergen Friedrich is a unique pianist and composer. His activities include solopiano, the acoustic trio Friedrich-Hebert-Moreno, the elektro ensemble "bits & pieces", works for large ensembles and various projects as a sideman.
Jürgen Friedrich was born in 1970 in the town of Braunschweig, Germany. He has studied piano and composition with John Taylor, Joachim Ullrich and Bill Dobbins at the University of Music and Dance Cologne.
In 1997 he was the first European to win the USA's prestigious Gil Evans Award for Jazz Composition offered by the IAJE (International Association of Jazz Educators); he was heard by the legendary producer Creed Taylor and signed a contract with CTI Records, releasing his debut album, "Summerflood,", which featured Kenny Wheeler as special guest of Friedrich's quartet (completed by bassist Volker Heinze, drummer Darren Beckett and sax player Claudius Valk.) During the past two decades, he has also played with Michael Brecker, Sunday Night Orchestra, Ithamara Koorax, Gabriel Perez and the Trio Friedrich Hebert Moreno.
More awards followed, including twice wining the Julius Hemphill Composition Award given by the Jazz Composer's Alliance, an organization that was grounded in the USA in 1985. Friedrich is also in charge of master studies in composition and arrangement at the Mannheim University of Music and the Performing Arts. Since 2006 he has taught in Mannheim as a professor. He is currently signed to the Pirouet label.
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Jürgen Friedrich Discography

Albums

S1002, 67242-2 Jürgen Friedrich Summerflood(CD, Album, RM) CTI Records, CTI Records S1002, 67242-2 US 2003 Sell This Version
6046, EKLD 0473 Ithamara Koorax & Jürgen Friedrich Ithamara Koorax & Jürgen Friedrich - Autumn In New York(CD, Album) JSR, EMI 6046, EKLD 0473 Asia 2004 Sell This Version
none Jürgen Friedrich Bits & Pieces(CD, Album) Schoener Hören Music none Germany 2005 Sell This Version
PIT3017 Jürgen Friedrich Seismo(CD, Album) Pirouet PIT3017 Germany 2007 Sell This Version
PIT3039 Jürgen Friedrich Pollock(CD, Album) Pirouet PIT3039 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
PIT3064 Jürgen Friedrich Monosuite(CD, Album) Pirouet PIT3064 Germany 2012 Sell This Version
011 Jürgen Friedrich Reboot(CD, Album) Nwog Records 011 Germany 2014 Sell This Version

Compilations

205340-305 New Jazz Trio (2), Jürgen Friedrich New Jazz Trio (2), Jürgen Friedrich - Jazz Piano Masters(CD, Comp, New + CD, Comp, Jür) TIM The International Music Company AG 205340-305 Germany 2000 Sell This Version