Marcus Schinkel

German pianist (jazz, classical and rock/fusion), keyboardist, arranger, composer, bandleader for theatre, cabaret, opera etc.
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Instruments & Performance

236-15 Marcus Schinkel - Crossover Beethoven album art Marcus Schinkel Trio Marcus Schinkel Trio - Crossover Beethoven(CD, Album) BOS.REC 236-15 Germany 2016 Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

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January 15, 2017
Also with his latest Trio- CD Crossover Beethoven, Schinkel strikes out on his own again, beyond the mainstream
repertoires of many other piano jazz trios: not only that he ranges masterfully between the musical genres jazz, classic
and rock, moreover he intertwines his lyrical piano performance with distorted synthesizer sounds, just as if Keith Jarrett
Keith Emerson would meet for a pianistic rendezvous.
Since the days of Joe Zawinul and Jan Hammer, only few piano artists discovered an innovative sound among a concert
grand piano and synthesizer.
One of these border crossers is Marcus Schinkel who has so far worked with such different artists like Pee Wee Ellis,
Charlie Mariano or Eric Vloeimans right up to the Munich Symphony Orchestra.
Engagements with his „classic meets jazz program“ brought Schinkel to places in Europe, Russia, the Caribbean and to
the German Embassy in Vietnam.
Wim de Vries, drummer of the well-known Drumduo “Drumbassadors“ got the Jazzpoll for best jazzdrummer Benelux
In June 2015, during the German Protestant Church Congress, the Marcus Schinkel Trio appeared in concert for an
audience of more than 3500 people in the Porsche-Arena in Stuttgart, concerts in 2016 at Jazztage Dresden, Mama Jazz
Lithuania and Jazzfestival Bonn
„Tradition doesn’t mean preservation of the ashes, it means passing on the fire!“
(Thomas Morus)

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