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Andreas Willers

Primary Instrument: Guitar

Born: December 5, 1957    

Andreas Willers has gained a reputation as an exceptional guitar player with an incredibly rich stylistic background reaching from blues and jazz to improvised and New Music. The impressive technical and tonal options at his disposal are carried by a great feeling for form and tremenuos emotional power. His debut release was a solo recording for the famous FMP label in the 1980's. He has worked with Paul Bley, Louis Sclavis, David Murray a.m.m. on stage and in the studio. He also works on different forms of improvised and composed music.

Studied guitar and improvisation with Joe Diorio (at GIT, Los Angeles), John Abercrombie and Dave Holland (at Bannf School of Fine Arts, Alberta, Canada) among others...
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Awards

Several scholarships, commisioned compositions (NDR Bigband, Jazz Baltica, CIO Orchestra Berlin) and awards, namely the SWR Jazzpreis.
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    Nulli Secundus

    Sound Aspects Records
    2012
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    Orange Years

    Sound Aspects Records
    2009
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    Drowning Migrant

    Leo Records
    2009
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    Montauk

    Sound Aspects Records
    2005
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    In The North

    Sound Aspects Records
    2003
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    Tin Drum Stories

    Sound Aspects Records
    2000
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    Blue Collar

    Sound Aspects Records
    1997
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Featured recording “Drowning Migrant”

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Drowning Migrant

Leo Records (2009)

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- ‚‘....alomst made me cry. Willers is an incredibly inventive guitarist.‘ Budd Kopman (AAJ.com)

- ‚Willers really is a stupor mundi guitarist‘ Bad Alchemy

- '....combines contrasting techniques, worlds of tones and traditions into a singular, easy-to-identify sound.' the RoRoRo Jazz Lexicon

- 'The German guitar player A.W. is certainly one of the most interesting voices in Europe.‘ AAJ.it

- 'Just when you think that everything has been said a new album by Andreas Willers comes along, a daring tour de force, where all the downsides of the avantgarde - boredom, disorder, redundance - are brilliantely avoided.' five stars ***** / JAZZTHETIK

- 'EXPLOSIVE MIXTURE...

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