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Primary Instrument: Drums

Born: January 12, 1951    

Ernst Bier

Ernst Bier - Biography

born in Barntrupp / Lippe

Studies

* 1975 - 77: studied with Billy Brooks (Swiss Jazzschool, Bern)

* 1982 - 85: private studies in New York with Charlie Persip and Vernell Fournier

* 1985: three-week master class with Elvin Jones (Atlantic Center for the Performing Arts, Florida)

Work experience as performing musician:

* 1977 - 82: Leader of the band “Just Friends”

* 1979 - 82: Drummer in Belgian guitarist Paolo Radoni's trio

* 1980 - 82: Drummer in Hungarian guitarist Attila Zollar's trio

Ernst Bier has also played with:...
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    Ernst Bier/Sonny Fortune - Live at the A-Trane

    Konnex Records
    2006

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Featured recording “Artesia Sunrise”

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Artesia Sunrise

Konnex Records (2010)

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Ernst Bier - Press Reviews

Ernst Bier was the other star of this evening. He handled the drums with cool, casual mastery.
Dresdener Neuste Nachrichten

Jazz drummer Ernst Bier, an interesting and melodic drummer Godehard Lutz / Jazzpodium

Ernst Bier is a masterful drummer with an appreciation of the diverse applications of his instrument as a means of expressing a range of voices; his solos exhibit a commanding understanding of the instrument.
Gerhard Hopfe / Jazzpodium

Ernst Bier used every possible means to entice a variety of tones out of his drum set.
Katri Zill / Kölner Stadtanzeiger

Ernst Bier plays the rhythms, feels them, embodies them, while keeping in contact with the others, observing, listening, and feeling.
Bayrische Rundschau

The best word to describe Ernst Bier's drumming is to use that adjective so beloved by the English-speaking jazz critics: “crisp”.
Peter Niklas Wilson / Jazzpodium

Ernst Bier is one of the few drummers who radiates joy when he plays...

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