Born: January 12, 1951
Ernst Bier - Biography
born in Barntrupp / Lippe
* 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:...
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.
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...