Born: October 30, 1965
Ctraltu ¨ ctrl-alt-U – project from Thomas Steffen (Germany), born in 1965, drummer since the age of 13, studied music science, working in different bands and projects, film music for Dance 3D – Filmfest Barcelona (2013).
Band of the year 1988 with la Quintaessencia (Duisburg)
Versschmuggel (arte/swr3) in 2012
Tama and Pearl Drums, Epiphone and Fender E-guitars, Ibanez Talman, Simmons-Drums, Korg, Kawai, trumpet (reddevil and jupiter limited edition), saxes from mittenwald (GDR)
Perfection fascinated, but also gets boring. So Thomas Steffen sees the jazz
world and confronts it with his album Jazzperience - Music that celebrates the
moment. Under the stage name''ctrl-old -u native of Duisburg has an unusual
jazz album in lo-fi acoustics produced, the refrains of technical bells and
whistles. The pieces work with different rhythms, are interspersed with trumpet
and saxophone parts. In its depth and catchiness reminiscent of film music, but
are according to the composer as a soundtrack for the subway ride.