Jazz Pianist Mathias Claus, born 1956 in Waiblingen nearby Stuttgart, Germany. Education as jazz pianist at Musikhochschule Hamburg, studies with Prof. Dr. Dieter Glawischnig, diploma with excellence in 1989. Further studies with Ray Santisi at the famous Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA plus classical studies with Shigeko Takeya and others.
Mathias Claus started collaboration recordings with musicians of the young cyber jazzscene worldwide. He contributed as guest player on numerous artists’ CDs worldwide, working with many artists such as Peggy Morris, Nigel Hitchcock, Laurence Cottle, Sue Maskaleris, Daniel Martina, Fillipo Bertacche and others. Later on he started playing live concerts with his global musicians organising common tours and concerts in Germany with american artists Peggy Morris, Eyran Katsenelenbogen or Misha Steinhauer from Moscow.
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”By now he more than reached his goal to transfer the intensity of a jazz band into two hands. Virtuosic and with warm tone he transports the swinging jazz language into a contemporary form” --Karsten Jahnke Konzertdirektion GmbH
“Mathias Claus is a fine jazz pianist and one of Germany’s topnotch jazz pianists.” --Lee Prosser, USA, www.jazzreview.com