Matthias Bröde, born in Karlsruhe, Germany, is a composer, improviser, jazz harmonica and piano player. From 1983-1990 he lived in Dusseldorf than moved to Cologne.
He worked with Wolfgang Engstfeld, Claudio Puntin, Norbert Gottschalk , Peter Weniger, SDR–Big-Band , Michel Herr , Hubert Nuss , Paul Heller , Robert Landfermann, Christopher Dell , Oliver Potratz , Kalle Kalima, Jan Roder , Roland Höppner , Volker Heinze, Ralph Beerkircher, Martin Sasse, Johannes Fink , Michael Kersting , Joachim Schoenecker, Peter Weiss and Brasilian Singer Rosani Reis .
Matthias Bröde has recorded with the Norbert Gottschalk Band Two Sessions (Dr.Jazz Records,1993) and Light Weight Sight (Dr.Jazz Records,1988) which won an award from the Deutsche Schallplatten Kritik , with the Axel Fischbacher Group Moods (Blue Flame,1989) and Spots From The Academy (Dr.Jazz Records,1994) and with Othella Dallas a Live-CD at the Stadtgarten Cologne Fever For Bluesy Jazz (Mons Records,1995) .
As a leader he recorded with the MATTHIAS BRÖDE QUINTET “European Faces feat.Wolfgang Engstfeld” (GLM, 1999), with the MATTHIAS BRÖDE CHAMBER TRIO “From East To West:Strange Beauty Of The World” (Mr.D.Music, 2003), with MATTHIAS BRÖDE'S SPEAK TRES “Space Between Intervals” (Quadrant Records, 2012), with BRÖDE-VIER Instinct to Play (Jazzwerkstatt,2013) & with OH!-KESTER-OSLOER-3 Where is Wedding(Unitrecords, 2017).