”War das schon immer so?” - ” Has it always been like this?” This is not only the title of the latest album of schultzing featuring clarinetist Claudio Puntin - listening to their music, one might want to ask exactly that! The answer is clearly yes! And clearly no! Stefan Schultze (piano/composition), Peter Ehwald (saxophone/composition), Hanna Jursch (vocals), Peter Schwebs (bass) and Timo Warnecke (drums) have been creating many facetted acoustic images right from the beginning! Acoustic images with little regard for catagorisation: images of jazz, and pop, and a hint of contemporary music! And no, it hasn‘t always been this way, - they‘re always on the look out for suitable sounds, questioning the kind of practices and conventions we are used to, and at the same time often mirroring them with a good dose of humour!

“Hell! Gold! Dunkel! Mond! Tanz!” - ” Light! Gold! Dark! Moon! Dance!” The song titles of the second schultzing CD are kept short and simple! It was produced after being awarded the “Best International Jazz Group” at Concurso Internacional de Intérpretes de Jazz in Granada, Spain! Both the music and lyrics leave the listener plenty of room for associations, they are clear and playful, full of rhythm and fragile, both earthy and airy! German texts in the mostly English world of jazz and the use of the human voice are distinctive characteristics of the band‘s sound! The musicians capture virtuosity and complexity and give it a human face!

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”schultzing is one of the most refreshing jazz quintets of their time - with surprising compositions that transcend cheap clichés [...]”

Tobias Richtsteig, Jazzpodium (Germany), 05/2009


“[...] I have to recognize that from all the German musical proposals that I have heard in the last few years, this is the most wonderful.”

Alberto Zúñiga, La Nación (Costa Rica), August 8th, 2009


“[...] schultzing has truly developed a fresh approach to jazz, one that is both edgy yet accessible.”

Dr. David Schroeder, Director of Jazz Studies at New York University


“Jazz filled with potent ideas - one can still find them; jazz in which every second holds the possibility of surprise.”

Mannheimer Morgen (Germany), June 15th, 2009


“[…] schultzing creates the new, the original

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