SoKo Steidle © Sven Kerschek

SoKo Steidle + Alexander von Schlippenbach

Jubiläumstour 2023

A completely unique and timeless sound characterizes the SoKo Steidle. This band of four has turned completely to free improvisation, a style of playing that arose out of musical historical necessity and is now celebrated more than ever all over the world.

The quartet's namesake and winner of the 2022 German Jazz Prize in the "Drummer of the Year" category, Oliver Steidle, has been one of the hottest, most accomplished and forward-looking musicians of the young European avant-garde for quite some time. Through numerous, prominent engagements and his own bands "Oli Steidle & the killing Popes, Oliwood and SoKo Steidle, he has found his place in the international concert scene and it is impossible to imagine life without him there. He has been a member of "PHILM" (German Jazz Award 2021 "Band of the Year"), "Der Rote Bereich", "Klima Kalima" , played with Peter Brötzmann, Andrea Parkins, Alexander von Schlippenbach, Aki Takase, Louis Sclavis, Tristan Honsinger, Trevor Dunn, and many others, jets ceaselessly through the world, writes music, is undogmatic, has won numerous prizes and played at all important, noteworthy festivals.
The same goes for Rudi Mahall, Henrik Walsdorff and Jan Roder, who, like Steidle, are among the spearheads of the international avant-garde. Here, in the collective of excellent musicians, enormously versatile and atmospheric sound creations emerge, ranging from rivalry to harmonious interplay. Spontaneity and freedom in playing and the necessary responsibility to create without guidelines are the important foundations for this music. Furthermore, in addition to the dedication to the cause, it requires the ability to find together, i.e. to find an optimal combination of personnel in the ensemble.
So it is not surprising that Alexander von Schlippenbach once wrote about SoKo Steidle: "They play together like devils and swing like motherfuckers.

For the 20th anniversary, a new album will be released in 2022 - it will feature the old master himself Alexander von Schlippenbach, who will be a guest at all SoKo concerts during the course of the release.

Sun, 26.03.2023
Concert Highlight!

Rudi Mahall (bass clarinet), Henrik Walsdorff (alto saxophone), Jan Roder (baritone saxophone), Oli Steidle (drums), Alexander von Schlippenbach (piano)


concert hall Start 18:00 Doors 17:00

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