Drawing in Andalusia

Alhama de Granada
Alhama de Granada
Teatro Romano de Málaga
Teatro Romano de Málaga

Work on comission 2019

I had the honor to create the Art Work for Lipa Majstrovic & Tizian Jost’s CD "Historia de un amor", which has been nominated for the ‚Preis der Deutschen Schallplatten Kritik‘, a prize that could be defined as a kind of German Grammy.

A very personal and original interpretations of some of the most beautiful songs written in Spanish. 

Latest album out on Zennez Records 2018

Pianist, composer and visual artist Christian Doepke released his new album 'Patience' on 2nd of February 2018.

The album is featuring Bob Sheppard, on tenor/soprano sax and flute Jasper Somsen on double bass & Jasper Van Hulten on drums.

'Patience' is Christian's third album and featuring Bob Sheppard who performed with names such as Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Perter Erskine, Joni Mitchell, Steely Dan, Stevie Wonder. As a first call multi- woodwind studio sideman, he has played on over a hundred movie an television soundtracks.

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Photo. Unai Risueno

Reviews & Quotes

'Patience', his latest and recently released album shows that Doepke is a versatile artist.

Doepke and his quartet, featuring Bob Sheppard, Jasper Somsen and Jasper Van Hulten, perform ten compositions matching ten booklet illustrations made by Doepke. The beautiful and accessible repertoire is a perfect match to the images that Doepke wants to show us: perseverance, tranquility, self-reflection, memory, hope, literal lightness and joy.

Doepke's excellent piano playing and his quartet's playfulness once again demonstrate that good jazz musicians are perfectly able to express personal experiences. And convey them, being the listener you understand exactly what Christian Doepke wants to say with imagery and music.

A masterly effort.

  Ntb Magazine Muziekwereld (P.B.)

'Patience' is an album that definitely stands out above the rest.

The music on 'Patience' is solid, even extremely solid. No excesses can be found, its principles are modal, wrapped in top-notch craftsmanship. The details, the quest for depth of the four musicians, make 'Patience' an interesting album.


Fortunately, he has released 'Patience', his latest CD and third one as a leader.

And my, oh my, what a CD.

Doepke combined his musical creativity with drawing and painting, his second passion. In the CD sleeve, listeners will find a booklet containing appropriate illustrations for each track, thus turning 'Patience', as Germans phrase so eloquently, into a successful 'Gesamtkunstwerk'.

Hans Invernizzi Jazzflits

Christian Doepke   

piano, composition & artwork 

In the past 20 years he worked as a pianist and keyboard player in jazz, fusion and pop ensembles. He performed many live gigs, studio sessions, worked in TV shows, arranged and played for theater shows and film scores.
Christian worked a.o. with Rick Margitza, Bob Sheppard, Claudio Roditi, Duško Gojković, William Galison, Horacio Hernández, Philip Harper, Sheila Jordan, Thaïsa Olivia, Rhiannon, Masha Bijlsma and Deborah Carter.

Bob Sheppard   tenor/soprano sax and flute

For over a decade, Sheppard has been a steadfast member of the Billy Childs Ensembles ensembles and the Peter Erskine trio for over a decade. Over the years, Additionally over the years, he has also toured with Steely Dan and Boz Scaggs, and brought his diverse talents to more recent performances with James Taylor, Natalie Cole and Queen Latifah and most notably with the legendary Joni Mitchell on her current four-disc set and her 2007 Grammy-winning, album 'Shine'. He also played on a live studio video with Mitchell and Herbie Hancock. Other distinguished collaborations include eight years with Freddie Hubbard, and tours and performances with Chick Corea´s ensemble Origin, Mike Stern, Randy Brecker, Horace Silver, Lyle Mays, Nat Adderly and Toshiko Akiyoshi/Tabackin Big Band. Some of his more significant recording credits include Scott Henderson, John Beasley, Mark Isham, Otmaro Ruiz, Bill Cunliffe, vocalist Kurt Elling, Marilyn Scott, Michael Franks and Diane Reeves, while includingas well as pop icons Steely Dan, Rickie Lee Jones, Rod Stewart, Randy Newman and Stevie Wonder.

Jasper Somsen   bass

The dutch double bassist, composer & producer    released recently his two Trio albums " A New Episode In Live" with Jean-Michel Pilc & André Ceccarelli ( out on Callenge Records) and has performed with some of the very best musicians at from the international jazz scene, like Enrico Pieranunzi, Joey Calderazzo, Lynne Arriale, Jeff Ballard, John Beasley, Jean-Michel Pilc, Bob Sheppard, Justin Faulkner, André Ceccarelli and Gabriele Mirabassi. 

Jasper van Hulten   drums

Jasper's current bands include Wolfert Brederode Trio ("Black Ice" out on ECM) and Eric Vloeimans 'Gatecrash' (electro-improvised music with one of Europe's leading trumpet players) and Wouter Hamel, a dutch Dutch singer/songwriter. With these bands groups, Jasper recorded award- winning albums and toured all over the world. Besides thisIn addition, Jasper played with great musicians like Michiel Borstlap, Benjamin Herman, Jesse van Ruller, Tutu Puoane, Gino Vannelli and Carla Bley.