New album out on Zennez Records!

Release 2nd of February 2018

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Pianist, composer and visual artist Christian Doepke is releasing 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.

Christian Doepke    piano, composition & artwork 

'Patience' is Christian's third album worked 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.

"Lyricism and groove should not be contradictory. The same applies to pace, depth and gracefulness, let alone swing and intelligence. In addition, the compositions of the Amsterdam-based pianist also tell wonderful stories, which really dots the i´s. Doepke, a romantic at heart like Bill Evans has developed his own signature on the 88 keys with a clear touch and a sovereign technique, that clearly distinguishes him from the German jazz pianist masses. You'll see someone buckled down to a concert grand, who is equally familiar with sunlit open spaces in a forest and the liveliness of a metropolis, witness "Heaven Knows" and Looking For Trouble" - Jazzpodium 

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.