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Coming soon – Enso: Strukturen

I am incredibly happy to announce the upcoming release of Enso: Strukturen, 19 November 21 on impakt Records! It will be my first release as vinyl. From left to right: Sandra Weiss – bassoon; myself – double bass; Etienne Nillesen – snare drum; Nathan Bontrager – cello; Michael Thieke – clarinet. Photo by Karl-F. Degenhardt

Furthermore: Spring 2022 there will be another vinyl release by Enso with the fantastic Kari Rønnekleiv on violin, Judith Hamann on cello, myself on double bass, Toma Gouband on percussion and Etienne Nillesen on snare drum. Stay tuned!

New Projects coming up

Trying to make the best out of the pandemic situation, I am working on three new projects this year: First there is a new duo with long-time collaborator Etienne Nillesen on extended snare drum. Also a new quintet with Sandra Weiss from Zürich on bassoon, Michael Thieke from Berlin on clarinet, Nathan Bontrager from Köln on cello and Etienne and me. Here is a first little miniature from a recording session in February 2021 in Köln which will be released this fall!

Last but not least, I am very proud to be featured on the first edition of Cologne Jazzweek this September with a new sextet including: Kari Rønnekleiv on violin, Ole-Henrik Moe on viola, Judith Hamann on cello, Toma Gouband on lithophone and Etienne Nillesen on snare drum!

Enso: Zyklus live at LOFT

Here is a video of a live performance of „Enso: Zyklus“ from IMPAKT Night at LOFT, Cologne, December 11 2020.

Enjoy!

SWR2 NOWJazz Radioportrait

Thomas Loewner made a radio portrait about me in German radio SWR2. 1 hour with lots of space for music! We talked about my long-time project „Enso“, IMPAKT and other things. 

Eva Klesse Quartett Album Teaser

Here is the trailer for the new Eva Klesse Quartett album „creatures and states“ coming out 15 October 2020 by the wonderful KENDIKE!

We will be on release tour in October and November as well as in the beginning of 2021. You can check the dates here!

Press Reviews

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Here is a review about my latest albums „Enso: Zyklus“ and „BIG Enso“, wonderfully written with beautiful understanding of what I want to transport through my music by Hans-Jürgen Linke in Frankfurter Rundschau.

Here is a great review about both the new albums „Enso: Zyklus“ and „BIG Enso“ in Stadtrevue by Felix Klopotek.

And here is a little portrait about me in Cologne newspaper Kölner Stadtanzeiger. Horst-Peter Koll writes very nicely and thoughtfully about some projects in which I’m involved in including my band „Enso“.

Eva Klesse Quartett Livestream Concert

We had the pleasure to play our first concert in months in Leipzig this week. With a real audience! About 15 people could sit and listen properly distanced from each other.

Anyway, you can watch and listen here. Thank you Leipstream and everybody else involved for making it possible!

Totenhagen / Schmid’s Huhn Videos

Unfortunately, the festival „Acht Brücken“ in Cologne couldn’t take place because of Covid-19 regulations. I would have played with Totenhagen and Schmid’s Huhn. Luckily, we were able to record the concerts in the fantastic sounding WDR Sendesaal. You can watch the Totenhagen video here.

And Schmid’s Huhn here. It was a great pleasure to play. Hope you enjoy the videos.