'Hype'; the debut release from the Shannon Barnett Quartet, is available on Double Moon/Challenge Records. Featuring Stefan Karl Schmid on tenor saxophone, David Helm

on bass and Fabian Arends on drums, it showcases nine of Barnett's compositions.  

The release is available directly from Challenge RecordsiTunesAmazon and other streaming platforms. The quartet's second album 'Bad Lover' will be released in 2021; in the meantime please enjoy this photo and also this concert that we did for Jazzfest Berlin.


This new project combines songwriting with open improvisation. Featuring Shannon on trombone and voice, Heidi Bayer on trumpet, Elisabeth Coudoux on cello and Thomas Sauerborn on drums, the band had it's debut at the 2019 Klaeng Festival in Cologne and will release it's first album in early 2021.


'Dead Weight' is an installation for musicians and fitness studio.

It was first performed in October 2018 in the Bushido Fitness-Studio in Cologne, Germany and featured four pieces; 'Fahrrad Frei' for saxophones and stationary bikes, 'Skin Deep' for three singers and female changeroom, 'End of the Bargain' for three double basses, cello and rowing machine, and 'Deep Work' for power trio and fitness instructor.



     'Songs You Like a Lot' - HR Big Band feat. John Hollenbeck,

     Gary Versace, Theo Bleckmann and Kate McGarry 

     'Time Labyrinth' - Simon Nabatov (Leo)

     'Pyjama' - Stefan Karl Schmid (Tangible Music)

     'Marble' - Hendrika Entzian +

     'Channels of Energy' - WDR Big Band with Antonio Sánchez and Vince Mendoza (Cam Jazz)

     'Köln' - Marshall Gilkes and the WDR Big Band (WDR) 

     'Hype' - Shannon Barnett Quartet

     'My Personal Songbook' - Ron Carter and the WDR Big Band (WDR)

     'Ragstretch' - Ragstretch

     'Country' - Shannon Barnett Quartet (Which Way Music)

     'Chellowdene' - The Vampires (Earshift Music)

     'Angels and Rascals' - Andrea Keller Quartet (ABC Jazz)

     'Rawville' - The Bamboos (Tru Thoughts)