'Wolves and Mirrors'
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 record their first album in 2020.
'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.
'Hype' is the latest release from the Shannon Barnett Quartet, out 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 Records, iTunes, Amazon and other streaming platforms. The quartet will be recording their third album in 2020.
‘Juan Playschool’ is the first release from Shannon Barnett since she moved to Cologne, Germany in 2014 to take up a position with the renowned WDR Big Band. Upon moving to the city, she discovered an extremely healthy original jazz scene outside of the big band environment, bursting at the seams with creative and motivated musicians.
This led to the formation of her own quartet, featuring Icelandic-German tenor saxophonist Stefan Karl Schmid, bassist David Helm and drummer Fabian Arends.
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Nominated for Best Jazz Recording (ABC Limelight Magazine) and Best Jazz Album - (AIR Awards)
"Country is her first recording as a leader, and it won’t surprise anyone who has heard Barnett with any of these other bands that it confirms her reputation as an outstanding soloist. She has a big strong sound, but one that’s as capable of finesse as bluster; she has plenty of chops, and never seems to run out of ideas. Best of all, she attacks her solos with real gusto, an unbridled pleasure in the act of creating music." - Adrian Jackson, Rhythms Magazine
'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)
'My Personal Songbook' - Ron Carter and the WDR Big Band (WDR)
'Angels and Rascals' - Andrea Keller Quartet (ABC Jazz)
'Rawville' - The Bamboos (Tru Thoughts)