Alpine and transglobal ethnojazz
Andreas Kerber - guitar, dulcimer, alphorn, vocals;
Markus Kerber - flutes, saxophone, clarinet, vocals;
Martin Kerber - zither, Scherrzither, trumpet, accordion, vocals;
Tiny Schmauch - double bass, vocals;
Pit Gogl - drums, vocals;
Alpine Fusion is created
from a transglobal mix of authentic alpine sounds and ethno
underground. Infectious rythms are combined with alphorn and
Scherrzither, comtemporary jazz groove with yodel, zither and
The harmonic energy and the delight in playing, which are a characterisic feature of Bavarian folk music, are adopted in the alpine jazz. Both attain a new meaning because of the great variety of instruments and musical styles.
The three “Kerberbrothers” are from a well known family of folk musicians, who are very successful at international contests and on concert tours. Each one of them has finished various musical degrees and has an excellent reputation in different musical fields.
The band, with Tiny Schmauch (bass) and Pit Gogl (drums and percussion), now presents its new program:
Modern originals, written by Andreas Kerber, which are unconventional and leave room for improvisation – presented on many different instruments.
The alpine folk music is, due to its strictly conservative structure, not suitable for a homogeneous progression. The Keberbrothers Alpine Fusion picks up sensations of traditional folk music combining them with the spirit of the times by employing a concept of confrontation of old and new music.
1996 winner of the award “International Conference for Music at Lake Constance”
1996 winner of the “Schwaben-Song Contest”
1997 “Allgäu Grand Prix”: winner of the creative award
1998 German Folk Award
Excerpts from the press:
“…all of the “Brothers” are virtuosos…An exciting alpine tightrope walk between idyll and chaos, fall into precipice and the happiness of reaching the summit.”
Markus Noichl, Allgäuer Zeitung
„The Kerberbrothers impressively prove that a combination of jazz and alpine folk music is extremely exciting and amusing.“
Klaus-Peter Mayr, Jazz Podium
“Musical worlds collide…as far as that goes, what the Kerberbrothers already play today will be norm in Bavaria tomorrow.”
“Jazz groove with yodel and zither – alphornblues and roundhouse blows on the dulcimer – regional – global – terrific!
The CD: “…probably the first album to be taken seriously by fans of ethno jazz.”
Ulrike Zöller-Hickey, BR
“If you add up everything: instrumental performance, stage presence and the way they address the audience – everything that makes an evening immensely entertaining – then the vote was quite unmistakable.(…) What´s that, fusion? Confusion? Infusion? Alpine Fusion! »
Rainer Prüß, President of the jury for the German « Folk Award »
“…daring attempt to break with the traditions of folk music.”
Jury, International Lake Constance Conference Award
“…the almost impossible is brought down to a common denominator (…) unique mixture of “zither-idyll” and daredevil “Andian Groove”. Alps and Andes seem to have come closer together.”
Gabriele Schroth, Allgäuer Zeitung
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