Insomnia Brass Band

Insomnia Brass Band © Frank Schindelbeck

The Insomnia Brass Band consists of trombonist Anke Lucks, baritone saxophonist Almut Schlichting and drummer Christian Marien. They transcend their compact size with a raw, exuberant sound that one would expect from a much larger ensemble. The band was formed in the spring of 2017 during a working grant from the Berlin Senate and developed its music on the basis of the material composed by Lucks and Schlichting. By now, Marien is also on board as a composer. Since 2018, the band has been on the road, playing numerous concerts in jazz clubs and at festivals. With another Senate grant, the trio recorded its first CD Late Night Kitchen, which was released on Tiger Moon Records in November 2020 and has been very well received. In January 2022, the three musicians were back in the studio, again supported by the Berlin Senate. The new CD will be released in September 2022 on Tiger Moon Records.

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