Benjamin Schaefer (born in 1981) has become one of the leading jazz pianists in Germany in the meantime. This has also been proven by the numerous awards of the past years, from the Audience Prize at the "Concours du Jazz Européen“ in Avignon to last year's "Cologne Sponsorship Prize". As so many born in the same year as he, he apprenticed in the school of the German Jazz Orchestra, with which he also toured outside of Europe. His studies under John Taylor, Hans Lüdemann and Chick Corea, among others, left lasting impressions on Schaefer, who studied classical piano until he was 17. Today, however, his playing is emancipated from those role models and has its very own individual complexion.
Robert Landfermann ( born in 1982) is probably the bassist most in demand in Germany (and not only there) of his generation. He can be heard on three dozen CDs soon. Regardless of with "Shreefpunk", Pablo Held, Frederik Köster or the Dane Lars Möller, his great variety of playing and his virtuosity, his stylistic assurance and his feeling for rhythm, his fantastic intonation as well as his friendly nature are always more than welcome.