Andreas Dombert plays Scharpach Opus 108

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“Genius, Drama and Affectionate Sensuality”

In the last years Regensburg guitarist Andreas Dombert has performed with world-class stars such as Pat Martino, Larry Coryell, Philip Catherine, Ulf Wakenius or Airto Moreira. Together with his formation “Night of Jazz Guitars” he had performances at first-class international festivals. As the leader of his band “Dombert’s Urban Jazz” he experimented with electronic influences, developed and refined his very own sound aesthetics and was awarded the Cultural Prize of Oberpfalz in 2014. He gave his debut in a trio with “35”, released by ENJA in 2016, and was nominated for the ECHO JAZZ in the category guitar.

It is his latest passion which definitely shows that Andres Dombert is among the most innovative and influential voices of the German guitar scene: Minimal Music for solo guitar, which he has dedicated his time to since 2017. With his own artistic compositions he creates magical sound spheres by musical processes which change extremely slowly, providing his audience with the completely new feeling of an “overabundance” of time. The corresponding CD will be released by ENJA in November 2018.

Born in Straubing in 1979, Andreas Dombert began his musical training with classical piano. Later he studied jazz guitar at “Hochschule für Musik Nürnberg-Augsburg” under Helmut Kagerer and Paulo Morello. From 2002 to 2004 he was a member of „Bundesjugendjazzorchester“ conducted by Peter Herbolzheimer. He completed his training with a study visit in New York.

As a jazz guitarist Andreas Dombert is mainly known for his musical language, which is characterized by some warm melancholy and an infallible intuition for intense melodies. Yet he is active in the field of pop as well. As a studio musician and a live guitarist he has given hundreds and hundreds of concerts, has had chart successes and dozens of television appearances with different acts. Moreover, he showed his stylistic range as a member of the jazz-metal combo “Panzerballett” when recording the album “Starke Stücke”, released by ACT in 2008. His band “Dombert’s Urban Jazz”  explored the boundaries of this genre – with a mixture of analog sounds, electronics and video art. The debut of “Urban Jazz” was released in the series “Jazz Thing – Next Generation”. Their following album “16/8” was praised as “one of the most exciting albums of the year” by “Süddeutsche Zeitung” in 2013. One year later Dombert’s album “Duo” with pianist Chris Gall was described in the same way by that same SZ critic. Dombert attracted international attention especially with his two releases of “Night of Jazz Guitars” (with Larry Coryell in 2011 and Pat Martino in 2016). The well-known New York guitar critic Bill Milkowski wrote about him, “Dombert does make a strong impression on this six-string extravaganza” and “Guitar aficionados take note: this is six-string work of the highest order”.

Genius, Drama and Affectionate Sensuality” (german newspaper)

An exceptionel guitar player“ (german radio station)

„A strong cat“ (Ulf Wakenius)

“The future of European Jazz Guitar” (Larry Coryell)

“Andreas plays magnificent” (Pat Martino)