Charlotte Greve (Saxophone)
Manuel Schmiede (Piano)
Igor Spallati (Double Bass)
Moritz Baumgärtner (Drums)
Lisbeth Quartett, which has been founded in 2009, is an internationally acclaimed Jazz band consisting of four German musicians. It is led by the Brooklyn- based saxophonist and composer Charlotte Greve. The award-winning musicians have released five albums so far, their latest album from 2017 is called ‘There Is Only Make’. It is known for its multi-faceted pieces that oscillate between quiet passages and vigorous intensification. The members of the Quartett have been described as virtuosi who demonstrate highly mature Jazz.
Charlotte Greve is a Brooklyn-based alto saxophonist and composer originally from Germany. With a unique concept of tone and composition, she is making a mark on both the Brooklyn and German jazz scenes. Her band Lisbeth Quartett, has released five albums so far. The second and fifth one of these was awarded the Echo Jazz Prize in 2012 and 2018. Charlotte’s Brooklyn-based band Wood River released their Debut LP in February 2015 and in 2017 collaborated with a 60 piece choir to perform the premiere of "Sediments We Move", a piece written by Greve. Further projects in New York are the Alto Saxophone quartet "Asterids" with Alto colleagues Caroline Davis, Oscar Noriega and Caleb Curtis, a trio with Vinnie Sperrazza and Chris Tordini called "The Choir Invisible" and the ambient Duo "Sooner" with guitarist and bassist Simon Jermyn. As a sidewoman Charlotte appears regularly in different bands such as "Matt Pavolka’s Horns Band", Vinnie Sperrazza’s "Apocryphal" and Marta Sanchez’ "Room Tales".
Manuel Schmiedel lives and works in New York City. Since relocating from Berlin, he has become a notable figure on NYC’s vibrant Jazz scene and is regularly performing in local clubs and touring abroad. He has been a sought after pianist for years and gained public attention by his collaborations with US jazz greats, such as Kurt Rosenwinkel and Dayna Stephens. Most recently, he has been stepping into the limelight as a leader of his own trio and his collaborative European ensemble “Limbo”.
Born in Perugia (Italy), started playing clarinet at the age of 11. At 15 he switched to electric bass and at 19 to Double bass. He studied classical bass 2005-2009 with Silvio Bruni. After that he was at the "Walter Staufer " Academy in Cremona with Franco Petracchi to continue his classical training. He moved to Berlin in 2010 to study Jazz Double Bass with Greg Cohen, John Hollenbeck and Kurt Rosenwinkel. He played with Joe Chambers, Billy Hart, Nasheet Waits and many more.
Baumgärtner was a founding member of Charlotte Greve's Lisbeth Quartett in 2009. He also belongs to the Nu Jazz band Melt Trio to the two brothers Peter and Bernhard Meyer, with whom he released in 2011 the album Melt and 2013 Hymnolia. He also accompanies Johanna Borchert, Johannes Bigge and Philipp Gropper and went on tour with the Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra. Baumgärtner performed with Perry Robinson, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Theo Bleckmann and many more. He has performed internationally on concert tours and has performed at international festivals such as Jazz Baltica, the Moers Festival, the Jazzfest Berlin and more.
Goethe-Institut Max Mueller Bhavan Pune shall be hosting the band in collaboration withh the Poona Music Society.