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Richie Winkler Projekt feat. Frauenlob/Stolz/Derschmidt

This is the latest creation of Richie Winkler, which emerged from the jazz-duo project " FJORD " by Winkler & Frauenlob. Within that project the two musicians have found a common language to bring their individual musical inspirations and expressions to the stage.

With the "Richie Winkler project feat. Frauenlob / Stolz / Derschmidt” there is now an expanded continuation of that musical spirit with many new compositions and arrangements effectively implementing the added possibilities playing in a quartet.

The working title for the album being worked on is "Stitch Down"!

The meaning of Stich Down in its most handicraft-understanding being connecting the shoe and sole together, is in this work being extended, and in some form – let us say - slightly abused, to depict the beat of one of the new compositions, which could lead the one or other listener in the audience to get motivated to elevate from chair-dancing to expressive, massively freed movements.

This project expands on the language of jazz, spanning an attractive, captivating arc through its history in order to ultimately present its own, novel dialect.

"Our goal has not been to reinvent the wheel, but using, applying and transforming the known - swing, groove and positive energy – putting new layers on top of each other and then performing the found in our common language.

We are referencing our work to the great masters such as Thelonius Monk, Chick Corea, John Coltrane, Steve Lacy, Cannonball Adderley to Kenny Garrett, Steve Coleman, Greg Osby and Gary Thomas, Michael Brecker to Brandford Marsalis.

The expression in our language is lyrical, figurative, flamboyant, and yet very sensitively permeated by very emotional improvisations from multiple perspectives."

Situational and performative at the same time, always based on deconstruction, transformation and recreation.

Nevertheless, a very strict design language with attention to detail persists in the compositions by Richie Winkler and Burkhard Frauenlob.


Richie Winkler - saxophones, bass clarinet 

Burkhard Frauenlob - piano, keyboard 

Wolfram Derschmidt - bass 

Christian Stolz - drums 


Press Photos

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Photo Credits: ©Pia Johanna Fronia

CD - Cover Foto  ©Kurt Van der Vloed

Graphic - ©Tino Klissenbauer



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GROßMÜTTERCHEN (means “Grandma”) HATZ & KLOK and is a humorous "Worldjazzfolkskapop-Quintet". Their influences are drawn from Klezmer, Balkan Folk, Latin American and from classical music. Their debut album "Gallato" was presented at the International Klezmore-Festival 2011.

Combine virtuouso musicians who have played with Randy Brecker, Dean Bowman and for Shantels Bucovina Club Orkestar or the Sandy Lopicic Orkestar amongst others, dance tunes and passion for playing … the audience loves this “cocktail”.