22 December, 2012Glory Of Living

Joachim Schoenecker is currently working on the music for 'The Glory Of Living'. The theatre play by Rebecca Gilman will have its premiere on January 31st at Theaterhaus Jena.

30 July, 2012'Frankenstein' #1 in german theatre charts

The theatre play 'Frankenstein', music by Joachim Schoenecker, reached #1 in german theatre charts on nachtkrikik.de.

30 July, 2012JAS TRIO recording now in the 'music' section

A live recording of the JAS TRIO playing Bert Joris´KING KOMBO is now in the 'music' section. It has been recorded during a concert of the trio at 'Altes Pfandhaus' in Cologne, on April 20, 2012. VIDEO COMING SOON!

30 April, 2012Frankenstein

Joachim Schoenecker is currently writing the music for the theatre play 'Frankenstein' at the 'Theaterhaus Jena'. The premiere will be on July 12th.

22 January, 2012J.A.S TRIO

Joachim is pleased to announce the birth of a new trio, the J.A.S TRIO. J.A.S Trio are: Bert Joris-trumpet, Philippe Aerts-bass & Joachim Schoenecker-guitar
The first concerts were very successful and the trio is looking forward to the next concerts. The first one will be in Cologne, 'Altes Pfandhaus', on April 20. More information coming soon!

26 October, 2011Music for theatre

Joachim Schoenecker is currently working on writing the music for two theatre plays at the 'Theaterhaus Jena'. The premiere of 'Faust' will be on November 24th, the premiere of 'Die Schneekönigin' on November 27th.

24 November, 2010New videos: Joachim Schoenecker Trio at the AUDI Jazz Festival

You´ll find new YouTube videos of the Joachim Schoenecker Trio, performing on the 'Audi Jazz Festival' in Cologne, on september 5, 2010, in the 'gallery/video' section. Enjoy!

09 October, 2010Joachim Schoenecker on tour with Bert Joris

In november Joachim will be on tour with Bert Joris, the great trumpet player from Belgium. The tour starts in Düsseldorf, Germany, on november 26. Other members of the band will be Martin Gjakonovski on bass and Guido May on drums. Here´s a link to Bert Joris´website:http://www.bertjoris.be/
You´ll find all the dates and locations of the tour in the 'gigs' section.

18 March, 2010'Dialogues' CD of the year 2009 at archtop-germany

'Dialogues', the duo CD with Peter Bernstein and Joachim Schoenecker, has been chosen as 'CD of the year 2009' by the german jazz guitar website www.archtop-germany.de.

The jury members were:
- Ali Claudi (guitarist, Archtop-Expert)
- Heiner Franz (guitarist)
- Helmut Kagerer (guitarist)
- Helmut Nieberle (guitarist)
- Andreas Polte (guitarist & webmaster archtop-germany)
- Alexander Schmitz (journalist & guitarist)

11 January, 2010'Dialogues' CD of the year 2009

The duo CD 'Dialogues' with Peter Bernstein and Joachim Schoenecker has been chosen as 'CD of the year' by german jazz guitar critic Alexander Schmitz.

08 January, 2010New songs in the 'listen' section

New songs have been uploaded to the 'listen' section of this site.
Enjoy!

27 April, 2009'Dialogues', 'Blunatic' & 'Nocturnes' now available as downloads

All tracks from Joachim´s CDs 'Dialogues', 'Blunatic' & 'Nocturnes' are now available as downloads on I-Tunes.

25 March, 2009'Dialogues' now available internationally

'Dialogues', the duo CD with Joachim and N.Y. based guitarist Peter Bernstein, can now be ordered internationally from 'CDBaby'. The CD had been recorded after a series of concerts that the two guitarists had performed in Germany, in february 2008. You can listen to their version of 'How Deep Is The Ocean' in the 'listen' section of this site.

This is what critics write about 'Dialogues':
‚To those who understand their language, a little man-made paradise will open: the secret that´s behind all true art.’ JazzPodium
‚Two world-class guitarists, four originals, five standards – these are the ingredients of ‚Dialogues’...absolutely successful.’ Gitarre & Bass
‚Guitar duo on the highest level. The nine tunes on ‚Dialogues’ are without exeption musical and guitaristic jewels.’ www.archtop-germany.de

'CDBaby' is also distributing Joachim´s other CDs on the 'Parashoot' label, 'Nocturnes' and 'Blunatic'. To order, klick on the link below.

18 March, 2009'Nocturnes' featured on CDBaby´s frontpage on Saturday, March 21st 2009

Joachim´s CD 'Nocturnes' wil be featured on CDBaby´s frontpage on March 21st 2009 and on their Editor's Picks section from now on. Here´s what Joachim´s new distributer for USA and Canada wrote:

'We're *really* picky about what we feature. We receive about 300 new
albums a DAY, (over 300,000 total), and yours is one of the best we've
ever heard.

“Smooth" didn’t used to be a dirty word in the Jazz world. It
meant someone was suave, sophisticated-yet-street-smart, confident and
cool under pressure. Well, Joachim Schoenecker is one smooth
guitarist. His subtle and shimmering tone, both on electric and
acoustic guitar, thrills without overwhelming any of the other
instruments (bass, drums, and string quartet). The phrasing is
delicate and deliberate at the same time. The compositions range from
emotionally tender ballads to gritty, lightening-paced bursts of
tension, all glued together by tasteful accompaniment from the Minguet
String Quartet. “Nocturnes" is a brilliant, atmospheric statement
from one of Jazz music’s rising stars.' "CDBaby"

For more information, also on Joachim´s CDs 'Blunatic' and 'Dialogues', with Peter Bernstein', klick on 'launch related site'.

10 March, 2009'Dialogues' now available

The Duo CD 'Dialogues', that Joachim has recorded with N.Y. based guitarist Peter Bernstein, is now available at 'Amazon'. The CD has been recorded after a series of concerts that the two guitarists had performed in Germany, in february 2008. You can listen to a demo in the 'listen' section of this site. To order, klick on the link below.

05 February, 2009'Dialogues' Demo in the 'Listen' Section

You can now listen to a demo of the duo CD 'Dialogues', with New York based guitarist Peter Bernstein and Joachim Schoenecker. The CD will be available by march 15th.

12 December, 2008Video from concert with Patti Austin & WDR Bigband, Cologne, Philharmonic Hall

Here is a video from Joachim, performing with Patti Austin & the WDR Bigband, at the Cologne Philharmonic Hall on december 6th, 2008.

10 December, 2008Joachim Schoenecker CDs available for downloads in 2009

The music from Joachim´s CDs 'Blunatic', 'Nocturnes' and the Duo CD with Peter Bernstein, 'Dialogues', will be available for downloads on I-Tunes in the beginning of 2009. His CD 'In The Moment', with Chris Potter, John Goldsby and Adam Nussbaum is already available.

14 November, 2008Joachim Schoenecker plays on new Patti Austin Production

After appearing on Patti Austin´s latest Grammy winning CD 'Avant Gershwin', Joachim will be playing on her next project with the WDR Bigband, 'Ellington Songs', which will feature the music of Duke Ellington. The music will be arranged and conducted by Michael Abene. For concert dates please check the 'gigs' section.

12 November, 2008Duo CD 'Dialogues' with Peter Bernstein to be released by the end of the year

Joachim Schoenecker and Peter Bernstein have been touring in Germany in february 2008. They have also recorded a CD that wiil be released by the end of the year.

13 August, 2008'Blindness' - José Saramago

Joachim is currently writing music for a theater play based on 'Blindness', a novel by portuguese Nobel Price Winner José Saramago. The german premiere will be performed in Munich. Check the 'gigs' section for dates.

09 May, 2008Joachim Schoenecker starts writing for 'Gitarre & Bass'

Joachim Schoenecker starts writing monthly columns for the biggest german guitar magazine 'Gitarre & Bass'. His first article will be published in the magazine´s june issue.

06 April, 2008Joachim Schoenecker on tour in East Africa

The 'Goethe Institute' has invited Joachim Schoenecker to perform a series of concerts with a quartet in East Africa in september. The musicians on the tour, where the quartet will also teach a series of masterclasses, are Jan von Klewitz (as), Dietmar Fuhr (b) and Jens Dueppe (dr). Stops are Asmara, Nairobi, Addis Abeba, Djibouti and Kampala.

05 March, 2008Grammy for Patti Austin

Patti Austin´s new album 'Avant Gershwin' wins Grammy for 'Best Jazz Vocal Album'. Check out Joachim´s guitar solo on "Who Cares".

15 January, 2008'Blunatic' Archtop Germany CD of the year 2007

'Blunatic' has been choosen as CD of the year 2007 by the german jazz guitar site 'Archtop Germany'.

02 November, 2007'Blunatic' is here

Joachim Schoenecker´s new CD 'Blunatic', with musicians from the Grammy winning WDR Bigband, will has been released on october 30th. It features new versions of 'Blue Note' classics from the 60s, like Joe Henderson´s 'The Kicker', Wayne Shorter´s 'Black Nile' or Herbie Hancock´s 'Driftin`', and some original compositions from Joachim. The CD has already received raving reviews in german Jazz- and Guitar Magazins. The german 'Jazzpodium' wrote: 'Definitely one of the 2 or 3 real highlights of 2007'. Read the full review (in german) in the 'articles' section and listen to Joachim´s versions of 'Driftin´' and 'Moments Notice' in the 'listen' Section.

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10 October, 2007New CD 'Blunatic' will be released on october 30th

Joachim Schoenecker´s new CD 'Blunatic', with musicians from the Grammy winning WDR Bigband, will be released on october 30th. It features new versions of Blue Note classics from the 60s, like Joe Henderson´s 'The Kicker', Wayne Shorter´s 'Black Nile' or Herbie Hancock´s 'Driftin`', and some original compositions from Joachim.

20 September, 2007Peter Bernstein-Joachim Schoenecker duo tour dates

The Peter Bernstein - Joachim Schoenecker tour in february 2008 is almost complete. You can find the tour dates in the "gigs" section.

27 June, 2007You can now listen to a demo from Joachim Schoenecker´s new CD "Blunatic"

Joachim Schoenecker´s new sextet-/trio CD "Blunatic" will be released in autumn 2007. Most of the material are new arrangements of jazz classics that have originally been released in the 60`s on the "blue note" label.
You can now listen to a little preview-/demo from the recording in the "listen" section.

03 June, 2007Music for a documentary written by Joachim Schoenecker

Joachim Schoenecker has written and recorded some music for a documentary produced by the WDR. You can watch it on german tv, october 14th, 16.25, on ARD, the biggest german tv station.

11 April, 2007Peter Bernstein-Joachim Schoenecker Duo tour planned for february 2008

Joachim Schoenecker will be on tour with New York City Jazz Guitar Great Peter Bernstein. They will perform several concerts in Germany as a duo,
for one week, starting on february 11.2008.
If you are interested in booking the duo, please contact Joachim using the contact section of this site.
For more information about Peter Bernstein use the following "launch related site" link

26 March, 2007Joachim Schoenecker on Patti Austin´s latest CD "Avant Gershwin"

Joachim plays on some tunes on Patti Austin´s latest CD release
"Avant Gershwin". He´s featured as a soloist on "Who Cares", recorded live in the Cologne Philharmonic Hall. You can listen to the tune on Patti Austin´s website. Just click on the "launch relatet site" link.

03 January, 2007New CD has been recorded in december

Joachim Schoenecker has just finished the recording and mixing of a new CD that will be released on Parashoot Records in september/october 2007.
With the exception of two originals the material consists of classic recordings that have been released on the Blue Note label in the 60s.
Half of the CD has been recorded in the trio format, with John Goldsby on bass and Hans Dekker on drums, in the second half, the trio is joined by Karolina Strassmayer (as), John Marshall (tp) and Ludwig Nuss (tb).

03 January, 2007Joachim Schoenecker Trio in Serbia

The Joachim Schoenecker Trio, with John Goldsby (b) and Hans Dekker (dr), has been booked by the german "Goethe Institut" to play a series of concerts in Serbia in march 2007.

03 January, 2007CD release tour planned for october 2007

The release tour for the new CD is planned for october 2007.
The personnel for the tour will be the same as on the CD:

Joachim Schoenecker - guitars
John Goldsby - bass
Hans Dekker - drums
Karolina Strassmayer - alto saxophone
John Marshall - trumpet
Ludwig Nuss - Trombone