Frederik Köster

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Frederik Köster (born October 14, 1977 in Olsberg ) is a German jazz trumpeter , composer and arranger . According to Die Welt , Germany has a new trumpet star in him.

Live and act

2016 with the Philharmonic Orchestra Hagen

Köster grew up in his hometown in the Sauerland as the son of the music teacher Friedel Köster. He first studied school music in Detmold with Max Sommerhalder and then jazz trumpet and jazz composition and arrangement at the Cologne University of Music . In the National Youth Jazz Orchestra he worked from 2001 to 2005 was a soloist, composer and arranger under the direction of Peter Herbolzheimer operates. Since 2007 he has been teaching at the Institute for Music at the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences as a professor for jazz trumpet (since 2010 he has also been teaching at the Hanover University of Music and Theater ).

In addition to his teaching activities, he is active in various projects. He played as a trumpeter with Albert Mangelsdorff , Randy Brecker , Ack van Rooyen and Lalo Schifrin , as well as Nina Hagen , the sports fans Stiller and Jazzkantine . He also worked with Johannes Enders , Florian Weber , Simon Nabatov , Nils Wogram , Michael Wollny , Nils Landgren , Jane Monheit , Nils Petter Molvær , the WDR Big Band Köln , the hr-Bigband and the Peter Herbolzheimer Rhythm Combination & Brass. As a composer and arranger he wrote a. a. for the Philharmonic Orchestra Hagen, the Cologne Contemporary Jazz Orchestra, Tom Gaebel , the Wednesday Night Big Band, the JugendJazzOrchester NRW and the Grand Central Orchestra. He went on concert tours with bands to other European countries and to South Africa and Namibia. With his bands, Köster played at well-known jazz festivals such as the JazzBaltica , Moers Festival , Euro Jazz Festival in Mexico City or the North Sea Jazz Festival and toured Mexico, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Honduras, Portugal at the invitation of the Goethe-Institut . Holland, Belgium, Mongolia, Malaysia, Turkey and India. In the last few years his sound has changed; it now sounds like a “German jazz combo with American jazz appeal”. Köster has been playing in Trilok Gurtu's band since June 2013 , with whom he toured internationally.

Prizes and awards

Frederik Köster Quartet, 2007

In September 2006 he received the prize for the best soloist at the Jazz Hoeilaart International Contest in Belgium. Together with his Frederik Köster Quartet , he received the New German Jazz Prize , endowed with 10,000 euros, in 2009 , and at the same time the prize for best soloist. In 2010 his album "Zeichen der Zeit" was awarded the Echo Jazz in the category Instrumentalist of the Year national (brass instruments). Also in 2010 he received the WDR Jazz Prize, endowed with 10,000 euros, in the “Improvisation” category. In 2013 he was awarded the Westfalen-Jazz-Preis , because he “succeeds in a masterful way ... in combining variety and clarity in his music with a very individual tone on his instrument, compositional fantasy and unrestrained joy in improvisation.” 2017 Köster received his second Echo Jazz as the best brass player for his album "Canada", which he recorded together with the pianist and composer Sebastian Sternal.

Discographic notes

  • Frederik Köster Quartet Constantly Moving (2006)
  • Frederik Köster Jazz Orchestra Soundtrack - Live in Stadtgarten (2008)
  • Frederik Köster Quartet Signs of the Times ( Traumton , 2009)
  • Frederik Köster Quartet Snapshot (Traumton, 2011)
  • Frederik Köster The Metamorphosis (Traumton, 2013, with Sebastian Sternal , Joscha Oetz , Jonas Burgwinkel and Tobias Christl )
  • Frederik Köster / The Metamorphosis Tension / Release (Traumton, 2015, with Sebastian Sternal, Joscha Oetz, Jonas Burgwinkel and Tobias Christl)
  • Frederik Köster / Sebastian Sternal Canada (Traumton, 2015)
  • Frederik Köster / The Metamorphosis + Philharmonic Orchestra Hagen Homeward Bound Suite (Traumton, 2018 with Sebastian Sternal, Joscha Oetz, Jonas Burgwinkel)
  • Frederik Köster / The Metamorphosis Golden Age (Traumton, 2020, with Sebastian Sternal, Joscha Oetz, Jonas Burgwinkel)
Collaboration on albums of other artists / projects (selection)
  • Biréli Lagrène & WDR-Big Band (2006)
  • Klaus Doldinger 's Passport & WDR Big Band (2008)
  • Curse Freedom (2008)
  • Hannah Köpf Stories Untold (2010)
  • Heiner Schmitz & Cologne Contemporary Jazz Orchestra feat. Christian Brückner, Frederik Köster Odyssey (2012)
  • Sirocco Saxophone Quartet feat. Frederik Köster: Levante (Traumton, 2019)
  • Sebastian Sternal Sternal Symphonic Society - Vol. II (Traumton, 2015)

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Jazz in a nutshell , March 11, 2013
  2. Michael Rüsenberg : The Metamorphosis (discussion)
  3. ^ Westphalia Jazz Prize ( Memento from July 15, 2014 in the Internet Archive )
  4. Significant change of perspective (Jazz album of the week, NDR)