Jochen Brauer

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Joachim "Jochen" Brauer (born January 25, 1929 in Görlitz ; † October 2, 2018 in Mannheim ) was a German jazz and entertainment musician ( alto , tenor and baritone saxophone , flute , clarinet , accordion ), arranger and band leader .

Live and act

Brauer was trained in composition, clarinet and cello at the music schools in Braunschweig and Halle (Saale) from 1943 to 1948 . With his own band he played regularly jazz matinees in Görlitz until the end of the 1940s . He was then a member of the Melodia-Rhythmiker at Sender Halle and the Kurt Henkels dance orchestra at Sender Leipzig , before moving to West Germany.

In 1954 he formed a jazz combo ; At the German Jazz Festival in 1956 he performed with his New Jazz Group and was then able to make his first cool jazz recordings for Brunswik . Due to the bad economic situation for jazz musicians in Germany , he turned increasingly to light music , despite his success in the jazz scene. In 1958, Willy Berking made the first radio production possible for his quartet. The next year he was hired by Hans-Joachim Kulenkampff to provide the background music for the television quiz program Der große Lurf . Since 1961 the band has also been engaged in German and Austrian feature films, for example in the films Ramona (1961), Schlagerparade 1961 (1961) and Sing, aber nicht spiel mit mir (1963). Other television programs such as show business , Show Hin-Show Her and above all Dalli Dalli and Die Monday Painters followed, in which Brauer regularly appeared with his sextet. He was also involved in numerous hit productions and in 1977 recorded Dieter Reith's music for the Durbridge television film The Chain . In 1980 he accompanied his sextet Joy Fleming on their tour through the GDR.

In the 1990s, the Mannheim-based brewer concentrated on jazz music again. He recorded a critically acclaimed album with the Hammond organ trio The Organizers . Most recently he appeared with the swing quartet The Big Easy and the RhineStream JazzBand , with the latter in 2012 in the stage production Salto Postmortale based on works by Peter Wilhelm .

Brauer released 15 albums and about 70 singles. He played with Chet Baker and Gerry Mulligan as well as with Kenny Rogers , Tony Christie , Harald Juhnke , Peter Alexander , Katja Ebstein and Udo Jürgens .

Discographic notes

  • Jochen Brauer Great Music, Great Memories (1957–1965, Bear Family)
  • Jochen Brauer and the Organizers Easy & Greasy (1998, Merkton)

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Musician Jochen Brauer died at the age of 89. In: . October 2, 2018, accessed October 3, 2018 .