Foto von carsten daerr trio

With Oliver Potratz on bass and Eric Schaefer on drums Carsten Daerr has formed the Carsten Daerr Trio since 2008, traveling all over the world on behalf of the Goethe Institut as ambassadors of comtemporary German music. From the start they have not kept to the path of the classical piano trio, exploring new tracks between silence and force, harmony and sound, structure and free form. Listen to: —› Full Aperture

oliver potratz – doublebass


Born in Hamburg in 1973, Oliver studied classical music at the Hochschule der Kuenste (HdK) in Berlin with Prof. Michael Wolf and Prof. Rainer Zepperitz (Berlin Philharmonics), as well as Jazz with Siggi Busch, David Friedman and Jerry Granelli from1995 - 1999.
Oliver is member of the Weltorchester (world orchestra) since 1997, touring and concerts with various ensembles lead him to Spain, France, Lettland, Estonia, Finnland, Denmark, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Philippines, Israel, South Afrika, Roumania, Poland, Russia and Switzerland.
He has performed and/or recorded with a.o. Peter Fulda, Hayden Chisholm, Mircea Tiberian, Tomasz Stanko, Bobby McFerrin.

eric schaefer - drums

Born in Berlin in 1976, Eric studied New Music with Christoph Caskl, Jazz with David Friedman, Jerry Granelli and Steve Davis as well as composition with James Knapp and Maria Schneider. He has performed and/or recorded with a.o. [em], David Moss, Carlos Bica and Frank Möbus( Azul), Arne Jansen Trio, Ulrike Haage, John Schröder, Peter Weniger, Ed Schuller, Herb Robertson and Gebhard Ullmann. He loves to perform his own music with »Demontage«, »Nickendes Perlgras«, »Johnny Lamarama« or the chamber-music ensemble »Camera Obsura«.