Celebrating Bob Degen

Fr 02. 02. 2024
Normal price € 16,– / Reduced € 12,–

We are celebrating the 80th birthday of one of the best pianists in our country. A musician who is held in high esteem by his colleagues and who has played a key role in shaping the German jazz scene over the last few decades. He will be joined by long-time friends and companions. Bob Degen was born on 24 January 1944 in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He began playing the piano at an early age and performed with his father. in 1961, he studied at the Berklee College of Music in Boston and took lessons from well-known pianists such as Margarete Chaloff. He then played with renowned musicians such as Dexter Gordon and Art Farmer. in 1969, he joined the Glenn Miller Orchestra and travelled around the world. He finally settled in Frankfurt am Main and played with Albert Mangelsdorff, among others. He was a member of the HR Jazz Ensemble and recorded with various artists. Bob Degen is known as a 'musicians musician' and is held in high esteem by colleagues and connoisseurs.

News about the event

  • Bob Degen is a legend. Recently celebrating his 80th birthday, he graced the Schmiede with a musical celebration alongside some of his friends and musical companions. From that unforgettable night we present the performances of his two compositions 'In the Honour of Spring' and 'Parting'. Enjoy the beautiful music of Bob Degen (p), Matthias Nadolny (ts), Christian Ramond (b) und Peter Weiss (dr)


    Degen / Nadolny / Ramond / Weiss
    In the Honour of Spring (comp. B. Degen)
    Parting (comp. B. Degen)

    Fr 02. 02. 2024

    Bob Degen (p), Matthias Nadolny (ts), Christian Ramond (b), Peter Weiss (dr)

    00:00 In the Honour of Spring Piano Intro
    02:45 Sax joins in
    05:45 Parting Bass Solo / Intro
    07:36 Parting Theme
    08:40 Sax Solo
    11:40 Piano Solo
    13:51 Drums!
    15:11 Parting Last Theme

    Recorded live at Jazz-Schmiede Düsseldorf
    Recording&Video: Jazz-Schmiede Düsseldorf