Max Neissendorfer

"I DO IT MY WAY"
Max Neissendorfer Trio

Max-Piano-Relaxed

Max Neissendorfer (voc,p)
Michel Poffet (b) oder Karsten Gnettner (b) –
David Elias (dr) oder Stephan Eppinger (dr)

MAX NEISSENDORFER 

Together with the biggest names in jazz, including Pony Poindexter , Thad Jones, Hannibal Marvin Peterson, Archie Shepp , Franco Ambrosetti and Charly Antolini proved the Munich Max Neissendorfer his talent as a virtuoso pianist early. But the piano was him soon no longer suffice as a means of expression. And so he transferred his unerring sense of timing , phrasing and improvisation on another instrument : his voice . Thus Max Neissendorfer is now one of the most versatile jazz pianist and scat singers in Europe.
His different projects combine standards and new compositions from the mainstream of jazz and pop music - swinging, funky and bluesy flavored - with acrobatic scat vocals , expressive vocal arrangements and virtuoso piano playing ! Here Max Neissendorfer is inspired by the creative crossing of genre boundaries and collaborating with young artists and composers.
"My goal is the flair of the Sinatra era, the virtuoso vocal art of Bobby McFerrin and the pop productions of performances of an Elton John to join so that a wide audience with the passion for handmade , high quality music again the " Aha effect " can experience in live performance , as it was just at performances of the aforementioned immortal sizes of the music business and still is possible."
As chairman and professor of the New Jazz School Munich eV and assistant principal of the Vocational School of Music specializing in Rock / Pop / Jazz Munich are Neissendorfer on his long experience and his vibrant enthusiasm to the next generation.

MICHEL POFFET 

Bassist Michel Poffet , born in 1956 , is one of the most active and versatile musicians of the Swiss music scene. He plays with musicians and bands from Switzerland, Europe and the USA since 1975. With renowned and style- musicians like : Eddie Boyd, Wild Bill Davison, Jay McShann , Bobby Dorham , Peanuts Hucko , Sam Rivers , Babs Gonzales, Clifford Jordan , Vernel Fournier, Billie Brooks, Charlie Byrd, Herb Elis , Doc Chetham , Sal Nistico , Joe Haider, Mike Henderson and Polo Hofer.
He also played jazz, blues and rock / pop with the following Swiss bands : Jürg Ammann trio with David Elias , Markus Plattner quartet , blues shouter , Jasata Uepsilon , Georg Steinmann , Blues Band Jazz Community , Swiss Dixie Stompers , Mani Planzer Big Band, Raimond Court , Caspar Glaus quartet , Riccardo Garzoni Trio , Max Neissendorfer Trio , Sandy Patton, Theodoros Kapilidis , Swing Kids , Teddy Barlocher Trio , Marianna Polistena , Chicco porch, Simon la Bey, Vera Kaa, Be Goes, Hank Shizzoe , Büne Huber, Andreas Vollenweider .

CDs 

Michel Poffet can be heard on CDs by: 
 Eddi Boyd (Lp.), Hank Shizzoe, Andy Hofmann und Be Goes, Büne Huber, Andreas Vollenweider, Vera Kaa, Teddy Bärlocher, Max Neissendorfer, Sandy Patton, Markus Plattner, Swing Kids, Riccardo Garzoni, Georg Steinmann, Theodoros Kapilidis, B.J.EXs, Mike Henderson, Simon la Bey, Chicco Veranda, Polo Hofer, Swiss Dixie Stompers and many more....

Awards

1. Price, Prix de la scene Nyon mit Hank Shizzoe and Loose Gravel, 1997 
1. Price, Swiss Jazz Contest Lugano mit Riccardo Garzoni Trio, 1985 
2. Price, Jazz Festival Augst mit Gloria Niemann Quartett, 1980

Bass teacher 

Michel Poffet teaches at the Bern Conservatory Music School Zollikofen-Bremgarten and at the music school Muri-Gümligen electric bass and double bass.

DAVID ELIAS (dr)

taught intermittently at the Jazz School Munich. He is known to a wider European audience through his work with the likes of Woody Shaw, Archie Shepp, Hannibal Marvin Peterson, Herb Ellis, Charlie Byrd, Jimmy Woode, etc
As early as 1985 he played with Riccardo Gonzi at the festivals of Montreux and Lugano.