SCOPES
BEN VAN GELDER / SAX
TONY TIXIER / P
TOM BERKMANN / B
MATHIAS RUPPNIG / DR
SCOPES
Ben van Gelder
Tony Tixier
Tom Berkmann
Mathias Ruppnig
SCOPES is led by Berlin based drummer Mathias Ruppnig and bassist Tom Berkmann, who have been working and performing with pianist Tony Tixier for several years now. They met in New York, where each spent several years and developed his own style in music. There they decided form the group SCOPES to create a distinct band-sound with sense for the pulse of time. They have invited Ben van Gelder on alto saxophone to complete the quartet to produce a transparent, modern sound that stands out from the classic acoustic line up.

While their music is deeply grounded in the jazz tradition, their songs serve as a platform to explore new realms through improvisation. Like a kaleidoscope, their music evolves in each concert and creates an unique experience for the listener. Their self titled debut album SCOPES will be released on March 29th 2019 on Whirlwind Recordings.
SCOPES ON TOUR
2019
01.04.Theater im Keller – Zeltweg (AT)
02.04.WIST (moxx) — Graz (AT)
03.04.Vortex — London (UK
29.04.Jazzfrühling — Kempten (DE)
30.04.A-Trane – Berlin (DE)
03.05.Le Caveau des Oubliettes – Paris (FR)
04.05.Le Caveau des Oubliettes – Paris (FR)
21.08.Generalihof — Graz (AT)
Ben van Gelder
Alto Saxophone:

The Dutch saxophonist Ben van Gelder recently re­turned to Amster­dam after spending ten years in New York where he became an im­port­ant voice of the scene. He has performed all around the world in various settings and form­a­tions and has been the recipient of multiple honors and awards including the "Deloitte Jazz Award" (2009).



Ben studied with jazz greats such as Lee Konitz and Mark Turner, and shared the stage with many acclaimed musicians such as Ben Street and Ambrose Akinmusire. WWW YOUTUBE
Tony Tixier
Piano:

Tony Tixier has been a steady member of Logan Richardson's Band for years and has also performed with Christian Scott's group. The French pianist released his album "Dream Pursuit" with Logan Richardson, Burniss Earl Travis and Justin Brown in 2012. Since 2014, Tony has been living in New York, where he has established himself as part of the jazz scene and has performed with the jazz trombone legend Dick Griffin, as well as Seamus Blake and Kendrick Scott, among others. WWW YOUTUBE



Tom Berkmann
Bass:

Tom Berkmann studied double bass at the Jazz Institut Berlin and then at Manhattan School of Music in New York as a DAAD scholar . He was a semi­final­ist in the International Double Bass Competition "Bass 2010", received the German Academy Award for "Best Film Score" in 2013, and won the German Critics Award at the Berlin Film Festival for the Soundtrack of the Feature Movie "Oh Boy". WWW SOUNDCLOUD



Mathias Ruppnig
Drums:

Austrian drummer and composer Mathias Ruppnig is an in-demand musician in the Berlin jazz scene. With his own projects "The Spinning", "Square Quartet" and "DACH" he tours Europe regularly.



He completed both a Bach­elor and Master’s Degree at the University of Music and Performing Arts, in Graz, Austria. As a leader he released two albums "square" and "The Spinning" with the Viennese label, Session Work Records. In 2014, he won the "Downbeat Award" for College Graduate Outstanding Performance in the Latin group category with the KUG Composers’ En­semble. WWW YOUTUBE

Ben van Gelder
Alto Saxophone:

The Dutch saxophonist Ben van Gelder recently returned to Amsterdam after spending ten years in New York where he became an important voice of the scene. He has performed all around the world in various settings and formations and has been the recipient of multiple honors and awards including the "Deloitte Jazz Award" (2009). Ben studied with jazz greats such as Lee Konitz and Mark Turner, and shared the stage with many acclaimed musicians such as Ben Street and Ambrose Akinmusire. WWW YOUTUBE

Tony Tixier
Piano:

Tony Tixier has been a steady member of Logan Richardson's Band for years and has also performed with Christian Scott's group. The French pianist released his album "Dream Pursuit" with Logan Richardson, Burniss Earl Travis and Justin Brown in 2012. Since 2014, Tony has been living in New York, where he has established himself as part of the jazz scene and has performed with the jazz trombone legend Dick Griffin, as well as Seamus Blake and Kendrick Scott, among others.WWW YOUTUBE

Tom Berkmann
Bass:

Tom Berkmann studied double bass at the Jazz Institut Berlin and then at Manhattan School of Music in New York as a DAAD scholar . He was a semifinalist in the International Double Bass Competition "Bass 2010", received the German Academy Award for "Best Film Score" in 2013, and won the German Critics Award at the Berlin Film Festival for the Soundtrack of the Feature Movie "Oh Boy". WWW SOUNDCLOUD

Mathias Ruppnig
Drums:

Austrian drummer and composer Mathias Ruppnig is an in-demand musician in the Berlin jazz scene. With his own projects "The Spinning", "Square Quartet" and "DACH" he tours Europe regularly. He completed both a Bachelor and Master’s Degree at the University of Music and Performing Arts, in Graz, Austria. As a leader he released two albums "square" and "The Spinning" with the Viennese label, Session Work Records. In 2014, he won the "Downbeat Award" for College Graduate Outstanding Performance in the Latin group category with the KUG Composers’ Ensemble. WWW YOUTUBE

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