Triosence is a German jazz group founded in 1999.
The members are Bernhard Schüler (piano), Matthias Nowak (bass) and Stephan Emig (drums). It has become one of the most successful jazz bands in Germany and has won the national jazz competition “Jugend jazzt”, the “1st Ostsee Jazz Festival Prize”, and a CD recording contract with the German national radio network, “Deutschlandfunk”. Their first CD, “First Enchantment” was nominated for the "Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik". The second CD "Away For A While" stayed in the German International Jazz Charts for over 6 Month. It is very successful in Japan, too. The first CD was sold out after a few weeks. A tour through Japan is projected.
Bernhard Schüler was born on September 19, 1979 in Kassel (Germany) and began his musical formation in the age of 7 years while he learned playing the piano. Yet as a teenager he began to compose his own music. His first music group he has founded in 1996 and was saxophonist, bandleader and componist in one person. Yet before he had taken part in the competition "Jugend jazzt" with Triosence, he had won this twice in 1996 and 1999 by his own. In 1999 he had won an advancement for soloists for the art he played the piano and had won in 2000 the competition as soloist. From 1999 to 2004 he studied music in Colonia on the "Musikhochschule Köln".
Stephan Emig was born on January 7, 1976 in Kassel (Germany). With 13 years he had made his first steps with the drums. He realized his musical formation at the Modern Music School in Gießen (Germany) and walked to Los Angeles (California) to the Music Academy. Since 1998 he has been working as a professional drummer and producer.
Matthias Akeo Nowak was born in 1976 in Berlin (Germany. He studied music for orchestras and jazz at the University for Music and Art in Mannheim and Detmold. He was member of the "Jungen Deutschen Philharmonie" (German Philharmonic Orchestra) and the Jungen Österreichischen Philharmonie (Austrian Philharmonic Orchestra). He worked with John Ruocco, Jürgen Friedrich, Dejan Terzic, Rudi Mahall, Christopher Dell und Oliver Leicht and has made a lot of journeys in Germany, France, Albania, USA and Italy.
The music is a mix between Jazz, Folk, World and Fusion. The instruments of the members are equals which permits a large spectrum of compositions. The whole music is made by themselves and is influenced by Bill Evans Trio, Keith Jarrett, Hubert Nuss, John Taylor, Ahmad Jamahl, Peter Erskine, Jack DeJohnette and Zakir Hussain. Many critics describes the music as lyrical, poetic and dreamy.
"in the collective this mixture is built to an opulent sound." (Wolff Rechenberg, Hessisch Niedersächsiche Allgemeine).
"It looks like finally Germany found the new faces in Jazz after Till Brönner..." (Tobias Schmitz, Stern)
"The piano trio that made our impression of the "stiff German jazz" change... " (Swing Journal, Japan)
"Triosence has the main characters of a jazz trio with own charming" (Weserkurier, Juli 2004)
- 2002 First Enchantment (Mons Records International)
- 2005 Away for a while ( Mons Records International)
- 2008 When you come home (Sony BMG Music Entertainment GmbH)
- 2010 Where Time Stands Still (Sony BMG Music Entertainment GmbH)
- 2010 When Christmas Comes Around (Single) (Sony BMG Music Entertainment GmbH)
- 2013 Turning Points (Sony BMG Music Entertainment GmbH)
- http://www.triosence.de (German, English)