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Triosence is a German jazz group founded in 1999.

The members are Bernhard Schüler (piano), Matthias Nowak (bass) and Stephan Emig (drums). Triosence has become one of the most successful jazz bands in Germany. They won the national competition Jugend jazzt, the Ostsee (Baltic Sea) Jazz Festival, and the Kulturforderpreis of Kassel.[1]

They received a 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 Awhile remained in the German International Jazz Charts for over six months.


Bernhard Schüler was born on September 19, 1979 in Kassel, Germany and began his musical formation at the age of 7, learning the piano. As a teenager he began to compose his own music. He founded his first group in 1996 and was its saxophonist, bandleader, and composer. He won the competition Jugend jazzt in 1996 and 1999 before winning it again with Triosence. From 1999 to 2004 he studied music in Cologne at the Cologne University of Music.

Stephan Emig was born on January 7, 1976 in Kassel, Germany. At 13 years old he began learning the drums. He continued his musical formation at the Modern Music School in Giessen and the Los Angeles 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 a member of the Jungen Deutschen Philharmonie (Young German Philharmonic) and the Jungen Österreichischen Philharmonie (Young Austrian Philharmonic). He has worked with John Ruocco, Jürgen Friedrich, Dejan Terzic, Rudi Mahall, Christopher Dell, and Oliver Leicht and has toured Germany, France, Albania, U.S., and Italy.

Musical style[edit]

Their music is a mix of jazz, folk, world, and fusion. They cite as influences Bill Evans, Keith Jarrett, Hubert Nuss, John Taylor, Ahmad Jamal, Peter Erskine, Jack DeJohnette and Zakir Hussain.


  • 2002 First Enchantment (Mons)
  • 2005 Away for Awhile (Mons)
  • 2008 When You Come Home (Sony BMG)
  • 2010 Where Time Stands Still (with Sara Gazarek) (Sony BMG)
  • 2010 "When Christmas Comes Around" (single) (Sony BMG)
  • 2013 Turning Points (Sony BMG)
  • 2014 One Summer Night (live) (Mons)
  • 2017 Hidden Beauty (Mons)


  1. ^ "German Missions in the United States". 2015. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 

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