NICOLAS KUMMERT tenor saxophone
LIONEL LOUEKE guitar
NICOLAS THYS bass
KARL JANNUSKA drums
Belgian Saxophonist Nicolas Kummert has performed through Europe extensively over the last 15 years developing wide acclaim and praise for his creativity, great sense of melody and freedom to explore the unknown. Having played and recorded with Pierre van Dormael, Yves Peeters Group, Jef Neve & GrooveTHing, Qu4tre, Alexi Tuomarila Quartet, Karl Jannuska, Matthieu Marthouret and Viktor Lazlo, his focus in the last year has been developing his quartet with Blue Note guitarist Lionel Loueke, bassist Nicolas Thys and drummer Karl Jannuska. Their debut album, la diversité will be released on Edition Records in February 2017.
14/2: Centre culturel opderschmelz, Dudelange, Luxemburg with Jeff Ballard on drums
“There is often a wonderful gentleness to Nicolas Kummert’s playing that perfectly suits the music… and he shows a great musical personality”. BRAD MEHLDAU
“I was blessed to be able to record this beautiful project. Nicolas Kummert is a great player and composer with a great sense of melody. He’s not afraid to explore the unknown which I believe is the greatest quality and challenge for a musician. That’s what the whole band is all about”.