A E R I E is a quintet lead by saxophonist Ingo Hipp, he was born in Germany but lived in Switzerland over the last 10 years. He founded the band in 2013 and they have since played over 50 concerts around Europe.
The band will be on tour – launching their second album SONIC (QFTF Records (Berlin) – from September 2017. Their first Album „hatch and host“ (Neuklang 2015) was rated as a four star album in the Irish Times and Jazz ́n ́more in Germany and Switzerland.
Although the instrumentation is that of a typical jazz quintet – saxophones, guitar, bass and drums – the group strive to avoid the clichés of modern jazz, always searching for a fresh take on forms and structures as well as instrumental functionality.
It is lively in the *aerie so expect the unexpected: crazy flights, elegant sails, diligent hunting, always checking for limits. A E R I E creates exciting modern jazz, connecting written material and improvisation with rock and jazz grooves. Structures are expanded and melt down, to be put together again in a fresh way.
Live, A E R I E continues to catch audiences by constantly varying the shape of their music.
*nest of an eagle or large bird of prey


Lineup :
Ingo Hipp (DE) – Sax
Sam Comerford (IRL) – Sax Laurent Méteau (CH) – Guitar David Helm (DE) – Bass Matthew Jacobson (IRL) – Drums

Upcoming shows:
11.Oct – Jazzkantine, Luzern (CH) 12.Oct – Piano Terra, Milano (IT) 14.Okt – Clan Destino, Faenza (IT) 17.Okt – Graz (AT)
19.Okt – Birdseye, Basel (CH) 21.Okt – Jazz in Bess, Lugano (CH) 23.Okt – White Rabbit, Freiburg (D)
China Tour:
18.Nov – JZ-Club, Hangzhou (CN) 19.Nov – JZ-Club, Shanghai (CN) 20.Nov – JZ-Club, Shanghai (CN) 21.Nov – JZ-Club, Wuhan (CN) 22.Nov – JZ-Club, Guangzhou (CN) 23.Nov – JZ-Club, Guangzhou (CN) 24.Nov – Meeting Jazz, Xi ́An (CN) 25.Nov – Meeting Jazz, Xi ́An (CN) 28.Nov – DDC, Beijing (CN)

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