1995:
29. Mai 1995 - erste Probe der Jazz Pistols
November - erstes Konzert (Schauburgfest / Karlsruhe)

1996:
Das Magazin Jazzthing wählt die Jazz Pistols zur "Next Generation of Jazz"
Produktion der Jazz Pistols CD Three on the Floor und Release im Eigenvertrieb
2. Platz beim Blue Note Jazz Search

1997:
Re-release der sehr erfolgreichen CD Three on the Floor bei Lipstick Records

1998:
Produktion der Jazz Pistols CD Three on the Moon

1999:
Release der Jazz Pistols CD Three on the Moon bei Lipstick Records

2000:
Produktion der Jazz Pistols CD Special Treatment

2001:
Release der Jazz Pistols CD Special Treatment bei Lipstick Records

2002:
Tournee Süd- und Ostafrika: Madagaskar, Südafrika, Zimbabwe, Kenia, Uganda, Namibia, Sambia, Botswana
Tournee durch die Balkanstaaten: Mazedonien, Serbien, Montenegro, Bosnien-Herzegovina

2003:
Tournee Südafrika: Südafrika, Zimbabwe, Mozambique
Tournee / Workshop: Burkina Faso

2004:
Tournee Westafrika: Kamerun, Senegal, Togo, Ghana, Nigeria, Benin, Elfenbeinküste, Burkina Faso

2005:
Live Recording für die Jazz Pistols CD/DVD Live
Auftritte in Griechenland
Tournee / Workshop: Mali

2006:
Gründung Cherrytonw Records - unser eigenes Label
Release der Jazz Pistols CD Live bei Cherrytown Records (CTR-001)
Re-Release der Jazz Pistols Special Treatment bei Cherrytown Records (CTR-002)

2007:
Auftritte in Italien, Rumänien und der Tschechischen Republik
Release der Jazz Pistols DVD Live bei Cherrytown Records (CTR-003)
Re-release der Jazz Pistols CD Three on the Moon bei Cherrytown Records (CTR-004)

2008:
Tournee / Workshop: Äthiopien, Djibouti
Tournee: Österreich, Slowenien, Kroatien, Ungarn
Festival in Litauen
Re-release der Jazz Pistols CD Three on the Floor bei Cherrytown Records (CTR-005)

2009:
Festival Auftritte in Ungarn
Produktion der Jazz Pistols CD Superstring

2010:
Release der Jazz Pistols CD Superstring bei Cherrytown Records (CTR-006)

Jazz Pistols

For fifteen years the Jazz Pistols have been working on their Energy-Jazz. They are however, still able to discover new elements and levels of performance a fact that not only surprises themselves, but also their audiences.This versatility is one of the strengths of the Jazz Pistols. Even formed like a classic jazz trio the Jazz Pistols have developped a sensational variety of sound which they can easily translate live without the need for loops and overdubs .
It is rare that Jazz-Rock – notoriously  known as the music for musicians –is able to create this fascination on listeners – even when they normally don´t like fusion music. The extraordinary density of sound, the catchy melodies of the complex pieces, and culture of the musicianship – the Jazz Pistols are quite different from similar bands.

Stefan Ivan Schäfer: His striking and variabel guitar sound carries and leads the band through ballads and hard groove pieces.  His solo numbers melt into the compositions and with their catchy melodies are truly extraordinary. He is among one of the best guitarists in Germany , composes and plays for Uwe Ochsenknecht and can be found  on various samplers.

Christoph Victor Kaiser: Through his extraordinary tapping technique Christoph constantly is the harmonic backing of the band and simultanously creates musical intensification that cannot be expected. As recipiant of a scholarship from the renowned Berklee College of Music / Boston and due to his technical expertise the Jazz Pistols bass player he is internationally known and has been sought after as interview partner for international music publications.

Thomas Lui Ludwig: As lecturer at the  Pop Academy in Mannheim, Germany, and through his work  with Jule Neigel, Uwe Ochsenknecht, Vanilla Ninja and Chaka Khan Lui belongs to  the absolute top of the german drummer elite. With Jazz Pistols Lui develops a polyrhythmic firework of extraordinary proportions, is constant support and manages at the same time to  distance himself from traditional forms.

Each member of the group is an accomplished musician with his individual style. The
band combines their diverse talents into an exciting whole featuring varied original compositions, arrangements rich in texture, and infectious solo performances.
It is surprising for a trio to show such expressiveness, variety of style and versatility; the reason why the Jazz Pistols captivate their audiences with this compactness and flexibility. Beside festival- and clubgigs in Germany and other countries the Jazz Pistols have toured twenty-six countries of Africa and Europe in the last years.
The new CD „Jazz Pistols- Superstring“ will be available from October 2010.

As all the other Jazz Pistols CDs :                  
                                                      - Three On The Floor
                                                      - Three On The Moon
                                                      - Special Treatment
                                                                 - live (CD & DVD)

Jazz Pistols - Superstring“ appeared on Cherrytown Records and is internationally available.

For more information see our homepage:  w w w. j a z z - p i s t o l s . d e

 

Jazz Pistols - live

„The fact that their music in spite of all complexity always remains well digestible and comes always powerfully cross the stage ramp is maybe the biggest strength of the Jazz Pistols.“ • (FAZ)

“What the “Jazz Pistols” demonstrated, sounded rather like the diligence work of a quintet. No deception, however: The “Pistols” are merely only a trio. But which kind. With his stylistically confident access, his always thick and clear sound picture and the exquisite form of play-technical chutzpah this trio is really unusual, striking. No showdown of the quickest legati, but logical collaboration with the look at a jazz modern age, stylistically integrating and entertaining at the same time.“ • (Darmstädter Echo)

„Out comes a vigourous, musically attractive jazz rock full of salary which remains understandable in spite of all complexity and sounds very animating.“ • (Mannheimer Morgen)

“The jazz Pistols play with such a force that it was great fun again properly to listen for two hours to a „fusion“ concert. Very rarly does it happen that musicanship and joyfullness probably pair off as well as in this evening in the Sinkkasten.” • (Frankfurter Rundschau)

„The three musicians are almost ever playing originals. Tunes that find their way right into your ear, even for non-jazzers a superb pleasure. Maybe it is because of that they through apart all the jazz-clichés but still be faithful to the ideals of jazz. Actually their name says it already.“ • (Mannheimer Morgen)