In 2015, five young enthusiastic jazz musicians from Mannheim, Germany formed a Quintet and named it Bilderband. Only after 6 months of playing together, they got chosen to be part of the semi-finals of the Future Sounds Jazz Competition at the Leverkusener Jazztage. Against all of their expectations, the band won this competition coming in first place and were given the opportunity to record their first album in Cologne in the great Loft Studio. In 2017 Bilderband was invited to the finals of the 9th European Jazz competition in Burghausen, Germany as well as in 2018 to the finals of the international Jazz competition in Getxo, Spain. Each member of the band composes music for Bilderband. What connects all the different compositions is the high energy and the powerful playing of the band. Also they are very conscious of leaving lots of space in their improvisations for interaction. The name of the band Bilderband means to them trying to play the picture within the frame and not just the frame! The picture being the essence of the music and the frame being the bar lines, the form, the time, the chords and the melody.



Daniel Buch - sax

Johannes Mann - guitar

Antoine Spranger - piano

Lukas Hatzis - bass

Tobias Frohnhöfer - drums, vibes