Matthias Broede is as a harmonicist, pianist, improviser & composer one of the most original German musicians.
He is the winner of the WDR JAZZ AWARD 2013; he is also the winner of the Berlin Studio Award Jazz 2015.
“The world of Matthias Broede – schooled musician pianist composer harmonica virtuoso…
I can only applaud Matthias and his friends. I enjoy and I learn…”
As a leader he recorded
- with his OH!-KESTER-OSLOER-3
"Where is Wedding" (Unit Records, 2017),
- with BROEDE-VIER
“Instinct to Play” (Jazzwerkstatt, 2013),
- with MATTHIAS BROEDE SPEAK TRES
“Space Between Intervals” (Quadrant Records, 2012),
- with the MATTHIAS BROEDE CHAMBER TRIO
“From East To West:Strange Beauty Of The World” (Mr.D.Music, 2003),
- & with the MATTHIAS BROEDE QUINTET
“European Faces feat.Wolfgang Engstfeld” (GLM, 1999).
He also recorded as a sideman with the Norbert Gottschalk Band “Two Sessions” (Dr.Jazz Records, 1993) and “Light Weight Sight” (Dr.Jazz Records, 1988)
which won an award from the “Deutsche Schallplatten Kritik” , with the Axel Fischbacher Group “Moods” (Blue Flame, 1989) and “Spots From The Academy” (Dr.Jazz Records, 1994)
and with Othella Dallas a Live-CD at the Stadtgarten Cologne “Fever For Bluesy Jazz” (Mons Records, 1995) .
He played at festivals like LEVERKUSENER JAZZTAGE , JAZZFESTIVAL HILDEN , JAZZ IN EBERSWALDE , HOT JAZZ MEETING DUSSELDORF , JAZZFESTIVAL SAN SEBASTIAN, JAZZFESTIVALS VALL D’UIXO & TERUEL and in many Jazzclubs around Europe.
He worked with the MATTHIAS BROEDE GROUP feat. tenorist Paul Heller (now playing with the WDR Big Band in Cologne)
and with BIG4SWING with Joachim Schönecker - git, Peter Weiss - drums, Volker Heinze - bass.
From 2008 until summer 2012 he was living in Barcelona .
In September 2011 he recorded his album
“Instinct to Play” with Claudio Puntin (clarinet, bass clarinet), Oliver Potratz (bass) and Alex Huber (drums) in Berlin, where he is currently living and working with musicians like Kalle Kalima, Greg Cohen & Gerhard Gschlössl among others.
MATTHIAS BROEDE IS THE WINNER OF THE WDR JAZZ AWARD 2013 IN THE IMPROVISATION CATEGORY.
This award – one of the most important jazz awards in Europe - is given by the West German Public Radio (WDR) and is selcted during a “Blindfold Listening” by an international jury of musicians and journalist.
With his trio with the finnish guitarist KALLE KALIMA & multi-instrumentalist JOHN SCHRÖDER (here playing drums) MATTHIAS BROEDE is also the WINNER of the STUDIO AWARD JAZZ 2015 given by the SENATE of BERLIN.
In the same year they recorded "Where is Wedding ?"