past appearances ...


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(links to the musicians, formations and venues are, if available, grey and bold)



2000


GraHovOx

Frank Gratkowski (D) as, cl, bcl, cbcl
Fred Van Hove (B) piano
Tony Oxley (GB) drums

November 14th Leverkusen (D) "Bayer Erholungshaus", Nobelstrasse 37, D-51368 Leverkusen (WDR radio recording)

November 15th Köln (D) "Loft" Wissmannstr. 30 , Köln (Ehrenfeld)


USA / Canada Tour 2000

Solo (if not mentioned otherwise)

Frank Gratkowski alto sax and clarinet

November 2000

18. New York (NY) "Roulette" Trio with Michel Formanek bass and Gerry Hemingway drums
19. Jearsey City (NJ) "WFMU radio station" duo with Gerry Hemingway drums
20. East Hampton (CT)
21. Boston (MA)
25. Montreal (QC, Canada)
26. Guelph (Canada) 27. Carrboro (NC) workshop
28. Carrboro (NC) solo and duets with members of the Micro East Collective
29. Carrboro (NC) solo and with the Micro East Collective
30. Athens (GA) Workshop

December 2000

1.  Athens (GA) Concert
2.  Atlanta (GA)
3.  Nashville (TN)
5.  Portland (OR)
6.  Chicago (IL) Empty Bottle (Trio with Jim Baker analog synth and Fred Lonberg-Holm cello)
8.  Madison, (WI) (Duo with Scott Fields git.)
9.  Detroit (MI) (Duo with John Lindberg bass)
10.Minneapolis (MN)


past appearances in 2001


Bonn: Solo (sax+clarinets)
January 10th 2001 (19:00-21:00)
Kunstmuseum Bonn
Friedrich-Ebert-Alle 2
53113 Bonn


Gratkowski/ Kaufmann/ DeJoode/ Vatcher

Frank Gratkowski (D) altosax und clarinets
Achim Kaufmann (D) piano
Wilbert DeJoode (NL) bass
Michael Vatcher (USA) drums

January16th 2001 Amsterdam (NL) "Zaal 100"


Trio Gratkowski/ DeJoode/ Lovens

Frank Gratkowski (D) altosax und clarinets
Wilbert DeJoode (NL) bass
Paul Lovens (D) drums

March 16th 2001 (20:30) "Loft" Köln (D) Wissmannstr.30 (Tel: 0221-952 15 55)

March 17th 2001 St.Johann in Tirol (A)

March 18th 2001 "Wist" Graz (A)


Frank Gratkowski (clarinets, altosaxophon) and
Melvyn Poore (tuba)
playing through an exhibition of the American painter Robert Ryman:

March 31st 2001 (19:30-24:00)

Kunstmuseum Bonn "Museumsnacht "
Friedrich-Ebert-Alle 2
53113 Bonn


With the Simon Nabatov Quartet

Phil Minton voice
Frank Gratkowski as,cl, bcl, fl
Wolter Wierbos trombone
Simon Nabatov piano

3. April 2001 Gent (B) "Culturcentrum Vooruit"

4. April 2001 Heidelberg (D) "DAI"

5. April 2001 München (D) "Kammerspiele"

6. April 2001 St. Johann in Tirol (A)

7. April 2001 Bregenz (A) "Festival"

8. April 2001 Esslingen (D) "Dieselstrasse"


Gratkowski/Graewe/Lindberg

Frank Gratkowski (D) as, cl, bcl, cbcl
Georg Graewe (D) piano
John Lindberg (USA) bass

April 11th 2001 (20:30)

Köln (D) "Loft" Wissmannstr. 30 , Köln (Ehrenfeld)


Gratkowski/Witzmann Duo

Frank Gratkowski (D) as, cl, bcl, cbcl
Thomas Witzmann (D) percussion

April 28th 2001 (20:00)

Köln (D) "Gallerie Schneiderei", Gereonswall 8, 50668 Köln


In the Project "Loft Exil IV" at the New Jazz Festival Moers (Germany)

June 1st 2001 (11:00)
June 2nd 2001 (11:00)
June 3rd 2001 (11:00)


Solo

Frank Gratkowski (D) alto sax, clarinet

June 23rd 2001 Vancouver (Canada) at "1067"
1067 granville st. van
(concert starts at midnight)


With Bentje Braam

Frank Gratkowski (D) altosax, clarinet
Iain Ballamy (UK) tenorsax
Michiel Braam (NL) piano, composition
Wilbert De Jode (NL) bass
Martin France (UK) drums

June 25th and 26th 2001 Vancouver (Canada) "Festival"


Frank Gratkowski (clarinets, altosaxophon) and
Xu Fengxia (Guzheng)
playing through an exhibition of the painter Lee Ufan:

August 1st 2001 (19:00-21:00)

Kunstmuseum Bonn
Friedrich-Ebert-Alle 2
53113 Bonn


With the Georg Graewe Quartet

Frank Gratkowski (D) clarinet, bass clarinet
Georg Graewe (D) piano
Kent Kessler (USA) bass
Hamid Drake (USA) drums

September 2001 Tour in the US and Canada

September 7th 2001 Guelph (Canada) "The Guelph Jazz Festival"

September 9th 2001 Montreal, QC (Canada)

September 10th 2001 Boston, MA (USA)

September 14th 2001 Atlanta, GA (USA)

September 15th 2001 New Orleans, LA (USA)

September 18th 2001 Portland, OR (USA)

September 19th 2001 Seattled, WA (USA)


Gratkowski / Manderscheid

Frank Gratkowski (D) as, cl, bcl, cbcl, comp.
Dieter Manderscheid (D) bass

September 28th 2001 Düsseldorf (D) Alte Schmiede


Solo

Frank Gratkowski (D) alto sax, clarinet

October 6th 2001 St. Louis, Missouri (USA)

October 7th 2001 Orlando, Florida (USA)

October 8th-10th 2001 Carrboro, North Carolina (USA) solo and collaboration with the Micro-East Collective

October 12th 2001 Montreal, QC (Canada)


Frank Gratkowski Trio

Frank Gratkowski (D) alto sax, clarinet, composition
John Lindberg (USA) bass
Gerry Hemingway (USA) drums

October 15th 2001 Chicago, IL (USA) Storefront Theater 66 East Randolph (7:00pm)

October 16th 2001 Detroit, MI (USA) C-POP Gallery, 4160 Woodward, Detroit, MI 48201

October 17th 2001 Pittsburgh, PA (USA) Public Health Auditorium, University of Pittsburgh

October 18th 2001 New York City, NY (USA) Tonic 107, 107 Norfolk Street, New York, NY 10002 (8:00pm)

October 19th 2001 Kingston, NY (USA) "Deep Listening Space" (Pauline Oliveras Foundation) Broadway, Kingston, NY



Frank Gratkowski Quartet

Frank Gratkowski (D) as, cl, bcl, cbcl, fl, comp.
Wolter Wierbos (NL) trombone
Dieter Manderscheid (D) bass
Gerry Hemingway (USA) drums

Europe Tour 2001

October 26th  Wittlich (D) Festival

October 28th  Rome ( I ) Controindicazioni Festival

October 29th  Venezia ( I )

October 30th  Vienna ( A ) Porgy & Bess

October 31st  Graz ( A ) "Wist" Moserhofgasse 34, 8010 Graz

November 1st  Zagreb (HR) Info: Earwingrecords

November 2nd (20:00)  St.Georgen ( A ) "Musikschule Obernberg" A-4982 Obernberg

November 3rd (20:30)  Köln (D) "Loft" Wissmannstr. 30 , Köln (Ehrenfeld)

November 4th (15:00)  Hannover (D) Concert (15:00) and Workshop (17:00) at "Ferry's" im Freizeitheim Linden, Windheimstraße 4, Hannover-Linden, Phone: 0511/16844897

November 5th (11:00)  Hannover (D), Workshop at the "Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hannover", Emmichplatz 1, 30175 Hannover

November 6th (20:30)  Wiesbaden (D), "CALIGARI FilmBühne ", Marktplatz 9, 65183 Wiesbaden


Trio Gratkowski / DeJoode / Vatcher

Frank Gratkowski (D) altosax und clarinets
Wilbert DeJoode (NL) bass
Michael Vatcher (USA) drums

November 18th 2001 (20:30)

Dortmund (D) "Bass" Münsterstr. 95, D-44145 Dortmund


past appearances in 2002


Solo

Frank Gratkowski (D) altosax and clarinets

January 4th 2002  St.Johann in Tirol (A)


Gratkowski/ Kaufmann/ DeJoode/ Vatcher

Frank Gratkowski (D) altosax und clarinets
Achim Kaufmann (D) piano
Wilbert DeJoode (NL) bass
Michael Vatcher (USA) drums

January 8h 2002 Amsterdam (NL) "Zaal 100"


Achim Kaufmann / Frank Gratkowski Duo

Achim Kaufmann (D) piano
Frank Gratkowski (D) altosax and clarinets

January 18th 2002(20:30)  Köln (D) "Loft" Wissmannstr. 30 , Köln (Ehrenfeld)

January 20th 2002(19:30)  Mainz (D)SWR Landesfunkhaus, Foyer, Am Fort Gonsenheim 139, 55122 Mainz


Trio Gratkowski / DeJoode / Lovens

Frank Gratkowski (D) altosax und clarinets
Wilbert DeJoode (NL) bass
Paul Lovens (D) drums

February 12nd 2002 Bernbeuren (D) "Nigglmühle" Eschbach 41, D-86975 Bernbeuren


Duo with Franz Hautzinger

Frank Gratkowski (D) altosax and clarinets
Franz Hautzinger(A) trumpet

March 2nd 2002 (20:00) Köln (D) NozArt Festival "Basement", Christuskirche, Herwartstr.


With Bentje Braam

Frank Gratkowski (D) altosax, clarinet
Iain Ballamy (UK) tenorsax
Michiel Braam (NL) piano, composition
Wilbert De Jode (NL) bass
Martin France (UK) drums

March 24th 2002 Nijmegen (NL) "LUX"


Gratkowski - Witzmann - Duo

Frank Gratkowski (D) altosax and clarinets
Thomas Witzmann (D) zeug (little percussion instruments)

April 3rd 2002 (19:30) Wien (A) "Sammlung Essl" - Klosterneuburg Großer Saal


"In Fusionen"

Thomas Witzmann (D) percussion, compositionFrank Gratkowski (D) altosax, clarinet, bass- and contrabass clarinet
Melvyn Poore (GB) tuba

April 7th 2002 (20:00)   Münster (D) "Cuba", Achtermannnstr. 10-12, 48143 Münster

April 9th 2002 (20:00)   Köln (D) "Alte Feuerwache" Melchorstr. 3 (Info: 0221-973 155-0)

April 10th 2002 (20:00)   Aachen (D) "Klangbrücke", Kurhausstr.2

April 11th 2002 (20:00)   Dortmund (D) , St.Petri-Kirche


With the Italian Instabile Orchestra

May 3rd 2002 Karlsruhe (D) "Tollhaus"

May 5th 2002 München (D) "Come Sunday Festival"


With the Georg Graewe Quartet

Frank Gratkowski (D) clarinets
Georg Graewe (D) piano
Kent Kessler (USA) bass
Paul Lovens (D) drums

May 7th 2002 (20:00) Wien (A) "Porgy & Bess" Riemergasse 11, A-1010 Wien

May 9th 2002  Zagreb (HR)

May 12th 2002 (20:30) Köln (D) "Loft" Wissmannstr. 30 , Köln (Ehrenfeld)



With the Subultra Ensemble

June 7th 2002 (20:00) Köln (D) "WDR - Kleiner Sendesaal, Funkhaus am Wallrafplatz"


Solo

Frank Gratkowski (D) alto sax, clarinet

June 16th 2002 Toronto (Canada) "Goethe Institut" 163 King St. West, Toronto, Ontario M5H 4C6


Frank Gratkowski Quartet

Frank Gratkowski (D) as, cl, bcl, cbcl, fl, comp.
Wolter Wierbos (NL) trombone
Dieter Manderscheid (D) bass
Gerry Hemingway (USA) drums

June 18th 2002  Portland, Oregon (USA)

June 21st (9:15pm) 2002  Vancouver (Canada)  "Vancouver International Jazz Festival" @ Vancouver East Culture Centre, 1895 Venables

June 23rd (1:45am) 2002   "Vancouver International Jazz Festival" @ Gastown Steam Clock Stage , Water St. & Cambie


Also at the "Vancouver International Jazz Festival"

June 22nd 2002 (3pm)   Performance Works 1218 Cartwright
with Axel Dörner (tp), Sture Ericson (sax), Dieter Manderscheid (bass) and Dylan van der Schyff (dr)

June 23nd 2002 (7:30pm) Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Gardens, 578 Carrall St.
with Mei Han & Randy Raine - Reusch (Guzheng and other instruments)

June 24th 2002 (Midnight) Studio 16 1545 West 7th Ave.
with Axel Dörner (tp), Dieter Manderscheid (bass) and Dylan van der Schyff (dr)


Blume / Gratkowski / Manderscheid

Martin Blume (D) drums
Frank Gratkowski (D) as, cl, bcl, cbcl
Dieter Manderscheid (D) bass

September 7th 2002 (18:00)  Bochum (D) Museum Bochum Kunstsammlung


FRANK GRATKOWSKI SOLO &

TRIO MAYAS / NUTTERS / OLSEN feat. FRANK GRATKOWSKI


Frank Gratkwoski (D) as, cl, bcl, cbcl
Magda Mayas (D) piano
Koen Nutters (NL) bass
Morten Olsen (NL) dr

September 22nd 2002 (20:30) Köln (D) "Loft" Wissmannstr. 30 , Köln (Ehrenfeld)


USA / Canada Tour 2002

Solo (if not mentioned otherwise)

Frank Gratkowski alto sax, clarinet and bass clarinet

Tuesday, October 1st 2002 (7:30 pm) Chicago (IL) @ "Myopic" with Jim Baker analog synth. and Jerome Bryerton drums

Thursday, October 3rd 2002 Chicago (IL) @ "Church 3030" with Jim Baker analog synth. and Kent Kessler bass

Friday, October 4th 2002 Chicago (IL) @ "Velvet Lounge" with Jim Baker piano and analog synth., Kent Kessler bass and Steve Hunt drums

Saturday, October 5th 2002 Chicago (IL) @ "Candlestickmaker" with Ernst Karel trumpet, Josh Abrams bass and Jerome Bryerton drums

Monday, October 7th 2002 Detroit (MI) @ Matrix Theater (2730 Bagley) 6:30 workshop, 7:30 ECFA, 8:00 FG solo

Tuesday, October 8th 2002 Athens (GA) @ "Flicker Theatre" 263 West Washington St., with Erik Hinds H'arpeggione, Colin Bragg guitar and Blake Helton drums

Wednesday, October 9th 2002 Oakland (CA)@ "21 Grand" 449B 23rd St., with Damon Smith bass and Jerome Bryerton drums

Thursday, October 10th 2002 San Francisco (CA) @ "509 Cultural Gallery" with Damon Smith bass and Jerome Bryerton drums

Friday, October 11th 2002 Berceley (CA)@ CNMAT with David Wessel interactive electronics

Saturday, October 12th 2002 San Francisco (CA) @ "TUVA" with Gino Robair drums

Sunday, October 20th 2002 Los Angeles (CA) with Motoko Honda piano @ Okiro Series

Monday, October 21st 2002 Los Ageles (CA) line space line series @ Salvation Theater 1519 Griffith Park Blvd (at Sunset Blvd) Los Angeles, CA 90026-1048. ♦ Solo and with Chris Heenan and Jason Mears

Tuesday 22rd 2002 San Diego (CA) with Josha Oetz bass




Gerry Hemingway Quintet (new formation)

Frank Gratkowski (D) reeds
Wolter Wierbos (NL) trombone
Amit Sen (S) cello
Kermit Driscoll (USA) el/ac. bass
Gerry Hemingway (USA) dr/samp

Wednesday, October 30th, 2002 Lisbon (Portugal)Centro Cultural de Belém


Solo

Frank Gratkowski (D) alto sax, clarinet, bass clarinet

Friday, November 1st, 2002 (8:00 PM) San Francisco, CA (USA) @ Meridian Gallery

Monday, November 11th 2002 Durham, North Carolina (USA) @ The Basement (1102 Broad St) - First set will be Gratkowski with the MEC

Tuesday, November 12th 2002 Atlanta, GA (USA)


Frank Gratkowski NY-Trio

Frank Gratkowski (D) alto sax, clarinet, bass clarinet, composition
John Lindberg (USA) bass
Gerry Hemingway (USA) drums

Wednesday, November 13th 2002 Orlando, FL (USA)

Thursday, November 14th 2002 St. Petersburg, FL (USA) @ Dali Museum

Sunday, November 17th 2002 New York, NY (USA) @ CBGB'S LOUNGE, 313 BOWERY, NYC (212-677-0455)



USA / Canada Tour 2002 part two

Solo (if not mentioned otherwise)

Frank Gratkowski alto sax, clarinet and bass clarinet

Saturday, November 16th 2002 Woodstock, NY (Canada) with the Karl Berger Workshop Ensemble

Tuesday, November 19th 2002 Montreal, QC (Canada) @ Casa Del Popolo with Sam Shalabi gitar, Alexandre St-Onge bass and Alex MacSween drums

Wednesday, November 20th 2002 Montreal, QC (Canada)@ Rad'a Gallery

Saturday, November 23rd 2002 Vancouver, BC (Canada) @ "1067" with Torsten Mueller bass and Dylan Vander Schyff drums

Monday, November 25th 2002 Seattle (USA) @ Polestar Gallery with Michael Bisio bass and Greg Campbell drums

Wednesday, November 27th 2002 Portland, OR (USA) with Brock Thorson bass and Tim DuRouche drums


past appearances in 2003


Eric Boeren(NL) trumpet
Frank Gratkowski (D) altosax und clarinets
Achim Kaufmann (D) piano
Ron Samworth(Can) gitar
Wilbert DeJoode (NL) bass
Han Bennink (NL) drums

Tuesday, January 14h 2003 Amsterdam (NL) "Zaal 100"


Solo

Frank Gratkowski (D) alto sax, clarinets

Thursday, February 13th 2003 Saarbrücken (D)

Friday, February 14th 2003 (20:30)  Darmstadt (D) • "Hoffart-Theater Darmstadt" • Lauteschläger str 28a


With Magda Mayas (D) piano

Monday, February 24th 2003 (21:00) Berlin (D) • "Vollrads Tonsaal" • Schönhauser Allee 177 (Prenzlauer Berg)


Gratkowski/Graewe Duo

Frank Gratkowski (D) alto sax, clarinets
Georg Graewe (D) piano

Tuesday, February 25th 2003 Berlin (D) "B-Flat"


Sax Duo

Frank Gratkowski (D) alto sax
Matthias Schubert (D) tenor sax

Sunday, March 2nd 2003 Hofheim (D)  "Jazzkeller" • Hattersheimer Straße 6b (Im alten Güterbahnhof) • 65719 Hofheim


ALL EARS

Herb Robertson (USA) trumpet
Frans Vermeerssen (NL) tenor sax, comp.
Frank Gratkowski (D) alto sax
Michiel Braam (NL) piano, comp.
Wilbert DeJoode (NL) bass
Michael Vatcher (USA) drums

Friday, March 7th, 2003 (20:15) Heemstede (NL)" 't Oude Slot"

Saturday, March 8th, 2003 (22:00) Edam (NL)"Mahogany Hall"

Sunday, March 9th, 2003 (15:00) Leeuwarden (NL)"De Harmonie"

Thursday, March 13th, 2003 (21:00) Amsterdam (NL)"Bimhuis"

Friday, March 14th, 2003 (21:30) Tilburg (NL)"Paradox"

Saturday, March 15th, 2003 (20:30) Rotterdam (NL)"De Doelen", Eduard Flipsezaal

Sunday, March 16th, 2003 (20:30) Groningen (NL)"Grand Theater"

Monday, March 17th, 2003 (21:30) Eindhoven (NL) • "Cafe Wilhelmina"

January 18th 2002 (20:30)  Köln (D)"Loft" Wissmannstr. 30 , Köln (Ehrenfeld)

Wednesday, March 19th, 2003 (21:00) Nijmegen (NL)"Lux"

Friday, March 21th, 2003 (21:00) Middelburg (NL) • "Kloveniersdoelen"

Saturday, March 22nd, 2003 (21:30) Leiden (NL)"De Burcht"

Monday, March 24nd, 2003 Arnhem (NL) • "Conservatorium"

Tuesday, March 25th, 2003 (21:00) Antwerpen (B)"De Singel"

Wednesday, March 26th, 2003 (20:30) Brugge (B)"De Werf"


Kaufmann/ Gratkowski/ DeJoode

Frank Gratkowski (D) altosax und clarinets
Achim Kaufmann (D) piano
Wilbert DeJoode (NL) bass

April 2nd 2003 (20:30)  Köln (D) "Loft" Wissmannstr. 30 , Köln (Ehrenfeld)

April 3rd 2003 (20:00) Donaueschingen (D) Fuerstenberg-Gymansium • "die neue reihe"

April 4th 2003 (20:00) Rottenburg (D) "Zehntscheuer", Franz-Anton-Hofmeister-Saal, "ars nova"-Reihe des SWR

April 6th 2003 (20:00) Bern (CH) "Dampfzentrale" »plus Hans Burgener (CH), violin«

April 7th 2003 (22:30) Bologna (I) • “XM24” • via Fioravanti 24.


Kaufmann/ Gratkowski/ DeJoode + Paul Lovens

Frank Gratkowski (D) altosax und clarinets
Achim Kaufmann (D) piano
Wilbert DeJoode (NL) bass
Paul Lovens (D) drums

April 10th 2003 Graz (A) "Stockwerk" • Jakominiplatz 18-1

April 11th 2003 (20:00)  Wien (A)  "Porgy und Bess" • Riemergasse 11

April 12th 2003 (20:00)  Nickelsdorf (A)  "Jazzgalerie"


Frank Gratkowski Quartet

Frank Gratkowski (D) as, cl, bcl, cbcl, fl, comp.
Wolter Wierbos (NL) trombone
Dieter Manderscheid (D) bass
Gerry Hemingway (USA) drums

Wednesday, May 7th 2003   Hamburg (D) • Birdland (w/ NDR Radio Rec.)

Thursday, May 8th 2003   Groningen (NL) • Grand Theatre (Le Trois Jours Festival)

Friday, May 9th 2003   Amsterdam (NL) • Bim Huis (Le Trois Jours Festival)

Saturday, May 10th 2003   Utrecht (NL) • SJU Jazzpodium (Le Trois Jours Festival)

Sunday, May 11th 2003 (afternoon)   Rotterdam (NL) • Calypso (Le Trois Jours Festival)

Monday, May 12th 2003   Karlsruhe (D)Jubez (w/ SWR Radio Rec.)

Tuesday, May 13th 2003   Loppen (B) • "Gasthof Heidelberg" • Torhoutse steenweg 26 • B-8210 Loppen (+32-50-82 22 53)

Wednesday, May 14th 2003   Freiburg (D)Jazzhaus

Thursday, May 15th 2003   Delft (NL) • Floratheater, Verwersdijk 1, Delft.

Friday, May 16th 2003   Braunschweig (D)Städtisches Museum

Saturday, May 17th 2003 (20:30)  Köln (D)"Loft" • Wissmannstr. 30 • Köln (Ehrenfeld)

Sunday, May 18th 2003   Münster (D)Cuba

Wednesday, May 21th 2003 (21:00)   Gießen (D) • “Ulenspiegel” • Seltersweg


Solo

Frank Gratkowski (D) alto sax, clarinets

Friday, May 23rd 2003 (19:00) Neuwied/Engers (D) • "Schloss Engers" im Saal der Diana (Spiegelsaal) 1.Stock Mitte (02622-92640)


"Loft Exil V" at the New Jazz Festival Moers (Germany)

Frank Gratkowski (D) as, cl, bcl, cbcl
Tobias Delius (NL) tenor sax, clarinet
Herb Robertson (USA) trumpet, cornet
Wolter Wierbos (NL) trombone
Dieter Manderscheid (D) bass
Wilbert DeJoode (NL) bass
Gerry Hemingway (USA) drums
Michael Vatcher (USA) drums

Saturday, June 7th 2003 (11:00-13:00)
Sunday, June 8th 2003 (11:00-13:00)
Monday, June 9th 2003 (11:00-13:00)


Kaufmann/ Gratkowski/ Manderscheid

Frank Gratkowski (D) altosax und clarinets
Achim Kaufmann (D) piano
Dieter Manderscheid (D) bass

Sunday, August 30th 2003 (14:30)  Den Ham (NL) • church - part of the "ZomerJazzFietsTour" Wissmannstr. 30 , Köln (Ehrenfeld)


With Zeitkratzer

Sunday, September 14th 2003 (19:00)  Bern (CH)"Bienale" @ Schlachthaustheater


Peter Kowald Memorial Concert with

Paul Hubweber (D) trombone
Frank Gratkowski (D) sax and clarinets
Dieter Manderscheid (D) bass
Martin Blume (D) drums

Sunday, September 21st 2003 (20:00)  Köln (D) @ "Wundertuete" • Pfaelzerstr. 20 • 50677 Köln


With Zeitkratzer

Saturday, October 11th 2003 (18:00)  Goteborg (Sweden)"GAS-Festival"


With the Wind Trio of Alphaville

Philip Gelb (USA) shakuhachi
Phillip Greenlief (USA) clarinet, saxophones
Jon Raskin (USA) saxophones
Guest: Frank Gratkowski (D) altosax und clarinets

Friday, October 17th (20:00)   Oakland, CA (USA)"21 Grand" • 21 Grand • 449 23rd Street • Oakland


With Chris Brown (USA) piano, electronics

Monday, October 20th (20:00)   Berkeley, CA (USA)CNMAT • 1750 Arch Street • Berkeley


With John Schott, Roberto Morales, and David Wessel (USA) electronics

Tuesday, October 21st (20:00)   Berkeley, CA (USA)CNMAT • 1750 Arch Street • Berkeley


Gratkowksi/ Smith/ Bryerton

Frank Gratkowski (D) altosax und clarinets
Damon Smith (USA) bass
Jerome Bryerton (USA) drums

Thursday, October 23rd 2003   San Francisco, CA (USA)Luggage Store Gallery @ 509 Cultural Gallery • 509 Ellis St. (between Hyde & Leavenworth)

Saturday, October 25th 2003 (20:00)  Seattle, WA (USA)Earshot Festival @ Polestar Music Gallery • 509 Ellis St. (between Hyde & Leavenworth)

Monday, October 27th 2003 (20:00)  Portland, OR (USA) • Tugboat Brewing Co. • 711 SW Ankeny


With Ron Samworth (CAN) git and Torsten Mueller (D) bass

Saturday, November 23rd 2002 (22:00) Vancouver, BC (Canada) @ "1067" • 1067 Granville


Gratkowski/ Graewe Duo

Frank Gratkowski (D) alto sax, clarinets
Georg Graewe (D) piano

Thursday, November 6th 2003 Berlin (D) "Total Music Meeting" @ Podewil • Berlin Mitte


With Zeitkratzer

November 21st, 23rd, 24th, 26th 2003   Graz (A) • Dry Clean Show @ Steirischer Herbst

Saturday, November 22nd 2003 (19:00)  Reggio Emilia (I)Fondazione I Teatri


With the James Choice Orchestra

Saturday, November 29th 2003 (20:30) Köln (D) @ "Loft" • Wissmannstr. 30


Gratkowski/ Graewe/ Lonberg-Holm

Frank Gratkowski (D) alto sax, clarinets
Georg Graewe (D) piano
Fred Lonberg-Holm (USA) cello

Tuesday, December 2nd 2003 (20:30) Köln (D) @ "Loft" • Wissmannstr. 30 • Köln (Ehrenfeld)


Solo

Frank Gratkowski (D) alto sax, clarinets (second set w/ Martin Speicher sax and Georg Wolf bass)

Sunday, December 14 2003 (20:00) Kassel (D) @ Werkstatt Eugen Wolf • Sandershäuser Str. 34 (SALZMANN) • 34123 Kassel


Solo

Frank Gratkowski (D) alto sax, clarinets

Sunday, December 26th 2003 (20:00) Sankt Johann in Tirol (A) @ Alte Gerberei • Lederergasse 5 • A-6380 St. Johann in Tirol.


past appearances in 2004


With Bik Bent Braam

Thursday, January 1st 2004 (15:00)  Zaandam (NL) @ de Burcht

Saturday, January 3rd 2004  Rotterdam (NL) @ de Doelen • Eduard Flipsezaal

Monday, January 5th 2004 (22:00)   Eindhoven (NL) @ café Wilhelmina


Gratkowski/ Kaufmann/ DeJoode/ Vacher

Frank Gratkowski (D) altosax und clarinets
Achim Kaufmann (D) piano
Wilbert DeJoode (NL) bass
Michael Vatcher (USA) drums

Tuesday, January 6th 2004 Amsterdam (NL) "Zaal 100"


With Bik Bent Braam

Saturday, January 10th 2004 (21:00)  Utrecht (NL) @ SJU Jazzpodium

Saturday, January 16th 2004 (21:00)  Amsterdam (NL) @ Bimhuis

Sunday, January 17th 2004 (21:00)  Hoorn (NL) @ Jazz Affairs


with Hübsch's Primordial Soup

Frank Gratkowski (D) clarinets
Axel Dörner (D) trumpet
Michael Griener (D) drums
Carl Ludwig Hübsch (D) tuba, composition

Wednesday, January 21st 2004   Esch-sur-Alzette (LUX) @ Café du Théâtre • Theâtre Municipal • L-4001 Esch-sur-Alzette • Luxemburg


With Bik Bent Braam

Wednesday, January 28th 2004 (20:30) Köln (D) @ "Loft" • Wissmannstr. 30 • Köln (Ehrenfeld)

Friday, January 30th, 2004 (20:30) Brugge (B) @ "De Werf"


Gratkowski/Lehn/Poore

Frank Gratkowski (D) alto sax, clarinets
Thomas Lehn (D) analog electronics
Melvyn Poore (UK) tuba

Friday, February 13th 2004 (20:30) Köln (D) @ "Loft" • Wissmannstr. 30 • Köln (Ehrenfeld)


With the James Choice Orchestra

Saturday, February 28th 2004 (20:30) Köln (D) @ "Loft" • Wissmannstr. 30


With Bik Bent Braam

Friday, March 5th 2004 (21:30)  Tilburg (NL) @ Paradox

Saturday, March 13th 2004 (21:00)  Soest near Utrecht (NL) @ Artishock

Sunday, March 14th 2004 (16:00)  Nijmegen (NL) @ LUX


With Zeitkratzer

March 23rd 2004   Genf (CH) @ The Archipel Festival


Sax Duo Gratkowski/Schubert

Frank Gratkowski (D) alto sax
Matthias Schubert (D) tenor sax

Sunday, March 28th 2004 (17:00) Sankt Augustin Hangelar (D) @ "Kunsthalle Hangelar" • Bachstr. 45b • 53757 Sankt Augustin Hangelar • ph:02241-92 78 22


With Bik Bent Braam

Sunday, April 4th 2004 (16:00)  Apeldoorn (NL) @ Gigant

Sunday, April 18th 2004 (16:00)  Arnhem (NL) @ Musis Sacrum


Frank Gratkowski Quartet

Frank Gratkowski (D) as, cl, bcl, cbcl, comp.
Matthias Schubert (D) tenor sax, oboe
Dieter Manderscheid (D) bass
Gerry Hemingway (USA) drums

Saturday, April 24th 2004 (20:30)    Köln (D)MusikTriennale Köln "Loft" • Wissmannstr. 30 • Köln (Ehrenfeld)


Simon Nabatov "a few incidents"

Simon Nabatov (D) p, comp.
Phil Minton (GB) vocal
Frank Gratkowski (D) as, cl, fl
Nils Wogram (D) trombone
Ernst Reijseger (NL) cello
Cor Fuhler (NL) keyolin, org., electronics
Matt Penman (NZ) bass
Michael Sarin (USA) drums

Thurthday, April 29th 2004 (20:30)    Köln (D)MusikTriennale Köln "Loft" • Wissmannstr. 30 • Köln (Ehrenfeld)

Friday, April 30th 2004 (20:30)    Köln (D)MusikTriennale Köln "Loft" • Wissmannstr. 30 • Köln (Ehrenfeld)


Frank Gratkowski Quartet

Frank Gratkowski (D) as, cl, bcl, cbcl, comp.
Wolter Wierbos (NL) trombone
Dieter Manderscheid (D) bass
Gerry Hemingway (USA) drums

Sunday, May 2nd 2004 (20:30)   Ulrichsberg (A) @ Ulrichsberger Kaleidophon Festival • Jazzatelier Ulrichsberg • A-4161 Ulrichsberg • Austria

Friday, May 7th 2004 (20:30)   Wuppertal (D) @ Neue reformierte Kirche • Sophienstraße • Wuppertal Elberfeld • ph:(0202) 799-4828

Saturday, May 8th 2004 (20:00)   Basel (CH) @ Taktlos FestivalGare du Nord, Bahnhof für Neue Musik (Bad. Bhf. Basel) • Schwarzwaldallee 200 • CH-4058 Basel • Switzerland • ph: +41-61-692 3219

Sunday, May 9th 2004 (20:00)   Zürich (CH) @ Taktlos FestivalRote Fabrik • Seestr. 395 • CH-8038 Zürich • Switzerland • ph: +41-1-482 9210

Wednesday, May 12th 2004   Heidelberg (D) @ DAI Heidelberg Sofienstr. 12

Friday, May 14th 2004 (20:30)   Bergneustadt (D) @ Schauspielhaus • Kölner Strasse 273 • 51702 Bergneustadt • ph: +49-2261-470 389

Saturday, May 15th 2004 (20:00)   Hannover (D) @ Atelier Grammophon • Edwin-Oppler-Weg. 5 • Hannover-Nordstadt

Sunday, May 16th 2004   Leer (D) @ Kulturspeicher • Wilhelminengang

Monday, May 17th 2004 (20:30)   Köln (D) @ "Loft" • Wissmannstr. 30 • Köln (Ehrenfeld)

Wednesday, May 19nd 2004   Tilburg (NL) @ "Paradox"

Thursday, May 20nd 2004 (18:30)   Brugge (B) @ Jazz Brugge FestivalConcertgebow Brugge


PAR_CHO|R

Christoph Lischka kugelroboter
Frank Gratkowski alto sax
Tuesday, May 11th 2004 (19:00)    Bremen (D) • HfK • Dechanatsstr. 13-15 • Gewölbekeller

Thursday, May 13th 2004 (20:00)    Bremen (D) • HfK • Auditorium


Michael Moores Horn Guys

Michael Moore alto sax, clarinet, bass clarinet
Frank Gratkowski alto sax, bass clarinet
Ab Baars tenorsax, clarinet
Tobias Delius tenorsax, clarinet
Wolter Wierbos trombone
Gregg More tuba

Friday, May 28th 2004 (21:00)    Amsterdam (NL)Doek Festival"Bim Huis"


With Mars Williams Soul Sonic Circus

Mars Williams - ringmaster, sax; Frank Gratkowski, sax; Hugh Ragin - tp; DJ Logic - turntables; Jim Baker - p; Wayne Kramer - g; Greg Suran - g; Tommy Klein - g; Frederic Lonberg-Holm - cello; Kent Kessler - b; Rob Wassermann - b; Hamid Drake - dr; David Suycott - dr; Michael Zerang - dr; Lola the Circus Dog - ringmaster 2, artist; Jeff Jenkins - acrobat; Julie Greenberg - acrobat; Andrew Adams - acrobat; Erika Gilfether - acrobat; Shayna Swanson - acrobat; George Fuller - acrobat; Almas Miermanov - acrobat; Douglas Grew - acrobat

Saturday, May 29th till Monday May 31st 2004 (11:00-13:00)   Moers (D)Moers Festival (Schulzentrum Filder Benden)


With Zeitkratzer

Friday, June 4th 2004   Berlin (D) @ "Podewil"

Sunday, June 6th 2004  Vienna (A) • Wiener Festwochen @ Ronacher

Monday, June 7th 2004  Graz (A) @ "Orpheum"


With the James Choice Orchestra

Sunday, June 13th 2004 (20:30) Köln (D) @ "Loft" • Wissmannstr. 30


100 YEARS BLOOMSDAY!
excerpts from James Joyce's Ulysses

Hayden Chisholm - narrator
Gareth Lubbe - voice, keys
Frank Gratkowski - clarinets
Nils Wogram - trombone
John Schroeder piano, git.
Matt Penman - bass

April June 26th (20:30)  Köln (D) "Loft" Wissmannstr. 30 , Köln (Ehrenfeld)


With Bik Bent Braam

Saturday, August 28th 2004  Groningen (NL) @ Zomer Jazz Fietstour


Gratkowski/ Schreiber/ Glawischnig/ Oberleitner

Frank Gratkowski (D) altosax and clarinets
Andreas Schreiber (A) violin
Dieter Glawischnig (A) piano
Ewald Oberleitner (A) bass

Friday, September 10th 2004 (20:00)  Rudersdorf (A) @ modern jazz 2004 - rudersdorf

Solo:

Saturday, September 11th (18:30)   Rudersdorf (A) @ modern jazz 2004 - rudersdorf

Session with the festival musicians:

Sunday, September 12th (12:00)   Rudersdorf (A) @ modern jazz 2004 - rudersdorf


w/ Xavier Charles cl and Paul Hubweber tb

September 20th 2004 (20:00)  Köln (D) @ Institut Francais • Sachsenring 77


Lisa D / Zeitkratzer : Global Concern

September 25th 2004 (20:30)   Trento (I) • TRANSART FESTIVAL @ Autorimessa Trentino Trasporti • Via Marconi • Trento / Trient

September 26th 2004 (20:30)  Bruneck (I) • TRANSART FESTIVAL @ Firma Innerhofer, San Lorenzo • 14 via Brunico • Brunico / Bruneck


"15 years Loft Cologne"

Kaufmann/ Gratkowski/ DeJoode

Frank Gratkowski (D) altosax and clarinets
Achim Kaufmann (D) piano
Wilbert DeJoode (NL) bass

Tuesday, September 28th 2004 (20:30)  Köln (D) @ "Loft" • Wissmannstr. 30 • Köln (Ehrenfeld)


"15 years Loft Cologne" Celebration

Peter Brötzmann (D) sax and clarinets
Frank Gratkowski (D) sax and clarinets
Hayden Chisholm (NZL) sax and clarinets
Dieter Manderscheid (D) bass
Michael Vatcher (USA) drums

Wednesday, September 29th 2004 (20:30) Köln (D) @ "Loft" • Wissmannstr. 30 • Köln (Ehrenfeld)


"15 years Loft Cologne"

With the James Choice Orchestra

Thurthday, September 30th 2004 (20:30) Köln (D) @ "Loft" • Wissmannstr. 30


With David Wessel, Chris Brown and Joelle Leandre

Frank Gratkowski (D) sax and clarinets
David Wessel (USA) electronics
Chris Brown (USA) piano, electr.
Joelle Leandre (F) bass

Wednesday, October 6th 2004 (20:00)   Berkeley, CA (USA) @ CNMAT • 1750 Arch Street • Berkeley


Gratkowski/ Greenlief/ Raskin

Frank Gratkowski (D) sax and clarinet
Phillip Greenlief (USA) sax and clarinet
Jon Raskin (USA) sax

Thursday, October 7th (20:00)   Oakland, CA (USA) @ "21 Grand" • 21 Grand • 449 23rd Street • Oakland


Gratkowski/ Looney/ Smith/ Nordeson

Frank Gratkowski (D) alto sax and clarinet
Scott R. Looney (USA) piano
Damon Smith (USA) bass
Kjell Nordeson (Sweden) percussion

Saturday, October 9th (20:00)  Oakland, CA (USA) @ chester w. oakland • 1510 8th st

Sunday, October 10th 2004 (20:00)  Santa Cruz, CA (USA) @ Kuumbwa Jazz Center • 320-2 Cedar Street Santa Cruz, CA


Gratkowski/ Greenlief/ Raskin

Frank Gratkowski (D) sax and clarinet
Phillip Greenlief (USA) sax and clarinet
Jon Raskin (USA) sax

Monday, October 11th   Los Angeles, CA (USA) @ "Line Space Line"


with Torsten Müller (bass), Tim DuRoche (dr)

Wednesday, October 13th 2004   Portland, OR (USA) @ Disjecta • 116 NE Russell, Portland OR


Solo (sometimes also with local musicians)

Frank Gratkowski (D) alto sax, clarinet

Thursday, October 14th 2004 (20:00)  Seattle, WA (USA) @ Polestar Music Gallery • 509 Ellis St. (between Hyde & Leavenworth)

Saturday, October 16th 2004   Chapel Hill, NC (USA) • TBA

Sunday, October 17th   Geensboro, NC (USA) w/ Dave Fox (piano), Dave Menestres (bass), Ian Davis (perc.) @ TBA

Tuesday, October 19th   Atlanta, GA (USA) @ Eyedrum

Wednesday, October 20th (8:00pm)   Orlando, FL (USA) @ The Peacock Room • 1321 N. Mills Avenue • Orlando,FL 32803 • ph (407)228-0048


Solo plus duos and trio with Brian Allen (trombone) and Jason Jackson (reeds)

Friday, October 22nd (8:00pm)   Houston, TX (USA) @ Joan Wich Gallery • 914 Preston 2nd Floor (between Travis and Main - on the Preston Rail Stop) • co-sponsored by KTRU Houston for information, call 713-928-5653


Frank Gratkowski Quartet

Frank Gratkowski (D) as, cl, comp.
Wolter Wierbos (NL) trombone
John Lindberg (USA) bass
Gerry Hemingway (USA) drums

Sunday, October 24th 2004   New York, NY (USA) @ Tonic 107, 107 Norfolk Street • New York • NY 10002 (8:00pm)


Gratkowski/Lindberg Duo

Frank Gratkowski (D) alto sax, clarinet, composition
John Lindberg (USA) bass
Monday, October 25th (7:00pm)   New York, NY (USA) @ Downtown Music Gallery


Solo

Frank Gratkowski (D) alto sax, clarinet

Wednesday, October 27th   Saint Louis, MO (USA)New Music Circle concert @ Christman Studios, 6014 Kingsbury


With Bik Bent Braam

Sunday, October 31st 2004  Apeldoorn (NL) @ Gigant


Gratkowski/Braam Duo

Frank Gratkowski (D) alto sax, clarinet
Michiel Braam (NL) piano

Sunday, November 14th 2004   Toronto (Canada) "Goethe Institut" 163 King St. West, Toronto, Ontario M5H 4C6

Monday, November 15th 2004 (19:30)   Otawa (Canada) @ the 4th stage of the National Arts Centre • Ottawa


With Bernard Falaise (git)/ Alexandre St-Onge (b) / Alex McSween (dr)

Tuesday, November 16th 2004 (21:00)   Montréal (Canada) @ Le Va-et-Vient • 3706 Notre-Dame Ouest • St-Henri • Montréal


Solo (alto sax and clarinet) and Duo with Lori Freedman (clarinets)

Wednesday, November 17th 2004 (20:00 - 21:00)   Montréal (Canada) @ Galerie B-312 •372, rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest-espace 403 • Montréal, Québec  • ph: 514.874.9423


With the Italian Instabile Orchestra

November 19th 2004 Mainz (D) "Akut Festival"


25 Years Leo Records

Gratkowski/Fenxia Duo

Frank Gratkowski (D) clarinets, altosaxophon
Xu Fengxia (China) Guzheng

Saturday, November 21st 2004 (20:30) Köln (D) @ "Loft" • Wissmannstr. 30 • Köln (Ehrenfeld)


25 Years Leo Records

Nabatov/Gratkowski/Lovens

Simon Nabatov piano
Frank Gratkowski clarinets, altosaxophon
Paul Lovens drums

also duets with Lauren Newton (voc)

Saturday, November 21st 2004 (20:30) Köln (D) @ "Loft" • Wissmannstr. 30 • Köln (Ehrenfeld)


With Bik Bent Braam

Thursday, November 25th 2004  Arnhem (NL) TBA


Gratkowski/Schubert Duo

Frank Gratkowski (D) alto sax, comp.
Matthias Schubert (D) tenor sax, comp.

Friday, December 10th 2004 (21:00)   Berlin (D) Aufsturz • Oranienburger Str. 67 (Tram 52; 53/ S-Bhf. Oranienburger Str.)

Saturday, December 11th 2004    Desden (D) @ Neue Tonne • Königstraße 15 • 01097 Dresden

Sunday, December 12th 2004 (20:00)    Kassel (D) @ LOFT MUSIC • Werkstatt Eugen Wolf • Sandershäuser Str. 34 (Eingang gegenüber der Tankstelle; Hinweisschilder beachten!) • 34117 Kassel


Duo with Mary Oliver

Mary Oliver (USA) violin
Frank Gratkowski (D) clarinets

Tuesday, December 14th 2004  Köln (D) • "Forget about the Tulips" Series @ Stadtgarten Köln


past appearances in 2005


With the James Orchestra

Sunday, January 2nd 2005 (20:30) Köln (D) @ "Loft" • Wissmannstr. 30


With the Cor Fuhler Trio

Cor Fuhler (NL) piano, keyolin, electr.
Wilbert DeJoode (NL) bass
Han Bennink (NL) drums
Frank Gratkowski (D) as, cl, bcl, cbcl, fl

Wednesday, January 5th 2005 (20:00) Köln (D)Doek Festival 4.5 @ "Loft" • Wissmannstr. 30 • Köln (Ehrenfeld)

Thursday, January 6th 2005 Amsterdam (NL)Doek Festival 4.5 @ Overtoom 301 Squat


IEM & Frank Gratkowski

Frank Gratkowski (D) alto sax, clarinet, comp.
Marco Colonna (I) tenor sax, bass clarinet
Luca Corrado (I) bass
Stefano Cupellini (I) drums

Saturday, January 8th 2005 (22:00)   Roma (I) @ C.P.A.Rialto Sant'Ambrogio • (also workshop at 17:30h)


Nabatov/Gratkowski/Lehn

Simon Nabatov piano
Frank Gratkowski clarinets, altosaxophon
Thomas Lehn analog synth.

Saturday, January 22nd 2005 (20:30) Köln (D) @ "Loft" • Wissmannstr. 30 • Köln (Ehrenfeld)


Gratkowski / Glawischnig Duo

Frank Gratkowski clarinets, altosaxophon
Dieter Glawischnig piano

Wednesday, February 2nd 2005 (21:00) Hamburg (D) @ "Birdland" • Gärtnerstraße 122 • 20253 Hamburg


With ALL EARS

Herb Robertson (USA) trumpet
Frans Vermeerssen (NL) tenor sax, comp.
Frank Gratkowski (D) alto sax, clarinet, bass clarinet
Michiel Braam (NL) piano, comp.
Wilbert DeJoode (NL) bass
Michael Vatcher (USA) drums

Friday, February 25th, 2005 (21:00) Krommenie (NL) • De Groote Weiver • Weiver 37

Thursday, March 3rd, 2005 (21:30) Grottazzolina (I)TAM Factory

Friday, March 4th, 2005 near Bologna (I) • "Cassero Jazzfest"

Tuesday, March 8th, 2005 Antwerpen (B)"Luchtbal"

Wednesday, March 9th, 2005 (21:00) Amsterdam (NL)"Bimhuis"

Thursday, March 10th, 2005 (20:00) Rotterdam (NL) • "Evenaar"

Friday, March 11th, 2005 (21:30) Tilburg (NL)"Paradox"

Saturday, March 12th, 2005 München (D)"Unterfahrt"

Sunday, March 13th, 2005 Zürich (CH)"Rote Fabrik" • Seestr. 395 • CH-8038 Zürich • Switzerland • ph: +41-1-482 9210

Monday, March 14th, 2005 Graz ( A )"Wist" Moserhofgasse 34, 8010 Graz


With Bik Bent Braam

Saturday, March 19th 2005   Amsterdam (NL) • Dutch Jazzmeeting @ Bim Huis


With ALL EARS

Herb Robertson (USA) trumpet
Frans Vermeerssen (NL) tenor sax, comp.
Frank Gratkowski (D) alto sax, clarinet, bass clarinet
Michiel Braam (NL) piano, comp.
Wilbert DeJoode (NL) bass
Michael Vatcher (USA) drums

Thursday, March 24th, 2005 Santa Cruz, CA (USA) @ Kuubwa Jazz Center

Friday, March 25th, 2005 Portland, OR (USA)

Saturday, March 26th, 2005 Seattle, WA (USA) @ "Asian Art Museum"

Monday, March 28th, 2005 Houston, TX (USA)

Wednesday, March 30th, 2005 Chicago, IL (USA) @ "Hothouse"

Thursday, March 31st, 2005 Bloomington, IN (USA) @ "Jazz Fables"

Friday, April 1st, 2005 Ann Arbor, MI (USA) @ "Kerrytown Concert House"

Saturday, April 2nd, 2005 Boston, MA (USA) @ "Institute for Contemporary Art"

Sunday, April 3nd, 2005 New York, NY (USA) @ "The Stone"


With the James Choice Orchestra

Wednesday, April 13th 2005 (20:00) Köln (D) @ Alte Feuerwache • Melchiorstrasse


With Bik Bent Braam

Saturday, April 16th 2005 (21:00)  Nijmegen (NL) @ LUX

Sunday, April 17th 2005 (16:00)  Velp (NL) @ Kunsthuis 13


with Hübsch's Primordial Soup

Frank Gratkowski (D) clarinets
Axel Dörner (D) trumpet
Michael Griener (D) drums
Carl Ludwig Hübsch (D) tuba, composition

Tuesday, April 19th 2005   Freiburg (D) @ E-Werk

Wednesday, April 20th 2005 (20:00)   Lahr (D) @ Neuwerk 13 Studios • Lahr

Thursday, April 21st 2005 (20:30)   Krefeld (D) @ Jazzclub

Friday, April 22nd 2005 (20:30)    Köln (D) @ "Loft" • Wissmannstr. 30


With Bik Bent Braam

Sunday, April 24th 2005 (16:00)  Arnhem (NL) @ Musis Sacrum


Gratkowski / Dahlgreen Duo

Frank Gratkowski (D) alto sax and clarinets
Chris Dahlgreen (USA) bass

Monday, April 25th 2005   Heist op-den-berg (B) @ Hnida


With Bik Bent Braam

Thursday, April 28th 2005   Le Mans (F) @ Europa Jazz Festival


With Zeitkratzer Lisa D. , models

Saturday, April 30th 2005 (20:00)   Berlin (D) "Global Concern" fashion show @ HAUS DER KULTUREN DER WELT • Berlin


With ALL EARS

Herb Robertson (USA) trumpet
Frans Vermeerssen (NL) tenor sax, comp.
Frank Gratkowski (D) alto sax, clarinet, bass clarinet
Michiel Braam (NL) piano, comp.
Wilbert DeJoode (NL) bass
Michael Vatcher (USA) drums

Saturday, May 21st 2005 Cerkno (SLO) @ Jazz Festival


Kaufmann/ Gratkowski/ DeJoode

Frank Gratkowski (D) altosax und clarinets
Achim Kaufmann (D) piano
Wilbert DeJoode (NL) bass

Monday, May 23rd 2005 (20:15)  Enschede (NL) @ Amphitheater • Universiteit Twente


Gratkowski DoubleDoubleBassQuartet

Frank Gratkowski (D) altosax, clarinets, comp.
Stephan Meinberg (D) trumpet
Dieter Manderscheid (D) bass
Wilbert DeJoode (NL) bass

Tuesday, May 24th (20:30)   Köln (D) @ "Loft" • Wissmannstr. 30 • Köln (Ehrenfeld)


With Bik Bent Braam

Saturday, May 28th 2005   Bath (England) @ Bath Jazz Ferstival


With Zeitkratzer

Thursday, June 9th 2005 (20:00)  Vienna (A) • "Wiener Festwochen" • Konzerthaus Wien, Neuer Saal


As soloist (bass clarinet) in the Thomas Witzmann composition "ausgepackt" (first performance)

Saturday, June 11th 2005 (21:00)  Mönchengladbach (D) @ "Ensemblia Festival" • Städt. Museum Abteiberg • Abteistr. 27 • Mönchengladbach


with Antonis Anissegos (p) and Tony Buck (dr)

Tuesday, June 14th 2005 Berlin (D) "B-Flat"


"SWR Jazzprize Concert"

first set: Duo with Mischa Mengelberg (NL) piano

second set: Gratkowski DoubleDoubleBassQuartet

Frank Gratkowski (D) altosax, clarinets, comp.
Stephan Meinberg (D) trumpet
Dieter Manderscheid (D) bass
Wilbert DeJoode (NL) bass

Thursday, June 16th (19:30)   Mainz (D) @ SWR Sendehaus • Mainz


With Mischa Mengelberg piano

Friday, June 17th 2005 (20:30) Köln (D) @ "Loft" • Wissmannstr. 30


With Bik Bent Braam

Saturday, June 25th 2005 (14:00)  Vinnipeg (Canada) • outdoor concert at The Forks, Winnipeg Ð a national historic site Sunday, June 26th 2005 (15:30)  Vancouver (Canada)  "Vancouver International Jazz Festival" @ Gastown Steam Clock Stage • Water street & Cambie

Monday, June 27th 2005 (20:00)  Victoria Island (Canada)

Tuesday, June 28th 2005 (21:20)  Vancouver (Canada)  "Vancouver International Jazz Festival" @ East Cultural Centre • 1895 Venables


With the Gerry Hemingway Quintet

Frank Gratkowski (D) alto sax, clarinet and bass clarinet
Wolter Wierbos (NL) trombone
Peggy Lee (CAN) cello
Mark Helias (USA) bass
Gerry Hemingway (USA) drums, composition

Wednesday, June 29th 2005 (8pm)   Vancouver (Canada)  "Vancouver International Jazz Festival" @ Vancouver East Culture Centre, 1895 Venables


With Bik Bent Braam

Frisday, July 1st 2005  Ottawa (Canada)


Tramontana / Gratkowski / Graewe

Sebi Tramontana (I) trombone
Frank Gratkowski (D) alto sax, clarinets
Georg Graewe (D) piano

Saturday, July 9th 2005 Imola (I) tba


Gratkowski / Leandre / Blume

Frank Gratkowski (D) sax and clarinets
Joelle Leandre (F) bass
Martin Blume (D) dr

Friday, September 9th 2005 (20:30)  Bielefeld (D) @ Bunker Ulmenwall • Kreuzstrasse 0 • D-33602 Bielefeld

Saturday, September 10th 2005 (20:00)  Bochum (D) Museum Bochum Kunstsammlung

Sunday, September 11th 2005 (20:30)   Köln (D) @ "Loft" • Wissmannstr. 30


With Zeitkratzer

Friday, September 17th 2005  London (GB) • Serpentine Gallery


Chris Brown / Frank Gratkowski

Frank Gratkowski (D) sax and clarinets
Chris Brown (USA) piano, electr.

Monday, September 26th 2005 (20:30)   Köln (D) @ "Loft" • Wissmannstr. 30


par_cho|r : fugue

Frank Gratkowski (D) contrabass clarinet
Christoph Lischka (D) interactive robot and live electronic

Thursday, September 29th 2005 (21:00)   Köln (D) @ "Stadtgarten"


Tramontana / Gratkowski Duo

Sebi Tramontana (I) trombone
Frank Gratkowski (D) alto sax, clarinets

Saturday, October 1st 2005 (20:00) München (D) "Offene Ohren" @ Seidlvilla • 80802 München Schwabing • Nikolaiplatz 1


With Bik Bent Braam

Friday, October 7th 2005   Tokyo (Japan) @ "Super Deluxe"

Sunday, October 9th 2005   Yokohama (Japan)  @ Kanai Hall


With

KONDO Hideaki (git)
KAWASAKI Jun (contrabass)

Monday, October 10th 2005   Yokohama (Japan) @ Jazz Club "Aire-Gin"


With

IIZUKA Satoshi (sax)
KONDO Hideaki (git)
IRUMAGAWA Masami (cello)

Tuesday, October 11th 2005 (8:00pm)  Chiba (Japan) @ Jazz Spot "Candy"


With

KONDO Hideaki (git)
KAWASAKI Jun (contrabass)

Wednesday, October 12th 2005 (8:00pm)  Tokyo (Japan)  @ "Koendohri-Classics" • 19-5 Udagawacho • Shibuya-ku • Tokyo • ph: 03-3464-2701


With

Keiki Midorikawa (Cello)

Friday, October 14th 2005 (7:30pm)  Tokyo (Japan) @ "Knuttel House" • 4-1-8 Matsugaya • Taito-ku • Tokyo • ph: 03-3847-2113 (contact from 6:00pm)


pas de deux

Matthias Schubert (D) tenor sax, comp.
Frank Gratkowski (D) alto sax
Stephan Meinberg (D) trumpet
Carl Ludwig Hübsch (D) tuba
Wolfgang Hahn (D) sculpture / conducting

Saturday, October 22nd 2005 (21:00)  Köln (D)"Musiknacht" • Friedenskirche Mülheim • Wallstra§e 70 • 51063 Köln


Gratkowski Double Quartet with

Frank Gratkowski (D) as, cl, cbcl, comp.
Tobias Delius (NL) tenor sax, clarinet
Herb Robertson (USA) trumpet, cornet
Wolter Wierbos (NL) trombone
Dieter Manderscheid (D) bass
Wilbert DeJoode (NL) bass
Gerry Hemingway (USA) drums
Michael Vatcher (USA) drums (except Nov. 4 and 5)
Paul Lovens (D) drums (only Nov. 4 and 5)

Thursday, November 3rd, 2005 Antwerpen (B)"De Singel"

Friday, November 4th, 2005 Berlin (D)Jazzfest Berlin

Saturday, November 5th, 2005 Amsterdam (NL) @ Bim Huis

Sunday, November 6th, 2005 Maribor (Slowenia) • TBA

Monday, November 7th, 2005 Graz (A) @ Stockwerk • promoted by "open music"

Tuesday, November 8th, 2005 Wien (A)  @ "Porgy und Bess" • Riemergasse 11 • promoted by "Jeunesse Wien"

Wednesday, November 9th, 2005 Nickelsdorf (A)  @ "Jazzgalerie" • Untere Hauptstr.13 • A-2425 Nickelsdorf

Friday, November 11th, 2005 Wels (A)Unlimited Festival XIX


With Zeitkratzer

Wednesday, November 16th, 2005 (21:00)  Gent (B) "novembermusic" @ Kunstencentrum Vooruit • Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 23 • 9000 Gent • ph: 09 267 28 20

Thursday, November 17th, 2005 (20:30)  's-Hertogenbosch (NL) "novembermusic" @ DE TOONZAAL • Prins Bernhardstraat 4-6 • NL - 5211 HE 's-Hertogenbosch

Friday, November 18th, 2005 (20:30)  Utrecht (NL) @ Theater Kikker • Ganzenmarkt 14 • Utrecht

Saturday, November 19th, 2005 (20:30)  Essen (D) "festival open systems" @ Philharmonie | RWE Pavillon


Kaufmann/ Gratkowski/ DeJoode

Frank Gratkowski (D) altosax und clarinets
Achim Kaufmann (D) piano
Wilbert DeJoode (NL) bass

Sunday, November 20th, 2005  Aachen (D) @ "Klangbrücke", Kurhausstr.2


With the James Choice Orchestra

Sunday, December 11th 2005 (20:30) Köln (D) @ "Loft" • Wissmannstr. 30, Köln Ehrenfeld


Ulysses Night by Hayden Chisholm

Simon Nabatov piano
Frank Gratkowski clarinets, altosaxophon
Marcus Schmickler electronics
Hayden Chisholm voice

Saturday, December 10th 2005 (20:30) Köln (D) @ "Loft" • Wissmannstr. 30 • Köln (Ehrenfeld)


Gratkowksi/Phillip/Fischer

Frank Gratkowski clarinets, altosaxophon
Ulrich Phillip bass
Jörg Fischer drums

Tuesday, December 13th 2005 Wiesbaden (D) @ "Kunsthaus"


Nabatov/Gratkowski/Lehn

Simon Nabatov piano
Frank Gratkowski clarinets, altosaxophon
Thomas Lehn analog synth.

Sunday, December 18th 2005 (20:30) Köln (D) @ "Loft" • Wissmannstr. 30 • Köln (Ehrenfeld)


past appearances in 2006


Robertson - Gratkowski Duo

Herb Robertson (USA) trumpet, cornet
Frank Gratkowski (D) clarinets, altosaxophon

Friday, January 6th 2006 Poitiers (F) @ "Carré Blue"

Sunday, January 8th 2006 Nickelsdorf (A)  @ "Jazzgalerie" • Untere Hauptstr.13 • A-2425 Nickelsdorf

Wednesday, January 11th 2006 (20:30) Köln (D) @ "Loft" • Wissmannstr. 30 (2nd Set plus Simon Nabatov piano and Dieter Manderscheid bass)


With Zeitkratzer

Friday, January 13th 2006  Berlin (D) @ Volksbühne • Sternfoyer


With Bik Bent Braam

Friday, January 20th 2006 (20:30) Leeuwarden (NL)"De Harmonie"


Robertson - Gratkowski - Schubert Trio

Herb Robertson (USA) trumpet, cornet
Frank Gratkowski (D) clarinets, altosaxophon
Matthias Schubert (D) tenor sax

Saturday, January 21st 2006 Luxemburg (F) @ Incontournable


With Bik Bent Braam

Friday, January 20th 2006 (20:30) Leeuwarden (NL) @ "De Harmonie"

Friday, January 27th 2006 (21:00)  Amsterdam (NL) @ "Bim Huis"

Saturday, January 28th, 2006 (21:00) Edam (NL) @ "Mahogany Hall"

Sunday, January 29th, 2006 (16:00) Velb (NL) @ Kunsthuis 13

Saturday, February 4th, 2006 (21:00) Den Helder (NL) @ Galerie Windkracht 13 • Weststraat 107-109

Saturday, February 11th, 2006 (22:00) Utrecht (NL)Nederlandse muziekdagen @ Vredenburg


in various formations with

Fred Lonberg-Holm (Chicago)
Kjell Nordeson (Sweden)
Diane Labrosse (Montreal)
Jodi Gilbert (Netherlands)
John Korsrud (Vancouver)
Ron Samworth (Vancouver)
Torsten Müller (Vancouver)

Wednesday, February 15th Vancouver, BC (CAN)Time Flies Festival @ Western Front

Thursday, February 16th Vancouver, BC (CAN)Time Flies Festival @ Western Front

Friday, February 17th Vancouver, BC (CAN)Time Flies Festival @ Western Front

Saturday, February 18th 2006 Vancouver, BC (CAN)Time Flies Festival @ Western Front


Quartet

Frank Gratkowski (DE) clarinets, altosaxophon
Fred Lonberg-Holm (USA) cello
Torsten Müller(CAN) bass
Kjell Nordeson (SWE) drums

Sunday, February 19th 2006 (5pm) Seattle, WA (USA) @ Consolidated Works • 500 Boren Ave N • Seattle (South Lake Union)

Monday, February 20th 2006 Portland, OR (USA) @ The Blue Monk • 3341 SE Belmont St • Portland


with

Brad Turner (CAN) trumpet
Torsten Müller(CAN) bass
Dylan van der Schyff (CAN) drums

Tuesday, February 21st 2006 Vancouver, BC (CAN) @ tba


Duo with Lori Freedman (clarinets)

Wednesday, February 22nd 2006 (21h)   Montréal, Québec (Canada) @ Mercredimusics series • Casa Obscura • 4381 Papineau [plus Bernard Falaise (guitar), Thierry Amar (bass), Isaiah Ceccarelli (drums)]

Friday, February 24th 2006 (21h)   Montréal, Québec (Canada) @ Casa Del Popolo • 4873 St-Laurent

Sunday, February 26th 2006 (16:30)   Toronto (Canada) @ NOW Lounge • 189 Church St [plus Ken Aldcroft (guitar), Christine Duncan (theramin), Jean Martin (drums), Nick Storring (cello)]

Monday, February 27th 2006   Toronto (Canada) "Goethe Institut" 163 King St. West, Toronto, Ontario M5H 4C6 (solos and duos)


w/ Herb Robertson's Space Cadets

Sunday, March 12th 2006 Wroclaw (PL) @ firlej (plus Marcin Oles, bass and Bartlomiej Oles, drums)

Monday, March 13th 2006 Krakow (PL) @ Alchemia (plus Marcin Oles, bass and Bartlomiej Oles, drums)

Tuesday, March 14th 2006 Katowice (PL) @ gck (plus Marcin Oles, bass and Bartlomiej Oles, drums)

Thursday, March 16th 2006 Gdynia (PL) @ Ucho

Friday, March 17th 2006 Swinoujocie (PL) @ Centrala


Robertson - Gratkowski - Schubert Trio

Herb Robertson (USA) trumpet, cornet
Frank Gratkowski (D) clarinets, altosaxophon
Matthias Schubert (D) tenor sax

Tuesday, March 21st 2006 Wien (A) "Porgy & Bess" Riemergasse 11, A-1010 Wien


With Zeitkratzer

Tuesday, March 28th 2006 (20:00)  Madrid (Spain) @ Simphonic hall


With the James Choice Orchestra

Thursday, March 30th 2006 (20:30) Köln (D) @ "Loft" • Wissmannstr. 30


Frank Gratkowski (D) sax and clarinets

Monday, April 2nd 2006 Seoul (Korea) tba

Thursday, April 6th 2006 Seoul (Korea) @ Goethe Institute


TRAUMTEXT II

Cesc Gelabert (Spain) dance
Sebi Tramontana (Italy) trombone
Frank Gratkowski (Germany) bass clarinet

multi media performance by Helga Pogatschar, based on "Traumtext" by Heiner Müller

Thursday, April 14th and Friday, April 15th (20h) 2006   Munich (DE) @ Gasteig • Black Box • Rosenheimer Str. 5 • 81667 München


With Zeitkratzer

Thursday, April 20th 2006   Krems (Austria) @ Donaufestival (with Keiji Haino)

Saturday, April 22th 2006   Krems (Austria) @ Donaufestival


Kaufmann/ Gratkowski

Frank Gratkowski (D) altosax und clarinets
Achim Kaufmann (D) piano

Friday, May 12th (19:00)  Berlin (Germany) @ Berliner Klaviertage • Ballhaus • Naunynstrasse 27 • Berlin Kreuzberg


Kaufmann/ Gratkowski/ DeJoode

Frank Gratkowski (D) altosax und clarinets
Achim Kaufmann (D) piano
Wilbert DeJoode (NL) bass

Saturday, May 13th  Novi Sad (Serbia) @ TBA

Sunday, May 14th  Belgrad (Serbia) @ Ring Ring Festival


With Zeitkratzer plus 7 dancers

Saturday, May 20th 2006   Marseille (France) @ festival "les musiques"


Kaufmann/ Gratkowski/ DeJoode

Frank Gratkowski (D) altosax und clarinets
Achim Kaufmann (D) piano
Wilbert DeJoode (NL) bass

Saturday, June 3rd  Fulda (Germany) @ Kunststation Kleinsassen

Tuesday, June 6th 2006 (20:30) Köln (D) @ "Loft" • Wissmannstr. 30

Wednesday, June 7th  Strasbourg (France) @ Musee d'art moderne et contemporain

Thursday, June 8th  Karlsruhe (Germany) @ Jubez (SWR radio recording)


w/ Herb Robertson's Space Cadets

Herb Robertson (USA) trumpet, cornet
Frank Gratkowski (D) clarinets, altosaxophon
Matthias Schubert (D) tenor sax

Monday, July 10th 2006 Luz Saint Sauveur (France) @ Jazz à • Luz • Maison de la Vallée,


Frank Gratkowski Quartet

Frank Gratkowski (D) as, cl, bcl, cbcl, comp.
Wolter Wierbos (NL) trombone
Dieter Manderscheid (D) bass
Gerry Hemingway (USA) drums

Friday, July 28th 2006   Raahe (Finland) @ Raahen Rantajatsit - Jazz on the Beach Festival • Raahe


Frank Gratkowski (D) as, cl, bcl, cbcl, comp.
Mikko Innanen ss, as, bars
Ingebrigt Haker Flaten bass
Paal Nilssen-Love (Norway) drums

Saturday, July 29th 2006   Raahe (Finland) @ Raahen Rantajatsit - Jazz on the Beach Festival • Raahe


With the James Choice Orchestra

Friday, August 18th 2006 (20:30) Köln (D) @ "Loft" • Wissmannstr. 30


With Herb Robertson's Space Cadets

Herb Robertson (USA) trumpet, cornet
Frank Gratkowski (D) clarinets, altosaxophon
Matthias Schubert (D) tenor sax

Saturday, August 26th 2006 Groningen (NL) @ Fiets Tour Festival


With Michiel Braam's Wurli Trio

Sunday, August 27th 2006 (14:00) Arnhem (NL) @ museum voor moderne kunst arnhem


Kaufmann/ Gratkowski/ DeJoode

Frank Gratkowski (D) altosax und clarinets
Achim Kaufmann (D) piano
Wilbert DeJoode (NL) bass

Thursday, August 31st 2006  Amsterdam (NL) @ "Bim Huis"


With Bik Bent Braam

Saturday, September 2nd 2006 (6:00 pm) Chicago, IL (USA) @ the Chicago Jazz Festival • Petrillo stage • Grant Park


Frank Gratkowski (D) altosax und clarinets
Jim Baker (USA) arp synthesizer
Wilbert DeJoode (NL) bass
Damon Smith (USA) bass
Jerome Bryerton (USA) drums

Saturday, September 2nd 2006 (10:30 pm)  Chicago, IL (USA) @ Hotti Biscotti • 3545 W. Fullerton • Chicago, IL


With Bik Bent Braam

Tuesday, September 5th 2006  Ottawa (CAN) @ Jazzfest • 4th stage of the NAC


Duo with Wilbert DeJoode (NL) bass

Wednesday, September 6th 2006  Toronto (Canada) "Goethe Institut" 163 King St. West, Toronto, Ontario M5H 4C6 (also with guest musicians from Toronto)


With Bik Bent Braam

Thursday, September 7th 2006 (ca 21:00)  Guelph (CAN) @ Jazzfest

Friday, September 8th 2006 (19:30)  Burlington, VT (USA) @ Flynn Center of the Performing Arts

Saturday, September 9th 2006 (8:00 pm)  Portland, OR (USA) @ Lincoln Hall • Portland State University • 1620 SW Park Ave • Portland, OR 97201


Frank Gratkowski (D) alto sax, clarinet, bass clarinet

With Damon Smith (USA) bass • Weasel Walter (USA) drums

Tuesday, September 12th 2006 (9pm) San Francisco, CA (USA) @ The Hemlock • Hemlock Tavern • 1131 Polk Street Between Post and Sutter • San Francisco


Solo

Frank Gratkowski (D) alto sax, clarinets

Thursday, September 14th 2006 (7:00 pm)  San Francisco, CA (USA)New Music in an Old Cathedral Festival @ Grace Cathedral • 1100 California Street • San Francisco, CA


Frank Gratkowski (D) alto sax, clarinets

1st set with Scott R. Looney (USA) piano/electronics • Gino Robair (USA) drums/electronics
2nd set with Tim Perkis (USA) electronics • Damon Smith (USA) double bass • Jerome Bryerton (USA) drums

Friday, September 15th 2006 (7:00 pm)  Oakland, CA (USA) @ 1510 8th St Performance Space • 1510 8th Street Oakland, CA


Gratkowski/ Greenlief/ Raskin

Frank Gratkowski (D) altosax and clarinets
Phillip Greenlief(USA) sax and clarinet
Jon Raskin (USA) sax

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Saturday, September 16th (20:00)   Oakland, CA (USA) @ "21 Grand" • 21 Grand • 449 23rd Street • Oakland


Frank Gratkowski with Chris Brown and William Winant

Frank Gratkowski (D) sax and clarinets
Chris Brown (USA) piano, electr.
William Winant (USA) percussion

Sunday, September 17th 2006 (7:30pm)  San Francisco, CA (USA) @ SIMM Series • Musicians’ Union Hall • 116 9th Street (near Mission) • San Francisco, CA


Uwe Oberg Trio plus Frank Gratkowski

Frank Gratkowski (D) altosax und clarinets
Uwe Oberg (D) piano
Georg Wolf (D) bass
Jörg Fischer (D) drums

Sunday October 8th 2006   Köln (D) @ "Loft" • Wissmannstr. 30


With Bik Bent Braam

Monday, October 9th 2006   Amsterdam (NL) @ Bim Huis


Kaufmann/ Gratkowski/ DeJoode

Frank Gratkowski (D) altosax und clarinets
Achim Kaufmann (D) piano
Wilbert DeJoode (NL) bass

Thursday October 19th 2006  München (D) @ "Unterfahrt"


Uwe Oberg Trio plus Frank Gratkowski

Frank Gratkowski (D) altosax und clarinets
Uwe Oberg (D) piano
Georg Wolf (D) bass
Jörg Fischer (D) drums

Wednesday November 1st 2006   Wiesbaden (D) @ Kunsthaus


With GEORG GRAEWE's sonic fiction

Almut Kühne, Phil Minton (voices) / Carrie Shull (oboe, cor anglais) / Frank Gratkowski (clarinets) / Peter van Bergen (bass clarinet) / Anne LeBaron (harp) / Joanna Lewis (violin) / Amora de Swardt (violin) / Elaine Koene (viola) / Melissa Coleman (violoncello) / Kent Kessler (bass) / DD Kern (drums) / Georg Graewe (piano) D / NL / A / UK / USA

Thursday, November 2nd 2006 (20:30) Köln (D) @ "Loft" • Wissmannstr. 30

Friday, November 3rd 2006   Bochum (D) TBA

Saturday, November 4th 2006 (19:00)  Berlin (D) @ TOTAL MUSIC MEETING • Berlinische Galerie • Landesmuseum für Moderne Kunst, Fotografie und Architektur • Alte Jakobstr. 124 - 128 • D-10969 Berlin-Kreuzberg


With Bik Bent Braam

Friday, November 10th 2006 (12:00)  Bordeaux (France) @ Bordeaux Jazz Festival • Halle des Chartrons


With ALL EARS

Herb Robertson (USA) trumpet
Frans Vermeerssen (NL) tenor sax, comp.
Frank Gratkowski (D) alto sax, clarinet, bass clarinet
Michiel Braam (NL) piano, comp.
Wilbert DeJoode (NL) bass
Dirk-Peter Kölsch (D) drums

Saturday, November 11th 2006 (22:00) Bochum (DE) @ Jazz Fest Bochum • Musisches Zentrum der Ruhr-Universität Bochum


With the James Choice Orchestra

CD presentation !!

Friday, November 17th 2006 (20:30) Köln (D) @ "Loft" • Wissmannstr. 30


With Zeitkratzer

Friday, November 24th 2006   Huddersfield (England) @ Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (Cage/Tenney program)
Saturday, November 25th 2006   Huddersfield (England) @ Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (noise program)


Sebi Tramontana Quintet

Sebi Tramontana (I) trombone
Frank Gratkowski (D) alto sax, clarinets
Georg Graewe (D) piano
Wilbert DeJoode (NL) bass
Paul Lovens (D) drums

Tuesday, November 28th 2006 (20:00) Rome (I) @ La Palma Club • via Giuseppe Mirri 35• Roma


Kaufmann/ Gratkowski/ DeJoode

Frank Gratkowski (D) altosax und clarinets
Achim Kaufmann (D) piano
Wilbert DeJoode (NL) bass

Thursday November 30th 2006 (21:00) Edam (NL) @ "Mahogany Hall " • Strandbadrestaurant Edam • Zeevangszeedijk 7A • 1135 PZ Edam


Gratkowski / Poulsen Duo

Frank Gratkowski (D) altosax and clarinets
Hasse Poulsen (DK) guitars

Sunday December 10th 2006 (18:30) Paris (France) @ "Atelier Richard Morice" • 48 / 50, rue Ramponeau 75020 Paris • Métro : Belleville (au fond de la cour à gauche)


past appearances in 2007


With Bik Bent Braam

Friday, January 5th 2007 (18:00)   Münster (DE) @ Jazzfestival Münster


With Zeitkratzer

Tuesday, January 30th 2007   Rome (Italy) @ Istituzione Universitaria dei Concerti

Thursday, January 31st 2006   Catania (Italy) @ Etna Fest • Catania •Sicily


With Zeitkratzer

Tuesday, February 26th 2007   Barcelona (Spain) @ Festival Digressions


Solo or as mentioned

Frank Gratkowski (D) alto sax, clarinet, bass clarinet


Saturday, March 3rd 2007  Raleigh, NC (USA) @ Bickett Gallery

Sunday, March 4th 2007   Geensboro, NC (USA) • solo & w/ Dave Fox (piano) @ TBA

Tuesday, March 6th 2007   Chapel Hill, NC (USA) • Milestones Festival of New Music Gala Concert • Memorial Hall • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill • World Premiere of "Concerto for Free Improvising Alto Saxophonist and Jazz Orchestra" by Todd Hershberger • Played by Frank Gratkowski and the North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra • Conducted by the composer.

Wednesday, March 7th 2007 (8pm)   Carrboro, NC (USA) • solo & with Robert Trowers (trombone), Nic Slaton (bass), Ian Davis (drums) @ Carrboro ArtsCenter

Thursday, March 8th 2007   Atlanta, GA (USA) • solo & with Gil Weinberg and a Robot @ Muisc Department, Georgia Institute of Technology • 840 McMillan ST • Atlanta, GA 30332-0456

Friday, March 9th 2007 Athens (GA) @ "Flicker Theatre" • 263 West Washington St. • solo & with Killik (H'arpeggione), Colin Bragg guitar and Blake Helton drums

Sunday, March 11th 2007   Atlanta, GA (USA) @ Eyedrum

Monday, March 12th 2007 (10pm)   New Orleans, LA (USA) @ Chickie Wah Wah • 2828 Canal Street • New Orleans • (504) 304-4714 • with Larry Sieberth (keyboards); Mike Dillon (drums, percussion, vibes); Matt Perrine (sousaphone)

Tuesday, March 13th 2007 (7pm)   New Orleans, LA (USA) @ Sound Cafe • 2700 Chartres St • New Orleans, LA 70117 • ph: (504) 947-4477 • Duo with Helen Gillet (cello)

Tuesday, March 13th 2007 (10:30pm)   New Orleans, LA (USA) @ d.b.a. • 618 Frenchman St • New Orleans, LA 70116 • ph: (504) 942-3731 • with John Vidacovich (drums) and Mike Dillon (vibes, percussion)

Wednesday, March 14th 2007 (7:00pm)   New Orleans, LA (USA) @ UNO Sandbar series • university of new orleans •

Wednesday, March 14th 2007 (10:30pm)   New Orleans, LA (USA) @ Hi Ho Lounge • 2239 St Claude Ave • New Orleans, LA 70117 • (504) 947-9344 • with the «Dry Bones Trio» [Rob Cambre (guitar), Bill Hunsinger (bass) and Endre Landsnes (drums)]

Thursday, March 15th 2007 (8pm and 10pm)   New Orleans, LA (USA) @ Snug Harbor • 626 Frenchmen St • with Brian Coogan (piano); Rick Trolsen (trombone); Dave Capello (drums)

Sunday, March 18th 2007 (8pm)   Berkeley, CA (USA) @ Maybeck Studio • [1537 Euclid Ave. Berkeley (corner of Euclid & Buena Vista)] • with Fred Frith - electric guitar and Charity Chan - piano

Tuesday, March 20th 2007 (8pm and 9pm)   Berkeley, CA (USA) @ CNMAT • 1750 Arch Street • Berkeley, CA 94709 • [8pm Sax Trio with Phillip Greenlief - saxophones, clarinet and Jon Raskin - saxophones • 9pm duo with David Wessel - elecronics]

Wednesday, March 21st 2007 (8pm)   Oakland, CA (USA) @ 1510 8th St Performance Space • 1510 8th Street • Oakland • with Scott R. Looney - piano, Damon Smith - Bass, Kjell Nordeson - Drums


Frank Gratkowski with Chris Brown and William Winant

Frank Gratkowski (D) sax and clarinets
Chris Brown (USA) piano, electr.
William Winant (USA) percussion

Friday, March 23rd 2007 Oakland, CA (USA) @ Mills College Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]


Gratkowski/ Looney/ Smith/ Nordeson

Frank Gratkowski (D) alto sax and clarinet
Scott R. Looney (USA) piano
Damon Smith (USA) bass
Kjell Nordeson (Sweden) percussion

Saturday, March 24th (5pm)  Oakland, CA (USA) @ Temescal Cafe • 4920 Telegraph Ave


Gratkowski / Chan

Frank Gratkowski (D) alto sax, clarinet, bass clarinet
Charity Chan (CAN) piano

Sunday, March 25th 2007 (7:30pm)   San Francisco, CA (USA) @ Musicians Union Hall • 116 9th Street (near Mission)


with Hübsch's Primordial Soup

Frank Gratkowski (D) clarinets
Axel Dörner (D) trumpet
Michael Griener (D) drums
Carl Ludwig Hübsch (D) tuba, composition

Wednesday, April 18th 2007   Berlin (D)

Thursday, April 19th 2005   Passau (D) @ Cafe Museum

Friday, April 20th 2007   Wels (A)

Friday, April 21st 2007    Hofheim (D) @ Jazzclub


With Zeitkratzer

Tuesday, March 29th 2007   Nantes (France) @ Le Lieu Unique


With the James Choice Orchestra

Saturday, April 28th 2007 (20:00) Köln (D)Musiktriennale Köln @ "Loft" • Wissmannstr. 30


With parts of the James Choice Orchestra

Sunday, April 29th 2007 (12:00) Köln (D)Musiktriennale Köln @ "Stadtgarten"


With the James Choice Orchestra

Sunday, April 29th 2007 (20:00) Köln (D)Musiktriennale Köln @ "Loft" • Wissmannstr. 30


With the James Choice Orchestra

Tuesday, May 1st 2007 (20:00) Köln (D)Musiktriennale Köln @ Philharmonic Hall


Frank Gratkowski (D) altosax and clarinets
Peter Jacquemyn (B) bass
Tatsuya Nakatani (Japan) percussion
Carl Ludwig Hübsch tuba (D)

Saturday, May 5th 2007 (20:00) Köln (D) • Atelier Dürrenfeld Geitel, Körnerstr.71, Köln-Ehrenfeld


With parts of the James Choice Orchestra

Sunday, May 6th 2007 (12:00) Köln (D)Musiktriennale Köln @ "Stadtgarten"


With Stefan Heckel (A) piano and Karl Sayer (A) bass

Monday, May 7th 2007 (20:30) Graz (A) @ "Stockwerk" • Jakominiplatz 18-1


Third Stream Project

Frank Gratkowski (D) altosax, clarinets and flute
plays music of Gunter Schuller written for Eric Dolphy and Ornette Coleman w/students of the Musikhochschule Köln

Monday, May 14th 2007 (20:00) Köln (D) @ "Stadtgarten"


with Hübsch's Primordial Soup

Frank Gratkowski (D) clarinets
Axel Dörner (D) trumpet
Michael Griener (D) drums
Carl Ludwig Hübsch (D) tuba, composition

Monday, May 21st 2007   Magdeburg (D) @ Kammerspiele


With Bik Bent Braam

Thursday, May 24th 2007   Rome (I) @ La Palma Club • via Giuseppe Mirri 35• Roma


A TOUCH OF NOIR Film Project

Michiel Braam (NL) - piano
Pascal Schumacher (LUX) - vibraphone
Wilbert DeJoode (NL) - bass
Thilo Krigar (D) - cello
Terry Jenoure (USA) - violin, vocals
Gerry Hemingway (USA) - drums, percussions
Herb Robertson (USA) - trumpets, cornet, mutes, toys, vocals
Wolter Wierbos (NL) - trombone
Steve Potts (USA) - soprano saxophone
Frank Gratkowski (D) - clarinet, bass-clarinet

Friday, June 1st 2007   Dudelange (LUX) @ Aciérie de Dudelange


Sax Duo Gratkowski/Schubert

Frank Gratkowski (D) alto sax
Matthias Schubert (D) tenor sax

Sunday, June 17th 2007 (17:00) Sankt Augustin Hangelar (D) @ "Kunsthalle Hangelar" • Bachstr. 45b • 53757 Sankt Augustin Hangelar • ph:02241-92 78 22


Gratkowski/Mengelberg Duo

Misha Mengelberg (NL) piano
Frank Gratkowski (D) clarinets, altosaxophon

Friday, July 13th 2007 Nickelsdorf (A)  @ "Jazzgalerie" • Untere Hauptstr.13 • A-2425 Nickelsdorf


With Bik Bent Braam

Saturday, September 1st 2007 (17:30) Amsterdam (NL) @ The Seven Bridges Festival


Kaufmann/ Gratkowski/ DeJoode

Frank Gratkowski (D) altosax und clarinets
Achim Kaufmann (D) piano
Wilbert DeJoode (NL) bass

Wednesday, September 12th 2007 Antwerpen (B)"De Singel"


With Herb Robertson's Space Cadets

Herb Robertson (USA) trumpet, cornet
Frank Gratkowski (D) clarinets, altosaxophon
Matthias Schubert (D) tenor sax

Friday, September 14th 2007 (22:00) Kanjiza (Srbija) @ Art House • Glavni trg 9. • Kanjiza


With the James Choice Orchestra

Wednesday, September 19th 2007 (20:30) Köln (D) @ "Loft" • Wissmannstr. 30


"Artikulationen" - Frank Gratkowski solo

Frank Gratkowski (D) altosax and clarinets

Wednesday, September 26th 2007 (19:30) Wien (A) @ "Sammlung Essl" • An der Donau - Au 1 • 3400 Klosterneuburg


With Zeitkratzer

Thursday, September 27th 2007 (8.30pm)   Dijon (France) @ "Theatre des Feuillants" • Feedback Festival

Friday, September 28th 2007 (8.30pm)   Dijon (France) @ "Theatre des Feuillants" • Feedback Festival


Frank Gratkowski Quartet

Frank Gratkowski (D) as, cl, bcl, cbcl, comp.
Wolter Wierbos (NL) trombone
Dieter Manderscheid (D) bass
Gerry Hemingway (USA) drums

Saturday, October 6th 2007 (20:30) Utrecht (NL) @ SJU Jazzpodium

Monday, October 8th 2007 (20:30)  Köln (D) @ "Loft" • Wissmannstr. 30 • Köln (Ehrenfeld)

Tuesday, October 9th 2007 München (D) @ "Unterfahrt"

Thursday, October 11th 2007 Krakow (POL) @ Alchemia

Friday, October 12th 2007 Katowice (POL) @ Hipnoza


"Artikulationen" - Frank Gratkowski solo

Frank Gratkowski (D) altosax and clarinets

Friday, October 26th 2007 (20:30) Bergisch Gladbach (D) @ Städtische Galerie Villa Zanders • Bergisch Gladbach-Zentrum • Konrad-Adenauer-Platz


Kaufmann/ Gratkowski/ DeJoode

Frank Gratkowski (D) alto sax, clarinet, bass clarinet
Achim Kaufmann (D) piano
Wilbert DeJoode (NL) bass

Sunday, November 18th 2007 (20:00h)  Halifax (CAN) @ St. Mary’s University Art Gallery • 5856 Gorsebrooke Ave • Halifax

Monday, November 19th 2007 (21:30) Montreal, QC (CAN) @ Sala Rossa • 4848 St-Laurent • Montreal, QC

Wednesday, November 21st 2007  Toronto, ON (CAN) @ TBA

Thursday, November 22nd 2007  Toronto, ON (CAN) @ TBA

Friday, November 23rd 2007 (21:00h) Edmonton, Alberta (CAN) @ Yardbird Suite • 11 Tommy Banks Way • Edmonton, Alberta

Saturday, November 24th 2007 (20:00) Vancouver, BC (CAN) @ Western Front • 303 East 8th Avenue

Sunday, November 25th 2007 (20:00) Victoria, BC [Vancouver Island] (CAN) @ Wood Recital Hall • 907 Pandora Avenue • Victoria, BC

Monday, November 26th 2007 (19:30) Oakland, CA (USA) @ Mills College • Ensemble Room • 5000 MacArthur Blvd. • Oakland, CA 94613

Tuesday, November 27th 2007 (20:00) Houston, TX (USA) @ Latham Auditorium • Christ Church Cathedral • 1117 Texas Avenue • Houston, TX

Wednesday, November 28th 2007 (22:30) New Orleans, LA (USA) @ Hi Ho Lounge • 2239 St Claude Ave • New Orleans, LA 70117

Thursday, November 29th 2007 (20:00) New Orleans, LA (USA) @ Snug Harbor • 626 Frenchmen St.

Friday, November 30th 2007  Portland, OR (USA) @ Community Music Center • 3350 SE Francis St


Solo or as mentioned

Frank Gratkowski (D) alto sax, clarinet, bass clarinet


Sunday, December 2nd 2007 (10:30pm)   New Orleans, LA (USA) @ Dragon's Dan • with Mike Dillon (drums, percussion, vibes); James Singleton (bass); Jonathan Freilich (guitar)

Monday, December 3rd 2007 (8pm)   New Orleans, LA (USA) @ Fairgrinds Coffeehouse • with duo with Phil DeGruy (guitars and guitarb)

Monday, December 3rd 2007 (10:30pm)   New Orleans, LA (USA) @ Hi Ho Lounge • 2239 St Claude Ave • New Orleans, LA 70117 • (504) 947-9344 • with Larry Sieberth (keyboards); James Singleton (bass); Dave Cappello (drums)

Tuesday, December 4th 2007 (10:30pm)   New Orleans, LA (USA) @ Saturn Bar • with Jason Marsalis (drums and vibraphone); Steve Masakowski (guitar and electronics)

Wednesday, December 5th 2007 (9:00pm)   New Orleans, LA (USA) @ Blue Nile (upstairs) • with Justin Peake (drums and electronics) and Dan Ostereicher (bariton sax)

Thursday, December 6th 2007 (8:00pm)   New Orleans, LA (USA) @ Mckeown's Books and Difficult Music • 1st set solo, 2nd set with Justin Peake (electronics)

Thursday, December 6th 2007 (10:30pm)   New Orleans, LA (USA) @ Chickie Wah Wah • 2828 Canal Street • New Orleans • (504) 304-4714 • with Tim Green (saxophone); Brian Coogan (keysboards) and Simon Lott (drums)

Sunday, December 9th 2007 (8pm)   Oakland, CA (USA) @ 1510 8th St Performance Space • 1510 8th Street • Oakland • with Scott R. Looney - piano, Damon Smith - Bass, Kjell Nordeson - Drums


With David Wessel, Myra Melford and Nils Bultmann

Frank Gratkowski (D) sax and clarinets
Myra Melford (USA) piano
Nils Bultmann (NOR) viola
David Wessel (USA) electronics

Monday, December 10th 2007 (20:00)   Berkeley, CA (USA) @ CNMAT • 1750 Arch Street • Berkeley


Gratkowski/ Brown/ Winant & Zeena Parkins

Frank Gratkowski (D) sax and clarinets
Chris Brown (USA) piano, electr.
William Winant (USA) percussion
Zeena Parkins (USA) harp

Tuesday, December 11th 2007 (20:00) Oakland, CA (USA) @ Mills College • Concert Hall • 5000 MacArthur Blvd • Oakland


Frank Gratkowski (D) alto sax, clarinets

1st set FPR saxophone trio with

Phillip Greenlief (USA) saxophones, clarinet
Jon Raskin (USA) saxophones

2nd set with

Tim Perkis (USA) electronics
Damon Smith (USA) double bass
Jerome Bryerton (USA) drums

Wednesday, December 12th 2007 (8pm)   Oakland, CA (USA) • VENUE CHANGED!! • now @ 1510 8th St Performance Space • 1510 8th Street Oakland, CA


A TOUCH OF NOIR (Music with Film)

Michiel Braam (NL) - piano
Santiago Botero (Chile) - bass
Jörg Brikmann (D) - cello
Rick Sturtewagen (B) violin
Michael Vatcher (USA) - drums, percussions
Herb Robertson (USA) - trumpets, cornet, mutes, toys, vocals
Wolter Wierbos (NL) - trombone
Riby Glod (LUX) - soprano and alto saxophone
Frank Gratkowski (D) - clarinet, bass-clarinet

Friday, December 14th 2007   Amsterdam (NL) @ Bim Huis


past appearances in 2008


With the James Choice Orchestra

Wednesday, January 9th 2008 (20:30) Köln (D) @ "Loft" • Wissmannstr. 30


With Bik Bent Braam

Saturday, January 19th 2008   Rotterdam (NL) @ Lantaren/Venster

Tuesday, January 22nd 2008   Nijmegen (NL) @ LUX

Wednesday, January 23rd 2008   Middelburg (NL) @ Schuttershof


With Zeitkratzer

Wednesday, January 24th 2008   Bern (Switzerland) @ Dampfzentrale (Kesselhaus) • Marzilistrasse 47 • 3005 Bern


With Bik Bent Braam

Friday, January 25th 2008   Zaandam (NL) @ Serah Artisan

Saturday, January 26th 2008   Köln (DE) @ "Loft" • Wissmannstr. 30

Saturday, January 30th 2008   Maasmechelen (BE) @ TBA

Friday, February 1st 2008   Amsterdam (NL) @ Bim Huis

Friday, February 8th 2008   Tilburg (NL) @ Paradox

Saturday, February 9th 2008   Utrecht (NL) @ SJU Jazzpodium


Gratkowski/ Papazoglou

Frank Gratkowski (D) alto sax, clarinet, bass clarinet
Marguerite Papazoglou (GR) dance

Saturday, February 16th 2008 (20:00)  Paris (F) @ Atelier de la Main d'Or • 9 passage de la Main d'Or 75011 Paris • France [reservation needed to be made - call +33 1 48 06 89 29]


Frank Gratkowski

Thursday, February 21st 2008   Dublin (IR) @ "Goethe Institut"

Solo and with Rob Casey - piano/ David Lacey - drums/ Seán Óg - saxophones/ plus special guest: Marguerite Papazoglou (FR)- dance


With Bik Bent Braam

Friday, February 29th 2008   Antwerpen (B) @ "De Singel"


With the James Choice Orchestra

Thursday, March 6th 2008 (20:30) Köln (D) @ "Loft" • Wissmannstr. 30, Köln Ehrenfeld


Kaufmann/ Gratkowski/ DeJoode

Frank Gratkowski (D) alto sax, clarinet, bass clarinet
Achim Kaufmann (D) piano
Wilbert DeJoode (NL) bass

Sunday, March 16th 2008 (20:30) Köln (D) @ "Loft" • Wissmannstr. 30, Köln Ehrenfeld

Monday, March 17th 2008 (20:00)  Magdeburg (D) @ "Kammerspiele"


Benjamin Weidekamps BLÄSER BÄND

Ritsche Koch (D) trumpet
Benjamin Weidekamp (D) alto sax, clarinet
Frank Gratkowski (D) alto sax, clarinet, bass clarinet
Matthias Schubert (D) tenor sax
Carl Ludwig Hübsch (D) tuba

Friday, April 10th 2008 (21:00)  Berlin (D) @ Jazzkeller 69 im Aufsturz • Oranienburger Str. 67 • Berlin

Sunday, April 11th 2008 (20:30) Köln (D) @ "Loft" • Wissmannstr. 30, Köln Ehrenfeld

Kaufmann/ Gratkowski/ DeJoode

Frank Gratkowski (D) alto sax, clarinet, bass clarinet
Achim Kaufmann (D) piano
Wilbert DeJoode (NL) bass

Saturday, April 19th 2008 (21:30)  Leiden (NL) @ "De Burcht"


"Artikulationen" - Frank Gratkowski solo

Frank Gratkowski (D) altosax

Monday, May 12th 2008 (13:00) Moers (DE) @ "Moers Festival" • Evangelische Stadtkirche • Klosterstrasse • Moers


nô pintcha - don't stop • Kölner Konfrontation – Benefizkonzert für die Jazzgalerie Nickelsdorf

Eric Boeren (NL) trumpet
Peter Brötzmann (D) sax
Frank Gratkowski (D) altosax und clarinets
Benjamin Weideamp (D) alto sax, clarinet
Achim Kaufmann (D) piano
Magda Mayas (D) piano
Georg Graewe (D) piano
Philip Zoubeck (A) piano
Thomas Lehn (D) analog synth.
Dieter Manderscheid (D) bass
Martin Blume (D) dr

Friday, May 30th 2008 (20:00) Köln (D) @ "Loft" • Wissmannstr. 30, Köln Ehrenfeld


"Artikulationen" - Frank Gratkowski solo (one set)

Frank Gratkowski (D) altosax and clarinets

Thursday, June 26th 2008 (20:30) Köln (D) @ "Loft" • Wissmannstr. 30, Köln Ehrenfeld


With the James Choice Orchestra

Friday, June 27th 2008 (20:30) Köln (D) @ "Loft" • Wissmannstr. 30


With Bik Bent Braam

Friday, July 11th 2008   Rotterdam (NL) @ "North Sea Jazz Festival" • Missouri zaal


Mayas / Cooper / Gratkowski

Frank Gratkowski (D) altosax and clarinets
Clare Cooper (Australia) harp and guzeng
Magda Mayas (D) piano

Thursday, July 17th 2008 (20:30) Berlin (D) @ Satchmos • Reinhardtstr. 25 • (Tram M1, M6, 12/ U Oranienburger Tor/ S+DB Friedrichstr.)


Frank Gratkowski Quintet

Frank Gratkowski (D) altosax and clarinets
Philip Zoubeck (A) piano
Thomas Lehn (D) analog synth.
Dieter Manderscheid (D) bass
Martin Blume (D) dr

Saturday, July 19th 2008 Nickelsdorf (A)  • Festival Konfrontationen 2008 "Jazzgalerie" • Untere Hauptstr.13 • A-2425 Nickelsdorf


Benjamin Weidekamps BLÄSER BÄND

Ritsche Koch (D) trumpet
Benjamin Weidekamp (D) alto sax, clarinet
Frank Gratkowski (D) alto sax, clarinet, bass clarinet
Matthias Schubert (D) tenor sax
Carl Ludwig Hübsch (D) tuba

Saturday, August 16th 2008 (19:00)  Berlin (D) @ "Jazz in der Lohmühle" • Görli Ecke Lohmühlenstr.


"Artikulationen" - Frank Gratkowski solo

Frank Gratkowski (D) altosax and clarinets

Friday, September 5th 2008 (20:00) Giessen (D) @ Alte Universitätsbibliothek • Bismarckstrasse 37 • Giessen (2nd Set doo with Weorg Wolf - bass)


EURO JAZZ 21

Frank Gratkowski (D) altosax and clarinets
Lotte Anker (DK) saxopones
Mattias Muche (D) trombone
Jakob Anderskov (DK) piano
Dieter Manderscheid (D) bass

Sunday, September 7th 2008 (20:30) Köln (D) @ "Loft" • Wissmannstr. 30


"Artikulationen" - Frank Gratkowski solo

Frank Gratkowski (D) altosax and clarinets

Saturday, September 13th 2008 (20:30) Köln (D) @ "Studio 672" • Venloer Str. 40 • 50672 Köln (Stadtgarten)


With the Multiple Joy[ce] Orchestra

Sunday, September 21st 2008 (20:30) Köln (D) @ "Loft" • Wissmannstr. 30


Frank Gratkowski / Peter van Bergen Duo

Frank Gratkowski (D) altosax, clarinet, bass and contrabass clarinets
Peter von Bergen (NL) tenorsax clarinet, bass and contrabass clarinets, taragot

Saturday, September 27th 2008 (20:30) Köln (D) @ Cafe Journal • Ubiering 18 • Köln Südstadt


Kaufmann/ Gratkowski/ DeJoode

Frank Gratkowski (D) alto sax, clarinet, bass clarinet
Achim Kaufmann (D) piano
Wilbert DeJoode (NL) bass

Wednesday, October 1st 2008 Amsterdam (NL) @ "Bim Huis"


Kaufmann/ Gratkowski/ DeJoode

Frank Gratkowski (D) alto sax, clarinet, bass clarinet
Achim Kaufmann (D) piano
Wilbert DeJoode (NL) bass

Saturday, October 4th 2008 Ulrichsberg (A) @ Jazzatelier Ulrichsberg • A-4161 Ulrichsberg • Austria


Delius / Gratkowski / Landfermann / Manderscheid / Lillinger

Tobi Delius (D) tenorsax and clarinet
Frank Gratkowski (D) altosax and clarinets
Robert Landfermann (D) bass
Dieter Manderscheid (D) bass
Christian Lillinger (D) drums

Monday, October 6th 2008 Köln (D) @ "Loft" • Wissmannstr. 30


"Artikulationen" - Frank Gratkowski solo

Frank Gratkowski (D) altosax and clarinets

Sunday, October 12th 2008 (15:00h) Den Haag (NL) @ "Studio LOOS" • De Constant Rebequeplein 20 • The Hague • Netherlands


Frank Gratkowski / Martin Blume Quintet

Frank Gratkowski (D) altosax and clarinets
Philip Zoubeck (A) piano
Thomas Lehn (D) analog synth.
Dieter Manderscheid (D) bass
Martin Blume (D) dr

Monday, October 13th 2008 Köln (D) @ "Loft" • Wissmannstr. 30


As soloist with the Ensemble "Musikfabrik NRW" performing Sun Ra's composition "outer nothingness" arranged by Marshall Allen

Frank Gratkowski (D) altosax

Sunday, October 19th 2008 Köln (DE) @ "WDR" • Großer Sendesaal • Funkhaus am Wallrafplatz


Performing Karlheinz Stockhausen "Aus den Sieben Tagen"

Frank Gratkowski (D) clarinet, bass clarinet, alto sax
with Reinhold Friedl - Inside Piano, Michael Vorfeld - Percussion, Robin Hayward - Tuba, David Behrman – Laptop / Violin, Phil Minton - Voice, Marc Weiser - Electronics / Voice / Guitar, Seth Josel - Guitar, Twentytwentyone - Electronic quartet, Maja Ratkje - Voice / Electronics, Nikos Veliotis - Cello / Electronics, Rhodri Davies - Harp / Electronics, Angharad Davies - Violin, Aleks Kolkowski - Recording devices / Violin / Electronics, Apartment House – Ensemble x9, Mark Wastell - Tam Tam / Electronics

Friday, October 24th 2008 London (UK) @ Sonic Arts Network/BBC Cut 'n Splice Festival • London • England

Saturday, October 25th 2008 London (UK) @ Sonic Arts Network/BBC Cut 'n Splice Festival • London • England


Gratkowski / Sanders / Wachsmann

Frank Gratkowski (D) clarinet, bass clarinet, alto sax
Phil Wachsmann (UK) violin
Marc Sanders (UK) drums

Monday, October 27th 2008 Birmingham (UK) @ "The Fizzle club" • Birmingham • England


Frank Gratkowski / Martin Blume Quintet "Shift!"

Frank Gratkowski (D) altosax and clarinets
Philip Zoubeck (A) piano
Thomas Lehn (D) analog synth.
Dieter Manderscheid (D) bass
Martin Blume (D) dr

Wednesday, November 5th 2008 (20:00) Bochum (D) @ Museum Bochum • Kortumstraße 147 • 44777 Bochum


Gratkowski/Mengelberg Duo

Misha Mengelberg (NL) piano
Frank Gratkowski (D) clarinets, altosaxophon

Saturday, November 15th 2008 (20:00) Mainz (D)  @ "UpArt festival 2008" • Frankfurter Hof • Mainz


Gratkowski/ Alvares

Frank Gratkowski (D) alto sax, clarinet, bass clarinet
Paulo Alvarez (D) Piano

Monday, November 17th 2008  Köln (D) @ "Loft" • Wissmannstr. 30


With Bik Bent Braam

Friday, November 21st 2008   Wageningen (NL) @ "Junushoff"


With Zeitkratzer

Thursday, November 20th 2008  Zaragoza (Spain) @ Auditorio Eduardo Del Pueyo de Zaragoza


Raw • Rough • Ready

Stefan Schultze (Köln / New York, composition / piano) • Catherine Slusher (New York, choreography / Dance) • Christoph Seibert (Karlsruhe, video-installation) • Matthias Schubert (Köln, tenorsaxophone) • Frank Gratkowski (Köln / clarinet, bass clarinet) • Pascal Niggenkemper (New York, bass) • Joe Hertenstein (Köln / New York, percussion) • Leah Schrager (New York, dance) • Asami Morita (New York, dance)

Sunday, November 23rd 2008 (20:30)   Wiesbaden (D) • ZWISCHEN/RAUM - Reihe für temporäre Kunst @ "Kunsthaus Wiesbaden" • Aula • Schulberg 10 • 65183 Wiesbaden • [free admission]

Monday, November 24th (20:30)   Köln (D) @ "Stadtgarten"


As soloist with the Ensemble "Musikfabrik NRW" performing Sun Ra's composition "outer nothingness" and "pleiades" arranged by Marshall Allen

Frank Gratkowski (D) altosax, bass clarinet, flute

Thursday, November 27th 2008 (20:30) Amsterdam (NL) @ Muziekgebouw Amsterdam


As soloist with the Ensemble "Musikfabrik NRW" performing Sun Ra's compositions "outer nothingness" and "pleiades" arranged by Marshall Allen

Saturday, November 29th 2006   Huddersfield (England) @ Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival


Kaufmann/ Gratkowski/ DeJoode

Frank Gratkowski (D) alto sax, clarinet, bass clarinet
Achim Kaufmann (D) piano
Wilbert DeJoode (NL) bass

Friday, December 12th 2008 Amsterdam (NL) • New Dutch Jazz Meeting @ "Bim Huis"


Gratkowski/ Gramss/ Nakatani

Frank Gratkowski (D) alto sax, clarinet, bass clarinet
Sebastian Gramss (D) bass
Tatsuya Nakatani (Japan) drums, percussion

Monday, December 15th 2008  Köln (D) @ "Loft" • Wissmannstr. 30


With the Multiple Joy[ce] Orchestra

Performing compositions by Frank Gratkowski, Matthias Schubert, Carl Ludwig Hübsch, Niels Klein, Scott Fields, Thomas Lehn, Axel Lindner and Sebastian Gramss

Wednesday, December 17st 2008 (20:30) Köln (D) @ "Loft" • Wissmannstr. 30


past appearances in 2009


Gratkowski / Tramontana Duo

Frank Gratkowski (D) alto sax, clarinets
Sebi Tramontana (I) trombone

Saturday, January 24th 2009 (17:00) München (D) @ Hausmunik • Pariserstr. 22 • München


Gratkowski/ Kaufmann/ Thomas/ Lillinger

Frank Gratkowski (D) alto sax, clarinet, bass clarinet, contrabass clarinet
Achim Kaufmann (D) piano
Clayton Thomas (Australia) bass
Christian Lillinger (D) drums

Thursday, February 5th 2009  Berlin (D) @ B-Flat


Kaufmann/ Gratkowski/ DeJoode

Frank Gratkowski (D) alto sax, clarinet, bass clarinet
Achim Kaufmann (D) piano
Wilbert DeJoode (NL) bass

Friday, February 13th 2009  Niederstetten (D) @ Kult

Saturday, February 14th 2009  Dresden (D) @ Neue Tonne

Sunday, February 15th 2009 (20:00)  Berlin (D) @ Exploratorium Berlin • Mehringdamm 55 (Sarotti-Höfe) • 1. Hof

Wednesday, February 18th 2009  Maasmechelen (B) @ Kasteel Vilain XIII Leut


"Bernhards & Biancas"

Florian Bergmann (D) alto sax
Frank Gratkowski (D) alto sax
Christian Weidner (D) alto sax
Benjamin Weidekamp (D) alto sax

Friday, March 13th 2009 (21:00)  Berlin (D) @ Jazzkeller 69 im Aufsturz • Oranienburger Str. 67 • Berlin


Frank Gratkowski / Clayton Thomas Duo

Frank Gratkowski (D) altosax and clarinets
Clayton Thomas (Australia) bass

Saturday, February 28th 2009 (20:00) Berlin (D) @ Miss Hecker


"Artikulationen" - Frank Gratkowski solo

Frank Gratkowski (D) altosax and clarinets

Sunday, March 1st 2009 (20:00) Münster (D) @ Cuba-Kultur • Achtermannstr. 12 • D-48143 Münster


RUPTURED KYDNEY QUINTET

Frank Gratkowski (D) alto sax, composition
Matthias Schubert (D) tenor sax
Clayton Thomas (Australia) bass
Hannes Lingens and Christian Marien (D) drums

Friday, March 13th 2009 (21:00)  Berlin (D) @ Jazzkeller 69 im Aufsturz • Oranienburger Str. 67 • Berlin


"Artikulationen" - Frank Gratkowski solo

Frank Gratkowski (D) altosax and clarinet

Sunday, March 15st 2009 (19:30) Orlando, FL (USA) @ The White House

Monday, March 16th 2009 Detroit, MI (USA) @ TBA


Gratkowski / Hartsaw / Acevedo / Bryerton

Frank Gratkowski (D) altosax and clarinet
Paul Hartsaw (USA) tenorsax
Ausberto Acevedo (USA) bass
Jerome Bryerton (USA) drums

Tuesday, March 17th 2009 Chicago, IL (USA) @ TBA


Frank Gratkowski / Hamid Drake Duo

Frank Gratkowski (D) altosax and clarinet
Hamid Drake (USA) drums

Wednesday, March 18th 2009 Chicago, IL (USA) @ Hide Out

Thursday, March 19th 2009 (9:00 PM) New Orleans, LA (USA) @ Piety Street Studios

Friday, March 20th 2009 (9:00 PM) New Orleans, LA (USA) @ Zeitgeist Theater • [ plus Tim Green - tenor sax]

Saturday, March 20th 2009 (11:30 PM) New Orleans, LA (USA) @ Snug Harbor • [ plus Larry Sieberth - grand piano]


Frank Gratkowski (D) altosax and clarinet

Sunday, March 21st 2009 (10:00 PM) New Orleans, LA (USA) @ The Hi Ho Lounge • [ w/ Johny Vidacovich (drums), Brian Coogan (rhodes elec. piano), James Singleton (bass) ]

Monday, March 23rd 2009 (8:00 PM) New Orleans, LA (USA) @ Zeitgeist Theater • [ w/ Helen Gillet (cello), Dave Capello (drums), Rick Trolsen (trombone)]

Tuesday, March 24th 2009 (9:30 PM) New Orleans, LA (USA) @ Blue Nile • [ w/ Justin Peake (drums), Dan Oesteicher (synth and sax) and others tba]


"Artikulationen" - Frank Gratkowski solo

Frank Gratkowski (D) altosax and clarinet

Thursday, March 26th 2009 (7:30 PM) Houston, TX (USA) @ The Avant Garden • [ 2nd set with Doug Falk (trumpet) and Thomas Helton (bass)]

Friday, March 27th 2009 (8:00 PM) Austin, TX (USA) @ Salvage Vanguard Theater • 2803 Manor Rd. Austin • Texas 78702 • [2nd set with Kurt Johnson (double bass) and Chris Cogburn (percussion)]


Frank Gratkowski / Chris Brown Duo

Frank Gratkowski (D) altosax and clarinet
Chris Brown (USA) piano, live electronics

Saturday, March 28th 2009 (8:00 PM) Brooklyn, New York (USA) @ Diapason Gallery


Frank Gratkowski / Thomas Heberer

Frank Gratkowski (D) altosax and clarinet
Thomas Heberer (D) trumpet

Sunday, March 29th 2009 (7:00 PM) New York, New York (USA) @ Downtown Music Gallery


"Artikulationen" - Frank Gratkowski solo

Frank Gratkowski (D) altosax and clarinet

Sunday, March 29th 2009 (10:00 PM) Williamsburg, New York (USA) @ Glasslands


Gratkowski/ Greenlief/ Raskin + Gratkowski/Perkis/Smith/Nordeson

first set:

Frank Gratkowski (D) altosax and clarinet
Phillip Greenlief(USA) sax and clarinet
Jon Raskin (USA) sax

second set:

Frank Gratkowski (D) altosax and clarinet
Tim Perkis(USA) electronics
Kjell Nordeson (USA) drums Damon Smith(USA) bass

Wednesday, April 1st (20:00)   Oakland, CA (USA) @ "21 Grand" • 21 Grand • 449 23rd Street • Oakland


Frank Gratkowski (D) alto sax, clarinet


Thursday, April 2nd 2009 (8:00 PM)   Oakland, CA (USA) @ 1510 8th St Performance Space • 1510 8th Street • Oakland • [ with Scott R. Looney - piano, Damon Smith - Bass, Kjell Nordeson - Drums]

Friday, April 3rd 2009 (8:00 PM)   Berkeley, CA (USA) @ CNMAT • 1750 Arch Street • Berkeley • [ w/ David Wessel electronics, Chris Brown piano, electr., William Winant percussion]


"Artikulationen" - Frank Gratkowski solo

Frank Gratkowski (DE) altosax and clarinet

Saturday, April 4th (8:00 PM) Oakland, CA (USA) • [ Concert with 1st class japanese vegetarian dinner • limited seating for 20 • for more information 510 393 6096 ] • check it out!!


AMMO-NITE GIG Vol.27

Osamu Jaero (Japan) dance
Yuko Kaseki (Japan) dance
Frank Gratkowski (DE) altosax and clarinets
Antonis Anissegos (Greece) electronics

Saturday, April 11th 2009 (20:30) Berlin (DE) @ "Dock11" • Kastanienallee 79 • 10435 Berlin


Gratkowski/ Looney/ Vatcher

Frank Gratkowski (DE) altosax and clarinets
Scott R. Looney (USA) piano
Carl Ludwig Hübsch (DE) tuba
Michael Vatcher (USA) - drums, percussions

Wednesday, May 6th 2009 (20:30) Amsterdam (NL) @ "Zaal 100" • De Wittenstraat 100
Thursday, May 7th 2009 (20:00) Amsterdam (NL) @ TBA


Gratkowski/ Looney/ Hübsch/ Vatcher

Frank Gratkowski (DE) altosax and clarinets
Scott R. Looney (USA) piano
Carl Ludwig Hübsch (DE) tuba
Michael Vatcher (USA) - drums, percussions

Friday, May 8th 2009 (20:30) Köln (DE) @ "Loft" • Wissmannstr. 30


With the Multiple Joy[ce] Orchestra

Saturday, May 9th 2009 (20:30) Köln (DE) @ "Loft" • Wissmannstr. 30


Duo Gratkowski/Manderscheid

Frank Gratkowski (DE) alto sax, clarinet, bass clarinet
Dieter Manderscheid (DE) bass

Sunday, May 10th 2009 (17:00h) Sankt Augustin Hangelar (DE) @ "Kunsthalle Hangelar" • Bachstr. 45b • 53757 Sankt Augustin Hangelar


With Zeitkratzer

Thursday, May 14th 2009   Marseille (France) @ festival "les musiques"


"Artikulationen" - Frank Gratkowski solo

Frank Gratkowski (DE) altosax and clarinet

Saturday May 16th 2009 (9:00 PM) Bielefeld (DE) @ Bunker Ulmenwall


Gratkowski/ Wilhelmi/ Lillinger

Frank Gratkowski (DE) alto sax, clarinet, bass clarinet, contrabass clarinet
Michael Wilhelmi (DE) piano
Christian Lillinger (DE) drums

Sunday, May 17th 2009 (19:00h)  Berlin (DE) @ Clärchens Ballhaus • Spiegelsaal


Gratkowski/ Wessel Duo via Internet

Frank Gratkowski (DE) alto sax, clarinets
David Wessel (USA) electronics [via internet from CNMAT in Berkeley California]

Tuesday May 19th 2009 (20:00h)   Hamburg (DE) @ Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg • Harvestehuder Weg 12 • 20148 Hamburg


TimeArt Ensemble

Frank Gratkowski (DE) alto sax, clarinet, bass clarinet
Matthias Muche (DE) tombone
Hasse Poulsen (Denmark) guitar
Lars Graugaard (Denmark) electronics
Raed Yassin (Beirut)
open circuit elektronics Sven Hahne (DE) laptop/video

Thursday, May 21st 2009  Copenhagen (Denmark) @ "re:new festival" • Huset i Magstræde • musikcafeen


With Bik Bent Braam

Saturday, May 30th 2009   Novarra (Italy) @ Novara Jazz Festival


With Zeitkratzer

Thursday, June 6th 2009   Zurich (CH) @ "Taktlos Festival"


INTERPLAY

interactive project for 2 musicians, live electronic 1 dancer and video

Vincent Royer (France) viola
Frank Gratkowski (DE) bass clarinet
Yuko Kaseki (Japan) dance
Thomas Kuleßa (DE) video
Jean-Marc Sullon (Belgium)
live electronic and programming

Wednesday, June 10th 2009  Köln (DE) @ "Altes Pfandhaus" • Kartäuserwall 20 • 50678 Köln


Frank Gratkowski (DE) altosax and clarinets
Lisa Mezzacappa (USA) bass
Jason Levis (USA) drums
Carl Ludwig Hübsch tuba (DE)

Saturday, June 20th 2009 (20:30) Köln (D) @ Raketenclub • Weidengasse 21 • Hinterhof


Nabatov/Gratkowski/Schmickler

Simon Nabatov piano
Frank Gratkowski clarinets, altosaxophon
Marcus Schmickler laptop electronics

Wednesday, June 24th 2009 (20:30) Köln (D) @ "Loft" • Wissmannstr. 30 • Köln (Ehrenfeld)


Gratkowski/ Kaufmann/ Thomas/ Lillinger

Frank Gratkowski (D) alto sax, clarinet, bass clarinet, contrabass clarinet
Achim Kaufmann (D) piano
Clayton Thomas (Australia) bass
Christian Lillinger (DE) drums

Tuesday, September 1st 2009  Berlin (DE) @ B-Flat


"Artikulationen" - Frank Gratkowski solo

Frank Gratkowski (DE) altosax and clarinet

Friday, September 4th 2009 (22:00) Bad Oldesloe (DE) @ "abriss" - Festival für improvisierte Kunst • Schützenstraße 42 • 23843 Bad Oldesloe (Festival starts at 18h)


With the Multiple Joy[ce] Orchestra

Saturday, September 7th 2009 (20:30) Köln (DE) @ "Loft" • Wissmannstr. 30


With Bik Bent Braam

Saturday, September 12th 2009   Utrecht (NL) @ SJU Jazzpodium


Frank Gratkowski Köln Quartett plays Tristano Impressions

Frank Gratkowski (DE) altosax and clarinets
Philip Zoubeck (A) piano
Dieter Manderscheid (D) bass
Martin Blume (DE) dr

Saturday, September 19th 2009 (23:00) Köln (DE) @ Stadtgarten Kölner Musiknacht (Live WDR radio broadcast)


With the Scott Fields Ensemble

Saturday, September 19th 2009 (01:00 at night - actually Sunday the 20th)    Köln (D) @ Philharmonie • Kölner Musiknacht


With Bik Bent Braam

Sunday, September 20th 2009    Amsterdam (NL) @ Bim Huis


"20th aniversary of the LOFT"

Frank Gratkowski (DE) altosax and clarinets
Georg Graewe (DE) piano
Dieter Manderscheid (DE) bass

Tuesday, September 22nd 2009 (20:00) Köln (DE) @ "Loft" • Wissmannstr. 30


"Shift!"

Frank Gratkowski (DE) altosax and clarinets
Philip Zoubeck (A) piano
Thomas Lehn (DE) analog synth.
Dieter Manderscheid (DE) bass
Martin Blume (DE) dr

Saturday, September 26th 2009 (20:00) Schorndorf (DE) @ Manufaktur • Hammerschlag 8 • 73614 Schorndorf • Germany

Sunday, September 27th 2009 (20:30) Köln (DE) @ "Loft" • Wissmannstr. 30


With Zeitkratzer

Saturday, October 3rd  Luxembourg (Luxembourg) @ Philharmonie Luxembourg • Salle de Musique de Chambre • 1, Place de l'Europe • L-1499 Luxembourg


Frank Gratkowski's RUPTURED KYDNEY QUINTET

Frank Gratkowski (D) alto sax, composition
Matthias Schubert (D) tenor sax
Clayton Thomas (Australia) bass
Michael Vatcher (USA) - drums

Sunday, October 4th 2009  Moscow (Russia) @ DOM • Moscow

Monday, October 5th 2009  Nijni Novgorod (Russia) @ tba • Nijni Novgorod

Tuesday, October 6th 2009 (20:00)  Yaroslavl (Russia) @ Open Space Gallery • Saltykova-Shchedrina-7 • Yaroslavl


Gratkowski/ Brown/ Winant

Frank Gratkowski (DE) alto sax, clarinets
Chris Brown (USA) piano, electr.
William Winant (USA) vibes, percussion

Saturday, October 17th 2009 Donaueschingen (DE) @ Donaueschinger Musiktage

Sunday, October 18th 2009 (20:30) Köln (DE) @ "Loft" • Wissmannstr. 30

Monday, October 19th 2009 Gent (BE) @ Logos Tetrahedron concert hall • Bomastraat 26-28 • 9000 Gent • Belgium

Wednesday, October 21st 2009 Berlin (DE) @ Kulturhaus Mitte • Auguststrasse 21 • 10117 Berlin

Friday, October 23rd 2009 Nickelsdorf (A) @ Jazzgalerie • A-2425 Nickelsdorf / Burgenland • Austria

Saturday, October 24th 2009 Ulrichsberg (A) @ Jazzatelier Ulrichsberg • A-4161 Ulrichsberg • Austria

Sunday, October 25th, 2009 Graz (A) @ "Wist" • Moserhofgasse 34 • 8010 Graz • promoted by "open music"


Gratkowski / Anderskov Duo

Frank Gratkowski (DE) altosax and clarinets
Jakob Anderskov (DK) piano

Wednesday, October 28th (20:30) Köln (D) @ "Loft" • Wissmannstr. 30


Performing Cornelius Cardew's TREATISE with the Multiple Joy[ce] Orchestra

Thursday, October 29th 2009 (20:30) Köln (DE) @ "Loft" • Wissmannstr. 30


Kaufmann/ Gratkowski/ DeJoode

Frank Gratkowski (D) alto sax, clarinet, bass clarinet
Achim Kaufmann (D) piano
Wilbert DeJoode (NL) bass

Monday, November 2nd Seattle, WA (USA) @ Earshot Festival • Good Shepherd Center Chapel • 4649 Sunnyside Ave N

Tuesday, November 3rd Milwaukee, Wisconsin (USA) @ Sugar Maple

Wednesday, November 4th Chicago, IL (USA) @ Hideout (with various formations)

Thursday, November 5th (8:15) Chicago, IL (USA) @ Umbrella Festival • Chicago Cultural Center (Preston Bradley Hall) • 78 E Washington St • Chicago

Friday, November 6th Ann Arbor, MI

Saturday, November 7th Buffalo, NY @ Burchfield Penney Art Center • 1300 Elmwood Ave. • Buffalo, N.Y. 14222 • (716) 878-6011

Sunday, November 8th (7:00 PM) Bulington, Vermont @ "Flynn Center" • 153 Main St.

Monday, November 9th New York City (NY) @ "Roulette" • 20 Greene Street

Tuesday, November 10th Princeton (NJ) @ Taplin Auditorium • Princeton University • Free_Form_Mash_Up (FFMUP) music series


With Zeitkratzer

Thursday, November 12th   Bratislava (Slovakia) @ tba


Frank Gratkowski (D) alto sax, clarinet, bass clarinet
Alan Thomas (GB) guitar
Philip Thomas (GB) piano
Anton Lukoszevieze (GB) cello

performing music by:
Anthony Braxton - comp. 322
Christian Wolff - tba
Frank Gratkowski - New Work (HCMF and November Music Commission)

Sunday, November 15th 2009 (16:00)  's-Hertogenbosch (NL) @ "November Music Festival"

Sunday, November 22nd 2009 (21:00)  Huddersfield (England) @ "Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival"


contra-contra

Frank Gratkowski (DE) contrabass clarinet
Chris Heenan (USA) contrabass clarinet
Clayton Thomas (Australia) double bass
Mike Majkowski (Australia) - double bass

Thursday, November 26th 2009  Berlin (DE) @ "Sowieso"


OIRTRIO

Frank Gratkowski (DE) alto sax, clarinet, bass clarinet
Sebastian Gramss (D) bass
Tatsuya Nakatani (Japan) drums, percussion

Saturday, November 28th 2009  Wiessbaden (DE) @ Just Music Festival • Kulturforum • Friedrichstr.16

Sunday, November 29th 2009  Sarreguemines (F) @ Terminus

Monday, November 30th 2009  Köln (DE) @ "Loft" • Wissmannstr. 30

Tuesday, December 1st 2009 (21:00)  Berlin (DE) @ Jazzkeller 69 im Aufsturz • Oranienburger Str. 67 • Berlin

Wednesday, December 2nd 2009 (20:00) Bremen (DE) @ MIB • Buntentorsteinweg 112 • 28201 Bremen

Friday, December 4th 2009 (20:00) Köln (DE) @ Cologne Jazz Night • Hochschule für Musik Köln • Dagobertstr. 38 • D-50668 Köln


Gratkowski / Tramontana Duo

Frank Gratkowski (DE) alto sax, clarinets
Sebi Tramontana (I) trombone

Saturday, December 5th 2009 Lodi (I) @ Casa del popolo

Sunday, December 6th 2009 Bologna (I) @ Ivan ilich

Monday, December 7th 2009 Trieste (I) @ Circolojazz • Thelonius

Tuesday, December 8th 2009 Ljubljana (Slowenia) @ Gromko Klub


Gratkowski/ Wessel Duo via Internet

Frank Gratkowski (DE) alto sax, clarinets
David Wessel (USA) electronics [via internet from CNMAT in Berkeley California]

Thursday, December 10th   Budapest (HU) @ Making New Waves Festival • Trafo • House of Contemporary Arts • 1094 Budapest • Liliom str. 41


Gratkowski / Tramontana Duo

Frank Gratkowski (DE) alto sax, clarinets
Sebi Tramontana (I) trombone

Friday, December 11th 2009 Rome (I) @ Angelo Mai

Saturday, December 12th 2009 Forli (I) @ Area Sismica


With Bik Bent Braam

Sunday, December 13th 2009 (21:00)    Palermo (I) @ Museo delle marionette Antonio Pasqualino •


With Wilbert DeJoode (bass) and Lelio Giannetto (bass)

Sunday, December 15th 2009 (21:00)    Palermo (I) @ Museo delle marionette Antonio Pasqualino •


With the Multiple Joy[ce] Orchestra

Monday, December 21st 2009 (20:30) Köln (DE) @ "Loft" • Wissmannstr. 30


past appearances in 2010


"Artikulationen" - Frank Gratkowski solo

Frank Gratkowski (DE) altosax and clarinets

Saturday, January 9th 2010 (19:30) Hamburg (DE) @ "Forum Neue Musik" • Christianskirche • Hamburg-Ottensen • Ottenser Marktplatz 6 • 22765 Hamburg


With Bik Bent Braam

Sunday, January 10th 2010 (16:00)   Zaandam (NL) @ Serah Artisan


With Bik Bent Braam

Sunday, January 26th 2010    Amsterdam (NL) @ Bim Huis


With the Multiple Joy[ce] Orchestra

Monday, January 27th 2010 (20:30) Köln (D) @ "Loft" • Wissmannstr. 30


Kaufmann/ Gratkowski/ DeJoode

Frank Gratkowski (DE) alto sax, clarinet, bass clarinet
Achim Kaufmann (DE) piano
Wilbert DeJoode (NL) bass

Saturday, February 13th 2010 Sankt Johann in Tirol (A) @ Alte Gerberei • Lederergasse 5 • A-6380 St. Johann in Tirol.


Duo with Peter Evans

Peter Evans (USA) trumpet, piccolo trumpet
Frank Gratkowski (DE) alto sax, clarinet, contra bass clarinet

Tuesday, February 23rd 2010 (20:30) Köln (D) @ "Loft" • Wissmannstr. 30
(1st set Peter solo)


Kaufmann/ Gratkowski/ DeJoode

Frank Gratkowski (DE) altosax und clarinets
Achim Kaufmann (DE) piano
Wilbert DeJoode (NL) bass

Wednesday, February 24th 2010  Amsterdam (NL) @ "Bim Huis"


With Bik Bent Braam

Sunday, February 28th 2010 (16:00)   Zaandam (NL) @ Serah Artisan


With Appartment House

Friday, March 12th 2010   Bergen (NOR) @ Borealis Festival


Gratkowski/ Papazoglou

Frank Gratkowski (D) alto sax, clarinet, bass clarinet
Marguerite Papazoglou (GR) dance

Sunday, March 14th 2010 (20:00)  Dresden (DE) @ Atelier Petra Schulze • Kamenzerstr. 38 • 01099 Dresden


With vMM

Monday, March 15th 2010 (21:00)   Berlin (DE) @  The Meeting Point LAB  • SCHWELLE 7 • UFERSTR.6 • 13357 BERLIN

Christian Reiner (Vienna) actor
Margaruite Papazoglou (Paris) dance
Vasiliki Tsangari (Mastricht) dance
Benjamin Weidekamp (Berlin) alto sax, clarinet
Frank Gratkowski (Berlin) alto sax, clarinet, bass clarinet
Christian Marien (Berlin) drums


With Zeitkratzer

Saturday, March 27th 2010  Monaco (Monaco) @ Festival de Printemps • MONACO, MONACO


With Bik Bent Braam

Thursday, April 1st 2010   Den Haag (NL) @ Paard van Troje

Sunday, April 2nd 2010   Rijkevorsel (BE) @ Singer

Saturday, April 3rd 2010   Utrecht (NL) @ SJU Jazzpodium

Sunday, April 4th 2010 (16:00)   Zaandam (NL) @ Serah Artisan

Saturday, April 11th 2010 (16:00)   Nijmegen (NL) @ de Lindenberg

Monday, April 12th 2010   Eindhoven (NL) @ café Wilhelmina

Wednesday, April 14th 2010   Köln (DE) @ "Loft" • Wissmannstr. 30 • Köln (Ehrenfeld)

Thursday, April 15th 2010   Amsterdam (NL) @ "Bim Huis"

Friday, April 16th 2010   Tilburg (NL) @ "Paradox"


With Fo[u]r Alto

Frank Gratkowski (DE) alto sax, composition
Benjamin Weidekamp (DE) alto sax
Christian Weidner (DE) alto sax
Florian Bergmann (DE) alto sax, composition

Friday, April 23rd 2010 (20:00)  Köln (DE) @ ATELIER DÜRRENFELD/GEITEL • Körnerstr.71 • Hofgebäude • Köln Ehrenfeld


With Bik Bent Braam

Sunday, April 25th 2010 (15:30)   Rotterdam (NL) @ Lantaren/Venster • Gouvernestraat 133 • Rotterdam


With Fo[u]r Alto

Frank Gratkowski (DE) alto sax, composition
Benjamin Weidekamp (DE) alto sax
Christian Weidner (DE) alto sax
Florian Bergmann (DE) alto sax, composition

Monday, April 26th 2010 (21:00)  Dresden (DE) @ geh8 - Kunstraum und Ateliers e.V. • Gehestr. 8 • 01127 Dresden

Tuesday, April 27th 2010 (20:00)  Berlin (DE) • Change of venue!!! now: STUDIO UPSTREAM • Berliner Str. 150 • Eingang von der Indira-Ghandi-Str.


With the Multiple Joy[ce] Orchestra

Wednesday, April 28th 2010 (20:30) Köln (DE) @ "Loft" • Wissmannstr. 30


With Zeitkratzer

Thursday, April 29th 2010   Köln (DE) • Musik Triennale Köln @ Alter Wartesaal • Köln


With"Shift!"

Frank Gratkowski (DE) altosax and clarinets
Philip Zoubeck (A) piano
Thomas Lehn (DE) analog synth.
Dieter Manderscheid (DE) bass
Martin Blume (DE) dr

Friday, April 30th (20:00) Berlin (D) @ Exploratorium Berlin • Mehringdamm 55 (Sarotti-Höfe) • 1. Hof


With the NRW Ungarn Quartett

Frank Gratkowski (DE) altosax and clarinets
Szilárd Mezei (HUN) viola
Albert Márkos (HUN) cello
Martin Blume (DE) dr

Monday, May 3rd 2010 (20:30) Köln (DE) @ "Loft" • Wissmannstr. 30

Tuesday, May 4th 2010 (20:00) Hofheim (DE) @ "Jazzkeller"

Wednesday, May 5th 2010 (20:00) Wuppertal (DE) @ "Ort" • Luisenstraße 116 • 42103 Wuppertal

Thursday, May 6th 2010 (20:00) Bochum (DE) @ "Museum Bochum" • Kortumstraße 147 • 44777 Bochum • Fon +49-234-910 42 30

Friday, May 7th 2010 (20:00) Bochum (DE) @ "Bunker Ulmenwall" • Kreuzstraße 0 • 33602 Bielefeld


With Simon Nabatov's Ensemble Futurrrr "Gileya revisited"

Simon Nabatov (DE) comp, arr, piano
Jaap Blonk (NL) vocals
Frank Gratkowski (DE) reeds
Gerry Hemingway (USA) drums

Sunday, May 9th 2010 (20:30) Köln (DE) @ "Loft" • Wissmannstr. 30

Saturday, May 15th 2010 (20:00) Esslingen (DE) @ KlangSeiten Festival • "Jazzkeller" • Webergasse 4-6 • Esslingen


With the GrubenKlang Orchester

Georg Graewe (D) piano, leader
Theo Jörgensmann (DE) clarinet
Frank Gratkowski (DE) alto sax, clarinets
Tobias Delius (DE) tenor sax
Eckard Koltermann (DE) bass clarinet, bariton sax
Thomas Berghammer (A) trumpet
Sebi Tramontana (I) trombone
Melvyn Poore (DE) tuba
Martin Siewert (A) guitar
Dieter Manderscheid (DE) bass
John Lindberg (USA) bass
Achim Krämer (DE) drums
Michael Vatcher (USA) drums

Sunday, May 23rd 2010 (15:00) Moers (DE) @ "Moers Festival"


Gratkowski/ Brown/ Winant

Frank Gratkowski (DE) alto sax, clarinets
Chris Brown (USA) piano, electr.
William Winant (USA) vibes, percussion

Tuesday, June 15th 2010 (19:30) Berkeley, CA (USA) @ "Tom's place" • 3111 Deakin Street • Berkeley, CA


With the FPR saxophone trio

Frank Gratkowski (D) alto sax, clarinets
Phillip Greenlief (USA) tenor sax
Jon Raskin (USA) bariton sax

Thursday, June 17th 2010 (20:00) Los Angeles, CA (USA) @ the ResBox at the Steve Allen Theater (4773 Hollywood Blvd.)

Friday, June 18th 2010 (16:00) Bakersfield, CA (USA) @ TBA


With Grosse Abfahrt

Tom Djll, instigator, trumpets, electronics • m@++ ingalls, clarinets, violin • Tim Perkis, electronics • Gino Robair, energized surfaces & voltage made audible • John Shiurba, electric guitar + guests
Frank Gratkowski, reeds • Lisa Mezzacappa, contrabass • Kjell Nordeson, percussion • Phillip Greenlief, reeds

Thursday, June 24th 2010 (20:00) San Francisco, CA (USA) @ Luggage Store Gallery • 1007 Market Street • 6th Street • San Francisco, CA


Gratkowski/ Looney/ Smith/ Nordeson

Frank Gratkowski (D) alto sax and clarinet
Scott R. Looney (USA) piano
Damon Smith (USA) bass
Kjell Nordeson (Sweden) percussion

Friday, June 25th 2010 (20:00)   Oakland, CA (USA) @ 1510 Performance Space • 1510 8th Street • Oakland

Sunday, June 27th 2010 (20:00)  San Francisco, CA (USA) @ Musicians Union Hall • 116 9th Street (near Mission)


Gratkowski/Perkis/Smith/Nordeson + Aram Shelton

Frank Gratkowski (D) altosax and clarinet
Tim Perkis(USA) electronics
Kjell Nordeson (Sweden) drums Damon Smith(USA) bass
Aram Shelton (USA) tenor and soproano sax

Monday, June 28th (21:00)  Albany, CA (USA) @ Kingman's Ivy Room • 860 San Pablo Ave (near Solano Ave) • Albany


@ The Vancouver International Jazz Festival

Frank Gratkowski (DE) alto sax, clarinets

Thursday, July 1st 2010 (16:30) Vancouver, BC (CAN) @ Studio 700 • 700 Hamilton Street • Vancouver [with Paul Plimley, piano and Han Bennink, drums]

Saturday, July 3rd 2010 (12:00) Vancouver, BC (CAN) @ Roundhouse Performance Centre • 181 Roundhouse Mews • Vancouver [ Workshop]

Saturday, July 3rd 2010 (14:00) Vancouver, BC (CAN) @ Roundhouse Performance Centre • 181 Roundhouse Mews • Vancouver [ with Nate Wooley, trumpet • Torsten Müller, bass • Harris Eisenstadt, drums]

Sunday, July 4th 2010 (15:30) Vancouver, BC (CAN) @ Roundhouse Performance Centre • 181 Roundhouse Mews • Vancouver [ with Tommy Babin, bass • Dylan van der Schyff Müller, drums]


With the FPR saxophone trio

Frank Gratkowski (DE) alto sax, clarinets
Phillip Greenlief (USA) tenor sax
Jon Raskin (USA) bariton sax

Thursday, July 8th 2010 (20:00) Oakland, CA (USA) @ 1510 Performance Space • 1510 8th Street • Oakland


Gratkowski/ Brown/ Winant + David Wessel

Frank Gratkowski (DE) alto sax, clarinets
Chris Brown (USA) piano, electr.
William Winant (USA) vibes, percussion
David Wessel (USA) electronics

Friday, July 9th 2010 (19:30) Berkeley, CA (USA) @ CNMAT • 1750 Arch Street • Berkeley, CA


Solo "Artikulationen"

Frank Gratkowski (D) alto sax, clarinet, bass clarinet

Saturday, July 10th 2010 (7:30 PM) San Francisco, CA (USA) @ Meridian Gallery • 535 Powell Street • SF


With the FPR saxophone trio

Frank Gratkowski (D) alto sax, clarinets
Phillip Greenlief (USA) tenor sax
Jon Raskin (USA) bariton sax

Monday, July 12th 2010 (20:00) Sacramento, CA (USA) @ "Luna's Cafe" •1414 16th Street • Sacramento, CA • 95814


With the GrubenKlang Orchester

Georg Graewe (D) piano, leader
Theo Jörgensmann (DE) clarinet
Frank Gratkowski (DE) alto sax, clarinets
Tobias Delius (DE) tenor sax
Eckard Koltermann (DE) bass clarinet, bariton sax
Thomas Berghammer (A) trumpet
Sebi Tramontana (I) trombone
Melvyn Poore (DE) tuba
Martin Siewert (A) guitar
Dieter Manderscheid (DE) bass
John Lindberg (USA) bass
Achim Krämer (DE) drums
Michael Vatcher (USA) drums

Friday, September 3rd 2010 (20:00) Dortmund (DE) @ "Domicil"


With Zeitkratzer

Friday, September 10th 2010   Oslo (Norway) @ "Ultima '10" Oslo Comtemporary Music Festival


With the Multiple Joy[ce] Orchestra

Thursday, September 16th 2010 (20:30) Köln (DE) @ "Loft" • Wissmannstr. 30


With the Bijma Braam Sextet

Greetje Bijma (NL) vocals
Wolter Wierbos (NL) trombone
Frank Gratkowski (DE) alto sax, clarinets
Michiel Braam (NL) piano
Wilbert DeJoode (NL) bass
Michael Vatcher (USA) drums

Wednesday, September 29th 2010  Amsterdam (NL) @ "Bim Huis"

Thursday, September 30th 2010  Spijkenisse (NL) @ "De Stoep"

Friday, October 8th 2010  Leeuwarden (NL) @ "De Harmonie"

Wednesday, October 13th 2010  Meppel (NL) @ "Schouwburg Ogterop"

Friday, October 15th 2010 Tilburg (NL) @ "Paradox"


OIRTRIO

Frank Gratkowski (DE) alto sax, clarinet, bass clarinet
Sebastian Gramss (D) bass
Tatsuya Nakatani (Japan) drums, percussion

Saturday, October 16th 2010  Köln (DE) @ "Loft" • Wissmannstr. 30

Sunday, October 17th 2010  Karlsruhe (DE) @ Badischer Kunstverein • Waldstraße 3 • Karlsruhe

Tuesday, October 19th 2010  Marburg (DE) @ Cavete • Marburg

Wednesday, October 20th 2010  Den Haag (NL) @ "Studio LOOS" • De Constant Rebequeplein 20 • The Hague • Netherlands

Thursday, October 21st 2010 Jena (DE) @ "Jazzmeile" • Café Wagner • Wagnergasse 26 • 07743 Jena

Friday, October 22nd 2010 (20:00) Munich (DE) @ Klanggalerie t-u-b-e im Einstein Kulturzentrum • Einsteinstraße 42 • 81675 München

Saturday, October 23st 2010 Kassel (DE) @ Dock 4 • Kassel

Sunday, October 24th 2010 (20:00)  Berlin (D) @ Exploratorium Berlin • Mehringdamm 55 (Sarotti-Höfe) • 1. Hof


Frank Gratkowski Quartet

Saturday, October 30th 2010  Copenhagen (DK) @ Literaturhaus, Wundergrund Music Festival


With Zeitkratzer vs. Terje Rypdal and Palle Mikkelborg

Sunday, November 4th 2010 (20:00)  Karlsruhe (DE) @ JazzFEST Karslruhe • Kulturzentrum Tollhaus • Schlachthausstraße 1 • 76131 Karlsruhe

Friday, November 5th 2010 (19:00) Berlin (DE) @ Haus der Berliner Festspiele


With Fo[u]r +4 Alto

Radical Structures for 8 Alto Saxes
new works by Hayden Chisholm & Frank Gratkowski
featuring:
Florian Bergmann
Pierre Borel
Hayden Chisholm
Oliver Gutzeit
Frank Gratkowski
Leo Huhn
Benjamin Weidekamp
Christian Weidner

Saturday, December 4th (18:00)  Berlin (DE) @ Kirche zum Heilsbrunnen

Sunday, December 5th (20:30)  Berlin @ Senatsreservenspeicher

Monday, December 6th (20:30)  Köln @ St. Gertrud


Frank Gratkowski / EU Connection 1

Friday, December 10th  Palermo (IT) @ Goethe-Insitut
21:15h
Frank Gratkowski alto sax, clarinet
Achim Kaufmann piano
Fabrizio Spera drums

22:00h
Frank Gratkowski alto sax, clarinet
Alessandro Librio violin
Davide Rinella harmonica
Achim Kaufmann piano
Lelio Giannetto bass
Fabrizio Spera drums

Frank Gratkowski / EU Connection 2

Saturday, December 11  Palermo (IT) @ Goethe-Insitut
21:15h
Frank Gratkowski alto sax, clarinet
Sebi Tramontana trombone
22:00h
Frank Gratkowski alto sax, clarinet
Davide Barbarino saxophone
Sebi Tramontana trombone
Achim Kaufmann piano
Fabrizio Spera drums


past appearances in 2011


With the Bijma Braam Sextet

Greetje Bijma (NL) vocals
Wolter Wierbos (NL) trombone
Frank Gratkowski (DE) alto sax, clarinets
Michiel Braam (NL) piano
Wilbert DeJoode (NL) bass
Michael Vatcher (USA) drums

Sunday, January 9th (16:00 h)  Velp (NL) @ K13

Friday, January 14th  Den Bosch (NL) @ Toonzaal

Saturday, January 15th (20:30 h)  Köln (DE) @ Loft


"Artikulationen" - Frank Gratkowski solo

Frank Gratkowski (D) altosax and clarinets

Thursday, January 20th 2011 (19:00)  Bremen @ Augenblick-Optik

Thursday, January 27th 2011  Oldenburg @ Wilhelm13 - 2.Set & HCL-Ensemble


Frank Gratkowski Quartet

Frank Gratkowski (D) as, cl, bcl, cbcl, fl, comp.
Wolter Wierbos (NL) trombone
Dieter Manderscheid (D) bass
Gerry Hemingway (USA) drums

Sunday, February 6th 2011  Hofheim (DE) @ Jazzkeller

Monday, February 7th 2011  Eindhoven (NL) @ Cafe Wilhelmina

Tuesday, February 8th 2011 (20:30 h)  Köln (DE) @ Loft

Friday, February 11th 2011   Passau (DE) @ Cafe Museum


With the Multiple Joy[ce] Orchestra

Friday, March 3rd 2011 (20:30)  Köln (DE) @ "Loft" • Wissmannstr. 30


Gratkowski / Niggenkemper / Lillinger

Frank Gratkowski (DE) alto sax, clarinet, bass clarinet
Pascal Niggenkemper (DE) bass
Christian Lillinger (DE) drums

Thursday, March 3rd 2011 (21:00)  Berlin (DE) @ Jazzkeller 69 im Aufsturz • Oranienburger Str. 67 • Berlin


Uwe Oberg Quartett

Frank Gratkowski (DE) alto sax, clarinet, bass clarinet
Uwe Oberg (D) piano
Georg Wolf (D) bass
Jörg Fischer (D) drums

Friday, March 4rd 2011 (20:00)  Darmstadt (DE) @ Gewölbekeller • Jazzinstut Darmstadt • Bessunger Straße 88 d • 64285 Darmstadt


With Fo[u]r Alto

Florian Bergmann
Frank Gratkowski
Benjamin Weidekamp
Christian Weidner

Sunday, March 6th 2011 (20:00)  Münster (DE) @ "CUBA Münster"

Monday, March 7th 2011 (20:30)  Kassel (DE) @ "Dock 4" promoted by Ohrenkratzer e.V.

Tuesday, March 8th 2011 (20:00)  Leipzig (DE) @ "Galerie K.U.B."

Friday, March 11th 2011 (21:30)  Brüel (DE) @ "Kulturknastfenster" • 19412 Brüel, August-Bebel-Str. 1a

Thursday, March 17th 2011 (20:30)  Maastricht (NL) @ "Audioscoop"

Friday, March 18th 2011   Wuppertal (DE) @ "NEUE KIRCHE" • Sophienstr. 39 • 42103 Wuppertal

Saturday, March 19th 2011 (20:00)   Dresden (DE) @ "Atelier Petra Schulze" • Kamenzerstr. 38 • 01099 Dresden

Sunday, March 20th 2011 (17:00)   Pohrsdorf (DE) @ "Saxstall" • Dorfstra§e 87 • Pohrsdorf near Tharandt near Dresden


with Münchener Kammerorchester, conducted by Beat Furrer

soloists:
Thora Augestad, soprano
Hélène Fauchère, soprano
Uli Fussenegger, double bass
Konstantoin Ischenko, Akkordeon
Frank Gratkowski, sax, cl
Franz Hautzinger, tp
Christian Lillinger, perc

Thursday, March 31st 2011  München (DE) @ Jazzlines • Allerheiligenhofkirche


Gratkowski / Tramontana Duo

Frank Gratkowski (DE) alto sax, clarinets
Sebi Tramontana (I) trombone

Friday, April 1st 2011 (17:00)   Krailling (DE) @ SALON für KLANG + KUNST • Bergstrasse 28c • 82152 Krailling near München


With Zeitkratzer

Tuesday, April 12th 2011 (20:00)   Ljubljana (SLOV) @ Kino Siska


With Zeitkratzer

Thursday, April 14th 2011 (22:00)   Zagreb (CRO) @ Music Biennale Zagreb


Kaufmann/ Gratkowski/ DeJoode

Frank Gratkowski (DE) alto sax, clarinet, bass clarinet
Achim Kaufmann (DE) piano
Wilbert DeJoode (NL) bass

Thursday, April 28th 2011  Köln (DE) @ "Loft" • Wissmannstr. 30


Nabatov/Gratkowski/Schmickler

Simon Nabatov piano
Frank Gratkowski clarinets, altosaxophon
Marcus Schmickler laptop electronics

Friday, April 29th 2011 (19:00)   Ulrichsberg (A) @ Ulrichsberger Kaleidophon Festival • Jazzatelier Ulrichsberg • A-4161 Ulrichsberg • Austria


PASCAL NIGGENKEMPER's VISION7

Emilie Lesbros voice
Frank Gratkowski saxophone
Frantz Loriot viola
Hasse Poulsen guitar
Eve Risser piano
Pascal Niggenkemper bass
Christian Lillinger drums

Wednesday, June 1st 2011   Singen (DE) @ Jazzclub

Thursday, June 2nd 2011   München (DE) @ Unterfahrt

Friday, June 3rd 2011 (20:00)   Berlin (DE) @ Festival Jazzdor • Kesselhaus • Kulturbrauerei • Schönhauser Allee 36 • 10435 BERLIN


First set:
FPR Trio
Frank Gratkowski (D) altosax and clarinets
Phillip Greenlief(USA) sax and clarinet
Jon Raskin (USA) sax

Second set:
Gratkowski/ Looney/ Mezzakapa/ Nordeson
Frank Gratkowski (D) alto sax and clarinet
Scott R. Looney (USA) piano
Lisa Mezzacapa (USA) bass
Kjell Nordeson (Sweden) percussion

Sunday, June 19th 2011 (20:00)   Oakland, CA (USA) @ 1510 Performance Space • 1510 8th Street • Oakland


FPR Trio

Frank Gratkowski (D) alto sax, clarinets
Phillip Greenlief (USA) tenor sax
Jon Raskin (USA) bariton sax

Monday, June 20th 2011 (20:00) Sacramento, CA (USA) @ "Luna's Cafe" •1414 16th Street • Sacramento, CA • 95814


Gratkowski/ Brown/ Winant

Frank Gratkowski (DE) alto sax, clarinets
Chris Brown (USA) piano, electr.
William Winant (USA) vibes, percussion

Tuesday, June 28th 2011  Palo Alto, CA (USA) @ Dr. Glenn Cornett's • 3493 Greer Rd. • Palo Alto • CA 94303


Gratkowski/ Brown/ Bultman/ Wessel

Frank Gratkowski (DE) alto sax, clarinets
Chris Brown (USA) piano, electr.
Nils Bultmann (USA) viola
David Wessel (USA) electronics

Wednesday, June 29th 2011  Berkeley, CA (USA) @ CNMAT • 1750 Arch Street • Berkeley


Two sets in NYC

9pm:
Frank Gratkowski (DE) alto sax, clarinets
Pascal Niggenkemper bass
Tatsuya Nakatani (Japan) drums, percussion
10pm:
Frank Gratkowski (D) altosax and clarinet
Thomas Heberer (D) trumpet

Tuesday, July 19th 2011   New York, NY (USA) @ Cafe Orwell • 247 Varet Street • Brooklyn, NY • L-Train: Morgan Ave


Feichtmair - Gratkowski Duo

Tanja Feichtmair (A) alto sax, bass clarinet
Frank Gratkowski (DE) alto sax, bass clarinet

Friday, July 21st 2011   Tolmin (Slovenia) @ Sjeta Festival


Zeitkratzer presents a new edition of VOLKSMUSIK

Saturday, August 13th 2011 (22:00)   Altdorf (CH) @ Festival Alpentöne


"Artikulationen" - Frank Gratkowski solo
- with Indonesian food! - be in time !!

Frank Gratkowski altosax and clarinets

Friday, August 19th 2011 (20:00) Berlin (DE) @ ènak-ènak • in der ExRotaprint-Kantine • Gotschedstr. 4 • Berlin-Wedding • 030-45797690


"Artikulationen E" - Frank Gratkowski solo

Frank Gratkowski altosax, bass clarinet and live electronics

Friday, August 20th 2011 (20:30) Köln (DE) NACHTJOURNAL Festival @ Stadtgarten Köln


Zeitkratzer plays NOISE UNPLUGGED

Sunday, August 21th 2011 (17:00)   Berlin (DE) @ Haus der Kulturen der Welt


With Fo[u]r Alto

Frank Gratkowski (DE) alto sax, composition
Benjamin Weidekamp (DE) alto sax
Christian Weidner (DE) alto sax
Florian Bergmann (DE) alto sax

Monday, August 22nd (20:00)  Berlin (DE) @ "Senatsreservenspeicher" • Cuvrystraße 3-4 • 10997 Berlin Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg • near U-Bhf Schlesisches Tor


With Bik Bent Braam

Sunday, August 28th 2011 (13:00)   Amsterdam (NL) @ Uitmarkt


Frank Gratkowski (DE) altosax and clarinets
Szilard Mezei (HUN) viola
Albert Markos (HUN) cello Martin Blume (DE) dr

Friday September 2nd Budapest (HUN) @ DUH


Zeitkratzer

Saturday, September 3rd 2011 (20:00)   London (UK) @ Queen Elisabeth Hall • London • UK


Zeitkratzer & Keiji Haino

Friday, September 4th 2011 (20:00)   Bochum (DE) @ Ruhrtriennale • Jahrhunderthalle


CHAMBER SERIES VI

Frank Gratkowski - alto saxophone and clarinets
Richard Barrett - live electronics
Achim Kaufmann - piano

Wednesday September 14th Berlin (DE) @ Atelier 52170 • Schulzestrasse 3 • Berlin - Pankow


"Artikulationen" - Frank Gratkowski solo

Frank Gratkowski altosax and clarinets

Monday, September 19th 2011 (20:30) Freiburg (DE) @ E-Werk • Eschholzstr. 77 • 79106 Freiburg


Artikulationen E

Tuesday September 20th (20:30) Köln (DE) @ Stadtgarten • NACHTJOURNAL FESTIVAL


Johann Sebastian Bach: Chaconne d-moll
Avi Avital, Mandoline

Karlheinz Stockhausen: Klavierstück X
Bernhard Wambach: Klavier

Frank Gratkowski: Commentaire à Stockhausen
Frank Gratkowski, Altsaxophon

Friday September 30th (19:00) Berlin (DE) @ Atelier Bernhard Wambach • Altes Funkhaus Berlin • Nalepastrasse


With the Bijma Braam Sextet

Greetje Bijma (NL) vocals
Wolter Wierbos (NL) trombone
Frank Gratkowski (DE) alto sax, clarinets
Michiel Braam (NL) piano
Wilbert DeJoode (NL) bass
Michael Vatcher (USA) drums

October 2011 2nd (16:00 h)  Arnhem (NL) @ Musis Sacrum


Frank Gratkowski (reeds)
Franz Hautzinger (tp)
Hilary Jeffrey (tb)
Hayden Chisholm (as)

Friday October 7th  Köln (DE) @ Plush Music Festival • Loft


First Set: Artikulationen (Frank Gratkowski Solo)

Second Set: with Philip Zoubek Trio

Sunday October 9th  Köln (DE) @ Plush Music Festival • Loft


With Zeitkratzer

Thursday October 13th  Rom (I)

Friday October 14th  Reggio Emilia (I)


Achim Kaufmann - piano
Frank Gratkowski - reeds
Okkyung Lee - cello

Saturday, October 15th (20:00)  Köln (DE) @ Institut Française


Achim Kaufmann - piano
Frank Gratkowski - reeds
Clayton Thomas - bass

Sunday, October 16th  Sibiu (RO) @ Jazz and More Festival


Gratkowski - Graewe Duo

Frank Gratkowski - reeds
Georg Graewe - piano

Thursday, October 27th  Moskau (RU) @ "Dom"


With "Shift!"

Frank Gratkowski (DE) altosax and clarinets
Philip Zoubeck (A) piano
Thomas Lehn (DE) analog synth.
Dieter Manderscheid (DE) bass
Martin Blume (DE) dr

Friday, October 28th  Ottensheim (A)

Saturday, October 29th  Raab (A)


Tramontana / Gratkowski Duo

Frank Gratkowski (DE) reeds
Sebi Tramontana (I) - trombone

Saturday November 12th  Regensburg @ Leerer Beutel • Austellungseröffnung / Vernisage - Zeichnungen von Sebi Tramontana


With Fo[u]r Alto

Florian Bergmann
Frank Gratkowski
Benjamin Weidekamp
Christian Weidner

Compositions by Frank Gratkowski

Wednesday November 16th (19:30)   Köln (DE) @ Kunststation Stankt Peter • Jabachstraße 1 • 50676 Köln

Thursday November 17th  Saarbrücken (DE) @ Künstlerhaus • Karlstraße 1 • 66111 Saarbrücken

Friday November 18th  Jena (DE) @ Kunsthof • Ballhausgasse 3 • 07743 Jena


With Zeitkratzer

Saturday, November 26th 2011 (20:00)   Darmstadt (DE) @ Biennale für Moderne Musik

Friday, December 2nd 2011   Gdansk (PO)


Gratkowski / Gramss / Lê Quan Ninh (percussion)

Sunday, November 27th 2011 (20:30)   Köln (DE) @ Loft


Portrait Georg Graewe

Thursday, December 7th 2011   Wien (AT) @ Porgy & Bess

Friday, December 8th 2011   Wien (AT) @ Porgy & Bess


With the MJO Multiple Joy[ce] Orchestra

Thursday, December 10th 2012   Köln (DE) @ Stadtgarten Köln


past appearances in 2012



With Bik Bent Braam

Saturday, January 21st 2012   Baarle (NL) @ Plusetage

Friday, January 27th 2012   Amsterdam (NL) @ Bimhuis

Saturday, January 28th 2012   Groningen (NL) @ Grand Theatre

Friday, February 3rd 2012   Den Haag (NL) @ Theater de Regentes

Saturday, February 4th 2012   Leiden (NL) @ Hot House

Friday, February 10th 2012   Utrecht (NL) @ Muziekhuis

Saturday, February 11th 2012   Edam (NL) @ Mahogany Hall

Sunday, February 12th 2012   Nijmegen (NL) @ De Lindenberg



With the Omnibus Ensemble

Saturday, February 18th  Tashkent (Uzbekistan) @ Orgelsaal des Staatlichen Konservatoriums Usbekistans, Olmazar ko'chasi, 1, Taschkent, Taschkent


With "Shift!"

Frank Gratkowski (DE) altosax and clarinets
Philip Zoubeck (A) piano
Thomas Lehn (DE) analog synth.
Dieter Manderscheid (DE) bass
Martin Blume (DE) dr

Friday, February 24th  Bielefeld (DE) @ Bunker Ulmenwall

Saturday, February 25th  Hofheim (DE) @ Loft Köln

Sunday, February 26th  Hofheim (DE) @ Jazzclub


Artikulationen E

Frank Gratkowski alto sax, bass clarinet, live electronics

Sunday, March 11th  Den Haag (NL) @ Studio Loos

Wednesday, March 14th  Klosterneuburg (A) @ Sammlung Essel

Thursday, March 15th  München (DE) @ subsonicspace series 2012, MUG - Münchner Untergrund im Einstein



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