(May 2016) Release of Jasmin Bayer’s debut album under the label of Enja Records.
Christos Asonitis participated together with fine musicians of the German jazz scene in the debut album of the German singer and songwriter Jasmin Bayer. Original compositions and ballads of the American Songbook included in the playlist of this cd, which is produced by Enja Records, a German jazz record label based in Munich with album releases from jazz giants like Chet Baker, Charles Mingus, John Scofield and Cecil Taylor. The album will be presented by the band live on June 9 at the Jazz Club Bayerischer Hof in Munich. One day after it will be available on the stores. For mp3 web downloading will be available from the second week of May at webstores like Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, eMusic except China, Japan and Israel where will be later in June.
About Jasmin Bayer (comments from Matthias Winckelmann, founder and owner of Enja Records):
“Jasmin Bayer is a discovery. Her jazz concerts show a talented and experienced singer with her own repertoire as well as standards, an immaculate warm intonation, a charismatic stage presence.”
Jasmin Bayer – vocals, composition, lyrics
Davide Roberts – piano, composition
Peter Tuscher – trumpet, flugelhorn
Chris Lachotta – double bass
Christos Asonitis – drums
Sound engineer: Florian Oestreicher
(April 2016) Christos Asonitis will give a drum seminar as an artist of Gabriel Drums at the International Music Exhibition in Frankfurt on April 10. He will present the seven Cuban diddles of his Warm Up video drum lesson.
The event takes part at 12:00 pm (local time) on April 10 in Atroom #37, Halle 11.0
Christos will be present during the exhibition at the weekend of April 9-10 at the Stand C29 and will accept with joy the questions of the visitors.
Gabriel drums is a Greek drum brand that constructs exclusively handmade instruments of the best material quality.
(February, March 2016) Christos Asonitis gives a Groove workshop on February 20 at Easy Learning Musikschule in Wessling and on March 11 at Musikinstitut GENIMA in Munich, both of them in Germany.
He will teach a rhythmic method by the German percussionist Christian Partsch. Without having to read notes everybody can play rhythmic figures on different instruments like drumset, cajon, congas etc. as well on his own body (body percussion).
Registration for participation:
Easy Learning Musikschule
Tel. +49 (0) 8153 / 889224
Tel. +49 (0) 89 / 55079559
(September 2015) Christos Asonitis’ new educational video features different hand stickings above a foot paradiddle ostinato.
To watch the video just click the link below to visit the Warm Up & Technique Lessons-page.
watch the video