Norbert Scholly

Jazzguitarist - Composer

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Norbert Scholly Group

Norbert Scholly - Guitar / Composition
Pablo Held / Rainer Böhm - Piano
Benjamin Garcia - Bass
Jonas Burgwinkel - Drums


current CD:
Dreams Drums and Drones

Label: Laika-Records
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Norbert Scholly Group


""...Dreams, Drums + Drones stands for my experiences as musician during the past years, which I was thrilled to bring together in this lineup: Steve Reich, Radiohead, Apextwin, Bluegrass, Meshugga, Drone Music, Balkan Folk...". These sounds he realizes with a brilliant quartet, starting from the Cologne scene, pianist Pablo Held and drummer Jonas Burgwinkel are complemented by bassist Benjamin Garcia. All three of them are virtuosos, composer and protagonists of the young German jazz scene.”

“Norbert Scholly is price winner of “European Jazz Competition” and of “Jazz Art-Festival NRW”. He is a brilliant aesthete, in love with melodies, presenting three jazz price winners on his latest cd: pianist Pablo Held, who often plays keyboards, bassist Benjamin Garcia and drummer Jonas Burgwinkel. These three guys are fantastic partners of Cologne’s string virtuoso, who lets out and brings to live his musical preferences with “Dreams, Drums & Drones”.”

“…and once more Norbert Scholly plays the acoustic guitar: in his beautifully floating homage to deceased pianist Esbjörn Svensson. And then Scholly knows exactly how to let shine through his deep love for bluegrass in his always excitingly arranged compositions.” Jazz thing 83

"“…Norbert Scholly, a guitar player, who nearly forces you to be interested and attentive, with his strong and convincing thematic statements about harmonic landscapes, of which you can only detect the outlines, when he or Held have already passed them, while jamming. No redundancies, no eloquence just for the sake of filling space…” Jazzpodium 05/2010