Shoot the Moon

Live Act Avantgarde Jazz
Shoot the Moon - Avantgarde Jazz Live Act in Berlin

Shoot the Moon Short Info

„Catchy melodies, crafty grooves and amusing texts“
Kulturradio vom rbb / Ulf Drechsel

„Fresh and perky song-oriented jazz“
BR-KLASSIK / Beate Sampson

„Brilliant scenes in dense interactions… essential listening!“
Jazzzeitung / Hans-Dieter Grünefeld

Working with the colorful songs of bandleader Almut Schlichting, the Berlin-based jazz ensemble Shoot the Moon develop a dense network of narrative layers that invites the listeners to give free play to their own imagination.

Their new CD "Saints & Fools" will be released by the Berlin-based label Tiger Moon Records in spring 2016. The new song collection connects European medieval folklore and contemporary jazz. In summer 2014, Almut Schlichting received a composition grant from the Berlin Senate for composing the new material.

The songs are animated by the musicians` well-balanced interaction: the virtuoso charms of the vocal parts, the warm sounds of alto saxophone and bass clarinet, the permeable rhythms and light-footed grooves of bass and drums and the imaginative improvisations transform the medieval material into contemporary music for the 21th century.

Shoot the Moon were laureate of the studio competition of the Berlin Senate in 2005 and have released three enthusiastically received CDs („Treasure Island“ nrw records 2006, „Glory & Decay“ jazzwerkstatt 2009, „Big Black Dogs“ Wismart / NRW Vertrieb 2013).

„A subtly grooving ride on a harmonical roller coaster, accelerating the pulse with rapid loopings“
Nürnberger Nachrichten / Peter Gruner

„Music for visionary souls and agile spirits“
melodiva / Tina Karolina Stauner

„Breezy & summery“
Jazz Thing / Rolf Thomas

„Catchy melodies, crafty grooves and amusing texts“
Kulturradio vom rbb / Ulf Drechsel

„Fresh and perky song-oriented jazz“
BR-KLASSIK / Beate Sampson

„Brilliant scenes in dense interactions… essential listening!“
Jazzzeitung / Hans-Dieter Grünefeld

Working with the colorful songs of bandleader Almut Schlichting, the Berlin-based jazz ensemble Shoot the Moon develop a dense network of narrative layers that invites the listeners to give free play to their own imagination.

Their new CD "Saints & Fools" will be released by the Berlin-based label Tiger Moon Records in spring 2016. The new song collection connects European medieval folklor...

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Past Gigs Shoot the Moon

  • 09 | 2016 Eisenbahnmusem / Nürnberg Record Release Tour "Saints&Fools"
  • 04 | 2016 Musikinstrumentenmuseum / Berlin Record Release Tour "Saints&Fools"
  • 03 | 2016 Les Murs du Son / La-Chaux-de-Fonds Record Release Tour "Saints&Fools"
  • 03 | 2016 Literatur-und Kunstkreis / Uslar Record Release Tour "Saints&Fools"
  • 02 | 2016 Jazzkeller 69 / Berlin Record Release Tour "Saints&Fools"
  • 10 | 2015 bflat / Berlin Shoot the Moon in Concert
  • 09 | 2015 Jazzinitiative / Braunschweig Shoot the Moon in Concert
  • 12 | 2014 Grüner Salon / Berlin Jazz Units Festival
  • 11 | 2014 Wabe / Berlin Shoot the Moon & House of Mirrors in Concert
  • 10 | 2014 Unterfahrt / München Shoot the Moon in Concert
  • 09 | 2014 Jazzclub / Wernigerode Shoot the Moon in Concert
  • 07 | 2014 Lohmühle / Berlin Festival Jazz an der Lohmühle
  • 06 | 2014 Bautzen Stadtfest
  • 05 | 2014 Jazz in der Burg / Burgthann Shoot the Moon in Concert
  • 03 | 2014 Jazzclub / Heidelberg Shoot the Moon in Concert
  • 03 | 2014 Brelingen Winterjazz-Festival
  • 01 | 2014 Eisenbahnmusem / Nürnberg Shoot the Moon in Concert

Discography Shoot the Moon

  • 2013 Big Black Dogs Album | Wismart / NRW Vertrieb
  • 2009 Glory & Decay Album | jazzwerkstatt
  • 2006 Treasure Island Album | nrw records / NRW Vertrieb

Media

  • Video Shoot the Moon - New Vocal ...
  • Video Shoot the Moon - Urban Sain...

Origin

  • Berlin DE

Members

  • Almut Schlichting alto sax, composition
  • Winnie Brückner voice
  • Tobias Dettbarn bass clarinet
  • Sven Hinse double bass
  • Philipp Bernhardt drums