Jens Düppe
Foto: Ingid Hertfelder

Jens Düppe

Jens Düppe is one of the most enterprising and creative drummers in Europe. He was winner of the WDR Radio Jazzpreis 2019.

Jens Düppe creating his innovative program: Ego D – Jazz meets light

Study­ing at Franz-Liszt Hochschule Weimar and Con­ser­va­to­ri­um voor Muziek in Ams­ter­dam, he did not get only excel­lent grad­u­a­tions but the Min­istry for cul­ture of the Nether­lands gave him a schol­ar­ship to spend time in New York City.

He works in many inter­dis­ci­pli­nary projects as musi­cian, com­pos­er, teacher and director.

In 2018 Jens Düppe was nom­i­nat­ed for the Ger­man ECHO as best drum­mer / per­cus­sion­ist and one year lat­er he was WINNER OF THE WDR RADIO JAZZPREIS 2019.

EGO D – Jazz meets light means: One man, one show

This has nev­er been done before like this. A sin­gle per­son per­forms on drums, piano and syn­the­siz­er simul­ta­ne­ous­ly cre­at­ing fine bal­anced soundscapes.

World­wide con­cert tours and inter­na­tion­al music projects shape Jens Düppe’s under­stand­ing of music. And in the end he com­bines a lot of it in this first solo pro­gram, very per­son­al and from deep inside Düppe cre­ates a music that touch­es you direct­ly. Music with a wide horizon.

A play­ful com­mu­ni­ca­tion with 24 pro­grammed light sticks designs an intense and unfor­get­table over­all con­cert experience.