Achim Kirchmair Trio
instrumental Jazz - Fusion
Achim Kirchmair guit, comp
Ali Angerer tuba, comp
Andjelko Stupar drums
After many years as a bandleader, composer, lead guitarist and sound creator in different formations, Achim Kirchmair sees it as a great challenge to make music in an instrumental trio again. The special combination of his electric guitar and variously utilised tuba sounds mixed with spicy drum patterns, lend a special note to the interplay.
The pieces that are purely his own compositions are carried out with clear lines and free improvisations. You are always challenged in a trio formation like this, without pause, and you feel the tension and the vigour of every individual musician.
Since his studies in jazz guitar at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, where he was influenced by Harry Pepl's frequent input, Achim Kirchmair has refined, expanded, and liberated the texture of his guitar sound. His role models are guitarists such as Jimi Hendrix, Pat Metheny, John Scofield, and Bill Frisell.
Achim Kirchmair ( AUT )
Born in Landeck, Tyrol, he discovered his love for music at the age of 18. An autodidact and wanderer between styles, he studied jazz guitar at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz under Harry Pepl. He completed his education with workshops by Mike Stern, Joe Pass, Bill Frisell, Wolfgang Muthspiel, Harry Stoika, Jim Black, and Nguyén Lé. Kirchmair is a bandleader and, like many of his music colleagues, plays in various formations. The intention of his musical work is to create an individual form of expression - far from any stylistic definition. His music, which is a fusion of different styles (jazz, rock, fusion, groove, world music), opens up an infinite well of tones, sounds, and rhythms from which he shapes his guitar playing. Since 2001, he has been working with the Tyrolean singer Ingrid frida Moser, having founded together the musical band projects "Dee Dolen" (jazz-world crossover) and "frida" (electronic jazz). Since 2004 the focus has been on the project "Dee Dolen Music from the Heart of Europe".
Since 2016 he has been playing again with his band, the "Achim Kirchmair Trio"
Achim Kirchmair Trio - Cd Trijok “spring” (1994 / Jok-records)
Die Dolen - Cd “ungschorn” (2003 / Extraplatte)
Die Dolen - Cd “live@Platoo” (2004 / Jok-records)
Die Dolen - Cd “Schneefleckn” (2008 / Ats-records)
Die Dolen - Cd “live@ORF Radio Kulturhaus Innsbruck” (2011 / Jok-records)
Dee Dolen - Doppel live Cd “Moments of life - live Tour” (2013/ Ats-records)
Achim Kirchmair Trio - "Going to Ladakh" ( 2018/ O-tone music )
Ali Angerer ( AUT )
Musical collaboration, among many others, with Wolfgang Puschnig, Idris Muhammad, Anthony Braxton, Sam Rivers, Howard Johnson, Bob Stewart, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Vienna Art Orchestra, Out Of Blue, Zeena Parkins, Peter Massink, Striped Roses, Makoto Jano, Pawan Kumar, Alvin Baptiste, Jarek Smietana, Elliot Sharp, Leopoldo Fleming, Herbert Joos, Ivo Sedlacek, Miharu Y. Noguchi, Khalid Kouhen, Alpine Aspects, Janus Ensemble, Capella Con Durezza and Heavy Tuba.
Wiesen (A), Saalfelden (A), London, Cheltenham (GB), Inntöne
Festival, JazzArt-Wels (A), Berlin, Burghausen, Worms, Mannheim, Schloss Elmau (D), Le Mans (F) , Toulouse (F), Moskau (SU), Krakau (PL), Helsinki (SF), Bratislava (SK), Algier (ALG), Tarbarka (TUN), Trencin (SLO), Tokio (JPN) und Zanzibar (TAN).
Andjelko Stupar ( SRB )
Born in Zrenjanin, Serbia.
He started playing drums in local bands at the age of 14. In 1996, he moved to Graz and studied jazz drums under Alex Deutsch and Manfred Josel at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz.
He graduated in 2002 with a Master of Arts. During his studies and up to the present, he has played with international jazz musicians, such as Mark Murphy, Sheila Jordan, Jay Clayton, Claudio Fasiolli, Miles Griffith, Red Holloway, Karl Ratzer, Fritz Pauer, Harald Neuwirth, Ed Neumeister, Renato Chicco, Marc Abrams, Oliver Kennt, Jure Pukl, Stjepko Gut, Dusko Goykovich and many more.
He lives in Graz, Austria.