Podhostnik Trio Excision consists of Mari Krutti from the Chech Republic on Piano, Tom Berkmann on Bass and Manuel Podhostnik on Drums who is from Slovenia.
Marie Kruttli was born in 1991. She started playing the piano at the age of 6. After spending years playing classical music, she discovered jazz as a genre that resonated more with her body and soul. Marie studied at the jazz music department of the University of Lausanne (HEMU) with Emil Spanyi, where she received her bachelor’s in 2012. She then completed her master’s studying with Hans Feigenwinter in Lucerne.
Still being in high school Tom started studying Jazz Bass at the Richard-Strauss-Conservatory in Munich with Paulo Cardoso. After graduating from school he moved to Berlin to study at the Jazz Institute with Greg Cohen, Kurt Rosenwinkel and John Hollenbeck. He was a DAAD scholar (German Academic Exchange Service) and graduated from Manhattan School of Music in New York with a Master of Music degree, where he studied with Jay Anderson.
Tom has toured with various groups in Germany, the United States, the UK, Spain, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Slovakia and Romania. He was a semifinalist in the Jazz Competition of the International Double Bass Convention “Bass 2010” in Berlin. For soundtrack of the movie “Oh Boy” he received the German Academy Award for Best Filmscore and the German Critic’s Award for Best Soundtrack at the Berlin Film Festival Berlinale in 2013.
Manuel Podhostnik, also known by his stage name Skyed, is a drummer, music producer and songwriter based in Berlin, Germany. Following the nature of Jazz in its essential art form is crucial in expressing himself as an artist. His work is based on exploring, evolving and pushing the mental boundaries on the instrument. Production wise, Skyed is inventing new concepts and successfully incorporates them in writing music.
Manuel Podhostnik Trio Excision
Saturday, 24th June 2017 | 20:30 CET
Donau115 | Donaustrasse 115 | 12043 Berlin-Neukölln