Heavy Mellow Quartet

Rick Braun, David Benoit, Shilts and Chuck Loeb will be accompanied and supported by the Heavy Mellow Quartet:

Stefan Machalitzky – Guitar
After his music studies in Boston and a 2-year stay in New York Stefan relocated to Berlin in the late nineties. As a guitarist he has performed with Herbie Hancock, The Temptations, Estelle, Peter White, german popstar Sarah Connor, Pat Appleton (DePhazz) and also his own projects in concerts across the U.S., China, South America and Russia.

Volker Meitz – Keyboards
Volker Meitz operates from Berlin as a keyboardist and producer in various genres. In addition to his own NuJazz project, he is the head of the Sonar Kollektiv Orchestra and has performed with Alexander O’Neal, The Temptations, Pat Appleton (DePhazz), Clara Hill, Della Miles (Stevie Wonder) and across Europe, Russia and the Caribbean.

Björn Werra – Bass
Bjorn, due to his versatility, is one of the most sought-after sidemen in Germany. He has played the legendary Hilfiger session with Wyclef Jean, Kelly Rowland (Destiny’s Child), Joy Denalane and Candy Dulfer. Furthermore, he has worked with artists such as Adoro, Heather Greene, Tommy Emmanuel, David Binney, Jaguar Wright, Jocelyn B. Smith, Westbam, Ich & Ich and Peter White.

Kai Schönburg – Drums
Kai Schönburg studied drums in cologne, has played with Lee Konitz, Ernie Watts and the New York Voices and has performed in concert with Candy Dulfer, Christopher Cross, Kelly Rowland (Destiny’s Child), Wyclef Jean (Fugees). He has also rocked the house with german entertainer Barbara Schöneberger.