Maik Krahl & WDR Big Band - Opening/ Tangent to Tango
About two years ago I had the pleasure to play my own music with the great WDR Big Band at Kölner Philharmonie. Opening/ Tangent to Tango are now available on YouTube.
IN-BETWEEN FLOW Vinyl out now
Today is the release day of In-Between Flow as vinyl. I‘m very happy and proud of this product. Thanks to everyone who was involved and made this happen. For this special day we saved the studio video of No Claim Claim for you. It‘s a song about surfing and it features the one and only Kurt Rosenwinkel.
Music video for Flawless Sunday out now
In two weeks we will release the vinyl for In-Between Flow. The first video for this release tells a story about a free day without commitment and a lot of me time. It’s a day of reflection, thinking, planning and charging your inner battery.
HI Five Jazz Music Award 2023
I’m very happy and thankful that Maik Krahl Quartet has been selected for this years HI Five Jazz Music Award. The award winner concert will take place on 28th of May at Theater für Niedersachsen in Hildesheim.
Next stops with In-Between Flow
Starting off 2023 with sharing our upcoming tour dates. I’m looking forward to seeing you at one of our concerts.
JAZZTHETIK wrote about IN-BETWEEN FLOW
Thanks Thomas Bugert for the interview for JAZZTHETIK. We talked about my new album, the creative process behind it and the meaning of flow in music and life, creating latte art and how my band and I work on new music.
Happy New Year
2022 started with a half canceled tour due to the pandemic. Thankfully two concerts were left that helped us prepare for the recording session of our new album In-Between Flow at Riverside Studios Cologne mid January. During the year we released three singles, five music videos and finally the full album at Challenge Records International. We played 27 concerts all over Germany and travelled 12011 km. Looking back at 2022 it was a very tough year. Therefore I‘m even more thankful for what we accomplished! Thanks to everyone involved.
IN-BETWEEN FLOW on tour
Back on the road again! I can‘t wait to play the new music for you. Looking forward to see you at one of these concerts.
IN-BETWEEN FLOW Release
My third album is out now. A huge thanks to everyone who was involved and made this project happen. I couldn‘t be happier with the result. I’m also very excited to share the music video of Drizzle Counter with you.
In-Between Flow is available as Vinyl, CD, Digital Stereo & Dolby Atmos.
IN-BETWEEN FLOW out tomorrow
In-Between Flow describes the time where one has left the old state but not yet reached the new. This can be energetic, exhausting, fun, scary, liberating or quite stressful. Leaning into this uncertainty can push you forward into the next chapter, where you can sattle down before the wave catches you again…
Ms Ludgate out now
The third single of IN-BETWEEN FLOW is out now.
Ms Ludgate is inspired by my current favorite TV series Parks and Recreation. April Ludgate played by the amazing Aubrey Plaza is an introvert, a desinterested person and hates everything and everyone. During the seasons she evolves to an open minded, caring and funny human being. Check out Ms Ludgate on your favorite streaming platform.
Cologne 4 AM out now
The second single of IN-BETWEEN FLOW is out now.
Two years ago we produced a music video for a song on my last album at Südbrücke Cologne during sunrise. I decided to stay awake and spend the time shedding and composing in my practice room. The song that was born during this night is released today. Cologne 4 AM is available on all streaming platforms.
Slosetta out now
The first single Slosetta of my upcoming album IN-BETWEEN FLOW is out now.
One year ago I took part in a latte art contest. I was the only participant who did not work in a café as a barista. With more than 500 virtual viewers on YouTube the situation was quite stressful for me. But I won the first round with my tulip. The task for the second round was to create a slosetta with oat milk. Mission failed. So I had to write a song for the slosetta. You can listen to this first single of IN-BETWEEN FLOW on all streaming platforms.
I’m so happy to announce that my new album In-Between Flow feat. Kurt Rosenwinkel will be released on September 9th, 2022. I can’t wait to share the new music with you.
FRACTION on the road again
These will be the last concerts before the summer break and before we say good bye to FRACTION. In September we will release a new album featuring Kurt Rosenwinkel. Can‘t wait to share the new music with you. Until then I hope to see you at one of our concerts.
New Album recorded
This week we finished the recording session for my upcoming album at Riverside Studios Cologne. Thanks to Ralf Kemper, Nick Benoy and my amazing band. I‘m super thankful and looking forward to the new phase. Stay tuned for new music.
Ready to kick off! I‘m currently finalizing the preparations for my upcoming record that will be recorded in exactly one week at Riverside Studios Cologne. Stay tuned for new music.❤️
Happy New Year
Happy new year everybody! I hope you had a great start into 2022 and to see you at one of our concerts.
Last concert in 2021
On December 17th we will play the last concert of 2021. Come and join us at Halle 424 Hamburg. We will play some new songs.
Big Adventures of a Tiny Creature
One month ago I had the pleasure to play with the great WDR big band at Kölner Philharmonie. Check out the full video on YouTube:
Concert with WDR big band
I‘m looking forward to play a few of my songs with the WDR big band at Kölner Philharmonie next Saturday. The concert starts at 8 pm CET. Join us via live stream.
Interview with Sonic sax & brass
Thank you Sonic sax & brass for cover and interview.
LIVESTREAM-Concert at Unterfahrt Munich
If you can‘t come to the jazz club, we bring the jazz club to your home.
We are so happy to be back on stage again. On Tuesday we will play a live stream concert at Unterfahrt Munich. Join us at 8pm (CET) from the comfort of your couch.
JAZZTHETIK wrote about FRACTION
Thank you JAZZTHETIK for this amazing review about my new album FRACTION.
Jazz thing wrote about FRACTION
Thank you, Reinhard Köchl, for a nice review about my new album FRACTION in the German magazine Jazz thing.
Live Stream Concert
I‘m looking forward to the upcoming live stream concert with my quartet on June 10th. The concert starts at 9.00pm CEST.
Big Adventures of a Tiny Creature
BIG ADVENTURES OF A TINY CREATURE tells a story about the adventurous soul of a small child fighting dragons with a wooden sword. On the song you can listen to my quartet Constantin Krahmer, Oliver Lutz, Leif Berger and special guest Seamus Blake. BIG ADVENTURES OF A TINY CREATURE will be part of my upcoming album FRACTION.
I‘m happy to announce that my new album FRACTION will be released in May 2020 at Challenge Records.
New video out now
The recording day was one of the hottest days last year. I‘m very happy to share the first result of a nice but very sweaty day. Tangent to Tango will be the second track of my upcoming album FRACTION.
Thank you, 2019
2019 was an exciting year. We presented DECIDOPHOBIA at many concerts and festivals all over Germany. Our new album feat. Seamus Blake was recorded during summer at Hansahaus Studio Bonn. Stay tuned for next years album release, concerts and other big news. Thank you all for the support in 2019. Next year will be fantastic!
Happy Birthday DECIDOPHOBIA
One year ago today DECIDOPHOBIA was released. Since then we travelled 12052 km to 30 concerts. Happy Birthday!
We finished the recording session for my upcoming album. I‘m super thankful and looking forward to the new phase. Stay tuned and enjoy the summer.
Burghausen concert on BR-Klassik
In March my quartet was part of the International Jazz Week in Burghausen. On June 28th the concert will be broadcasted on BR-Klassik. In addition to a full hour of music I will talk about my quartet and DECIDOPHOBIA.
Here is the link to the radio show:
I‘m very happy to be supported by Initiative Musik in 2019/2020. My quartet will be recording soon, so stay tuned.
I‘m happy about the concert scholarship of Werner Richard- Dr. Carl Dörken Stiftung and I‘m looking forward to the upcoming concerts with my quartet featuring Constantin Krahmer, Oliver Lutz and Leif Berger.
Dance Little Walnut Dance
We had a great time presenting my album DECIDOPHOBIA in January. Here you can find a live recording of my song DANCE LITTLE WALNUT DANCE that we played at Jazzclub Tonne in Dresden.
International Jazz Week Burghausen
I‘m looking forward to some nice concerts with my quartet from January on. And I‘m really happy to announce that my quartet will be part of the International Jazz Week Burghausen in March.
Article about my album Decidophobia in the German magazine Jazz thing
That´s what Jazz thing says about my record Decidophobia:
New video online
Before going on tour in November and January with Decidophobia you can watch a live version of the title song here.
Album Trailer Decidophobia
From now on you can watch the trailer for my upcoming album Decidophobia.
Maik Krahl Quartet
I’m happy to announce that my new album Decidophobia will be released in October by Challenge Records.