the Slowtrio finds the sweet spot between jazz, instrumental pop and roots music.
The original compositions explore the complex possibilities of long melodies, evolving rhythms and dynamics, but always with attention to groove, tone and feeling.
Wood plays a big part in the sound of this band.
Over the years his travels playing and studying music took him to places like the Center of the Arts in Banff, Canada, and New York City where he had the chance to play with and deepen his studies with Bill Frisell, Brad Shepik, Ben Monder, Mark Turner, Dave Douglas, Drew Gress, Ralph Alessi and many others.
In Berlin he has been a very active member of the vital young jazz and improvised music scene since moving there in 2002, playing with many different musicians like Ben Kraef, Philipp Gropper, Ritsche Koch, Oli Steidle, the SLOWTRIO w/ Simon Bauer & Brendan Dougherty, Diego Pinera, Christian Ugurel and many more.
The Johannes Haage Trio, featuring Andreas Lang on bass and Sebastian Merk on drums, released the critically acclaimed album „Johannes Haage Trio plays Marlene Dietrich“ on Meta Records in late 2010.
Besides the many loose collaborations and gigs as sideman he currently enjoys very much playing in a collaborative Trio with bassist Matthias Pichler and drummer Joe Smith, who recorded their debut Album "Drift" for shoebill music.
In 2006 Johannes Haage was a member of shoebill music´s original founding team which would soon after disperse. Since 2008 he is the sole owner and managing director of the label.
Johannes Haage plays on:
Simon Bauer plays on:
He can be heard with projects like Idiot Switch, Tony Buck's Transmit, Charrd and many more.
He also works regularly with various theatre directors and choreographers like Jeremy Wade, Meg Stuart and An Kaler.
Brendan Dougherty plays on:
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