Felix Schlarmann

Felix Schlarmann (Germany, 1982) lives and works in Amsterdam. He holds a master’s degree in jazz drums from the Conservatory of Amsterdam. Beside that he studied with John Riley at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City.

As a bandleader Felix Schlarmann released his first album Counterlife on Challenge Records. With the Dutch powerjazz formation BRUUT! he appeares on international festivals all over the globe, like the North Sea Jazzfestival, Tokyo Jazzfestival, London Jazzfestival and many more. He works as a co-leader for several other ensembles and is a busy sideman for all kinds of formations in the Dutch jazz scene. 

As a dedicated big band drummer Felix Schlarmann worked with some of the finest Dutch Jazz Orchestras and currently plays with the Millenium Jazz Orchestra. Being an organizer Felix Schlarmann runs his own monthly jazzevent called ‘Jazz in /K’ at Amsterdam’s venue Studio /K. 

Also he is the founder and musical director of Jazzfest Amsterdam, a popular Jazzfestival in the Netherlands' capital Amsterdam.



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