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Gero Körner
Gero Körner feels at home on all keyboard instruments. Apart from his love for the piano, he can be heard and seen on records and stages with a vast array of new and old keyboards and synthesizers playing just about every possible style of music. Gero can be heard also on the pipe organ.
Besides being influenced by such great jazz pianists as Bill Evans, Oscar Peterson etc, his playing is also inspired by classical music to a large extent. In his improvisations, he blends blues-fuelled elements with lyrical sounds reminiscent of Sergej Prokofjeff or Eric Satie. As a border crosser between jazz, rock, electronica and classical music, he can be all but labelled a jazz purist. Rather, his playing is characterised by a musical language that draws from various different influences and combines them in a new context.
After taking up the piano at age five, Gero studied jazz piano at the Music College in Köln/Germany while receiving classical piano-training at the same time. Since then, he has toured and recorded with such artists as Ina Deter, Wonderwall, Gunter Hampel, Herbibert Leuchter and Christoph Titz. He also is a member of the progressive rock band Rufus Zuphall since its reunion in 1999 and played keyboards in various theatre and musical productions, currently in Saturday Night Fever .
In addition to his activities as sideman he also leads his own projects: With his piano trio, the Gero Körner Trio, he delights with mellifluous swing jazz, while his project Truth celebrates danceable Hammond Soul together with the Afro-American singer Soleil Niklasson.
contact: info@gero-koerner.de
homepage: www.gerokoerner.com
myspace www.myspace.com/gerokoernertruth
on tour Click on the logo to see Gero's tour dates.


Luxaries Records LUXMM08
recorded 2006 in Aachen/Germany
Heribert Leuchter, sax
Stefan Kremer, drums
Gero Körner, Hammond organ
Kate Westbrook, vocals
Mons MR 874475
recorded 2009 in Germany
Gero Körner, Hammond B-3 organ, keyboards
Uli Brodersen, guitar
Josef Kirschgen, drums
Eberhard Schröder, bass
Afra Mussawisade, percussion
Rob Bruynen, trumpet
Jens Neufang, sax
Thorsten Heitzmann, trombone
Soleil Niklasson, vocals
Jazz Guitar Meets Church Organ
Organ Promotion OP8010
recorded July 2010 at St Apollinaire church in Bolland/Belgium
Gero Körner, pipe organ
Joep van Leeuwen, guitar
In New Orleans Vol. 1
Slammin Media
recorded April 2019 in New Orleans, LA/USA
Gero Körner, organ
Georgi Petrov, guitar
Benedikt Hesse, drums
Johnny Vidacovich, drums


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