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biography INFO MICHAEL KERSTING, drums & perc.

A Jazzenthusiast, Michael jumped into the scene and started playing with musicians like Wolfgang Engstfeld, Wolfgang Dauner, Michel Herr, Ed Kröger, Bernd Konrad and more. He played throughout Europe Jazz Clubs with Chet Baker, Mal Waldron, Jimmy Woody, Carrie Smith, Ack van Rooyen, Joe Gallardo. Joerg Reiter. He was a member of "Toto Blanke's Electric Circus" feat. Stu Goldberg, Toni Lakatos, Trilok Gurtu and Christof Lauer. In 1980 he made a rhythm section with Thomas Stabenow and Klaus Wagenleiter. In the following years he toured through the world and played concerts, events, radio and TV shows with Jaco Pastorius, Richie Beirach, Jack Bruce, Bireli Lagrene, Steve Lacy, Karl Berger, Thomas Heidepriem, Albert Mangelsdorff, Klaus Doldinger, Urszula Dudziak, Lauren Newton, Ernie Watts, Kenny Wheeler, Vanessa Rubin, Carla Cook, Terumasa Hino, Toni Scherr and "Roots" feat. Benny Golson, Arthur Blythe Chico Freeman and Buster Williams.

In 1986/87 he worked and lived in New York. Back to Germany in 1989 he won the Jazz prize of Baden-Württemberg and this reward brought him new projects like Exotic Showcase in Yokohama, Olympic Games in Barcelona, World Athletic Championship in Stuttgart, Yak Jazz in Jakarta, NAFSA Convention in Chicago, San Diego, performed and recorded in April 2002 in NYC.USA with Tim Sund,Tom Christensen,Ben Allison and played at the Jazzopen Festival 2002 with the Stuttgart SymphonicOrchestra feat. Randy Brecker, Charlie Mariano,Richie Beirach and more. Suedpool Trio Budapest Concert Tour, Gitte Hänning inJazz Asia Tour 2003, Carlo Morena Portugal,GermanPops-HalleSymphoniker feat. Chris Thompson, Tour 2003. ECHO Award with Phil Collins, Theaterhaus Festival Suedpool Orchester. 2004 he toured Algier, Kosovo and moe. In 2005 Italy Tour, USA Tour and FALCO Show Tour, Radio Broadcast with Claire Martin.

Michael did musical shows "Bye Bye Show Bizz" by Jerome Savary, "Linie 1" and "Rent", and toured with Mario Adorf's "Al Dente" and "Ciao" show.

SELECTED DISCOGRAPHIE:

- Michael Kersting "Five" (Leader, Dr. 1989)

- Martin Schrack Quintett "Reflection" (1990)

- Thomas Stabenow Human Spirit Trio (1992)

- Südpool Project "Moonsuite" feat.Karl Berger (1993)

- Thomas Stabenow "What's New" feat. Kenny Wheeler (1994)

- Mario Adorf "Al Dente Live" (1994)

- Frank Kuruc "Limits NO Limits" (1995)

- Marabouts "Invisible Landmarks" (1997)

- Klaus Wagenleiter Trio "Sweet Choice" (1997)

- Frootloop "Dumbek" (1998)

- Musical "Rent" (1999)

- TIM SUND Trialoque (2002)

- Inferno Artist "9:30" (2002)

- Tim Sund/Tom Christensen „Americana“ (2003)

Michael plays PAISTE cymbals & PREMIER drums, Schlagwerk Perc. & Johnny RaBB sticks

ADDRESS:

Michael Kersting, Anzengruberstr. 13, 12043 Berlin, Germany

Phone:++49 30 397 467 97, AB& Fax::++49 30 397 467 98,

Mobil:++49 0163 254 30 83 e-mail: michael@michaelkersting.de or kerstingdrum@web.de, http://www.michaelkersting.de

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