Andreas Böttcher - Andreas Böttcher

Andreas "Scotty" Böttcher (born April 4, 1962 in Lutherstadt Eisleben ) is a German fusion and jazz musician ( piano , synthesizer , vibraphone , also electric bass, drums, church organ and guitar; composition).


From 1979 to 1984 Böttcher studied jazz piano with Günter Hörig and composition with Rainer Lischka at the Carl Maria von Weber Academy of Music in Dresden . As an autodidact, he learned the vibraphone and other instruments. Between 1982 and 1987 he was a vibraphonist in the quintet of Friwi Sternberg . Since 1982 he has played with the cellist Ulrich Thiem in the chamber music project "Between Bach and Blues." From 1984 to 1989 he played as a keyboardist with the Dresden rock and pop band Syncopators (with a two-year break). He also founded the fusion band Frühlingsstrasse 15 . In 1990 the state theaters of Saxonyhis rock musical Felix premiered. He also composed for television.

Since 1992 he has dedicated himself to freely improvised music in various constellations, for example in a duo with Lou Grassi , Mack Goldsbury , Andrzej Cudzich, Kazimierz Jonkisz or Thomas Friedlaender ; he also gives improvisation concerts on the church organ.

Concert tours have taken him through Germany, Poland, Switzerland and the USA. In 1990 he received a special prize at the International Improvisation Competition in Katowice.

Discographic notes

  • Blue Pipes (Querstand 1996)
  • Andreas Böttcher & Jörg Ritter Crazy Tubes: Duo Jazz Improvisations (MEP 1997)
  • Pictures of a Daydream (Kamprad 2000)
  • Blue Hornet (Querstand 2006)

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