About

Born in Germany, drummer Felix Schlarmann today 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.

“Counterlife”, Felix’ debut album with own compositions, was released on Challenge Records in 2014.
He is a member of the Dutch powerjazz formation BRUUT!. They tour all over the globe and appeared on international festivals like the North Sea Jazzfestival, the Tokyo Jazzfestival, the London Jazzfestival and many more.

Felix Schlarmann is a (founding) member of and sideman for several other formations.

Playing in big bands his whole life, Felix had the chance to work with some of the best Dutch Jazz Orchestras. Currently he plays with Joan Reinders’ Millenium Jazz Orchestra.

Felix Schlarmann is part of the jazz faculty at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague.
Next to composing for his own ensemble he also writes for classical percussion. His compositions are published by Gretel Verlag in Germany.
For the Dutch radiostation the Concertzender he presents the radio program JazzNotJazz.

At Amsterdam’s venue Studio /K Felix Schlarmann runs his own monthly jazzevent called ‘Jazz in /K’, which features the finest Dutch jazz artists.
Also he is the founder and musical director of an upcoming Jazzfestival in the Netherlands, ‘Jazzfest Amsterdam’.

During the years he had the chance to perform with great artists like Dick Oatts, Peter Bernstein, Alex Sipiagin, Bert Joris, Martijn van Iterson, Cecil Bridgewater, Joel Frahm, Paul Bollenback, Dave Douglas, Jesse van Ruller, Benjamin Herman, Tineke Postma, Ernst Glerum, Anton Goudsmit, Michael Moore, Jiggs Whigham, Deborah Brown, Peter Tiehuis, Luis Bonilla, Ben van Gelder, Jay Anderson, Frederik Köster, Ack van Royen, Harmen Fraanje, Sam Most, Marco Tamburini and many many more…

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