In 2023 a new group called Tree House saw the light. On commission by the Jazzahead Bremen I put together a 7-piece group that has been premiered during the festival.
The band featured Ben van Gelder and Mete Erker on saxophones, Franz von Chossy on piano, Olivier Van Niekerk on guitar, Liva Dumpe on vocals and Pat Cleaver on the bass.
“Felix Schlarmann’s Dutch-German collaboration ‘Tree House’ with a front line of wordless vocalist, two saxophones and guitar, brimmed with shimmering insight…”
Paul de Barros, DOWNBEAT