Tree House

Tree House is a new septet, innitially commissioned by the Jazzahead and InJazz, that has been premiered during the Jazzahead in 2023. 

José Soares (sax), Mete Erker (sax), Franz von Chossy (piano), Olivier Van Niekerk (guitar), Liva Dumpe (vocals), Pat Cleaver (bass)


BRUUT! is a four piece instrumental group founded in 2009. The band plays all over the world and recently their latest release Zest on Excelsior Recordings. The sound of cheap East German organs, fat synth basses and synthesizers merge with hard grooves and electronics to finally blend together into a danceable whole. 

Maarten Hogenhuis – saxophones
Folkert Oosterbeek – keys
Sean Fasciani – bass
Felix Schlarmann – drums


WonderYears is the most recent collaboration between long time playing partner Jasper Blom and Felix. The music of Stevie Wonder is the soil of the experimental arrangements of this sax, bass and drums jazz trio.

Jasper Blom – saxophone
Sean Fasciani – bass
Felix Schlarmann – drums


An exciting collaboration with long term colleague and percussionist Modar Salam, constantly developing as a project featuring Arabic Percussion, drums and electronics. Their music combines sounds and rhythms from all over the world with improvisations and soundscapes.

Modar Salama – percussion, electronics
Felix Schlarmann – drums, vibes, electronics


Perpetuum is a new project by Felix Schlarmann and Roman Rofalski, combining the musical worlds of electronic soundscapes and analog improvisation. All musical structures being used are subject to constant change, compositional cells expand in real-time into various dimensions.

Roman Rofalski – synthesizers, electronics
Felix Schlarmann – drums, electronics

The Millennium Jazz Orchestra

The Millenium Jazz Orchestra is a 18 piece bigband conducted by Dutch arranger and composer Joan Reinders. The band released numerous albums and played with guest soloists as Seamus Blake, Lee Konitz or Kenny Wheeler.


Another new project performing original music from all three members, living in Berlin, New York and Amsterdam. The trio without bass encounters new areas of modern jazz by combining acoustic instruments with synthesizers.

Dennis Brandner – saxophone
Roman Rofalski – synthesizers
Felix Schlarmann – drums


Dziesmas is a brand-new project with Latvian singer Liva Dumpe, creating musical experiences in holy spaces, all based on the Baltic vocal tradition.

Liva Dumpe – vocals
Jasper Blom – saxophone
Sean Fasciani – bass
Felix Schlarmann – drums

Dick Oatts Trio

The connection between saxophonist Dick Oatts and Felix Schlarmann goes back to Felix’ early study years in  Amsterdam. Oatts would come to Amsterdam on a yearly basis being a guest teacher at the Conservatory. This new trio is the result of a long-term musical relationship.

Dick Oatts – saxophone
Steve Zwanink – bass
Felix Schlarmann – drums