A E R I E is a jazz quintet lead by German saxophonist Ingo Hipp. He founded the band in 2013 and they have since played over 40 concerts around Europe. The band launched their debut album ‘hatch and host’ (Neuklang Records) – in September 2015 and will be touring and recording their second album from October – December 2016.
Although the instrumentation is that of a typical jazz quintet – saxophones, guitar, bass and drums – the group strive to avoid the clichés of modern jazz, always searching for a fresh take on forms and structures as well as instrumental functionality.
It is lively in the *aerie so expect the unexpected: crazy flights, elegant sails, diligent hunting, always checking for limits. A E R I E creates exciting modern jazz, connecting written material and improvisation with rock and jazz grooves. Structures are expanded and melt down, to be put together again in a fresh way. Live, A E R I E continues to catch audiences by constantly varying the shape of their music. *nest of an eagle or large bird of prey.
Ingo Hipp (DE) – Sax
Sam Comerford (IRL) – Sax
Laurent Méteau (CH) – Guitar
David Helm (DE) – Bass
Matthew Jacobson (IRL) – Drums
Ingo Hipp –
Composition and Reeds Ingo Hipp is a saxophonist and composer, from Freiburg, Germany. At the age of six he began to play drums but switched to the saxophone two years later. He completed his Master Studies at the Lucerne (CH) Academy of Music in 2012 and founded A E R I E – his international quintet – in 2013. He has also been performing and recording with Laurent Méteau’s Metabolism since 2011. He released his debut album as composer and saxophonist of A E R I E in 2015 with Neuklang Records. Since 2015 Ingo is also a scholarship holder of the “Kunststiftung Baden Württemberg”.