Blattwerk Saxophone Quartet

Music from four saxophones & four centuries

Blattwerk Saxophone Quartet releases new CD

Our new CD "2 hoch 2" (in English: 2 to the power of 2) was released in May 2022. It is now available in our webshop. You can hear, among others, original arrangements by Ludwig van Beethoven (Ode to joy, Adagio from Pathétique etc.), Georg Friedrich Handel (Concerto Grosso No. 6) or Gioachino Rossini (Barber of Seville). And of course saxophists have a very special relationship with jazz. Sonny Rollins' "Doxy" or Antônio Carlos Jobim's "Agua de Beber" testify to this preference. Guest musicians: Mehri Isakova (harpsichord) and Eddi Kleinschnittger (percussion).

Our latest video clip: »Oblivion« by Astor Piazzolla

The Blattwerk Saxophone Quartet

Concert tours took the musicians to Asia and into Europe. The motto: Four friends, four saxophones. Two of the four Blattwerk players (Hartmut Salzmann and Bernd Stich) were founding members of the “Quintessence Saxophone Quintet” – for more than a decade they dominated the ensemble. In Timur Isakov and Alban Hauser they found a congenial partner in making the quartet complete and enriched it with his wonderful alto sax sound. In 2020 Ivan Jones (Bariton Saxophone) joined the ensemble and took over the Baritone part from Bernd Stich.