About

South Quartet:

picture_group_south_quartetAfter having spent 15 years in Belgium, Peer Baierlein decided to move back to Germany in 2012. He gave up his Belgian quartet and wanted to start with something new. As he was born in Stuttgart and also spent his youth there, Peer decided to ask some of the finest musicians of this area to join him. Ull Möck (piano), Jens Loh and Markus Bodenseh (double bass) and Matthias Daneck (drums) belong to the new generation of jazz players who are swinging into the 21st century with music that knows no prejudice, and which adheres to tradition while at the same time desires to express an individual creativity. The quartet ventures into unknown ground and follows unexplored paths.
Music which readily allows itself to be called jazz, but which also stands out through its open-mindedness to other music styles, yet, all the while marked by authenticity and carefree creativity.
Playing without pretention and working well together, the four musicians continue to evolve with their own repertoire and sound – giving them an unmistakable identity. The taste, the swing and the drive with which this group creates space, leaves the listener with a wonderful feeling.

picture_ull_moeck_southquartetUll Möck
Pianist Ull Möck was born in Stuttgart and started playing classical piano at the age of 10.
He became a professional teacher when he was 17.
Ull studied classical piano between 1981 and 1985 at ‘Musikhochschule’ in Heidelberg / Mannheim.
Meanwhile he is not only known as a piano player, but also as an arranger, composer and bandleader ( Ull Moeck Trio, Trio Arsis, Labyrinth). He worked several years as a répétiteur at the Opera house in Stuttgart.
He played with Ack van Rooyen, Herbert Joos, Bill Molenhof, Ute Lemper, Energy Band, Thomas Stabenow, Bernd Konrad, Jim Snidero, Klaus Graf and many other well known national and international jazz musicians.

picture_jens_loh_southquartetJens Loh
was living eight years in the Netherlands studying double bass with Hein van de Geyn.
He has been working with Richie Beirach, Nils Peter Molvaer, Ingrid Jensen, Ack van Rooyen, Joo Kraus, Pete York and Jarmo Hoogendijk and is playing with the Thomas Siffling Trio, Sandi Kuhn Quartet and Trio Duende.
Togehter with Florian Zenker he has been writing the moviescores to the arthouse documentaries „Cairo all inclusive“ and „ Mali und die Kunst des Teilens“.
His recent project „HiPPIE“ explores the extremes between the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Eddie Harris.

picture_markus_bodenseh_southquartetMarkus Bodenseh
was born in Heilbronn.
He studied double bass with Prof. Thomas Stabenow and e-bass with Thomas Heidepriem at the ‘Musikhochschule Stuttgart’ between 1994 and 1998.
During this period he was also a member of the ‘Bundesjazzorchester’.
He played concerts with Peter Herbolzheimers RC&B, Nana Mouskouri, Rias Bigband, Bobby Burgess BB Explosion, Charlie Antolini, Pete York, die Fantastischen Vier, Herbert Joos and the SWR Bigband.
At the moment Markus is teaching at the ‘Berufsfachschule für Musik’.
He is also playing in his own projects ‘Netzer’, ‘Everything but Giants’, ‘Bodensehs Metronome Art’ and ‘Spaniol4’.

picture_matthias_daneck_southquartetMatthias Daneck
Drummer Matthias Daneck studied classical music at the Conservatory of Bern (Switzerland) and jazz music at the Swiss Jazz School in Bern with Billy Brooks where he graduated in 1990. He furthermore studied in New York with Kenny Washington, Victor Lewis, John Riley, Joe Morello. Besides being bandleader and composer with Matthias Daneck’s N.O.W. and “the instant loop generation” he plays in the Anne Czichowsky Quintett, Herbert Kramis Guadalcacin Septet, Ragna Schirmer’s Handel Project, the Böhm-Huber-Daneck-Trio. He worked with jazzgreats like Randy Brecker, Jerry Gonzales, Jimmy Woode or Bireli Lagrene and can be heard on more than 60 Jazz-CDs. He toured in many countries such as Africa (Tanzania and Madagascar), Finland (Jazzfestival Espoo), Ukraine (Jazzkarneval Odessa with Matthias Daneck’s N.O.W.), Croatia and Slovenia.

picture_peer_baierlein_southquartetPeer Baierlein started his professional studies at the early age of 16 at the ,Musikhochschule Köln‘ in Germany.
He first became a classical trumpet teacher before beginning his studies with Prof. Malte Burba as an orchestra musician at the ,Musikhochschule‘ and with Arno Lange at the ,Deutsche Oper‘ in Berlin. In 1996, he moved to Leuven in Belgium to study with his favourite jazz-trumpet player, Bert Joris at the ,Lemmensinstituut‘.
Upon completion of his studies, he moved for a year to New York City in 2000, to take lessons and to play his instrument abroad. He then came back to Belgium, where he finished his studies for jazz trumpet and -after that- specialised as ‘lead-trumpet’, also at the ,Lemmensinstituut‘.Between 2004 and 2006, Peer Baierlein has been studying classical composition with Piet Swerts. He has completed his studies and followed a special education for composing film music with a.o. Denis Pousseur, Victor Kissine and Jean-Luc Fafchamps.
Between 2011 and 2013 he studied ,new media‘ at the ,HfMT‘ in Hamburg.
He is a regular guest as a trumpet player at the ,Deutsches Schauspielhaus‘ in Hamburg since 2006.
Peer is the composer and musical director of theatre plays in  Hamburg, Hannover, Stuttgart, Bern, Leipzig and Magdeburg.
In 2012 he was asked to make some re-mixes of the classical opera ,Manon‘ for the opera house in Kiel.
He also created the music for several documentaries and short films in Belgium.
Baierlein played in the Brussels Jazz Orchestra and a.o. with Kurt Van Herck, Emil Mangelsdorff, Ron Van Rossum and Dré Pallemaerts. He could be heard on the famous Belgian festivals of Jazz Middelheim (2001: Maria Schneider Workshop Big Band), Gaume Jazzfestival, Park Jazz Kortrijk and ‘Jazz in‘t Park’.