Schleinkofer (p), Markus Schlesag (b), Matthias Rosenbauer (dr)
March 2, 2004. Mixed and mastered by Florian Oestreicher,
Tonstudio Realistic Sound, München
In 1998 a bar in Erlangen was looking for a house band with a "steady gig". That was
the beginning of m.s.t., a band with the classic line-up. Already at the first session the
interaction between the three musicians worked perfectly. Since 2001 the trio plays once a month
in the Havanna Bar. The band recently dedicated its CD "Cocinando", with Latin Jazz, Salsa,
Son and Bossa Nova, to this bar. The Michael Schleinkofer Trio plays 40 gigs a year and is
steady part of the Bavarian jazz scene.
Filigree, sophisticated, full of nuances, mature - that are some of the attributes given to the
Michael Schleinkofer Trio. The line-up is traditional, but not at all the interpretation. The
songs are - following Bill Evans or Keith Jarrett, only slightly arranged. m.s.t. plays flexible
soli and gets out of firm structures, so that the music obtains a typically open character.
The attention between the musicians, the spontaneous building of thrilling tunes and the
musically wide range of the soloists confirm their modern demand on jazz improvisation
and underline the extraordinary musicality and artistic maturity of the trio. This concept of
spontaneous play gives the music of m.s.t. every time a new shape and verifies the
sensivity within the group and the intimity between the three individuals.
If live or on CD - for m.s.t. music you can say: Don´t hear it only - listen to it!
started piano lessons when he was five. After classical studies he turned towards jazz
music with 18, studying on his own and with his mentors Thomas Fink and Thomas Schrack . Despite he
studied sports at the university in Erlangen-Nuremberg his real passion was the music, and he dedicated much
time to self-studies. Apart from m.s.t. he plays many live gigs, among others Karen
Carrol, Tony Bullock, Klaus Graf, Richard Towbridge, Quincy Phelps and Bob Anson.
Markus Schlesag was on the bass school in Munich and then he studied at the Meistersinger-Konservatorium
in Nuremberg with Rudi Engel (jazz) and Nicola Filipov (classic). In 1998 he did his exam as quailified music
teacher. He played with Martin Schrack, Bill Molenhof, Frank Möbus, Tony Bullock, the Big Band and the
classic orchestra of the Meistersinger-Konservatorium.
Matthias Rosenbauer completed his studies at the university and works now as freelancer. He changes
between contemporary and traditional jazz. He plays in groups like "Der Moment" (progressive jazz trio) and
"Der Event" (Drum´n Bass), as well as in theatre productions of the Staatstheater Nuremberg.
CD-Productions with "Der Moment", "Trio Pagaro" feat. Ack van Rooyen and "Buddy And
The Huddle". Live concerts with Ack van Rooyen, Rudi Mahall, Frank Moebus and Martin Schrack.