Starklinnemann Quintet, Vasilis Stefanopoulos, Paul Stark, Jonas Linnemann, Iman Spaargaren

StarkLinnemann Quartet

From the early beginnings in 2012 StarkLinnemann is attempting to produce music with an agelessness character. As musicians and composers they are creating a style of their own by blending jazz with elements of classical music and world music.

Their definition of being an artist means to constantly push oneself in order to reach the ultimate rendition of a work of art. StarkLinnemann’s approach of transforming classical masterpieces by Liszt, Chopin, Mussorgsky and Beethoven into long and complex but coherent and moving modern jazz compositions is exceptional in jazz-history.

The genre of StarkLinnemann is best described as Universal Crossover Music..

The co-leaders of the band Paul Stark (piano) and Jonas Linnemann (drums) were continuously searching for musicians who were willing to conform to the broad vision of StarkLinnemann. Since the group’s foundation they have worked with diverse line-ups and have shown to be very versatile in terms of musical styles and genres. This can be heard on their albums Awake (2014) and Transcending Chopin Volume 1 (2016), Transcending Chopin Volume 2&3 (2016) and Pictures at an Exhibition (2018).

The StarkLinnemann Quartet has crystallised into a coherent entity with the talented artists Iman Spaargaren and Maciej Domaradzki. Multi reed player Iman Spaargaren and bassist Maciej Domaradzki complement the group perfectly with their passionate playing.

Looking ahead the StarkLinnemann Quartet wants to keep on producing crossovers between classical music and jazz as well as releasing original work with an adventurous character. They are continuing their journey with their latest release entitled Pictures at an Exhibition for the label UCM Records.

The StarkLinnemann Quartet is performing regularly across the Netherlands and beyond.