New Grounds Quartet



New Grounds Quartet

"A creative Mix of Jazz, Pop/rock, Classical and Folk music''

Hugo Fernandez Quartet Feat Vladimir Karparov, is the meeting four three top-level musicians, around a new vision of contemporary jazz. The interaction and energy of this ensemble, will naturally take us to unexpected sounding places.

Music inspired by the rich legacy of jazz that blends with other styles such as pop/rock, folklore and classical music. This singular trio is the encounter of artists who separately have wide and eclectic careers that have taken them through classical music, pop, folklore and jazz. Their repertoire is mostly original compositions and a couple of jazz arrangements of renowned pieces.

Hugo Fernandez is a Berklee College of Music (Boston) graduate, with a master’s degree in jazz from the University of New Orleans. His development and vocation has taken him to build his own universe where the rich legacy legacy of jazz coexists with the energy of other music such as: classical, pop-rock and world folklore.The sound of his music will take us away from jazz at some spots, leading naturally to unexpected places.

The debut album “Origenes” (2013) brings the band to open the Jazz Cycle “Por lo tanto Jazz” in Mexico City’s “Palacio de Bellas Artes”.  The second album “Cosmogram” (Origin Records 2015) makes the list “Best of 2016 Jazz Albums” according to Downbeat Magazine.

He has performed with his project in venues and festivals such as: Festival Internacional Cervantino (Mexico), Circulo de Bellas Artes de Madrid, Festival del Centro Historico (Mexico), Teatro de la Ciudad (Mexico), Festival de Jazz de Madrid, Festival Internacional de la Guitarra de Guatemala, Jazz Fermin (Spain), Jazz en el Centro (Gijon), Fundacion Olivar de Castillejo (Spain), B Flat, Kunstfabrik Schlot, Panda Theatre, Bogui Jazz Club, Jimmy Glass Club, Zinco Jazz Club, Snug Harbor among many others… 

Vladimir Karparov studied jazz and popular music at the National Academy of Music ”Pancho Vladigerov” in Sofia from 1995 to 1999. He applied for an “Oscar und Vera Ritter-Stiftung“ scholarship to Hamburg’s Hochschule für Musik und Theater (HfMT), with success. Yet the longer Vladimir Karparov lived away from his home country, the more intensively he began investigating Bulgarian folk music, which gradually became an essential and irrevocable component of his music. Berlin’s richly fertile, multi-cultural jazz scene exerted a magical attraction on the young saxophonist. Karparov moved to the German capital in 2002 to continue his studies at Berlin’s Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler” and graduated in 2005 with a degree in saxophone and teaching. His participation in various festival events as well as numerous concerts and awards in Europe, Asia, Latin and North America, North Afrika, together with his collaboration with names both on the American jazz scene and in Western and Eastern Europe, complete the picture of this versatile musician: Vladimir Karparov has played and/or toured with Ivo Papasov, Theodossi Spassov, Petar Ralchev, Gebhard Ullmann, Peter Herbolzheimer, Georg Breinschmid, Aka Moon Trio and many more. Karparov has released in 2007 his debut album as a leader “Thracian Dance”. In 2009 he founded his second project - the Forkolor Saxophone Quartet. The „Fokolor“ debut album was released in 2014 on Unit Records. The "Antihypocrisyl" CD of V.Karparov Band was released in November 2016 by Unit Records.

Roland Fidezius lives in Berlin, Germany, as a bassplayer (Acoustic and Electric) and

composer. He is an important part of the Berlin-scene and also teams up with many great

musicians in Europe and abroad. Several recordings and performances on many festivals in Europe, the US, Canada and Africa show him playing with musicians like Samuel Blaser, Ingrid Laubrock, Kris Davis, Tom Arthurs, Zach Brock, Christian Lillinger, Gebhard Ullman, Olaf Rupp and Max Richter besides many others. As a bandleader he recorded and produced the CD "Oscar & Emma" with his band ODD SHOT. He is a featured artist of the german Jazzthing/Next Generation-series with the Lorenz Hargassner Quartet and was the Berlin-Representative of the 1st Bundesjazzwerkstatt in Germany. Current projects of him are Peter Van Huffel's Gorilla Mask, the Christian Krischkowsky-Quartett, Mac 'n Bass, Simon Vincent's Occasional Trio, Rhinow, Call Me Cleo and Rico & the Black Pumas.

Philipp Bernhardt from Braunschweig, Germany studied Jazz Drums at Folkwang Hochschule, Germany and at the City College OF New York. He currently lives in Berlin 

Bernhardt toured Europe as well as Asia and the US. Some of the Festivals he played include Wacken WOA (Germany),  Ulrichsberger Kaleidophon (Austria), Ai Confini tra Sardegna e Jazz (Sardegna), Lowlands Festival (Netherlands), Nilüfer Festival (Turkey), Rudolstadt Festival (Germany), Pescara Jazz Festival (Italy), OutreachJazz Festival (Austria) and Sziget Festival (Budapest, Hungary). Bernhardt performed with Ron Carter, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Eddie Daniels, Alan Bern, Gene Pritsker, Heliocentric Counterblast, MR ZARKO, Fanfara Kalashnikov, the MDR Radio Symphony Orchestra under Kristjan Jarvi and the Absolute Ensemle for Tom Tykwers Film Production Babylon Berlin. Some of the labels he recorded for are: Enja Yellowbird, Asphalt Tango, Oriente, Chin Chin Records, Timba Records and Sketis Records. 

He was also part of Theatre and Radio Productions for Ruhrtriennale, WDR, NDR, MDR, SWR, SWF, RBB


Philipp Bernhardt   Drums

Hugo Fernandez   Guitar

Roland Fidezius   Bass

Vladimir Karparov   Saxophone

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Fr, 25. Oktober 2019, 20:00





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