jazz pianist & composer

Interview (german)

Taz am Wochenende

Ralf Pauli – 17. Februar 2019

In Helsinki spielt man anders

„In Skandinavien hört man sich mehr beim Spielen zu, weiß Antje Rößeler. Sie hat dort Jazz studiert. Zurück nach Berlin zog sie wegen der Energie hier.“

Press reviews to the Album »Stockholm Trio«

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Tom Fuchs

…”Tugging blues tremolos, casual short phrases always hanging very close behind the beat and sometimes dim gospel harmonies, in which pain and well-being hint at a unity of suffering and hope, are the bedrock of the 30-year-old’s playing.”

“One swings relaxed and in peaceful friendly harmony. Compact and concise interplay, carried by a playful, casual atmosphere and occasionally by relaxed waiting, melts into a communication in which participating can certainly lead to relaxation. And the fact that saxophonist Birgitta Flick joins the line-up on three tracks gives this production yet another emotional boost.”


Stefan Pieper

…”I admit: Antje Rößeler and her band build up so many ideas, that sometimes it seems a bit labyrinthic. But at the core of each outbreak stands the personal vision and much authenticity. This comes to the surface when Rößeler and her band develop the poetical themes of their pieces like suites…and when all this leads to imaginative detours and lost ways.”

“..all in all she allows herself a smart economy, because she does not have to prove a thing to anybody, and certainly not to herself. Rather, melodic threads are extended to feed all the band members’ fantasy.”


Susanne Müller

“Bill Evans and no end.” … “The pieces are melody-orientated, with a subtle classical touch, but pack enough bravery that the rich variations can distance themselves from the theme. A certain hymnic quality, perhaps briefly reminiscent of Keith Jarrett, is in them as well”.

“After the 14 pieces it is very clear that inside the midtempo-happenings it is less about contrasts, than about a closed band sound, which is dedicated to the beauty of sound during long passages. Here, the piano-trio format is not reinvented, but it‘s timeless power for the present is shown in a skillful, sympathetic and transparent way.”

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Bernhard Jugel

“The singularity of this album is its mixture of musical sophistication and comforting, playful lightness.”

“The special thing about the music of Antje Rößeler: One can not pigeonhole it. Wild, overflowing improvisations fit her in the same way as calm, contemplative pieces with wide spaces. On the album we get to know a composer and musician, who is just about to explore her possibilities – still attached to the jazz tradition, but always going new ways. Especially interesting are those pieces, which are very simple. For example the children pieces (Kinderstücke) on her album, who are just called that and sound dance-like and folkloristic.”