FRITZ BAYER
:: guitarist ::

Bio.
guitarist born, raised and based in Berlin currently playing with and composing for several jazz, soul, breakbeat, reggae and world music projects and working as session musician and tour sideman for many international singers, big bands, dance and theatre performances
toured and played with Bitty McLean (UK), Dawn Penn (JAM), Pat Kelly (JAM), Stranger Cole (JAM), The Melodians (JAM), The Tennors (JAM), Jaqee (UG/SWE), Jackie Mendez (USA), Roy Ellis (JAM), Saralene (DE), Longfingah (DE), Vido Jelashe (ZA) and many other reggae artists, with soul singer Norman Vladimir (USA) and with the jazz big bands hfmdd jazz orchestra feat. Birelli Lagrene, CON'trust jazz orchestra, Berliner Jugend Jazz Orchester, the AMIS International Honor Jazz Band 2007/08

started playing classical guitar at the age of 6 until more interest in jazz and school big bands lead to the electric guitar. Intensive college preparation courses in Berlin followed in 2007-2009, with Martin Werner, Harald Kündgen, Henning Schmiedt and workshops with Antonio Sanchez, Karl Schloz, and Eric St. Laurent
2009-14 Performance major in "Jazz/Rock/Pop Guitar" @ Hochschule für Musik Dresden with Stephan Bormann, Reentko, David Sick, Ralf Beutler, Till Brönner, Celine Rudolph and workshops with Mike Stern, Jeff Ballard, Larry Grenadier, The Bad Plus, Jerry Granelli


Fritz' previous bands: (go to "Projects" to see current bands)
Voodoo Moon - Reggae/Rocksteady (2007-12)
Sounding - Modern Reggae (2009-12)
Hannes Zerbe's Jazzorchester Prokopätz (2007-09)
The Flintstones Big Band feat. Die Geschwister Pfister, David Friedman and others (2007-09)
Reziproke - Ska Punk (2003-07)

complete list of reggae-singers Fritz has backed on tour:
Bitty McLean (UK)
Dawn Penn (JAM)
Pat Kelly (JAM)
Stranger Cole (JAM)
The Melodians (JAM)
The Tennors (JAM)
Jaqee (UG/SWE)
The Cables (JAM)
Winston Francis (JAM)
Jackie Mendez (USA)
Roy Ellis (JAM)
Christopher Ellis (UK)
Lukie D (JAM)
Susan Cadogan (JAM)
Ganjaman (DE)
Uwe Banton (DE)
Saralene (DE)
Longfingah (DE)
Vido Jelashe (ZA)
Sebastian Sturm (DE)
Dr. Ring Ding (DE)
Dr. Volkanikman (DE)
Lurdez da Luz (BRA)


References.
Festivals:
Burning Sun Festival, PL
Chiemsee Reggae Summer, DE
Dynamite Ska Festival, DE
Fusion Festival, DE
Jazztage Dresden, DE
Karneval der Kulturen Berlin, DE
Konzertsommer Berlin, DE
London International Ska Festival, UK
Mighty Sounds, CZ
OBOA Festival Fort Gorgast, DE
Reggae Geel, BE
Reggae Jam Bersenbrück, DE
Riverside Stomp Open Air Mainz-Kastel, DE
SPIRIT Festival, DE
StandUp Festival Pforzheim, DE
This is Ska Rosslau, DE
XJAZZ Festival Berlin, DE
a few selected venues:
Admiralspalast, Berlin
Artenschutztheater, Berlin
Astra Kulturhaus, Berlin
Auster Club Berlin
Badehaus Berlin
Ballhaus Berlin
Ballhaus Naunynstraße, Berlin
Ballhaus Neue Welt, Zwickau
b-flat, Berlin
Blue Note, Dresden
Cassiopeia, Berlin
C-Keller, Weimar
Danai Beach Resort, Nikiti, GR
Festspielhaus Hellerau, Dresden
FritzClub im Postbahnhof, Berlin
Hangar 110, Sao Paulo, BR
Indra Musikclub, Hamburg
Jazzbar Zukunft, Berlin
Jazz Cafe, London
Jazzclub Tonne, Dresden
KATO Kreuzberg, Berlin
Kassablanca, Jena
Keller Neukölln, Berlin
KFZ, Marburg
Knaack Berlin
Konzerthaus am Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin
Kukulida, Dresden
Lido, Berlin
Lindenpark, Potsdam
Mancuso, Tübingen
New York Pub, Pocos de Caldas, BR
Noel's Ballroom, Leipzig
Omnibus, Würzburg
plan b, Leipzig
Quasimodo, Berlin
live on air on RadioFritz @ rbb Studios, Potsdam
Rummelsbucht, Berlin
Heimathafen Neukölln, Berlin
Schlot, Berlin
Schokoladen, Berlin
SO36, Berlin
Societaetstheater, Dresden
Soho House Berlin
Supamolly, Berlin
Telegraph, Leipzig
Treibsand, Lübeck
Urania Berlin
Wabe, Berlin
Yaam, Berlin
Zwischenbau, Rostock

on stage with The Melodians

on stage with Bitty McLean

after the show with Bitty McLean

after the show with Stranger Cole

carnival in Brasil with Yellow Cap
on stage with Pat Kelly