The Kennedy Center

Janning Trumann Quartet


Trombonist Janning Trumann is an explorer. With his diverse projects, he is always looking for a clear musical idea and language. Mr. Trumann and his quartet are searching for that very unique idea, the core of their own music.
To leave space, to let the music speak and to differ are their principles. The steady interchange between proximity and distance is closely connected to improvised and composed music. The unique sound of the quartet is influenced by letting the unknown be part of the now.
The four musicians are well known within the German and Cologne jazz scene. They play in various ensembles and represent today’s rising modern Jazz musicians.

Watch Past Performances

Video 5/2/2017: Janning Trumann Quartet

The Janning Trumann Quartet focuses on the work of young German bandleader and trombonist Janning Trumann. His ensemble combines improvisation with composition to create their individual sound of contemporary jazz music.

Presented in collaboration with the Embassy of Germany as part of the EU Month of Culture.

  Janning Trumann Quartet