Günter Sommer

Günter "Baby" Sommer (born 25 August 1943 in Dresden) is a German jazz drummer.

Günter Sommer
Günter "Baby" Sommer at moers festival 2008
Background information
Birth nameGünter Sommer
Also known asGünter Baby Sommer
Born25. August 1943
OriginDresden, Germany
GenresJazz
Occupation(s)Drummer
Instrumentsdrums
Associated actsIrene Schweizer

He studied music in Dresden. He rose to fame in the GDR. He is part of the European free jazz avantgarde. He was part of the trio with Conny Bauer and Peter Kowald. He is now professor for drums and percussion in Dresden. The drummer and composer Christian Lillinger was one of his former students. The album Three Seasons "(HGBS 2014 with Michel Godard and Patrick Bebelaar) was awarded " Album of the Year 2014 " by The New York City Jazz Record.

Discography


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