Philipp Rüttgers (1981), pianist and composer, is praised as an innovative spirit who draws his inspiration from different genres and offers the listener an exciting performance. In 2018 he received the composition assignment from the North Sea Jazz Festival, where he made a contemporary translation of the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen. This music was released by Zennez Records. Philipp is the leader of his Music Lab, a septet that received a lot of attention in the Dutch press with their album „Repetitive Mind“. In Germany he is part of the famous Jazz Rock / Fusion group KaMa Quartet feat. Nippy Noya creates a furore with their tributes to John Coltrane‘s „Love Supreme“. He is a member of the contemporary Chronometers Or- chestra, led by Zacharias Falkenberg, and is a composer and pianist of the Jan Wirken Ensemble. Philipp also composes music for films such as „We Arnhem“ commissioned by Introdans, or for orchestras such as „Het Ereprijs Orkest“ or various big bands. He can regularly be heard on Dutch stages and festivals such as the Bimhuis, North Sea Jazz Festival, Jazz in Duketown, Transition, So What‘s Next, Lantaren Venster, and is also active in the German jazz club scene / festivals. As a teacher he is attached to the ArtEZ School of Music in Arnhem, where he is also a mentor for master students and his own ‚Odd Meter‘ ensemble. Together with viola player, composer and improviser Oene van Geel, he forms a chamber music ensemble and they were invited by Just Listen Records to record and release the album „Changing Landscapes“ in 2019.
photo: from booklet JL011