Veronika Morscher - vocals
Maximilian Shaikh-Yousef - alto saxophone & flute
Matthew Halpin - tenor saxophone & bass clarinet
Pascal Klewer - trumpet
Stephan Geiger - trumpet
Philipp Schittek - trombone
Lukas Roos - guitar
Lukas Moriz - piano
Bastian Weinig - bass
Leopold Ebert - drums
The 10-piece large ensemble SH4iKH 9 extended combines broadly-orchestrated modern jazz with the classic style of a singer-songwriter. In collaboration with the Austrian singer Veronika Morscher, Maximilian Shaikh-Yousef has created a new programme for the 51st German Jazzfestival 2020, dealing with a diverse array of topics, from social-cultural concerns to delicate emotional tales.
Originally founded in 2018 and only containing instrumentalists, Maximilian’s music was described as electrifying, acoustic and fragile. Their first album Ember Flower, which Maximilian recorded in 2018, presents a mixture of chamber jazz and groove-oriented music while influenced by Arabic music as well as classical literature. All the qualities in composition and performance diversity have been awarded by multiple awards and concerts such as the Frankfurt Jazz Award 2018, the Young Munich Jazz Award 2019 (Maximilian Shaikh-Yousef's quartet) and the 2022 Petrichor International Music Competition.
Over the past years, they have toured to Nepal to the KatJazz International Festival, played at various festivals such as Jazz im Palmengarten and 51st German Jazzfestival 2020 and worked with international artists such as Jhuma Limbu, Manice Gandharva, Sabin Ghising, Tomás Carrasco and Moa Nicolás Edmunds Guevara.
"gave a really stunning concert in the Frankfurt Romanfabrik."
- Claus Gnichwitz, hr2 Jazzfacts
1. Ein Sonntagmorgen
3. Reise ins All
5. Lost in Space
recorded in 2018