Lorenz Kellhuber

“One of the most interesting young voices in European jazz”, the music magazine Concerto wrote, enthusiastically. A “daredevil”, a “magician of the keys” he was called by Jazzthing. Tagesspiegel pointed out his “strong sense of contrasts”, the British Jazzwise Magazine acknowledged “an astonishing depth and maturity” and “a perfect timing”.

Lorenz Kellhuber is considered an extraordinary instrumentalist, composer and improviser. In the Summer of 2014, he became the first German musician to receive first place in the renowned Parmigiani Montreux Jazz Piano Solo Competition from Monty Alexander. In 2016, Lorenz was nominated for the Jazz ECHO as “Newcomer of the Year”. Having released four trio records, his first solo album, “Live at the Montreux Jazz Festival”, came out in October 2017.

His countless concerts took him through Europe, to the US and to South America. He played numerous festivals such as Montreux Jazz Festival, Jazz Festival Basel, Getxo Jazz Festival, Alto Adige Jazz Festival, Mar Del Plata Jazz Festival and Burghausen Jazz Week. Lorenz worked with musicians such as Lee Ritenour, Charles Lloyd, Bob Mintzer, Markus Stockhausen, Eric Harland, Al Porcino, T.S. Monk, Ed Partyka and Ack van Rooyen.

From the first note, he unfolds a unique soundscape to his audience, whether it be at his fully improvised solo concerts or as a bandleader. The merging of jazz with elements from classical music, blues, gospel and ambient rock make him an entirely contemporary artist. Combined with technical perfection and an impressive artistic maturity, there is no limit to his inventiveness.

“Outstanding dexterity, elegantly accentuated play, verve and energy”

“Unusual, and very promising”

“Exquisite, surprising, catchy”
(Jazz thing)

“One of the most interesting jazz piano players of his generation”
(Fono Forum)

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Photo © riegel*photography

From October 2015 till January 2019 Lorenz Kellhuber was Director of Jazz Music at Regensburg University. Since 2013 he has taught jazz piano and improvisation at the College of Catholic Church Music in Regensburg. He has been invited to hold master classes all over Europe, in South America and has taught private lessons as well. Please feel free to get in touch.


04 Jul 2019 LK solo Hildesheim, GER Kloster Kloster
09 Jul 2019 LK trio Prague, CZE Bohemia Jazzfestival Bohemia Jazzfestival
10 Jul 2019 LK trio Pilsen, CZE Bohemia Jazzfestival Bohemia Jazzfestival
18 Jul 2019 LK special Berlin, GER Zig Zag Jazzclub Zig Zag Jazzclub
19 Jul 2019 LK special Berlin, GER Zig Zag Jazzclub Zig Zag Jazzclub
02 Aug 2019 LK trio Regensburg, GER REWAG Festival Nacht in Blau REWAG Festival Nacht in Blau
03 Aug 2019 LK trio Regensburg, GER REWAG Festival Nacht in Blau REWAG Festival Nacht in Blau
20 Sep 2019 LK solo Hamburg, GER St. Petri Church St. Petri Church
19 Oct 2019 LK solo Langenau, GER Pfleghofhalle Pfleghofhalle
23 Nov 2019 LK solo Bremen, GER Hörart Concerts Hörart Concerts
05 Dec 2019 LK trio Basel, CH Bird's eye Jazzclub Bird's eye Jazzclub
06 Dec 2019 LK trio tba tba
07 Dec 2019 LK trio Deutsch Minihof, AUT Limmitationes Limmitationes
08 Dec 2019 LK trio tba tba
10 Dec 2019 LK trio tba tba
10 Dec 2019 LK trio Graz, AUT Wist Wist
11 Dec 2019 LK trio tba tba
12 Dec 2019 LK trio Regensburg, GER Degginger Degginger
13 Dec 2019 LK trio Kallmünz, GER Schloss Raitenbuch Schloss Raitenbuch
14 Dec 2019 LK trio Lindau, GER Jazzclub Lindau Jazzclub Lindau
15 Dec 2019 LK trio tba tba
09 Jan 2020 LK trio Berlin, GER Pianosalon Christophori Pianosalon Christophori
29 Mar 2020 LK solo Höfling, GER Schloss Höfling Schloss Höfling
14 Nov 2020 LK trio Rostock, GER Jazzclub Jazzclub

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Management & Booking

Clemens Müller


Label & Publishing

Blackbird Music



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