Julius Windisch
Pianist | Composer | Improviser



Photo by Jakub Lhota


Dear Friends,


I have just started a crowdfunding campaign on Startnext to finance my upcoming trio record. You can find the campaign here.
I am thankful for any kind of support ! 
Here you can listen to a live set i have played with my trio for berta.berlin


Press:
“Please, never stop.” - Django Bates, 2021 (Liner Notes on the upcoming Trio Record)

“We cannot keep our eyes off this brand-new quartet” Jazz Life Magazine (Japan) - 2020

“Julius Windisch will be one of the names to follow” B!ritmos - 2020

“Fabulous music” - Neue Musikzeitung (2020)

“Intricate (...) on the one hand, melodic and fragile on the other (...). If you pay full attention to the CD (...) you will be rewarded” - Concerto - 2020

“The music is original, intricate and engrossing. I’ll definitely watch their progress with interest.”
London Jazz News - 2020

“The musical interpretation is sensitive and tasteful.
(...)  A strong debut of a talented quartet.”
Opduvel.com - 2020 

“Look out for Julius Windisch, bandleader, composer and alchemist for the new century. Recommended.”
devouringsoundsmag

“Unpredictable and understated, the Windisch Quartett exhibit wildness and coolness in equal measures - but never strait-laced crotchets” - Jazzcournal.co.uk 

“Die eindrückliche Performance und die ungewöhnlichen Kompositionen Julius Windischs machen Chaos zu einem mitunter dringlichen, insgesamt bemerkenswert souveränen Debütalbum.”
Norbert Krampf (freier Journalist, u.a. FAZ), 2020

“Bei aller Freiheit in der Ausführung ist der Grundton des Albums überaus nachdenklich. Windisch selbst synkopiert zuweilen derart stark, dass er den eigenen Kompositionen hitnerherzuträumen scheint. Gebrochene Klangfarben erzeugen eine angenehm tranquile Stimmung (...)”
Wolf Kampmann - Jazzthing, November 2020 

“But it was Windisch's piano playing that impressed the most. (...) not because it was technically brilliant, as to show how much he could, but because he commented and added elements to the vocals that were extremely original and fine.”
https://salt-peanuts.eu/, 2019

„JW is a very talented and creative musician. His excellent technique serves his artistic vision and his originality can not only be felt in his piano-playing but also in his compositions.”
Colin Vallon, 2017

„I think JW is one of the most gifted students I was ever fortunate to teach during my 18-year long teaching career at the University of Arts, Berne."
Manuel Bärtsch, 2016