• For Free Hands feat. Alaa Zouiten

    New CD „The passing on of the fire.”

    Currently, various plans for CD release concerts are in the works.
  • Our new CD “The passing on of the fire”.

    was Jazz Album of the Week at NDR-KULTUR

    More information about the CD

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  • For Free Hands

    The international ensemble from Berlin.

    MALAGA JAZZFESTIVAL: “... a New Way of understanding Jazz ... Synergy is the word to define this Berlin quartet. For Free Hands represents contemporary jazz: dissonant sounds grow into beautiful melodies that hang over a richly varied rhythmic pattern. This impressive quartet unite different cultures with their music to create a hard-hitting album.” (Modernícolas) more information
  • Andreas Brunn

    Guitar player and composer

    His composition ‘Two Faces’ won the first prize at the national guitar composition contest Open Strings, hosted by the magazine Akustik Gitarre. In 2021 he received a composition scholarship from MUSIKFONDS.


Our album “The passing on of the fire” was just CD of the week at jazz-fun.de – The renowned jazz portal says: “On a work peppered with fresh material, Andreas Brunn makes use of a broad instrumental arsenal. The result is a great album in the border area between jazz and fusion with jazz-rock excursions. I like the guitarist’s nimble solos in combination with the saxophone, which is supported by Alaa Zouiten’s oud. A great album, we are thrilled!”


With Manuel Podhostnik (SLO), Roberto Badoglio (I), Vladimir Kaparov (BG) and Andreas Brunn (D), FOR FREE HANDS is perceived as part of the international jazz community living in Berlin. Alaa Zouiten (MAR) is another very interesting instrumentalist who represents the musical traditions of Morocco and modern oud sounds in equal measure.


PRIZE WINNER of the Studio Jazz Prize awarded by the Berlin Senate for Culture. Our new wonderful CD “The passing on of the fire” was released in September 2023 by our record company LAIKA Records. In our current line-up musicians from 5 nations play together – Berlin . Sofia . Rome . Ljubljana . Rabat !

Next Concert Date:

For Free Hands feat.
Alaa Zouiten @ Berbus Alliance
Sat. 01.06.2024 19:00
Regattastraße 187-189, 12527 Berlin

Festival “Grünauer Jazz Bühne” meets the world music salon “The Flying Carpet”