• 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



Christian Erber NDR: “ … Europe is coming together and a quartet from Berlin is providing the soundtrack. FOR FREE HANDS combines modern jazz arrangements with the traditional sounds and rhythms of the Balkans.” – URBAN JAZZ  | FUNK | BALKAN


FOR FREE HANDS represents the Berlin-based international jazz community. We have a new top class line-up whose rhythm section is conformed by the ECHO (German Jazz price) winner Diego Piñera (UY) on the drums and Roberto Badoglio (I) on the bass, who studied in New York with Matthew Garrison. 


FOR FREE HANDS  have previously won the Studiopreis Jazz, hosted by the Berlin Kultursenat. Christian Erber NDR“Kaleidoscope Freedom“ can be interpreted as a freedom statement. The quote, “there is no freedom without mutual understanding” from the French philosopher Camus summarises this ideology. The CD  is available now under LAIKA Records

Next Concert Date

Saturday, 29.09.2018, 9:30 pm @ Jazzclub Schlot
Invalidenstrasse 117, 10115 Berlin


Further concert dates are in preparation!