Christian Prommer has always taken a jazz approach to music: open-minded, progressive, chic and atmospheric. The Munich-based DJ, percussionist and producer first began experimenting with samplers and drum machines in the late 1980s. Trained by virtuoso piano players and master drummers, he has spent the last 20 years moving between organic and electronic, between techno modernism and Blue Note cool.
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With his Drumlesson project, Christian has turned full circle, fusing his jazz roots with his love of dance music and electronica. Working with a team of expert live musicians, Drumlesson began in 2007 with an instrumental jazz version of the Derrick May's Detroit techno anthem Strings of Life. It was followed in 2008 by the group's debut album Drumlesson Vol.1, which included organic covers of electronic anthems by Kraftwerk, Patrick Pulsinger, Josh Wink and more.
Before launching Drumlesson, Christian worked with a wide range of artists including Munich techno icon DJ Hell, Berlin's Jazzanova and Peter Kruder of Viennese studio legends Kruder and Dorfmeister. As a DJ and live player he has performed at many of the world's most prestigious venues and festivals including Fabric and the World Wide Awards in London, The UK's Big Chill Festival, Sonar in Barcelona, 10 Days Festival in Ghent, World Wide Festival in Singapore, Crossover Jazz Festival in Tokyo, North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam and the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland.