Vincent Meissner

VÖ: 24.02.2023

Genre: Piano Jazz



ACT 9683-2, 614427968326
Vincent Meissner / piano
Josef Zeimetz / bass
Henri Reichmann / drums

Recorded by Johannes Kellig at Bauer Studios Ludwigsburg, August 21 & 22, 2022
Mixed by Johannes Kellig
Mastered by Klaus Scheuermann
Produced by Andreas Brandis
Cover Art by Bettina Pousttchi: Vertical Highways A3, 2019

With "Wille", its second album, the Vincent Meissner Trio shows that young, complex, crisp piano trio jazz does not have to come from the USA, England or Scandinavia, like many famous current representatives. Totally contemporary music, with heart and brain, whether in the form of original compositions or re-constructions of Whitney Houston, Louis Cole or The Beatles.
Vincent Meissner
Born in the 2000, pianist Vincent Meissner is considered one of the most promising emerging talents in the German jazz scene. Growing up in a village in Central Saxony, he discovered his instrument early and found jazz to be his passion, which would become his life goal. At the age of sixteen, he moved to Dresden to attend the State Gymnasium for Music, where he continued to fuel the fire of his passion with constant discoveries. His influences evolved from Oscar Peterson, Dave Brubeck, and Bud Powell to Paul Bley, Monk, Craig Taborn, Vijay Iyer, and German jazz pianists like Pablo Held, Achim Kaufmann, Joachim Kühn, and Michael Wollny. For Vincent Meissner, the journey was the destination. He remains a seeker and explorer, delving into contemporary piano music as well. Since 2019, he has been studying in Leipzig at the University of Music and Theatre with Michael Wollny, where he currently resides and works. In his young career, he has already received numerous accolades. In 2018, he won first place at "Jugend Jazzt Solo" and the first prize at the "Bechstein Piano Competition" in Berlin. With his trio, he was awarded the "Concert Prize of Jazzopen Stuttgart" and the "Promotion Prize of the German Jazz Union." In early 2020, his trio also received the first-ever "Central German Jazz Prize," and in September of that year, he secured first place at the "International Jazzhaus Piano Competition" in Freiburg. His debut album with his established trio, featuring Henri Reichmann on drums and Josef Ziemetz on bass, titled "Bewegtes Feld," was released by ACT in June 2021.