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Enthusiasm coupled with outstanding ability. INSIDE OUT brings together two of Germany and Europe’s finest improvising musicians: Florian Weber, Echo and WDR Jazz award winner and Markus Stockhausen, the renowned trumpeter and composer and also WDR Jazz award winner are both masters of their trade.

Both are classically-trained performers deeply interested in the process of creative expression… of looking INSIDE and OUT… with intensity at things, searching for echoes, resonance – insights. They have been playing together since 2008 and have not, in that time, lost their love of experimentation. Rich and colourful compositions from both musicians can be heard, inspired improvisation and intuitive musicality unite to become a harmonious entity while unimaginable sounds are coaxed from the instruments.

The two musicians are at home in the classical and jazz worlds and place high demands on their tonal culture.
In concert the two allow the audience to share in their musical dialogue which is always a search for the “magical moment” on stage. The colour mix of their music is wonderfully wide, ranging from buoyancy and joyous abandon, to limpidity and floating beauty. At times their lines blur imperceptibly between composition and improvisation, finely distilling the two. Fiery bursts alternate with playful melodies and luminous sound-fields, to make their concerts an unforgettable experience.

A spellbinding musical treat. The magic of “Inside Out” can unfold best of all in chamber music halls or good jazz concert halls. In churches Florian Weber can be heard on the organ also.
In July 2015 they recorded in Lugano together with producer Manfred Eicher a CD for the reputed ECM label. ALBA is out now !!

I think it must be one of the most special and most memorable performances I have ever seen. What you and Florian create together is just extraordinary – there is so much depth and beauty – and, (if I may say so) just sheer virtuosity. The beauty of your sound moving across the whole range (and more!) as if it were simply gliding on ice is still in my head, and Florian’s dexterity and unbelievable contrapunctal improvisation is something else. Thank you.”
Dr. Michelle Castelletti, Artistic Director of the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester UK



CD INSIDE OUT PLANNED PUBLICATION ON ECM IN 2016.

  • INSIDE OUT by Markus Stockhausen & Florian Weber
  • INSIDE OUT "Tenderness" Markus Stockhausen, Florian Weber

2015 - Musik aus dem Moment heraus - Inside Out

Neue Westfälische, 11. 05. 2015 – Von Heike Sommerkamp. Verl-Kaunitz. Irgendwie Jazz, irgendwie aber gleichzeitig auch Romantik und meistens balladig – der Komponist und Trompeter Markus Stockhausen zelebrierte am Sonntagabend beim Verler Sommer in der Marienkirche das Wesen der „intuitiven Musik“.

2014 - Augen zu! - Inside Out

Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung, 01. 12. 2014 – Von Ekkehard Böhm. Neustadt. Es ist an diesem Abend im Neustädter Schloss Landestrost keine Stecknadel zur Hand, die man fallen hören könnte.

2013 - Abend mit Anspruch und Experimenten - Inside Out

Echo online, 31. 01. 2013 – Von Marc Levasier. Musik zum Träumen boten am Samstag Trompeter Markus Stockhausen und Pianist Florian Weber bei Forum Kultur Jazz im Heppenheimer Kurfürstensaal.

Musik, die das Herz wärmt

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 Inside Out - Markus Stockhausen und Florian Richter

Inside Out, Cologne Pfandhaus, 2014, photo: Gerhard Richter

 Inside Out - Markus Stockhausen und Florian Richter

Inside Out, Cologne Pfandhaus, 2014, photo: Gerhard Richter

 Inside Out - Markus Stockhausen und Florian Richter

Inside Out, WDR, photo Gütersloh 2015

 Inside Out - Markus Stockhausen und Florian Richter

Inside Out, Cologne 2014, photo: Jörg Schirner

 Inside Out - Markus Stockhausen und Florian Richter

Inside Out, Dortmund 2015, photo: Gerhard Richter

 Inside Out - Markus Stockhausen und Florian Richter

Inside Out, Jazz at the Castle, Rheine 2015, photo: Hermann Willers

 Inside Out - Markus Stockhausen und Florian Richter

Inside Out, Dortmund 2015, photo: Gerhard Richter

 Inside Out - Markus Stockhausen und Florian Richter

Inside Out, Jazz at the Castle, Rheine 2015, photo: Hermann Willers

 Inside Out - Markus Stockhausen und Florian Richter

Inside Out, Cologne 2014, photo: Jörg Schirner

Inside Out, Jazz at the Castle, Rheine 2015, photo: Hermann Willers

Inside Out, Foto von Ninette Niemeyer, Dortmund im Domizil am 4. Mai 2017

Inside Out, Foto von Ninette Niemeyer, Dortmund im Domizil am 4. Mai 2017

Markus Stockhausen and Florian Weber performing INSIDE OUT at the Garda Jazz Festival, June 1st, 2017

Festival Time in Jazz, August 2017 in Ozieri, Sardegna, Italy. Bild: Gerhard Richter, Köln.

Festival Time in Jazz, August 2017 in Ozieri, Sardegna, Italy. Bild: Gerhard Richter, Köln.

Festival Time in Jazz, August 2017 in Ozieri, Sardegna, Italy. Bild: Gerhard Richter, Köln.

Festival Time in Jazz, August 2017 in Ozieri, Sardegna, Italy. Bild: Gerhard Richter, Köln.

Festival Time in Jazz, August 2017 in Ozieri, Sardegna, Italy. Bild: Gerhard Richter, Köln.

Festival Time in Jazz, August 2017 in Ozieri, Sardegna, Italy. Bild: Gerhard Richter, Köln.

Festival Time in Jazz, August 2017 in Ozieri, Sardegna, Italy. Bild: Gerhard Richter, Köln.

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Concerts