Jonas Linnemann (1981) has shown to be very versatile in terms of musical styles and genres. As co-leader of the formation StarkLinnemann he recorded six albums Awake (2014), Transcending Chopin Volume 1 (2016), Transcending Chopin Volume 2&3 (2016) Pictures at an Exhibition (2018) Transcending Beethoven Volume 1 (2020) Transcending Beethoven Volume 2 (2021). The genre of StarkLinnemann is best described as: Universal Crossover Music.
After Jonas Linnemann graduated at the Fontys Conservatory in Tilburg (NLD) in 2005, he continued to develop musically as instrumentalist and composer. He has worked as drummer and percussionist with many renowned Jazz musicians.
He is currently residing in Tilburg (NLD) with Jessica and their daughter Adinda. From there he is performing with the StarkLinnemann Trio/ Quartet / Quintet and subbing with other music groups throughout Europe. At the moment he is working on original music for a new Stark-Linnemann album entitled; Transcending Liszt. It will be released for UCM-Records in autumn 2022. In addition he is also keeping a busy teaching schedule.
Style and Inspiration
All the great legendary jazz drummers like Max Roach, Roy Haynes, Tony Williams, Elvin Jones, Jack DeJohnette as well as Jeff Tain Watts, Bill Stewart and Brian Blade are a huge inspiration for Jonas Linnemann. Brazilian drum legend Milton Banana, Cuban drum hero Horacio Hernandez and conga player Mongo Santamaria have been quite influential for his approach on the drum set. His creative process as a composer his greatly influenced by ethnic music and rhythms from all over the world as well as classical music.