The trumpeter Ulrich Beckerhoff has belonged for more than three decades to the top notch of European Jazz. He has been co-founder of path breaking Jazz groups such as Jazztrack, Riot and Changes, has played with a vast number of top rate European and American Jazz musicians, has travelled throughout Africa on behalf of the Goethe Institute, has played worldwide in many different countries and can be heard as soloist or sideman on more than 40 albums. Furthermore he is head of the International Skoda Allstar Band, professor at the Essen Folkwang Music Academy and artistic director of the Jazzahead trade fair, which has taken place annually in Bremen since 2006. Uli Beckerhoff often played together with Stefan Ulrich and Michael Berger mainly in the NuJazz-Combo bOOM bOOM, in which he was more-or-less, a permanent guest.
The pianist Michael Berger has worked with diverse bands, which border Jazz and Rock, including bOOM bOOM, Les Rabiates and the Maria de Fatima Trio; also in innovative groups such as Mellow Melange or Schné Ensemble, which border Jazz, Pop and chamber music.
Stefan Ulrich began as a drummer in various rock bands and extended the range of his styles into Blues and Jazz. At present he drums in the Roots-Rock-Band Velvetone, the Blues band – Haunted By The Blues – or in the Latin band Miss Groovanova. He also runs his own sound studio Palais aux Étoiles in Bremen.