The Band

Here you find background information on the four musicians in Julian Moreen’s band for the 2019 Asia Tour.

For the band biography, please follow this link.

The band tours under the name “Julian Moreen”.
If you think that for your particular program, it would be beneficial to add anything else (such as “Quartet” or a tag line), please only do so after consulting with us.


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Overview

  • Artist / Band name: Julian Moreen

  • Genre: Folk music, Modern Jazz, Indie Rock, World Music

  • Musical Influences: Sting, Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, Pat Metheny, Brian Blade & The Fellowship, Coldplay, ECM Records

  • Band Members:

    • Julian Moreen (vocals / piano, Germany)

    • Andrew Cheng (guitar / backing vocals, Sarawak / New York)

    • Yu-Jia Liu (upright bass, Taiwan)

    • Konstantin Kräutler (drums, Austria)


 

Band members

Julian Moreen, Vocals & Piano (Germany)

  • Education:

    • "Berklee College of Music, USA (2013 - 2017) - Bachelor of Arts, Piano Performance Program

    • Pre-School at Jazz School Basel, Switzerland (2011 - 2013)

    • Voice Academy Voicelab (2009 - 2012)

  • Teachers (selection):

    • Piano & Ensemble: George Garzone, Kenny Werner, Hal Crook, Ed Tomassi, Ray Santisi, Lester Menezes, Stephany Tiernan

    • Voice: Michael Janz, Richard Geppert, Steven Santoro, Marcelle Gauvin

  • Awards:

    • Berklee Songwriting Award (Words & Music Festival)

    • Berklee World Tour Scholarship Award

    • Youth Jazz Award - first prize, category Piano Solo (Jugend Jazzt BW)

 

Instagram: @andaluguitar

Andrew Cheng, Guitar (Malaysia / New York)

Andrew Cheng is a guitarist hailing from Malaysia. Born in Sibu, Sarawak, he began his musical journey with classical guitar at age 14 and went on to study electric guitar at the International College of Music (ICOM) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Upon graduation, he moved to New York City, working as a full-time musician. a scholarship to study at Berklee College of Music, he moved to the United States to further his eductation. Now playing professionally in New York, he has studied with jazz luminaries such as Mike Moreno, Peter Bernstein and Lage Lund.

  • Education:

    • Berklee College of Music, USA (2015 - 2017)

    • International College of Music, Kuala Lumpur

  • Teachers: Mike Moreno, Peter Bernstein, Lage Lund, Mick Goodrick, Kenny Werner

  • Has worked with: William So (蘇永康), Fred Cheng (鄭俊弘)

  • Awards: Berklee Guitar Award

 

Yu-Jia Liu, Upright Bass (Taipei, Taiwan)

Liu “Jack” Yujia is a bassist from Tainan, Taiwan. He studied classical double bass at Tainan University of the Arts and is currently in his final semester of the master program focusing on jazz performance. An in-demand player in the Taiwanese jazz and pop scene, he won the Taichung Jazz Competition in 2017 and works as a full-time musician.

Watch him play a solo improvisation here!

 

Konstantin Kräutler, drums (Vienna, Austria)

Konstantin Kräutler is a drummer from Vienna, Austria. A graduate of Berklee College of Music and Vienna Music Institute, he is currently finishing his master in composition at Jam Music Lab University in Vienna. He’s a drum teacher at schools and workshops in Austria and beyond as well as an in-demand player in the European jazz and world music scene.

  • Endorsments: Drum Design Austria

  • Education:

    • Jam Music Lab University Vienna, Austria (Master Composition)

    • Berklee College of Music, USA (diploma)

    • Vienna Music Institute (performance & teaching dual degree)

  • Teachers: Yoron Israel, Neal Smith, Mitch Haupers, Hal Crook, Alain Mallet, Jon Hazilla, Mark Walker, Kenny Werner

  • Teaching-Employment: Drums and Percussion at the Music School Groß-Siegharts
    leader of the youth-orchestra and drum-ensembles at the music school