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Caris Hermes (27) is a multi-award jazz bassist graduated from the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen. Supported by her mentor John Goldsby (WDR Big Band) and best connections in the german jazz scene, Caris has enjoyed a varied career as a performing artist and composer. Her debut EP “Human” was released in 2018 where she claimed a new role as a quartet bandleader at the sold out PENG-Festival in Essen. As a sidewoman, she currently performs 150 domestic and international shows per year.

Awards

Jazz@undesigned / Unit 5

2018

Sparda-Jazzaward / Charlotte Illinger

2017

Haestens Jazzaward / Charlotte Illinger

2016

Sparda-Jazzaward / Pascal Bartoszak Quartet

2015

Finals Junger Deutsche Jazzpreis / Pascal Bartoszak Quartet

2015

Three nominations Jazzpreis Folkwang

2014

WDR Jazzpreis ® / Jjo NRW

Twice JugendJazzt NRW

DEW 21-Förderpreis / Whole Step Quintet

2009-2013

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PROJECTS

Caris Hermes

Modern Jazz / Mainstream Jazz

The quartet around the Essen double bass player Caris Hermes unites friendship and perfection with depth. With multi award winners Jerry Lu (piano), Niklas Walter (drums) and Lennart Allkemper (tenor saxophone), the bassist has brought three of NRW's most successful young jazz musicians to her side. At the PENG-Festival in Essen the audience experiences a new kind of freedom through energy, joy of playing and creativity. Each of her pieces tells a stirring and intimate story from a sensitive, detail-loving perspective on a racing (music) world.
Caris Hermes - A Raving Beauty

DISCOGRAPHY

Human (EP)

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