when Augsburg needs a good sounding drum kit…

…sometimes they call me. I'm always quite thrilled to watch other drummers playing on the gear I’ve provided. I not only love the music but also I find it fascinating how drummers can sound so different from each other on the same instrument.   
27. Int. Jazzsommer Augsburg, 2019
The twillight hour in the botanical garden in Augsburg | Foto:
Johnathan Blake with the Perez-Potter-Cohen Quintet | Foto:
Jeff Ballard with the Wolfgang Muthspiel Quintet | Foto:
Jeff Ballard with the Wolfgang Muthspiel Quintet | Foto:
Christian Thomé with the Markus Stockhausen Quadrivium | Foto:
Christian and Herbert after setting up the drumset | Foto: Jörg Brinkmann
Johnathan Blake with the Kenny Barron Trio | Foto:
Johnathan Blakes unusual setup of the Sonor Phonic kit | Foto:
This summer was packed with four concerts of the Jazzsommer festival in Augsburg. It was a pleasure for me putting together the drumsets (Sonor Prolite, Phonic and Teardrop) for this master drummers – Johnathan Blake, Jeff Ballard & Christian Thomé.

Please also check out Jeffs and Johnathans drumsolos which I had the change to capture on video tape!
Yonathan Avishai Trio - Kunstverein Ingolstadt
Donald Kontomanou
Andy Sheppard Quartet - Int. Jazzsommer Augsburg
"Thanks for the beautiful drums! I really enjoyed playing them a lot."
Sebastian Rochford
Yaron Herman Trio – Int. Jazzsommer Augsburg
“It is so inspiring to play such a instrument that everything you play sounds like music”
Ziv Ravitz
Fire! – Lange Brechtnacht / Jazzclub Augsburg
Andreas Werliin 
Wolfgang Lackerschmid & The Brazilian Trio / Jazzmatinee Nördlingen
“It is always a big pleasure playing on Herberts' drums. Congratulations for your fantastic work."
Duduka Da Fonseca 
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