Formed 1995.


Jazzanova is a German Berlin-based DJ/producer collective consisting of Alexander Barck, Claas Brieler, Jürgen von Knoblauch, Roskow Kretschmann, Stefan Leisering, and Axel Reinemer. Formed in 1995, the group is one of the foremost proponents of the nu-jazz, chillout and jazz house styles of music associated with record labels such as Compost Records and Sonar Kollektiv. They have also experimented with Latin jazz, which can be heard on the song "Tres Bien".

They also have a side-project, "Extended Spirit". They also gained recognition as innovative remixers for a vast number of acts such as Marschmellows, Ian Pooley, Incognito, 4Hero, M.J. Cole and Masters At Work.

Jazzanova released their second studio album Of All the Things, on October 21, 2008. Their latest album is Funkhaus Studio Sessions, released in May 2012 with Paul Randolph on vocals.

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  • Founded Jazzanova Compost Records (JCR)

BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Of All The Things

    Of All The Things 2009

    Reviewed by Lara Bellini
    A perfectly balanced narrative
  2. Review of Mixing

    Mixing 2004

    Reviewed by Jack Smith
    Following on from their 2003 Remixed compilation Jazzanova this time pool together...
  3. Review of Remixed

    Remixed 2003

    Reviewed by Lewis Dene
    For the first time every remix they have had commissioned, plus a few exclusives, are...
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