Dirik Schilgen studied jazz and popular music at the
Conservatorium Hilversum. Since then he has worked as a
freelance musician and teacher, including at the Djam Jazz school Amsterdam and diverse jazz workshops. With his trio colleagues, he held a guest lecture about jazz improvisation at the European conference of the European String Teachers Association. His stylistic diversity and sensitive approach have made him a sought after studio and concert drummer. Extensive concert tours and CD productions have led him through Germany and Europe with, among others, Martin Classen, Florian Poser, Carolyn Breuer, Thomas Stabenow and Tobias Langguth.


Stephan Schmolck studied double bass and violin at the
Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst Frankfurt. Along with his educational activities, (various jazz workshops, teacher at Dr. Hoch's Konservatorium Frankfurt and the Jugendmusikschule Frankfurt, a lecture with his trio colleagues about jazz improvisation at the European conference of the European String Teachers Association) he has been involved in numerous radio, TV and record productions, among them with Hans Koller, Heinz Sauer, Art Farmer and Bob Mover. He works regularly as bassist and composer with the Jazzensemble des Hessischen Rundfunks
and the Frankfurt Jazz Big Band. In 1994 he received a commission to compose for the Jazzfestival Frankfurt. Additionally, original compositions for the CDs Stephan Schmolck "Rites of Passage" and "Exchange" with the Heinz Sauer Trio.


Wolf Mayer studied music education and piano at the Musikhochschule Karlsruhe, and jazz in Boston and New York. He is a scholar of the Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg. Aside from his academic activities (numerous jazz workshops including a guest lecture with his trio colleagues about jazz improvisation at the European conference of the European String Teachers Association, various publications) he is a busy pianist and composer, in areas ranging from jazz to contemporary music.
Since 1995 he has taught piano, theory and improvisation at the
Pädagogischen Hochschule Schwäbisch Gmünd. He has played concerts in Germany and abroad, for radio and TV in various groups, for instance with Louis Sclavis, Annette Lowman, and Lydie Auvray. He appears as a studio musician on numerous CD productions, including his own, with original compositions on the CDs "Windows" (1991), "I do believe in spring" (1998) and "roots and wings" (2001).