SCOPES
MATT CHALK / SAX
TONY TIXIER / P
TOM BERKMANN / B
MATHIAS RUPPNIG / DR
SCOPES
MATT CHALK
TONY TIXIER
TOM BERKMANN
MATHIAS RUPPNIG
In their widely-anticipated second album ”Age of Reason” the international modern jazz super­group SCOPES pens a provokingly per­sonal and philo­sophical reflection on the pressing matters of a time when the whole world seems to be turned upside down.

For SCOPES this ‘Age’ draws upon an intimate array of emotions and implores the listener to challenge their own associations and open their imagination.

Since their critically-acclaimed eponymous debut (SCOPES, Whirlwind Recordings 2018) the quartet’s distinctive envelope-pushing sound has evolved and further converged into an entity that continues to pursue exciting and uncharted musical realms.
Matt Chalk
Alto Saxophone

Alto saxophonist Matt Chalk grew up in a musical house­hold in Kansas City but found artistic maturity in New York. He studied at The New School under Jaleel Shaw. Also a prolific composer in his own right, Chalk’s own music bridges a lyrical abstraction of contemporary classical music and jazz improvisation.






Chalk currently lives in Paris where he composes, writes and paints. WWW
Tony Tixier
Piano

Tony Tixier has been a steady member of Logan Richardson's Band for years and has also performed with Christian Scott's group.







The French pianist released his album "Dream Pursuit" with Logan Richardson, Burniss Earl Travis and Justin Brown in 2012. Since 2014, Tony has been living in New York, where he has established himself as part of the jazz scene and has performed with the jazz trombone legend Dick Griffin, as well as Seamus Blake and Kendrick Scott, among others. WWW YOUTUBE

Tom Berkmann
Bass

Tom Berkmann studied double bass at the Jazz Institut Berlin and then at Manhattan School of Music in New York as a DAAD scholar . He was a semi­final­ist in the Inter­national Double Bass Competition "Bass 2010", received the German Academy Award for "Best Film Score" in 2013, and won the German Critics Award at the Berlin Film Festival for the Sound­track of the Feature Movie "Oh Boy". WWW



Mathias Ruppnig
Drums

Austrian drummer and composer Mathias Ruppnig is an in-demand musician in the Berlin jazz scene. With his own projects "The Spinning", "Square Quartet" and "DACH" he tours Europe regularly.



He completed both a Bach­elor and Master’s Degree at the University of Music and Performing Arts, in Graz, Austria. As a leader he released two albums "square" and "The Spinning" with the Viennese label, Session Work Records. In 2014, he won the "Downbeat Award" for College Graduate Outstanding Performance in the Latin group category with the KUG Composers’ En­semble. WWW YOUTUBE

Matt Chalk
Alto Saxophone

Alto saxophonist Matt Chalk grew up in a musical household in Kansas City but found artistic maturity in New York. He studied at The New School under Jaleel Shaw. Also a prolific composer in his own right, Chalk’s own music bridges a lyrical abstraction of contemporary classical music and jazz improvisation. Chalk currently lives in Paris where he composes, writes, and paints. WWW

Tony Tixier
Piano

Tony Tixier has been a steady member of Logan Richardson's Band for years and has also performed with Christian Scott's group. The French pianist released his album "Dream Pursuit" with Logan Richardson, Burniss Earl Travis and Justin Brown in 2012. Since 2014, Tony has been living in New York, where he has established himself as part of the jazz scene and has performed with the jazz trombone legend Dick Griffin, as well as Seamus Blake and Kendrick Scott, among others.WWW YOUTUBE

Tom Berkmann
Bass

Tom Berkmann studied double bass at the Jazz Institut Berlin and then at Manhattan School of Music in New York as a DAAD scholar . He was a semifinalist in the International Double Bass Competition "Bass 2010", received the German Academy Award for "Best Film Score" in 2013, and won the German Critics Award at the Berlin Film Festival for the Soundtrack of the Feature Movie "Oh Boy". WWW

Mathias Ruppnig
Drums

Austrian drummer and composer Mathias Ruppnig is an in-demand musician in the Berlin jazz scene. With his own projects "The Spinning", "Square Quartet" and "DACH" he tours Europe regularly. He completed both a Bachelor and Master’s Degree at the University of Music and Performing Arts, in Graz, Austria. As a leader he released two albums "square" and "The Spinning" with the Viennese label, Session Work Records. In 2014, he won the "Downbeat Award" for College Graduate Outstanding Performance in the Latin group category with the KUG Composers’ Ensemble. WWW YOUTUBE

















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