Bakkhos Puns

Spoken Jazz Ensemble

Current Album: When The Shine Suns

“Madness stands next to wisdom”
“Compositions that are state-of-the-art played by a magnificent band”
“Sometimes memories from the famous piano-trio e.s.t comes to mind”
“Jazz and text with a sense for theatrical provocation”
“Brilliant Performance”
“A class of its own, expressive and with great expertise”

Badische Zeitung, Thomas Loisl Mink
Oberbadische Zeitung, Gottfried Driesch
Der Sonntag, Réne Zipperlen

There we stood, with a dozen of puns in front of us. Sent by Bakkhos, the everlasting drunken god of fertility and madness. Determined to unravel what they mean we took one pencil in our hands, one behind our ears and one between our teeth.

Blending musicians, poets and actors we created BAKKHOS PUNS and with it the art form Spoken Jazz saw the light of day.

Hearing how explosive, multi-layered chamber music interconnects with sensitive, present-day texts gave us tremendous focus and inspiration.

Each composition is made by the principle of “form follows function”. The music, the text and even the cast are being guided by the core idea of every single piece of art.

When the sun shines Bakkhos will stop sending us puns but until then we’ll keep the our ambition to entertain and maybe even liquefy our dividing lines of reality.