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Credits

"Oliver Strauch is a drummer of great groove, but also great melodic awareness. The perfect drummer for piano trio." Kenny Werner
 

'Oliver Strauch really surprised me with his strong, propulsive sound and conception. He's right on top of the groove and an extremely creative soloist of the first order. He's definitely an up and comer on the Europe Jazz scene' and one to watch out for on any jazz scene. Swingin'! Randy Brecker
 

“OLIVER STRAUCH HAS BROUGHT SO MUCH TO THE TABLE … FAULTLESS TIMING, IMPECCABLE TASTE … INTENSE FOCUS AND CONCERN WITHOUT EVER “GETTING IN THE WAY” - A DEFT AND SUBTLE BRUSH TECHNIQUE … HE CAN “KILL ME SOFTLY” WITH A SWELL SWOOP OF HIS CYMBAL EXPERTISE. A GENTLEMAN TO BOOT, HE’S GOT RHYTHM, AND IN THE LYRICS OF IRA GERSHWIN, “WHO COULD ASK FOR ANYTHING MORE!” Jimmy Woode
 

"Oliver Strauch is a great drummer. Oliver impresses me very much by his accuracy and imagination in a big band context. And as well in a combo situation where his work is swinging, playing together with the band and colourfull. I had the honour and the pleasure to be featured in one of his records "Short Stories" . I keep a very nice memory from this session. Great player." Philip Catherine
 

"My man Oliver,It was fun!compliments to your band.I enjoyed everyone-Keep on Swingin!You sounded very hip!" Lee Konitz
 

" PLAYING WITH OLIVER ON THE BAND-STAND FILLS ME WITH A THANKFUL SINCERE SUPPORT TO MOVE INSIDE THE TIME AND SPACE THAT OLIVER IS CREATING DURING OUR PERFORMANCES ON STAGE”. percussively, Nippy Noya
 

I belive, Oliver is one of the finest Drummer of the European scene. The Dynamic Range and the way he's listen to the soloist , gave me some unforgetable evenings on stage. Very musical and elegant Drummer ( I don't mean his Look !) with lot's of JazzHistory in his playing. Always fun to play with !! Tony Lakatos
 

“GREAT DRUMMIN …!” Michel Petrucciani

Awards

2011

EuroCore-JTI Jazz Award 2011
Category Interregional “La Grande Région”

2011

DIE REDNER PREISTRÄGER 2011 " DEUTSCHLAND LAND DER IDEEN "
Eine Initiative der Bundesregierung und der Deutschen Bank
Schirmherr Bundespräsident Christian Wulff

2007

Sponsorship Award “Saarland Medien” for the JFK Show (die REDNER).

2007

Media Art Award by “Saarländischen Rundfunks” with "die REDNER”
for the JFK Show.

2006

Sponsorship Award by “Saarland Medien” for the movie score of
"Saarland Glück auf(directed by Henry Alekan)

2003

Honorary diploma Teatro Fortaleza (Brazil)

2003

Diploma Austrian Consulate in Brazil

1996

Sponsorship Award, Franco-German Culture Council, Paris

1995

Sponsorship Award International Jazz Workshop Trier

1990

Sponsorship Award by the city of Saarbruecken

1981

Marlboro "Drum Audition "