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Christian Willisohn is one of the outstanding figures on today's music scene. No matter where he performs, critics and audiences alike applaud his supreme musicianship, his creativity and his technical virtuosity.

In his own compositions, pianist and singer Christian Willisohn goes back to the roots of the blues, taking his listeners on a trip from the basics to the myriad facets of the music.
His musical career began in 1980 in the Munich clubs; from the mid-eighties onward he toured across Europe and the USA with blues greats like Zora Young, Aron Burton, Amos Garrett, Vince Weber, Lousiana Red and many others. Festival appearances including Montreux, Ascona, Burghausen, Vienna, Hamburg, Lyons, Paris, Chicago, New Orleans, Sydney, and Auckland assured him of an impressive international following.
1991 saw the release of his critically-acclaimed first solo CD, Boogie Woogie and some Blues, recorded in Munich.
The same year, Christian and his good friend Lillian Boutté recorded their first duo CD, Lipstick Traces, at Allen Toussaint's legendary Sea Saint Studios in New Orleans, using Fats Domino's rhythm section. The ongoing success of this recording has secured the duo a multitude of tour dates and television appearances in Europe and the States.
In 1993, Christian and Dutch saxophone player Boris Vanderlek recorded a live CD, Blues News, which was presented to the public in New York City.
In 1995, the Christian Willisohn Trio released an album entitled Blues on the World. In the same year, Christian published his first book of sheet music, The Real Blues'n Boogie Book, written in collaboration with Professor Herbert Wiedemann.
The Christian Willisohn Band's CD Heart Broken Man followed suit in 1996.
In 1997, Christian and Rainer Schmidt founded the ART BY HEART label, for which he produced his second duo album with Lillian Boutté, Come Together.

In 2000, at Marians Jazzroom in Bern / Switzerland Christian Willisohn recorded his double CD Live At Marians.
Next to special projects, as for instance with Boris Vanderlek, Christian Willisohn can be heard in four formats:
Christian Willisohn, solo
Christian Willisohn Trio, with Rick Hollander (drums) and Rocky Knauer (bass)
Christian Willisohn Band, with Rick Hollander (drums), Rocky Knauer (bass), Titus Vollmer (guitar)
Christian Willisohn & Lillian Boutté

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