The trio was formed in 1998 by Omri Ziegele.
Born in 1959, he studied at the Berklee College of Music in Boston with Bob Mover.
and organises concerts. Omri is one of the founders of the
Zurich Jazz Festival. The repertoire of Brother Hood is rather different from the other projects of the sax player.
In the beginning the three musicians performed popular jazz standards, with Omri Ziegele responsible for many of the arrangements. Later he also added his own songs to the programme.
The group’s drummer Dieter Ulrich was born in 1958. He made his first steps with various rock and jazz bands. Early professional experience with Puls and the Omri Ziegele Quartet. Played with Urs Bloechlinger from 1983 until the latter’s death in 1995. Played festivals all over the world, won many prizes and has been co-leader of modern opera projects.
Herbert Kramis – double bass – was born in 1956.
From the clarinet during childhood over flamenco-guitar as a teenager, with a short stop at the electric bass, he finally ended studying double bass at the Swiss Jazz School in Bern. Later he studied with Gary Peacock in New York. He has played and recorded with many well-known performers and groups.
As a trio, the musicians stick to classical jazz tradition, following in the footsteps of formations such as the trios of Sonny Rollins, Lee Konitz and the early Ornette Coleman. Ziegele presents some of the compositions in an unorthodox manner, shouting, screaming and caressing the words in his own way.
The trio has given many concerts and has taken part in a number of festivals.