Having been inspired by the beauty and diversity of Malaysia during his recent two-month stay, internationally renowned pianist Matti Klein is happy to return with his up and coming band project “Hands on Soul”. A unique mix of soul and jazz is featured in groovy piano trio arrangements performed together with the young Berlin talents Niklas Lukassen and Juergen Meyer.

As a popular soloist and sideman in Berlin Matti Klein has had the pleasure to play with extraordinary musicians such as Nils Landgren, Ack van Rooyen and Gunther Hampel. He acted as musical director and played keys for the German release concerts of Brazilian souljazz icon Ed Motta’s recent album „AOR“ and has been invited to international Jazz Festivals, such as the Leverkusener Jazztage (Germany), the Borneo Jazz Festival (Malaysia) as well as the World Forum on Music (Los Angeles), with various projects.