is a quintet lead by German saxophonist Ingo Hipp. He founded the band in 2013 and they have since played over 30 concerts around Europe. The band will be on tour - launching their new album 'hatch and host' (Neuklang Records) - from September 2015.
Although the instrumentation is that of a typical jazz quintet - saxophones, guitar, bass and drums - the group strive to avoid the clichés of modern jazz, always searching for a fresh take on forms and structures as well as instrumental functionality.
It is lively in the *aerie so expect the unexpected: crazy flights, elegant sails, diligent hunting, always checking for limits. AERIE creates exciting modern jazz, connecting written material and improvisation with rock and jazz grooves. Structures are expanded and melt down, to be put together again in a fresh way.
Live, AERIE continues to catch audiences by constantly varying the shape of their music.