string QUARTET recording session

We just had a great studio-recording session with a STRING QUARTET

It’s gonna be BEAUTIFUL!

Thanks a lot to those incredible players and our co-producer Johann Seifert!


Grégoire Simon – Violin
Héloïse Levebvre – Violin
Sebastian Peszko – Viola
Isabelle Klemt – Cello

Xmas coming up

As you might have noticed, Christmas is happening very soon!

If you are still searching for a nice present for your loved ones, or for yourself,
check out our debut album Snooze-On. You can purchase it on iTunesamazon, or order a real, beautiful and physical copy here.

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This is what other people said about the record:

“Life is filled with oxymorons and little ironies. Snooze On is one such irony. These 4 stalwarts of the creative music scene in Berlin kick some m.f. @ss on this CD! A snooze? Hardly. Christian Tschuggnall’s compositions are a melodic, but full of tasty rhythmic interplay that makes them perfect for this type of new music. No grandstanding or ego trips are present. Just exciting music filled with surprises, meaning and groove.” – Greg Cohen (producer of Tom Waits, bass player of Ornette Coleman, John Zorn, etc.)

“Ein organisch dahinströmendes Klangpanorama!”
- JAZZaffine

Hier hat man es mit Klangexperten zu tun, die wissen was sie wollen.”


new record

“DRAWN” – 2nd ALBUM COMING SOON!! – December 2014

In October the band spent a couple of days recording the music for their 2nd album, and it’s gonna be huge!
There will be a lot of amazing things, like our guitar-player CHARIS will be featured
also ON VOCALS on at least 2 Tracks. On another two songs, we are featuring the incredible singer

We also have recruited lots of other AMAZING MUSICIANS for the new record, including a brand new STRING QUARTET.

If everything goes as planned, you should be able to purchase a copy in MAY 2015.

So watch out for touring-news to make sure you see one of our shows nearby.
If you can’t wait until next year’s May, check out our [Youtube-channel], where you can find videos of performances of the new music of Snooze-On.

All the best,
-Christian from Snooze-On

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Download our debut Album Snooze-On on iTunes or amazon
or purchase a real, great looking physical copy here!


Just exciting music filled with surprises, meaning and groove.”
– Greg Cohen (producer of  Tom Waits, bass player of Ornette Coleman, Bill Frisell, John Zorn)

Ein organisch dahinströmendes Klangpanorama!”
- JAZZaffine 

“Hier hat man es mit Klangexperten zu tun, die wissen was sie wollen.”


// Markus Ehrlich // Charis Karantzas // Christian Tschuggnall //

One could say that Snooze-On is a Singer/Songwriter oriented Jazz band with a Saxophone instead of a Singer. It is an attempt to combine both old and new musical ideas. Therefore it is hard to put their music in a specific genre. Beautiful chord progressions might as well appear as heavy-metal riffs or a bebop-line. Above all the Berlin-based Quartett derives from the simple idea of a singer and his song, transporting all kinds of moods and emotions, which can go from crystal-clear to melancholic and brutal. But the listener cannot only indulge himself to a performance, but also listen to the music with sharp and intellectual ears.

Although deriving primarily from an acoustic sound-setting, Snooze-On is against a puristic and single-edged jazz-aesthetic. Intuitive ideas, skillfully worked out compositions and free improvisation work against square forms and unquestioned habits. Complex rhythms and harmonies are blending perfectely with easy and lovely melodies and the music is therefore accessible for a wide-ranged audience, from simple music lovers to high-profiled music experts.

Also, seeing Snooze-On in a concert gives the Live-experience a greater value. Although keeping the basic musical structures the same, every performance differs from another and keeps things fresh. Overall, it is a unique and unforgettable event for the audience.

Their first album “Snooze-On”, recorded in the beautiful environment of the Austrian Alps, appeared in September 2013. It features twelve unique songs, produced in a state-of-the-art Studio in a pop-music oriented manner, gracefully combining the pure sound of the instruments and the modern productional possibilities. The album features Markus Ehrlich on Tenor Saxophone, Charis Karantzas on Electric Guitars, Thomas Stieger on Electric Bass and Christian Tschuggnall on Drums.

No upcoming shows scheduled

for Booking:

Laura Dostmann
+49 177 69 69 614

contact the band:

Christian Tschuggnall
+49 176 56 87 14 52