Lennart Smidt

pianist | composer | producer


Lennart Smidt
 // pianist, composer, music producer based in Berlin.
 // piano, hammond, vintage keys and crazy stuff.

short bio
since 2009 on stage as pianist/composer/keyboarder/improviser 

As a place where creativity meets groove and spirit, he discovered jazz after growing up around classical music. His music is being built around setting moods and traveling together with the audience through time and space. As a live performer, improvisation plays a key role. His acoustic compositions often result out of musical exploration, improvising freely together, searching for truth beyond the surface, being in the never ending creative process. This work manifests both in recordings and unique live shows. First piano solo album “Boomerang” with own compositions is about to be released in 2024. On Hammond organ in his “Organic Trio” with Benson Enowben Itoe on bass and John Winston Berta on drums, the first record is about to be released in 2024. During the pandemic, he led the production of Rüdiger Bierhorst album "Im Zentrum des Kreisels", summing up the German singer-songwriter’s work of the last decades, as producer/arranger/sounddesigner. Other projects involve solo piano compositions for “100 Saiten Beuys”, workshop concepts, sound design for live theatre, sideman work for recordings and co-writing.

shared stages with Yusuf Ahmed, John Winston Berta, Marcello Busato, Giuseppe Doronzo, Paul Engelmann, Esat Ekincioglu, Johannes Fink, Benson Itoe, Julie Mbodje, LiedfettHiske Oosterwijk, Aleks Skoric, Lucas UeckerYelmur, Kussi Weiss, ...

photo by Magdalena Vidovic
live & studio projects as pianist
piano solo album
... in production ...
100 Saiten Beuys
piano & compositions for interdisciplinary mixed media project about Joseph Beuys between jazz, art history, photography
album by Justin Remfrey Trio
Justin Remfrey (b, comp)
Lennart Smidt (p)
Johann Gottschling (dr) 
piano & compositions for interdisciplinary mixed media project about Bauhaus between jazz, art history, photography
stylus fantasticus
Orgel-Duo Ulfert Smidt & Lennart Smidt
Kirchenorgel + Hammond
fünf Konzerte im Rahmen der Orgelkampagne „hoch.empor“, Niedersachsen

magnetic layers
improvised solo piano with fx
EP rec. in Groningen, NL
Lennart Smidt, piano/arr.
Matt Wilson, drums
Hiske Oosterwijk, voc
Esat Ekincioglu, bass
Round Midnight
musical curator of yearly Jazz&Poetry series in Marktkirche Hannover

2016 Bachelor of Music (Jazz: Piano) in Prins Claus Conservatorium Groningen, Netherlands. (”New York Comes To Groningen”)
    student of Marc van Roon, Jasper Soffers, David Berkman
2011-13 Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover (JazzRockPop / Performance + Education)
    student of Bernd Homann, Simon Nabatov

living & working since 2020 in Berlin.
2017-2018 Amsterdam
2016-2017 Brazil

concept: Jazz As Creative Community Music

since 2023 workshops for piano teachers
since 2022 public workshops
2018-21 piano and band classes @ Universität Hildesheim
2017-18 piano classes @ The Piano Academy, Amsterdam
teaching piano since 2012