The Sessions Collective, concert series at Domicil Dortmund and album production with Marius Goldhammer, Felix Waltz, Marvin Becker & Hendrik Lensing
With Philipp van Endert and the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker in the Tonhalle Düsseldorf
Album release "The Sea" in duo with Marc Brenken


CD production & release "Moon Balloon" (JazzSick) with Philipp van Endert, André Nendza (Trio Cartouche) and the Babelsberg Film Orchestra
CD production & release "I AM" with the Altfrid M. Sicking Band (Mons Records)
Festival concerts with the duos Jonathan Cuniado, Sebastian Altekamp and the ensembles Bassmati, Leerik and Cartouche
New quartet with Marc Picker, Alex Morsey & Stefan Schneider
Video release with Leerik (H. Lensing, A. Rink, S. Emig, S. Gahler, N. Brandenburg) "The Child In Me"


Began teaching at the University of Oldenburg (big band, ensemble playing/leading, jazz trumpet)
CD Production & Release "No Substitution", Arndt Worbis (Timezone Records)
Video release with Eda Zari, Elchin Shirinov & Henning Jung "Qan Lulja"
Intensive concert activities with the A.M. Sicking Band, the Trio Cartouche and the duos with Sebastian Altekamp and Marc Brenken
Albania Tour with Eda Zari, Rhani Krija and others


CD Production Cru Sauvage Volume 2 with Kai Brückner & Burkhard Jasper
CD production with the Christian Kappe - Sebastian Altekamp Duo
Concert tour with Delia Fischer from Rio de Janiero, Brazil to Vienna, Rome & Madrid
Concerts with Leerik / Hendrik Lensing & Alexander Rink, Cru Sauvage, UniJAZZity, Martin Furmann, Jan Rohlfing & Band
Spring and autumn tours with the Trio Cartouche / Philipp van Endert & Andre Nendza


CD release cartouche with Philipp van Endert & Andre Nendza
CD release with Tim Sund & Butterfly Effect. The Music Of Herbie Hancock
CD Release Nora Becker & Gramophone Jazz Band
Concerts with the bands of Phillip van Endert & Andre Nendza, Heiner Kleinjohann, Bassmati, Tim Sund, Cru Sauvage with Burkhard Jasper & Kai Brückner, Christian Hammer, Axel Fischbacher, Christian Finger, Florian Zenker, the Duke Ellington Trio, the international Münsterland Festival Quartet, Ulli Bär & Tropical Turn and a tour with the music of Dusko Goykovich with Peter Lehel, Martin Schrack & Thomas Stabenow
CD Release “Get In Line” With UniJAZZity, the Children's and Youth Jazz Orchestra of Westphalia


Concert tour to Macedonia & Belgium with the Eda Zari Band with Rhani Krija, Gert Kapo & Visar Kuci
CD production "Cartouche" with Philipp van Endert & Andre Nendza
CD Release "A Word Before You Go" with Stephanie K, Sebastian Altekamp, Markus Paßlick, Ingo Senst & Christian Schoenfeldt
Concerts with the bands of Christian Finger, Marc Brenken, Nikola Materne, Heiner Kleinjohann, Björn Thoroddson (Iceland), Bassmati, the Wolfgang & Jürgen Bleibel Quintet and with Electric Blue with Alexander Rink & Hendrik Lensing
CD production "Get In Line" and concerts with UniJAZZity, the children's and youth jazz orchestra of Westphalia


Concert tour to Norway with the Trilok Gurtu Band "Spellbound"
CD production in the broadcasting hall of the RBB, Masurenallee, Berlin
CD production with the Stephanie K. Quintet with Sebastian Altekamp, Ingo Senst & Christian Schoenefeldt
Münsterland Festival Quartet with musicians from Iceland, Greece
Concerts with Philipp van Endert & Cartouche, Bassmati, Tim Sund & TME and Cru Sauvage as well as UniJAZZity
Lecturer at the “Jazzemble” at the Remscheid Academy and at the Berlin Jazz Workshop


Concerts with Trilok Gurtu & Spellbound in Portugal (tour) and at the Popakademie Mannheim

Concerts with Bassmati, Cru Savage, Tim Sund & TME, in a duo with Sebastian Altekamp and with Eda Zari's band with Roland Peil, Gert Kapo & Dietmar Fuhr

The children's and youth jazz orchestra Westphalia UniJAZZity, conducted by Christian Kappe, receives the WDR Jazz Prize 2016


CD release "Volume 1" by Christian Kappe & Cru Sauvage with Burkhard Jasper and Kai Brückner at Musicom

Concerts with the Trilok Gurtu Band “Spellbound”, Barbara Dennerlein & Bebab, Tim Sund & TME (DVD Live – recording), with Cru Sauvage and many others. at home and abroad

1st place and winning a CD production with UniJAZZity, the Münsterland Youth Jazz Orchestra in the Essen Philharmonic


Tours with the band of Trilok Gurtu "Spellbound" (Trilok Gurtu - percussion, Christian Kappe - trumpet, Jonathan Cuniado - bass, Jesse Milliner / Sabri Tulug Tirpan - piano) through Brazil, France, Romania and Germany
CD production by Christian Kappe & Cru Sauvage with Burkhard Jasper and Kai Brückner
CD release "More Short Stories" by the Brenken - Kappe Quartet with Marc Brenken, Alex Morsey and Marcus Rieck
1st prize of the youth jazz orchestra Münsterland UniJAZZity at the state competition "Jugend jazzt" NRW
Concerts with various ensembles such as the Barbara Dennerlein Band, the Cologne Contemporary Jazz Orchestra, Tim Sund & TME (DVD live recording) and others.
Study visit to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in winter 2014/15


CD production with the Marc Brenken - Christian Kappe Quartet with Alex Morsey and Marcus Rieck (winner of the 1st Jazz Prize Ruhr)
Participation in the Münsterland Festival with "Kristina Fuchs (Switzerland) meets Christian Kappe & Cru Sauvage" and other festivals
Various concerts with different groups such as the Cologne Contemporary Jazz Orchestra, Eda Zari Band, Barbara Dennerlein Band, Tim Sund & The Mightiest Ever", Eva Mayerhofer Band, Anke Jochmaring Band and own groups with Christof Griese, Marc Brenken, Kai Brückner and Burkhard Jasper
Numerous jazz workshops with the youth jazz orchestra Münsterland UniJAZZity as well as in Berlin, Ibbenbüren, Gladbeck and Beckum


CD release with "Tim Sund & The Mightiest Ever" with Valentin Gregor, Lars Gühlke & Kai Schönburg

Christian Kappe & Cru Sauvage meets Chris Higginbottom & Sam Lasserson (London, UK)

First prize at Jugend jazzt NRW with the children's/youth jazz orchestra UniJAZZity Münsterland

WDR production "Room free" with Götz Alsmann & Sabine Westermann and the "Room free - Kurorchester"

Winning the special prize of the Musikhochschule Münster with the jazz ensemble in the "Voice plus" competition


Move to Cologne

Won the 1st Jazz Prize Ruhr with the Marc Brenken - Christian Kappe Quartet with Alex Morsey & Marcus Rieck

Production at RBB (Radio Berlin Brandenburg) in the Haus des Rundfunks, Berlin

Workshop at the JIB (Jazz Institute Berlin) with Peter Weniger, Ed Partyka, Christof Griese & Niko Schäuble

International Jazz Festival Münster with Bobby Previte (New York) as well as other festivals with their own groups as well as with Barbara Dennerlein, Jörg Achim Keller (NDR Big Band) and others.


"Jazz plays Europe" with Kristina Fuchs "Im Röseligarte" & Christian Kappe & Marc Brenken Quartet with Jeroen Van Vliet, Mete Erker, Alex Morsey & Marcus Rieck with concerts at the Bimhuis, Amsterdam, among others

Foundation of the formation "Christian Kappe & Cru Sauvage" with Burkhard Jasper & Kai Brückner

CD productions with Klaus Fey & Streetscenes, Stephanie K., Felix Elsner and others

WDR TV – Contributions to "Vuvuzela / FiFA WM 2010" and about "Jazz in Münsterland"

seit 2009 since 2009 artistic director of the newly founded UniJazzity KJO Münsterland
seit 2009 since 2009 teaching position at the Musikhochschule of the University of Münster

CD production at Radio Berlin - Brandenburg (RBB) and concerts with the Niko Schäuble - Adrian Sherriff sextet (Australia / Germany) as well as founding of "The Migthiest Ever", the new band of pianist Tim Sund (Berlin)

Concert tour to the Jazz Festival Moscow / Russia with Barbara Dennerlein, concerts with the quartet with Marc Brenken, the quintet with Christof Griese and guest appearances live and on CD with Stephanie K., Ansgar Specht, Achim Kück, Jörg - Achim Keller (NDR Big Band) i.a.

CD release "Lyrik & Jazz / Peter Rühmkorf" by Hoffmann & Campe / ECM with Eberhard Weber, Michael Naura and the WAF Jazz Ensemble, among others


Numerous festival appearances with Jasper van't Hof & Hotlips (with Jasper van't Hof, Tony Lakatos, Annie Whitehead, Eric van der Westen & Moritz Müller) in Madrid, Luxembourg, Würzburg (recording HR & BR), Essen, Rottweil and Worms

CD production "Floating" by the Griese - Kappe quintet with Johannes Kersthold, Dirk Strakhof & Rainer Winch at the RBB in the small broadcasting hall, Berlin

CD - live recording "Lyrics & Jazz: August Stramm" with Andreas Ramstein & Marc Brenken and CD - production "Cosmic Waltz" with Hans-Martin Limberg

Duo and trio concerts with Barbara Dennerlein as well as various project works with Tim Sund & Michael Kersting, Julia Hülsmann, Gregor Hilden, Burkhard Jasper & Nico Schäuble, Tal Balshai, Heiner Kleinjohann & Maria de Fatima, Johannes Gunkel & John Schröder

Lecturer at workshops in Berlin, Gladbeck, Ibbenbüren, Cloppenburg, Hanover, Beckum and in Dallas, Texas


WDR 5: Jazz twenty 5: Portrait of trumpeter Christian Kappe

Live on WDR 3: Marc Brenken - Christian Kappe Quartet
"Resonanzen" on WDR 3 with Alex Morsey & Marcus Rieck

Concerts with Barbara Dennerlein & Bebap, e.g. in the Philharmonie Essen and the Glocke, Bremen

Jasper van't Hof & Hotlips January Tour, Internat. Warsaw Jazz Festival, Poland Deutschlandfunk – radio broadcast and CD – release "Live At Quasimodo"

Marc Brenken - Christian Kappe Duo at the International Jazz Festival Münster

Invitation to "Jazz Ahead", the international jazz trade fair event


Release of the CD "Eight Short Stories" by the Marc Brenken - Christian Kappe Quartet with Alex Morsey and Marcus Rieck

January tour with Jasper van't Hof & Hot Lips and other festival concerts with Bob Malach, Tony Lakatos, Bo Stief, Annie Withehead and others.

Concert & Theater - Performance as part of the cultural program of the 2006 World Cup at Extraschicht: Night of Industrial Culture with Michael Gees

DVD live recording with the Gregor Hilden Band

Release of various CDs. Among other things, poetry & jazz with Peter Rühmkorf and a homage to Reinhard Döhl


Concerts and CD production "Neverneverland" with Jasper van't Hof's new formation "Hot Lips" with Tony Lakatos and Annie Withehead, among others

CD live recording and production of "Live at Jazzclub Schlot" as well as winning the Jazz & Blues Award 2005 with the Christof Griese - Christian Kappe Quintet

Poetry & Jazz: The WAF Jazz Ensemble meets the wonderful Peter Rühmkorf. CD live recording

Jazz Festival Wolfsburg with Barbara Dennerlein and Daniel Messina

Poetry & Jazz: with Marc Brenken & Andreas Ramstein: "Reinhard Döhl" CD - live recording

Europhonics Festival Dortmund with the Andreas Heuser Trio, WDR recording

Invitation as a lecturer to the summer jazz workshop in Dallas, Texas, USA


Autumn - Tour with Pili Pili, the band of Dutch pianist Jasper van't Hof
Dortmund Concert Hall with Barbara Dennnerlein

Various festivals with the Kappe - Brenken Duo / Klaus Fey & STREETSCENES such as Hürth, Delmenhorst, Ingolstadt, Bremen, Marl, Coesfeld, Essen and Münster

Release of Gregor Hilden's new CD

Founding of the Hans-Martin Limberg - Christian Kappe duo with jazz music on the pipe organ

Invitation to lecture at the summer workshop in Marlborough, UK


Founding of 2 new formations, the "Christian Kappe - Marc Brenken Duo" and "Klaus Fey, Christian Kappe & STREETSCENES"

Release of the CD "Shout It Out" by the English saxophone legend Frank Mead (Bill Wyman, Gary Moore, Mick Jagger)

The Audioworx - games - music production "World Racing"/ TDK in cooperation with Mercedes Benz is sold worldwide

Release of the CD "M-Vibez" by bassist Peter Miller

"Essen Original" with Barbara Dennerlein

MIB Festival Bremen, Radio Bremen - recording

Recordings for the new CDs by Gregor Hilden and Andreas Heuser


Invitation as a lecturer to the International Summer Jazz Workshop in Los Angeles and Dallas, USA, collaboration with Tim Ishi, Lou Carfa (Maynard Ferguson), Cedar Walton

Concerts such as Jazz Festival Potsdam with Christof Griese, Jazz Rally Düsseldorf with Barbara Dennerlein, Breminale with Klaus Fey, Florian Poser

Allan Vizutti as a guest at the Musikhochschule Leipzig


Release of the 4tet - CD "The Merry-Go-Round After Dark"

International Jazz Festival Münster with WDR / DLF – recording

Working scholarship jazz from the city of Frankfurt 2001 with the European Jazz Project

Invitation to the International Summer Jazz Workshop in Los Angeles and Dallas, USA, meeting Tom Scott and Garry Pratt

seit 2000

Member of the band of the organist Barbara Dennerlein, since then numerous festival appearances: Rheingau - Music Festival, Gewandhaus Leipzig, Dortmund Concert Hall, Jazz Festival Gronau and many others.

seit 2000

Lectureship at the University of Music "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy" in Leipzig in the areas of main subject, ensemble, jazz music history, sentence samples of the big band

2000 Iceland tour incl. new CD production
Ibiza Jazz Festival, Leverkusen Jazz Days
Release of the CD "Jazzpodium Ruhr / Swing Beats"

Election of the best soloist of the entire international jazz competition in Getxo / Bilbao, Spain by the audience as well as 1st place in the band competition, participation in the associated festival

Participation in the International Jazz Festival in Münster

Invitation from Community College Vancouver to participate in an international big band project in Victoria, B.C. and Vancouver, Canada conducted by Hugh Fraser, Graham Collier (Royal Academy, London)

CD release of the European Jazz Project with Silvia Droste and Martijn Sohier

Concert tour of a classical brass quintet to Moscow and Ryazan, Russia


Tour through Colombia, including appearances at the International Jazz Festival in Bogotá, at the Festival in the Park, in Cali and Bucaramanga

Invitation from Community College Vancouver to participate in an international big band project in Victoria, B.C. and Vancouver, Canada conducted by Hugh Fraser, Ian McDougall (Boss Brass) and Slide Hampton

Release of the 4tet CD "It's Green" on Mons Records

Participation in the premiere of the new Kenny Wheeler - Suite for large ensemble with Kenny Wheeler as soloist in Banff, Canada and attending Kenny Werner's master classes


Winner of the International Dutch Young Talent Competition 1997 in Leeuwarden.

Successful participation in the German young talent competition in the Moritzbastei Leipzig, CD production of the Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk MDR, which was released in 1998.

Appearances at the International North Sea Jazz Festival in The Hague, among others

4tet - concerts in theatres, clubs and festivals in Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark and France in 1997 and the following years

Participated in master classes with trumpeter Kenny Wheelers at the Center of Music and Sound, Banff,
Participation in the South Africa tour of the Federal Jazz Orchestra

Production of the CD "Focus On Vocals" by the Federal Jazz Orchestra, which was awarded the German Record Critics' Prize in 1997

Concert tour to St. Petersburg and Moscow with the Big Band Rotterdam


Foundation of the Florian Zenker- Christian Kappe 4tets with Gulli Gudmundsson (bass, Iceland) and Eddy Lammerding (drums/ Netherlands)

Concert tour Poland with the Natasza Kurek Group

Concert tour in Hungary as guest soloist of the Saxony State Youth Jazz Orchestra with Eberhard Weise


Won a scholarship from Berklee College of Music, Boston, USA

Christian Kappe spent the second half of 1995 in Boston, where he studied trumpet, theory and composition with Ed Tomassi and Greg Hopkins at Berklee College, participated in renowned Berklee ensembles (including W. Shorter, H. Silver, C. Adderly)

Performances with the group of Canadian vibraphonist Matthias Lupri in the USA

1994-1998 Permanent member of the concert cast of the Federal Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Peter Herbolzheimer

Studied at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague and at the Conservatory of Rotterdam, NL. In July 1997, he passed his diploma in instrumental music education (9 out of 10 points).

In June 1998, he passed the artistic concert diploma with a diploma (9 out of 10 points) Tutors: Ack van Rooijen, Eric Vloeimans, Jarmo Hoogendijk and At van Zon (Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra)

Seit 1990

Lessons from John Abercrombie, Arild Andersen, Uli Beckerhoff, Rüdiger Baldauf, Lin Biviano, Bobby Burgess, Jon Eardley, Wolfgang Engstfeld, Rachel Gould, Andy Haderer, Ray Kotwica, Dave Liebman, Erik and Bart van Lier, Victor Mendoza, Jan Oosthof, Claudio Roditi, Ack van Rooijen, Bobby Shew, Markus Stockhausen, Jon Surman, John Taylor, Kenny Werner, Kenny Wheeler and others.


First prize at "Jugend jazzt" NRW

Lessons with the trumpeters Klaus Heimann and Uli Beckerhoff and the saxophonist Werner Jeder

In the early 1980s, trumpet lessons with Fritz "Fitti" Dermann and first contact with jazz with the Big Band leader and pedagogue Karl Heinz Buhne