Almut Schlichting – alto sax, composition
Winnie Brückner – voice
Tobias Dettbarn – bass clarinet
Sven Hinse – double bass
Philipp Bernhardt – drums
The musical world of Shoot the Moon is colorful and multilayered. In the compositions of bandleader Almut Schlichting contemporary jazz merges with songwriting, folkloristic elements and freely improvised soundscapes. Flashes of reggae, rock, klezmer music and salsa infuse the collage-like arrangements. Everything is connected by the fictional flow of the lyrics. Shoot the Moon develop a dense network of narrative threads that invites the listeners to give free play to their own imagination.
The songs are animated by the musicians` well-balanced interaction: the virtuoso charms of the vocal parts, the warm sounds of alto saxophone and bass clarinet, the permeable rhythms and light-footed grooves of bass and drums and the imaginative improvisations.
Shoot the Moon were laureate of the studio competition of the Berlin Senate in 2005. Since then they have played numerous gigs at clubs and festivals to a cordial public and have released four enthusiastically received CDs.
At the beginning of 2018, Shoot the Moon has decided to take a creative break from being a “working band” and is not playing concerts at the moment.