Januar 2018

Mari Kalkun nominated for Estonian Music Award

Estonian folk star Mari Kalkun's new album »Ilmamõtsan« has been nominated for the Estonian Music Award in the categories »Best Ethno/Folk Album« and »Best Female Artist of the Year«: Eesti Muusikaauhinnad 2018. The album will be released on January 26 in Germany, Austria and Switzerland by Nordic Notes Records. We are currently working on live concerts for Mari and her finnish band Runorun for the summer and fall.

New in our roster: Golnar & Mahan

THE CONTEMPORARY SOUND OF IRAN – one could not describe any better the musical style Vienna based chamber jazz world trio Golnar & Mahan has created over the last years. »When Golnar Shahyar raises her voice you can easily forget everything else around« says Helmut Jasper (Ö1). You can find more about this wonderful band here.

New in our roster: Victoria Hanna

Aramaic hip hop? Wild, rhythmic rap on ancient Hebrew texts? Victoria Hanna is a phenomenon. Jewish, sacred music like you have never seen and never heard before. One of the most exciting artists nowadays: Read more here and download her artist info here.

June 2017

New artists at The Red House: Jef Neve and La Julie

We are happy to announce our collaboration with Belgium piano star Jef Neve who just finished a sold out record release tour in Belgium in The Netherlands! His chartbreaking new album »Spirit Control« (Universal) is an fantastic genre-crossing work between jazz, neo classic and pop.

Another new artist in our roster is singer and actress La Julie who will release her first album im August – produced and accompanied live by Lutz Krajenski, known for his collaborations with Roger Cicero, Jasmin Tabatabai, Ulrich Tukur and many others. La Julie will tour from autum on to present her album »Auf'n Café«.

April 2017

Meet us at Jazzahead 2017

We will be at Jazzahead 2017, together with two fantastic artists from our roster: De-Phazz singer Pat Appleton plays a showcase at Bremen's Saturn City Market on Saturday at 5 pm. Together with Matti Klein on piano, Pat will present her new album »A Higher Desire« that has been released only a week ago. You can also meet her in person at Jazzhead, just contact us.
Also Finland's outstanding genre-crossing guitarist Joonas Widenius will join us in Bremen to present his new album »Arktik Traktor Konspirazy« coming in May. Ask for Joonas Widenius at MUSIC FINLAND's Stand 6B40 or call us. We are looking forward to seeing you!!

January 2017

Artists on tour

We hope you had a good start into the New Year! Check our Tour Dates for updates - we are in the middle of confirming new concerts! Don't miss De-Phazz singer Pat Appleton's CD Release in April 2017. Neo pop swing band Alice Francis will present their new album in Scandinavia and Russia this spring as well! Fado artist Telmo Pires will be back in Germany soon, and the famous Klezmatics will be back in Europe for a few concerts to present their 30th anniversary album. More news will follow soon!

October 2016

New Artists at The Red House

Please take a look at our updated artist roster: We are extremely happy to be representing now one of the most exciting European jazz orchestras, the Espoo Big Band from Finland. They presented their new album »Lauma« with songs from Finnish rock fusion band Husband at the Arctic Paradies World & Jazz Event to the professional audience with a vibrant live show!
Also, we discovered Jouhikko (Finnish lyra) player Ilkka Heinonen and his highly skilled trio at this great music event in Helsinki.
Since the early years of our agency, we have been representing folk and world music from many different parts of the world. With Tworna, we represent for the very first time a group that is playing traditional German folk music, re-arranged with elements reaching from jazz, improvisation, classical and pop music, but always being aware of keeping tradition. Read more and watch their videos here.

Meet us at WOMEX 2016

We will attend WOMEX 2016 in Santiago de Compostela. Please don't hesitate to contact us for a meeting. We are happy to present you the upcoming tours and our new artists!

May 2016

New tour dates: Vello Publico

Vello Público, the youngest band in our roster, is taking the stages by storm. Check out their concert schedule.

The Klezmatics - 30th Anniversary Tour

The world-renowned and Grammy-winning superstars of the klezmer world are celebrating their 30th anniversary with their new album »Apikorsim-Heretics«, which will be released by World Village. More news will follow shortly, meanwhile check the first confirmed European performances here.

November 2015

Upcoming Berlin band Vello Publico

Four young musicians from Peru, Chile, Brasil and Germany move to Berlin, get to know each other, start a band... and become one of the most exciting and promising latin rock pop bands of the German music capital. Check them out here, or contact us for further information in English!

Forro in the dark play John Zorn - new album out!

After playing in other projects for the last couple of years, Forro in the dark - one of the most exciting New York bands - is back with a stunning new album: »Forro Zinho - Forro in the dark play Zorn«! Once again, the band creates its unique blend of Northern Brazilian forro and American rock, but this album is more than just party music: besides grooving forró it includes beautiful ballads and sophisticated new compositions, all written by avant-garde music legend John Zorn. The band is available for concerts in summer 2016!

October 2015

Pat Appleton presenting new jazz project

We are very happy to announce that De-Phazz singer Pat Appleton is presenting her new jazz project: The Pat Appleton Quintett! Together with four outstanding Berlin based jazz musicians, Sebastian Weiss (piano), Olaf Kasimir (bass), Michael Kersting (drums) and Martin Auer (trumpet) she is available from now on for club and festival performances in Germany and abroad. More information here. Please contact us to receive sound samples!

January 2015

Happy New Year 2015!

We wish you a Wonderful New Year 2015 with many concerts and great events!

June 2014

Booking now: Sofia Rei for February 2015

Sofia Rei is certainly one of the best and promising jazz, latin and folk artists in our days. After performing at numerous international jazz festivals with John Zorn's SONG PROJECT (together with Mike Patton and Jesse Harris), Sofia Rei will be back in Europe in February 2015. We have a few available dates around her upcoming concert at the Konzerthaus in Vienna/Austria. Don't hesitate to contact us for further information.

February 2014

Jesse Harris available for September dates

We are happy to announce that Jesse Harris is available for Europan shows in September 2014. The jazz-folk songwriter who received a Grammy award for Norah Jones' breakout hit »Don't know why« will present is recent album »Borne Away«.

Alice Francis - new website online

Electro swing queen Alice Francis is available for festival and club gigs all over the year. Check out her new website and contact us if you are interested in booking Alice Francis as DJ live set or with the full band!

Sofia Rei

After Sofia's amazing success in Latvia and Lithuania (sold out shows including an extra concert) and her great success with John Zorn's song project in 2013, we are now booking summer and autumn festivals. Sofia will also perform at the Konzerthaus in Vienna in February 2015, and she is available for club shows in that period. Sofia Rei is certainly one of the best and promising (not only) jazz and world vocalists in our days. Don't hesitate to contact us for further information.

April 2013

CD Release Lao Xao Trio

The Dresden Lao Xao Trio has just released their first full album »Upon Tree Da«. The trio will go on CD release tour in May. In July they will perform at TFF Rudolstadt where they will receive the World Music Award Förderpreis RUTH. Congratulations!

October 2012

Meet The Red House at WOMEX 2012

The Red House will be at WOMEX 2012 in Thessaloniki from Oct 17 - 21. If you wish to schedule a meeting, please contact us by email. On site, you can reach us under +49 176 237 435 12. We are looking forward to seeing you!

March 2012

?Shmaltz! releases »Gran Bufet«

?Shmaltz! are releasing their wonderful Berlin-Balkan-Klezmer-Cumbia album »Gran Bufet« (distribution by Brokensilence). Don't miss their record release concerts in Berlin: Malwonian Kiez Hop – 4 days, 5 neighborhoods, 6 concerts! Find all tour dates here!

Sofia Rei in Berlin

We are very happy to announce two concerts of Sofia Rei in Berlin: Together with her bass player Jorge Roeder and a percussionist, Sofia will perform at the Herzgrün Festival at Berlin's Sony Center. The Argentine singer, who lives in New York, will exclusively present some of her new songs. Her new album will be released in fall 2012. Tickets are free of charge, but a reservation is strongly recommended: +49 (0)30 25755700

December 2011

The Red House takes on management for The Other Europeans

The Other Europeans is an international gathering of 14 leading klezmer (Yiddish) and lautari (Roma) musicians. Created and directed by Alan Bern, this new intercultural supergroup is creating powerful, deeply emotional and virtuosic music. It started as part of the the EU-funded »Other Europeans Project« in cooperation with the Cracow Festival of Jewish Culture and the Klezmore Festival Vienna, with help of the Culture Fonds of the European Union. If you are interested in booking or representing this group as agent in your territories, please contact Ariane Spiekermann at

Kiran Ahluwalia's new album wins Canadian Folk Music Award

On her latest CD, »Aam Zameen:Common Ground«, Indo-Canadian Kiran Ahluwalia successfully merges her contemporary Indian song with Saharan desert blues. In this captivating new recording she collaborates with the legendary Tinariwen. With this new album, Juno-winner Kiran Ahluwalia just achieved the CFMA Award for the »Best Solo World Music Album of the Year 2011«! Congratulations!

November 2011

Kiran Ahluwalia's new album wins Canadian Folk Music Award

On her latest CD, »Aam Zameen:Common Ground«, Indo-Canadian Kiran Ahluwalia successfully merges her contemporary Indian song with Saharan desert blues. In this captivating new recording she collaborates with the legendary Tinariwen. With this new album, Juno-winner Kiran Ahluwalia just achieved the CFMA Award for the »Best Solo World Music Album of the Year 2011«! Congratulations!

Jelena Jakubovitch represented by The Red House

After her wonderful showcase at WOMEX 2011, we are happy to let you know that from now on we represent the Russian singer Jelena Jakubovitch exclusively in Europe. Jelena Jakubovitch and her musicians - amoung them accordion virtuoso Lelo Nika - are based in Sweden and they are available for concerts all year. Right now, we are working on dates for the spring and the summer period.

Lila Downs - available for concerts in April

Mexican singer Lila Downs has just released her first album at Sony Music. She will come to Europe in March/April to present her new album.

Matuto invited to Accordeon Festival in Vienna

After performing at WOMEX 2011, Matuto got invited to perform at the Akkordeon Festival in Vienna on March 22. We are looking for addtional dates in March.

The Creaking Tree String Quartet

The wonderful Creaking Tree String Quartet, which had just been nominated for the Canadian Folk Music Awards, will not continue the band. We are sad to hear this news, and we would like to thank them for their great music!

October 2011

Meet us at WOMEX 2011 - Stand F.05

We are looking forward to attend WOMEX in Copenhagen from Oct 26-20. Please meet us at our stand F.05 or contact us by email to schedule a meeting. You can also call our mobile +49 176 23743512.

And don't miss the official showcase of Matuto on Oct 27 at 23h, Koncerthuset, Foyer Stage 2! Matuto will also play a CD release concert at Reigen in Vienna on Oct 29.

September 2011

Welcome back Lal!

Toronto's underground artists Lal are back at our artist roster with a new empowering, inspiring, danceable, lovable album!

This also brings us back to our roots: The first concert The Red House organized was a small showcase for Lal in Berlin. This also reminds us to the reason why we set up this booking agency: We wanted to work with artists who we truly believe have something to say, whether lyrically or musically, each in their own indvidual way.

Lal is not just a band. They are a group who are committed to issues of social justice. They speak to a wide audience from folks of colour, to queer folks to electronic club headz to hip hop and soul headz to folk, jazz and international music lovers.

We are proud to have them back here and we are starting booking performances for March and Summer 2012 now!

August 2011

New Artists at The Red House Agency

We are happy to announce that we represent some wonderful new artists, and we are looking forward to introducing them to the European market:

Finest Scottish-Celtic acoustic music by Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas;

Mexican-Paraguyan harp and strings by the Celso Duarte Ensemble. Celso Duarte is known in Europe from numerous live performances with Lila Downs, and who is currently collaborating with the Carnegie Hall in New York;

Mexican jazz singer and Grammy nominee Magos Herrera;

German-Vietnamese Lao Xao Trio re-arranging and performing Vietnamese folk music.

June 2011

Matuto will perform at WOMEX 2011

It will be their first gig in Europe: Matuto, the Brazilian bluegrass band of accordionist Rob Curto and guitarist Clay Ross has been chosen by the WOMEX jury to perform in Copenhagen 2011. More concerts will announced shortly!

Sofia Rei - first concerts in Portugal

We are proud to announce that Sofia Rei will come with her trio to Europe. In July, the Argentine singer will present her album »Sube Azul« which has achieved the Independent Music Award 2011 in the category »World Beat«. Sofia has been invited by the festival »Tom de Festa« in Tondela, where she will perform with her trio. Further concerts will be in Lisboa and Vila Real.

New address!

The Red House has successfully moved house. From now on you find us at Wiesenstrasse 55, 13357 Berlin. Phone and fax number are the same as before: fon +49 30 6676 3340, fax +49 30 6676 3344.

March 2011

New Artists at The Red House:

The Klezmatics, Mighty Popo, The Creaking Tree String Quartet

We are happy to announce our collaboration with the Grammy Award winning world music superstars The Klezmatics. The Red House represents the globally renowned New York based group in Germany, Austria and German speaking Switzerland. The Klezmatics will be available for concerts in August and November 2011 and for a tour in March 2012. For more information go their artist page

With Mighty Popo from Rwanda we represent for the first time an artist whose music is steeped in African tradition. Mighty Popo lives in Canada and Rwanda and has just released his wonderful acoustic album »Gakondo«. He is currently nominated for an Independent Music Award 2011 and a Juno Award 2011, let's keep fingers crossed!. Mighty Popo is available with his acoustic trio for concerts in Fall 2011 and in 2012.

Also the The Creaking Tree string Quartet from Toronto got two more Juno Award nominations in 2011 after earning one for their debut album in 2003. The band has achieved many awards in the past years, see details here. We are very happy to bring them to Europe for the first time. The band is available for concerts in Fall 2011.

January 2011

Pat Appleton's new website

Check out Pat Appleton's new website! For Pat's upcoming album release »Mittendrin« will be a lot of media presence: Pat Appleton will perform live at ZDF Morgenmagazin on January 10 and 11. Major women's magazines like Brigitte and Petra will publish articles about Pat and her new CD!

Happy New Year 2011

We wish you all a Happy and Successful Year 2011 with lots of concerts and great music! Check our website from time to time, we are working on spring and summer tours and we will announce more upcoming concerts very soon!

December 2010

First CD Release Concerts for Pat Appleton

Pat Appleton will release her album »Mittendrin« in January 2011. We are happy to announce the first concerts for the CD release tour in March/April 2011. More concerts to be announced soon!

October 2010

Meet us in Copenhagen

We will be attending WOMEX 2010 from Oct 28-31.

We are booking now the summer tours for Lila Downs, Forro in the dark and Kevin Johansen.

To arrange a meeting please call +49 176 237 435 12.

We are looking forward to seeing you!

Welcome to our new website!

We are very happy to present our new website! You will also find two new artists in our roster:

Matuto, a stunning live band that creates a new sound: »Brazilian Bluegrass«. Matuto's CD will be released by Galileo Music in May 2011, and the band will tour in June/July to promote the album.

Sofia Rei Koutsovitis, a passionate, charismatic and very impressive singer originally from Argentina, living in New York. Sofia is currently part of John Zorn's vocal project. The quartet will be performing in Austria, Italy and Slovenia this fall. Sofia is available for gigs in August and Fall 2011.


Meet us in Ottawa at the 24th Annual Conference of the Ontario Council of Folk Festivals OCFF from Oct 14-17. And don't miss us at WOMEX from Oct 27-31 in Copenhagen. Contact us for a meeting!

August 2010

Pat Appleton’s upcoming German songs

Check out Pat Appleton’s new songs,, and come to see one of her upcoming concerts, where she will present unreleased songs of her upcoming album »Mittendrin«. And don't miss her »Werkschau - Mittendrin« at Lido Berlin on September 23rd.

April 2010

Meet us at Jazzahead 2010

The Red House will come to Jazzahead in Bremen! We are happy to announce our collaboration with Ilhan Ersahin’s Istanbul Sessions. Get more information at stand E 05 (Nublu Records) and join us for the showcase on Friday at 23:45 at Kulturzentrum Schlachthof!

Welcome Mr. Xantoné Blacq!

We are happy to add soulman Xantoné Blacq to our artist roster. Xan Blacq is known as Amy Winehouse's keyboarder and bandleader! He is currently finishing his next album. We are preparing a CD release tour for the upcoming fall.