JS (Joerg Sommermeyer) started at the tender age of ten with a dust-ridden 'beater' Harmony six-string acoustic dreadnought passed down from his father. While growing up in South Germany he first cut his teeth every evening around sundown while playing for his family. Later, he played in a band, hit the local scene and studied classical guitar with Victor von Hasselmann and Anton Stingl.
Eclecticist in the positive sense, in broadest terms between Classical Music, Blues, Country, Folk, Rock, transforming himself into the entire variation of styles, with elements of Jazz, without fear of venturing into Pop, for the past five years, JS (Joerg Sommermeyer) has been performing with his group The Black Djemba.
The band has enjoyed playing to their ever-increasing following in the Southern Germany Area and has gotten favourable reviews. Their material seems to be ever changing and hard to pin down categorically. What always remains the same is the unique and wide-ranging musical personality of JS (Joerg Sommermeyer).
Besides Joerg Sommermeyer is the author of the antinovel , "Pat[(h) o/a] physischer Antiroman, Tragigroteskenfragment, published in December 2008.
The album "Total Overdrive" (http://www.cdbaby.com/js) offers a wide variety of styles: Eclectic and ambitious mix of Jazz, Blues, Funk, Folk, Rock, Pop, kind of lush-but-rootsy Crossover, Electronica, all original and fresh without ever seeming forced.
"Berlin Autumn" with a nice relaxed groove and a soothing jazzy guitar - this'll get you through the autumn and the winter too. The perfect music for cold, cloud-shrouded days when the weather can't decide to drizzle or snow.
The very impressionistic "The Total Overdrive" is always sexy with a nice bluesy touch of mouth harp, excellent electronic and rock sonics and a raw, funky groove. Listen & Love!
And the 8 other jewels, melodic, idiosyncratic, funky, great grooves, smooth vocals, new country with a rock edge, good urban contemporary music.
The Album "Those Rocks & Lieders" (http://www.cdbaby.com/js2), the second release by JS (Joerg Sommermeyer), continues in his unique assorted style with poetic lyrics and colourful imagery, a compendium of 16 pieces, that present a common thread of expression. Tracks include acoustic guitar, vocals, harmonica, electric guitar, piano, bass and percussion.
** Weiss Nicht ** was #1 on the BeSonic.com Songwriter Chart for a number of weeks!
And most of the other songs from this disc were (are) as well in the Charts on BeSonic.com and MusicLeagueCharts.de!!!
"Nel Cuore Romanzo Rock" (http://mitglied.lycos.de/orlandosyrg/neuerscheinung_nelcuoreromanzorock.html), the third independent release by JS, deals with a collection of 14 Instrumentals.
Van Morrison, Sonny Rollins, Eric Clapton, Robert Johnson, Georges Brassens, Chet Baker, Bob Dylan, Andres Segovia, Lightnin' Hopkins, Ihsan Turnagoel, John Coltrane, Leonard Cohen, Atahualpa Yupanqui.
More details and Downloads at my iSound-Page: http://www.isound.com/js_joerg_sommermeyer