Axel’s Axiom is the jazz outlet of composer and pianist Axel Roland Schwintzer. After pursuing an academic career and working as a freelance journalist in his native Germany for several years, he first moved to Boston to attend Berklee College of Music on a scholarship. Then, after graduating summa cum laude, he moved on to New York City, where he has lived until 2019, working variously as a piano teacher, performer, composer, and pruducer. In 2020, Axel relocated to Los Angeles.

Together with four other seasoned members of New York’s jazz scene, Axel started the project Axel’s Axiom as an outlet for his compositions. The debut album, uncommon sense, features ten original compositions. It enjoyed 12 consecutive weeks on the CMJ Jazz charts, peaking at number 2 in November 2012. “Axel Schwintzer thrives on versatility”, commented Something Else Reviews about the album – one of many enthusiastic reviews. All About Jazz called the album a “profound musical statement that’s hard to ignore”, while Jazz Inside Magazine found the album has “enough complexity to keep the interest of the jazz listener, yet [is] very accessible to any ear.” Two cuts off the album were among the winners of the 2012 International Songwriting Competition.

Axel’s Axiom is “a dream team of the NYC scene that congenially interprets [Axel’s] compositional ideas”, wrote the German magazine JazzPodium about the follow-up album, anecdotal evidence. It again features a variety of stylistic influences. Another German magazine, Jazz Thing, called it a “pleasantly fresh from the first track to the last”; while Jazzthetik commented “the pianist knows how to elegantly articulate his accessible though never pandering compositions. He fuses the familiar and the surprising to venture into uncharted territory.”
 

Since the release of anecdotal evidence, Axel has started Lingua Funqa, a new project featuring his pop songwriting.

Axel Roland

piano | keyboards

vocals | composition

songwriting | production

Axel Roland

piano | keyboards

vocals | composition

songwriting | production

Axel’s Axiom is the jazz outlet of composer and pianist Axel Roland Schwintzer. After pursuing an academic career and working as a freelance journalist in his native Germany for several years, he first moved to Boston to attend Berklee College of Music on a scholarship. Then, after graduating summa cum laude, he moved on to New York City, where he has lived until 2019, working variously as a piano teacher, performer, composer, and pruducer. In 2020, Axel relocated to Los Angeles.

Together with four other seasoned members of New York’s jazz scene, Axel started the project Axel’s Axiom as an outlet for his compositions. The debut album, uncommon sense, features ten original compositions. It enjoyed 12 consecutive weeks on the CMJ Jazz charts, peaking at number 2 in November 2012. “Axel Schwintzer thrives on versatility”, commented Something Else Reviews about the album – one of many enthusiastic reviews. All About Jazz called the album a “profound musical statement that’s hard to ignore”, while Jazz Inside Magazine found the album has “enough complexity to keep the interest of the jazz listener, yet [is] very accessible to any ear.” Two cuts off the album were among the winners of the 2012 International Songwriting Competition.

Axel’s Axiom is “a dream team of the NYC scene that congenially interprets [Axel’s] compositional ideas”, wrote the German magazine JazzPodium about the follow-up album, anecdotal evidence. It again features a variety of stylistic influences. Another German magazine, Jazz Thing, called it a “pleasantly fresh from the first track to the last”; while Jazzthetik commented “the pianist knows how to elegantly articulate his accessible though never pandering compositions. He fuses the familiar and the surprising to venture into uncharted territory.”
 

Since the release of anecdotal evidence, Axel has started Lingua Funqa, a new project featuring his pop songwriting.

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