Philipp Rüttgers

Pianist, Composer

"Rüttgers is a pianist with an open mind who, as a player and as a composer, controls different genres and does not hesitate to use all that."
Vera Vingerhoeds, Independent Jazz Professional

Philipp's Music is unpredictable in his utterances, alternates melody and improvisation in an almost architectural way, mixes influences from contemporary composed and improvised ways, lets jazz blend into pop music and vice versa and builds a musical empire that you can hardly find elsewhere.
Rhinus van der Heijden Jazznu

“We are impressed by the large wealth of ideas and composing style of Rüttgers, which is colorful, dynamically varied and also has an interesting rhythm.” Gijsbert Kamer (music journalist de Volkskrant), Cyriel Pluimakers (jazz programmer and a delegate for the VIP), Kim Bloem (programmer North Sea Jazz) in their jury report, North Sea Jazz Festival Composition Assignment