targetWelcome to the homepage of Michael Arlt !
I would like to thank you for your interest in my activities and want to invite you to check out this site, which has provided information on my musical activities ( tour - and concert dates, cds, projects ...) since 2002.
Also, you can get in touch with me for feedback, bandinfo, booking and the like.

CDs can be ordered at
or at
and also at

targetNews Letter
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targetCD News

>>> The CD is now available: `Michael Arlt BRAZILIANA´ - TERRA DISTANTE - released on GLM / FINE MUSIC ! <<<

Recorded by an international line up with 10 musicians from 7 countries -
Featured are brazilian drum legend Portinho, pianist Klaus Mueller, Itaiguara Brandao, bass and also singer Maria de Fatima and José Cortijo on percussion.
Guest spots are by trombonist Rex Rathgeber, Florian Poser on vibraphone, Kim Barth, flute and German Marstatt on flugelhorn, with me playing electric and acoustic guitar and guitar-synthesizer.


target Marcia Bittencourt & Michael Arlt `AGORA´ (BRAZIL/D)
(Marcia Bittencourt, vocals & percussion; Michael Arlt, ac. guitar & guit.-synth; Kurt Holzkämper, bass; Sebastian Netta, drums & percussion)
!! Samba, Brazil-Jazz, Partido Alto, Baiao, Bossa Nova !!

2018: now booking !!

january 26th Lörrach, Jazztone
january 28th Würzburg, Private Party
>>> march 16th Herrenberg, Mauerwerk ( Festival: Jazzin´ Herrenberg ) <<<
april 21st Reutlingen, Jazz In Der Mitte ( Festival: Jazzfrühling )
july 27th Rhens, Colors For Peace - Das Kunstfestival
oct. 12th Ellwangen, workshop & concert (tba)
oct. 13th Backnang, CJE
oct. 19th Saarwellingen, Kulturtreff Altes Rathaus


august 11th Bremen, private party
(Marcia Bittencourt, vocals; Hans Malte Witte, sax; Michael Arlt, el. & ac. guitar; Ingo Senst, bass; Rudi Marhold, drums)

august 12th Münster, Cinema `Nebenan´
(Marcia Bittencourt, vocals; Michael Arlt, el. & ak. guitar; Martin Furmann, el. bass; Sebastian Netta, drums)

(Marcia Bittencourt, vocals, percussion; Michael Arlt, ac. guitar & guit.-synth;)
!! Samba, Brazil-Jazz, Partido Alto, Baiao, Bossa Nova !!

2018: now booking !

april 20th Halberstadt, Porta ( + Klaus Wittig, bass )
sept. 27th Schweinfurt, Disharmonie
sept. 28th Darstadt, Musik Butik

(Uli Kleideiter, drums; Felix Wiegand, bass; Michael Arlt, el. & ac. guitar, guit.-synth.)


may 3rd Würzburg, Standard

target Michael Arlt - EUROPEAN SIXX !! (GER/ES/AUT/F)
(Stephan Zimmermann, trumpet & fluglhorn; Marko Lackner, alto- & sopranosax, flute; Alberto Menéndez, tenor- & sopranosax, flute; Michael Arlt, el. & ac. guitar; Friedrich Betz, double bass & el. bass; Jean-Marc Robin, drums)
… starting in the the fall of 2018, I will be playing with this new Sextet !
Arrangements und compositions by Marko Lackner and myself ...

>>> Now booking for 2018 and 2019 !<<<


nov. 2nd Weiden, Jazz Zirkel
nov. 3rd Bad Marienberg, Jazz We Can


february 15th Neuburg, Birdland
february 16th Kitzingen, Alte Synagoge

target NO DRUMS ? NO WAY !
(Bernhard Pichl,piano; Michael Arlt, guitar; Rudi Engel, bass)


jan. 18th Bad Mergentheim, Kursaal (7.30pm)


feb. 2nd Ingolstadt, Audi Forum After Work Lounge (6pm)
april 8th Würzburg, Tiepolo Keller ( Würzburger Jazztage, 9.30pm w/special guest: Sebastian Netta, drums )

I´ll Close My Eyes (live)

about the band:

(Alberto Menéndez, tenor- & sopranosax, flute; Michael Arlt, el. & ac. guitar; Erik Robaard, bass)

2018: now booking !

2019: now booking !

feb. 23rd Bad Kissingen, Bismark´s Basement

2017: booking now !

oct. 3rd Schweinfurt, Disharmonie
oct. 5th Ingolstadt, Audi Forum
oct. 20th Münster, EXKaffee

target Archtop Forum 2017
Michael Arlt at Germany´s biggest meeting of guitarists, guitar makers, etc. around the archtop guitar


nov. 4th Kandel, Stadthalle ( 10am - 11pm )

11.30 am - 13.30 pm workshop Michael Arlt: `Archtop Sound´

14.20 pm - 15.00 pm endorsement concert `Sonntag Guitars´:
Wesley G., guitar & Michael Arlt, guitar

More about guitar builders, workshops, guitarists, location, entrance fee at

(Matthias Ernst, clarinet; Michael Arlt, el. & ac. guitar; Wolfgang Kriener, bass)


july 26th Würzburg, Bundesgartenschau

(Markus Lihocky, alto- & sopranosax; Michael Arlt, el. & ak. guitar; Felix Wiegand, bass)


july 18th Würzburg (3.30pm: private party)

(Alberto Menéndez, tenorsax; Michael Arlt, el. & ac. guitar; Felix Wiegand, bass; Christian Kraus, drums)


may 10th Bad Mergentheim ( 7pm: private party )

-- Celebrating Bossa Nova & Samba-Jazz --
(Ralf Hesse, trumpet; Michael Arlt, el. & ac. guitar; Uli Wentzlaff-Eggebert, bass; Sebastian Netta, drums)


may 7th Münster, Cinema `Nebenan´ ( 4pm )

( Franz Garlik, trumpet, vocals; Michael Arlt, guitar; Bernhard Pichl, piano; Rudi Engel, bass; Max Ludwig, drums )


!! april 30th = INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY !!

april 30th Volkach, Hallburg ( 11am )

( Philipp Drenkard, trumpet & fluglhorn; Marko Lackner, alto- & sopranosaxofon, flute; Alberto Menéndez, tenorsaxofon, flute; Michael Arlt, el. & ac. guitar; Christian Kraus, bass & el-bass; Bastian Jütte, drums )


april 7th Würzburg, Tiepolo Keller ( 9.30 pm )

targetWorkshop with the Big Band der Musikschule NEA
Clinician: Michael Arlt


march 24th Neustadt/Aisch, Workshop
march 25th Neustadt/Aisch, Workshop
march 26th, Dachsbach/Gerhardshofen, Aischgrundhalle
Final Concert, guest soloist: Michael Arlt, guitar
(matinee concert, 11.00 am)

targetMichael Arlt BRAZILIANA (GER/Brazil/USA)
Michael Arlt, el. & ac. guitar, guit.-synth; Klaus Mueller, piano; Kip Reed, el. bass; Portinho, drums;

The CD `TERRA DISTANTE´ is now available on GLM/FINE MUSIC:

You can find two videos - in HD quality - here:
concert clips
A Nossa Historia

More about the Band ? Here:


march 19th Paderborn, Kulturwerkstatt
march 20th Hildesheim, Bischofsmühle
march 21st Schweinfurt, Disharmonie
march 22nd Würzburg, Brazil-Jazz Workshop
march 24th Basel (CH), Bird´s Eye
march 25th Rosenheim, Le Pirate
march 26th Würzburg, B `n B Kulturkeller
march 27th Lörrach, Jazztone
march 28th Ellwangen, Atelier Kurz


march 27th Frankfurt, Jazzkeller
march 28th Bad Marienberg, Jazz We Can
march 29th Eisenach, Alte Mälzerei
march 30th Salzgitter, Kniestedter Kirche ( Matinee )
march 31st Würzburg, Workshop ( Music University )
april 1st Würzburg, Workshop ( Music University )
april 3rd Oberkochen, Jazzlights Festival
april 4th Ettlingen, Birdland 59
april 5th Herrenberg, Jazzin Herrenberg
april 6th Vreden, Jazzclub


>>>'TERRA DISTANTE' - CD Release Tour 2013<<<

march 8th Weiden, Bistrot Paris
march 9th Villingen, Jazzclub
march 10th Karlsruhe, Hemingway Lounge
march 11th Nürnberg, (Studio BR)
march 12th Schweinfurt, Disharmonie
march 13th Kassel, Kulturzentrum Schlachthof
march 15th Bielefeld, Jazzclub
march 16th Nordhausen, Cyriaci Kapelle
march 17th Würzburg, Backline Music School (Workshop)
march 18th Pforzheim, Domicile
march 19th Berlin, A-Trane
march 20th Bad Hersfeld, Buchcafé
march 21st Hildesheim, Bischofsmühle
march 22nd Iserlohn, Henkelmann
march 23rd Kitzingen, Alte Synagoge
march 24th Bamberg, Jazzclub

targetWE THREE
(Dan Kostelnik, hammond B3; Michael Arlt, guitar; Scott Neumann, drums;)

//The WE THREE CD 'Moment To Moment!' has been elected 'CD of the year 2009' by the jury at archtop-germany. de, Germany's (Jazz-) guitar website //

Thank You!!

`MOMENT TO MOMENT ! ´ has been very well reveived by audience and media since its release. Sound bites and more about the album on this `site under `discography´...
The CD can also be ordered via cdbaby
or at
and also at

Read more about the band, the musicians and our previous 4 cds under -> projects and -> discography

targetMedia response...

German music magazine JAZZ PODIUM features an interview with me in the june 2013 edition ! Topics include my work in general and the `Michael Arlt BRAZILIANA - TERRA DISTANTE´ CD

A while ago, the AllAboutJazz website (`the bigger, deeper picture´) posted an interesting interview with me, headlined `Take Five with Michael Arlt´:

In the july/august 2010 edition, german music magazine `JAZZ PODIUM´ runs a longer article about my work, naming album releases and giving an overview of bands and projects I am - or have been - involved with.

Keyboard magazine OKEY, in its jan/feb 2010 copy, features a combined article on and interview with WE THREE (Dan Kostelnik, Scott Neumann, M.A.), that was made while the Band was on tour in Germany introducing its´most recent album.

About my duo appearance together with guitarist Christian Eckert on 12.12. `08 @ Jazzhaus Heidelberg, Dr. Michael Herweg wrote an (german language- ) article that was published on

Jazz Podium magazin offers an extended musical portrait in it`s february `08 edition: `Michael Arlt - quiet, erotic, exquisit´

In march 2007, Mainpost features an interview with me in its cultural section, touching on topics such as travels, stylistic questions and the young german jazz scene. The piece announces the upcoming live recording of the Michael Arlt INTERNATIONAL QUARTET for Bavarian Radio Station (BR).

Since april 2006 posts a piece about my trip to the US east coast in november and december, including a couple of fotos from the live recording at Cecil`s, West Orange, NJ.
At this point in time the `site is available in the german language only, sorry...

German Jazz Zeitung awards four stars to the WE THREE release `A New View´. The date: february `06

In december 2005 Zan Stewart wrote a nice piece in the New Jersey Star Ledger . Titeled `An American debut´, Down Beat/Jazz Times contributor Stewart profiled Dan Kostelnik and WE THREE.
Excerpts can be found on this `site under -> projects -> We Three

In its´ september/october `05 edition, german guitar magazine Akustik Gitarre offers a very positive opinion about the latest WE THREE release `A New View´. For an exerpt please go to -> `press´ on this website

Okey! , the organ and keyboard magazine, contains an extended feature on Dan Kostelnik and WE THREE, also in the september/october `05 edition

- Archtop Interview - A series of interviews with german guitarists has been posted on the website. One of them - discussing topics like guitars & equipment / colaboration with organ players / musical education / Wes Montgomery - with Michael Arlt

Radio Umland , Bremen, produced a 60 minute program about me & my music, including an interview and lots of music, in august 2005

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