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

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>>> 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.


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)


From march 30th - april 2nd and april 6th - april 9th

12 Bands and Projects plus 4 workshops - for listeners and musicians alike ! - during 8 days …

The Festival-Trailer with music of the appearing bands plus the program is now online:

You can find more about the attractive program, the performing bands and advance ticket sale at

( 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 )


>>> march 7th Würzburg, Tiepolo Keller ( 9.30 pm ) <<<

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


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


nov. 24th Bad Mergentheim, Kursaal (19.30)

about the band:

target WÜRZBURG BIG BAND feat. Reinette Van Zijtveld


dec. 4th Kitzingen, Alte Synagoge (5pm)

(Sebastian Strempel, tp; Hubert Winter, ts; Gerhard Gschlössl, tb; Michael Arlt, guitar; Bernhard Pichl, piano; Rudi Engel, bass; Sebastian Nay, drums)


dec. 2nd Pfaffenhofen, Künstlerwerkstatt (9pm)

(Michael Arlt, el. & ac. guitar, guit.-synth; Tomás Perez, bass, vocals, percussion; Heinrich Klingmann, congas, timbales, cymbals, pandeiro, percussion )


june 11th Bad Marienberg, Jazz We Can

About the band:

(Tine Schneider, ac. & el. piano; Michael Arlt, el. & ac. guitar, guit.-synthesizer; )


jan. 31st Schweinfurt, Disharmonie ( 5pm )


feb. 19th Ingolstadt, Audi Forum
oct. 13th Bibergau, BIB
nov. 19th Ingolstadt, Audi Forum ( 6.30pm )
nov. 21st Würzburg, Tiepolo Keller ( 9pm )

About the duo:

(Viviane de Farias, vocals; Michael Arlt, ac. guitar & synth.-guitar; José Cortijo, surdo, berimbau, pandeiro, cymbals, electronic percussion;)


feb. 28th Salzgitter, Kniestedter Kirche ( 11am )


oct. 16th Bad Kissingen, Bismarck`s Basement ( 8pm )
oct. 17th Kitzingen, Alte Synagoge ( 8pm )

On CD:é+Cortijo=&ID=7YH56KR

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 a video - in HD quality - with clips from our tour in march 2013 here:

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 )
april3rd Oberkochen, Jazzlights Festival
april 4thl Ettlingen, Birdland 59
april 5th Herrenberg, Jazzin Herrenberg
april 6th Vreden, Jazzclubmarch 20th to april 6th


>>>'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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