Lutz Kaminski - Tenor
Vintage 1958, Australia, southern slope.
Influences from domestic music (Oldenburg), south-african Xhosa chants, Yiddish songs,
choral theater, Jazz - German, English, Spanish - and always in ensembles:
with this huge variety of musical experience the confessing romantic introduced his voice to
quintessence in 1996.
Shortly after joining the quintet it turned out that Lutz can't help declaiming verses he
found on his way - always serious, but with a twinkle in his eyes.
It's not his fault - he claims ....
Ralph Baumann - Bass
Ralph Baumann, born in 1976, formerly from Teutoburg, joined quintessence in 1998
as "basso continuo".
After successful audition by telephone he started building the sonorous sound layer - as he used to do it in
Even if he's a real teaser, with his charming way he always has the audience by the short hairs.
Somtimes he gives away some family secrets singing about former flirts or even about one of his