„Brilliant instrumentalist!“ (Gitarre und Bass, Jul 2009)
„Highly promising and very much worth listening, his solos are true gemns.“ (Andreas Polte – Archtop Germany, Dec 2008)
„Kessler’s debut is a thunderbolt“ (Andreas Schmitz, Dec 2008)
„Robert Kessler is a guitarist and composer whose music mingles contemporary jazz with world music, blues and pop.“
Born in 1984 he studied Jazz guitar at the Conservatory of Music „Hanns Eisler“ and „Berlin Jazz Institute“ with Manfred Dierkes and Kurt Rosenwinkel.Workshops with Mark Whitfield, Aaron Goldberg, Marc Dressler, Chris Potter and Hank Jones. Intensiv private studies in classical guitar literature, flamenco, brazilan and acoustic guitar music.
Continuous work as Composer and Leader with Robert Keßler Group, Klezmeyers, Oscars Delight und Voz Y La Guitarra with CD productions, concerts and tours throughout Germany and Europe
In 2008 his debut album „Jasmin“ was released, which was nominated for Archtop Germany’s „album of the year“.
Live and session guitar player in the fields of jazz, blues-rock, pop and worldmusic, with artists such as Jocelyn B. Smith, New York Voices, Elen Wendt, Christian Meyers Nachtcafé, Marc Secara, Jiggs Whigham, Berlin Jazz Orchestra, Vocal Invitation, Lili Dahab, Dietrich Koch Big Band, Berlin Big Band, Cafe du Jazz, Son Madol, Mantigo … Sessionwork for movie, telvision and commercial productions
in 2011 he started playing the Principal guitarist at the Theater des Westens for the Stage Entertainment Abba production Mamma Mia and guitar player for the Udo Lindenberg Musical Hinterm Horizont, Chicago, Tanz der Vampire and Ich war noch niemals in New York at the Stage Theater am Potsdamer Platz.
Professor and leader of the degree program Popular Music at the Berlin University of popular Arts Hdpk,
He has a teaching assognment at the Berlin University of music Hanns Eisler, at the Jazzinstitut Berlin – Bach Gymnasium.
He is doing guitar/ jazz workshops and is the guitar coach for „Telekom Music Talent Space“