Europe’s Threestyle was founded by German guitarist Robert Fertl and his partner the Czech Republic’s Magdalena Chovancova who plays saxophone and flute for the ensemble.
Their project, currently based in Germany, features Jimmy Haslip (Yellowjackets, Jeff Lorber) Katja Rieckermann from the Rod Stewart Band, James Manning (Chaka Khan), Nils, Paul Brown(2x Grammy Winner), along with an assortment of European A-Listers! Threestyle truly personifies Smooth Jazz with killer originals and a sophisticated, modern spin with their blend of smooth, nu, funk, soul and chill jazz! The band continues to tour the world on a regular basis, from the U.S. to South Africa, to the Caribbean and extensively throughout Europe!
Robert Fertl was born in Bavaria-Germany. He began playing the guitar at the age of 6. Later on he learned to play the trumpet . while studying in Munich Robert made rapid progress, winning National Guitar Competition with his own compositions, as well as First Place in the National Jazz Competition in Berlin. Robert recorded his first vinyl LP at 18 with his longtime teacher and mentor Richard Klimeck. After his studies in Germany he moved to Los Angeles 1989 to study the jazz guitar at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood Los Angeles USA. During that period he played with several Los Angeles local bands and musicians.
Magdalena was born in Ostrava, Czech Republic. She began to play the piano at the age of 6. Later she learned to play the saxophone and flute. Still in her teens, she won several national music competitions and began recording and touring together with other musicians and bands. After her studies in Prague, she moved to Germany where she founded the Threestyle band together with Robert Fertl (guitar, bass, trumpet) and her twin sister Gabriela Chovancova (drums, vibraphone). Since that time they have been touring the world on regular basis .