Nicole Johänntgen Solo (Premiere)

NICOLE JOHÄNNTGEN / electroacoustic, jazz

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Saxophonist Nicole Johänntgen’s new sound enterprise takes off. With electronic parameters she creates her own new colourful sound world.

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Lew Soloff: „Nicole is a truly spirited and vibrant player who has a true and pure artistic integrity. Obviously music means everything to her and this translates to me and surely to many more people.“

Saxophonist Nicole Johänntgen was born in Fischbach (D) on September 4 1981. She studied jazz saxophon and arrangement/composition at the “Mannheim university of music and performing arts”.

In 2005 she moved to Zurich, where she currently lives. Nicole works as a freelance musician inernationally. Her passion for music contains beside jazz also classic, rock and pop music. She was part of international projects like:

– International Association for Schools of Jazz” (IASJ, USA) – Sisters in Jazz” (IAJE, USA),
– European Swinging Youth Jazz Orchestra” (DK/D/IT)
– Indonesia Jazz Gunung Jazzfestival

– Iceland Reykjavik Jazzfestival/Artist director of „Ladies Power“ – China Tour IOIC „Silent movies and live improvised music“
– Thailand Masterclass at the University Maha Sarakham
– Sweden Ambassador Ystad Jazzfestival

– Scandinavia Tour
– SOFIA – founder/support project for young female musicians in selfmanagement,

networking & their music
– New Zealand Waiheke Int. Jazz Festival, Titrangi Festival


– Japan Tobacco International Trier Jazz Award
– New York 6 month atelier scholar ship
– European Yamaha Sax Contest in Berlin
– Saarl. Rundfunk and the Sparkassen financial group Saar Award for young artists – Concours de jeunes soliste de jazz in Fribourg CH

– Monaco Jazz Award

Dave Liebman: „Nicole has something very special in her playing – a big and generous heart. She plays like her life depends on it and draws anyone within ́ range into the center of her music. An exceptional energy!“


13/07/2015 11:30 - 12:00

Cité de la musique et de la danse - Salle 20

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