Sisters in Jazz – They represent an increasing number of female musicians who revitalize the music scene.”

Hans Hielscher/SPIEGEL ONLINE (Germany)

“Nothing unites people more universally than music, in a particularly brilliant and emotional way.”

Helena Trachsel, Fachstelle für Gleichstellung von Frau und Mann des Kantons Zürich (Switzerland)

“Contrast of the Harmonic Spice gives a fresh and colorful sound”

Seigo Matsunaga/Artistic Director of Ginoza International Music Festival (Japan)

“It’s not only a great piece of music, but above all it shatters a series of clichés and chauvinistic preconceptions.”

Adam Baruch/ Journalist (Poland/Israel)

“Sisters in Jazz is energy, strong feelings and beauty!”

Marie Vesterholm/Sveriges Radio (Sweden)

„Sisters in Jazz“ International :
unic & strong!

It was magic, happening on stage. Seven female jazz musicians from six nations met for the first time on Ystad Sweden Jazz Festival in august 2015. The crowd was paralized from the powerful energy which filled out the whole concert room. Sounds of Scandinavia, Middle & Eastern Europe and Asia were floating the atmosphere. You could feel jazz in its pure language. Raw, unmodified.

The concert was live recorded by the swedish radio. It appeared as CD called „Sisters in Jazz“ and was presented during the CD-release tour in February 2016.

Sisters in Jazz was initiated to network international female jazz musicians. It’s a development from the idea of ​​”Sisters in Jazz“ in USA.

Another version of this project is “Mothers in Jazz” in order to support female musicians with kids. “Maybe people are surprised I can do both. It‘s not expected (..). It is who I am. Nobody doubts that a man can become a father and continue his career.” Sunna Gunnlaugs/Pianist (Island).

Concerts: Ystad Jazz Festival SE, Culture Festival Stockholm SE, Alba Jazz Festival Italy, Jazznights Danzig PL, Vibraphonissimo Festival DE, JazzBez Ukraine, DaJazz Festival Schweiz, …

Line up

Nicole Johänntgen
Sopran/Alt Sax
Izabella Effenberg
Vibraphone, Array Mbira, Steeldrum, Sundrum, Marimba, Glass Harp
Milena Hoge
Stina Andersdotter
E-Bass/ Double Bass/Vocals
Naoko Sakata
Ingrid Hagel
Christin Neddens
Isabelle Bodenseh
Stefania Tallini
Tini Thomsen
Bari Sax/Tenor Sax

Julie Saury

Ingrid Hage

Roz Macdonald
E-Bass/Double Bass
Frederica Michisanti
E-Bass/ Double Bass
Stephanie Lottermoser
Tenor Sax/Vocals
Fabia Mantwill
Tenor Sax/Vocals
Karin Hammar
Kathrine Windfeld
Criss Gavazzoni
Percussion & Drums
( Brasilien )

Adi Meyerson
Double Bass
Lisa Wilhelm
Stefanie Boltz
Stefanie Boltz Vocal
Esther Kaiser
Katharina Gross
Double Bass
Clara Däubler
Double Bass

Alexandra Lehmler

Saxofon (Germany)

Lisa Buchholz

Trumpet (Germany)

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