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Anke Helfrich

Hello everybody,

I am looking very much forward to the upcoming tour in Italy with my trio! With Dietmar Fuhr and Jens Düppe we will be on the road from October 5.-12.playing in La Spezia, Livorno, Bologna, Perugia and Bari! Thanks to everyone involved and for the Goethe Institut and the Jazzverband Baden-Württemberg for their support.
Soon we will also play at the Staatstheater Kassel together with Adrian Mears and it will be recorded by the hr-radio. I am also excited, to play with Terri Lyne Carrington, Tineke Postma and other great women at the Berlin Philharmonic on November 1. There is an other trio tour in Russia coming up: we will play in Yaroslavl, Moscow and at the Philharmonic in Tula! After that more concerts in Germany also in duo with the fantastic saxophonist Angelika Niescier in mid November. Hope to see you somewhere! Keep positive and joyful.

Fantastic news:
I am very happy and grateful to receive the "Hessischen Jazzpreis 2017" awarded by the Hessen State Ministry for Science and Arts!
My deepest gratitude to the jury, the ministry and the minister of culture for supporting this music, to all my teachers and all musicians I had the chance to play with, to everyone at Dr. Hoch's Konservatorium Frankfurt and the European Jazz School Marburg, to hr2-radio and hr radio big band, Jazzinstitut Darmstadt, Jazzinitiative Frankfurt, Jazz is flowering Heppenheim, Netzwerk Jazz in Hessen and everyone involved in keeping Jazz alive in Hessen. Since 1990 this award was given to Jazz greats like Heinz Sauer, Emil Mangelsdorf, Christof Lauer, Bob Degen, Günther Lenz and many more and also to the late Jazz journalist and radio host Werner Wunderlich and to Dr. Wolfram Knauer from the Jazzinstitut. All these people are icons for me and had an influence on my Jazz education. I feel very honored to receive this prize.

I am looking forward to more things coming up and hope to see you again soon!

Best wishes,




- Interview jazz facts hr2, May 24. 2017.
- Echo Jazz 2016 / Anke Helfrich Trio playing "Sagrada Familia“ youtube
- Making-of-CD-Dedication: youtube

Anke Helfrich Trio at Katowice JazzArt Festival/Poland Anke Helfrich Trio at Katowice JazzArt Festival/Poland Concert Anke Helfrich Trio in Trapani/Sicily Concert Anke Helfrich Trio in Trapani/Sicily concert in Russia concert in Russia // photo by Friedhelm Schulz concert in Russia rehearsal with Archie Shepp’s band // photo by: main noir / st.tropez



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- facebook.com/pages/Anke-Helfrich/
- facebook.com/people/Anke-Helfrich/
- Köpfe der Bergstraße

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