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Anke Helfrich, Photo: Petra Arnold

Photo: Petra Arnold

Dear friends,

I am very happy and honored that my new album “WE’LL RISE” has been nominated for the GERMAN JAZZ PRIZE in the “ALBUM OF THE YEAR” category!!! Thank you very much for this appreciation, and congratulations to all the other nominees!

Million thanks to Deutscher Jazz Preis, Initiative Music, and the jury for the nomination! My sincere gratitude to my wonderful band for their playing, support, and friendship: Dietmar Fuhr, Jens Düppe, Adrian Mears, and to Terri Lyne Carrington for her support and her words of appreciation about Geri Allen. Thanks to Markus Born, who did such a great job and believed in the project from the start, thanks to Nicole Schneider, who delved into all biographies and painted each woman while listening to the recording. Many thanks to Petra Arnold for the beautiful pictures, Christoph Stickel for his fantastic mastering, and to Thomas Rauch for providing the concert photo. My thanks go out to Werner Aldinger and Enja & Yellowbird Records for his trust, to Judith Kobus for her amazing work and support, Mio Film GmbH, Nils Keber, Mona Nordhues, Jonathan Blume, and Marc Göbel who made a wonderful EPK about the making of this album. Thanks to Jennifer Lash & Caged Bird Legacy & CMG and Ora Harris, Rachel Lyons, and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation. And again to Initiative Musik gGmbH for supporting the preparation and implementation of everything connected to “WE’LL RISE“ and to everyone involved in making this recording!

The music shines a light on inspiring women and forgotten pioneers. From scientists and artists to activists, their stories and legacies serve as a testament to resilience, determination, courage, and talent, empowering future generations.

We are excited to play for the Federal President at Schloss Bellevue in Berlin on March 8th! We will be at Jazzahead in April and are looking forward to our upcoming concerts and tours that are in the planning. Hope to see you somewhere!

Love and peace,
Anke

Initiative Musik

 

 

 

 

Nominated Jazzprize 2024

 

 

 

My new album WE’LL RISE will be released on November 24th, 2023
If you want to order a CD write to: anke.helfrich[at]t-online.de


 

Cover We´ll rise

 

 

Links:

- BR2: Weltfrauentag-jazz
- BR2 10.12.2021 with Franco Ambrosetti and Johannes Enders: www.br-klassik.de
- SRF/Switzerland: I was invited to by Jodok Hess to do a radio broadcast, celebrating the life and music of Herbie Hancock on his 80. birthday.
- Echo Jazz 2016 / Anke Helfrich Trio playing "Sagrada Familia“ youtube
- Making-of-CD-Dedication: youtube

Hemsbacher Jazztage 2023 Open air, Hemsbacher Jazztage 2023 Photo from the recording session at -Kleine Audiowelt- with sound engineer Markus Born Photo from the recording session at -Kleine Audiowelt- with sound engineer Markus Born Trio concert King Georg Cologne, Dec. 2022: Gerhard Richter Trio concert King Georg Cologne, Dec. 2022: Gerhard Richter Concert with Adrian Mears at the DHPS in Windhoek/Namibia, September 2021 Concert with Adrian Mears at the DHPS in Windhoek/Namibia, September 2021 
European Jazz Workshop in Santa Sofia/Italy, October 2021 European Jazz Workshop in Santa Sofia/Italy, October 2021 Jazztage Weinheim 1.8.2021 Anke Helfrich Trio & Adrian Mears, Jazztage Weinheim 1.8.2021, Foto: Thomas Rauch Jazztage Weinheim 1.8.2021 Anke Helfrich Trio & Adrian Mears, Jazztage Weinheim 1.8.2021, Foto: Thomas Rauch Anke Helfrich, Swakopmund 9/2021 Anke Helfrich, Swakopmund 9/2021 Jazz Federation in Hamburg photo by Frank Siemers / concert for the Jazz Federation in Hamburg / January 2020 Weinstadt Signing the great poster after a wonderful evening playing solo at the Jahnhalle Weinstadt / December 2019 Solo-Piano-Night in Ottobrunn Nice hang after the Solo-Piano-Night in Ottobrunn: Leonid Chizhik, Julia Hülsmann,Anke Helfrich, Jasper Van’t Hof, Cornelius Claudio Kreusch, Oliver Hochkeppel / December 2019 Concert in Mannheim Concert in Mannheim with my buddies / December 2019 Workshop in Bursa European Jazz School - Workshop in Bursa / November 2019 Festspiele Wetzlar Festspiele Wetzlar Cecilie Norby’s Sisters in Jazz at Ystad Jazz Festival Cecilie Norby’s Sisters in Jazz at Ystad Jazz Festival At the SWR-studio in Baden-Baden to record my radio program „Female Jazz Piano“ - it will be aired on SWR2, April 27th at 22:03 At the SWR-studio in Baden-Baden to record my radio program 'Female Jazz Piano' - it will be aired on SWR2, April 27th at 22:03 Ambassador of Weinheim, photo by Stella Kirgiane-Efremidis "Ambassador of Weinheim", photo by Stella Kirgiane-Efremidis Sketch-Jazz-Session with great artist Nicole Schneider in February 2019 Sketch-Jazz-Session with great artist Nicole Schneider in February 2019 painted by Nicole Schneider during our trio concert at the Jazzinstitut Darmstadt in December 2018 painted by Nicole Schneider during our trio concert at the Jazzinstitut Darmstadt in December 2018

 

 

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

Echo
upcoming tourdates for 2024
Anke Helfrich am Piano

18. July 2024 | Wetzlar, Wetzlarer Festspiele (Luley, Sänger, Helfrich, Frenkel)
14. June 2024 | Ettlingen, Jazzclub (Anke Helfrich Quartet)
06. June 2024 | Frankfurt, Freudenberg Jubiläum (Anke Helfrich Trio)
22. - 26. May 2024 | Marburg/Fritzlar, European Jazz School
19. May 2024 | Tübingen, LandesJazzfestival, Bechstein Zentrum (Anke Helfrich Trio)


More dates you can find at the
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