Hello dear all,
I hope you’re enjoying the summer so far!
In June I spend some time in beautiful Florence and played concerts with my great
colleagues Arne Huber, Claudio Sbrolli and Giovanni Pecchioli.
Million thanks to the German Institut in Florence and the European University Institute for making this musical experience possible.
After a full week teaching at the Academy in Remscheid with a wonderful team of
teachers and hard working students, I was invited to play
an open air concert as part of the Festspiele Wetzlar at their unique amphitheater.
The week after I was happy to play with the great Caecilie Norby and her band at the
Ystad Jazz Festival. It was a joy to see many of my friends again
and play together at that gorgeous historic venue. I am looking forward to more
upcoming concerts with Caecilie in the fall and next spring in Danmark,
Germany and Switzerland.
At the moment I am preparing the second episode of my SWR2 radio show „Female Jazz
Piano“, honoring the music and careers of all these amazing
women and role models. The next show will be aired on October 26. and will also be
available at the SWR2 mediathek online.
I am looking forward to play a concert with Achille Succi and Batu Salliel's band at
Nardis Jazz Club in Istanbul/Turkey in November. Many thanks to
the Jazzverband Baden-Württemberg for supporting this great project. The rest of
that week I will be teaching at the Uludag University in Bursa/Turkey
for the European Jazz School, an always inspiring workshop with talented students
from Turkey, Italy, Poland and Germany.
I can’t wait to play more concerts with my wonderful trio soon and to reunite with
great trombonist Adrian Mears. More jury work and other things
are coming up and in December I will also play some more solo concerts and share the
stage with fantastic colleagues. I will keep you posted.
Hope to see you somewhere! Best wishes,
- Persönlichkeit mit Vision
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
"Ambassador of Weinheim", photo by Stella Kirgiane-Efremidis
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
Concert with my trio featuring trumpet legend Franco Ambrosetti in Heppenheim, November 2018
Anke Helfrich & Angelika Niescier Duo live at Jazzschmiede Düsseldorf
Award-Ceremony at the Jazzinstitut Darmstadt. Photo by Michael Frank
Award-Ceremony at the Jazzinstitut Darmstadt with Arndt Weidler, Alex Schildhauer,
Anke Helfrich, Ben Schmidt, Ramon Valle Trio and his wife Marret, Peter Klohmann.
Photo by Gunnar Fuchs
Concert Anke Helfrich Trio in Bari October 2017
Anke Helfrich Trio at Katowice JazzArt Festival/Poland
concert in Russia // photo by Friedhelm Schulz
rehearsal with Archie Shepp’s band // photo by: main noir / st.tropez
- Kraftvoll, elegant und fantasiereich
- Am Mikrofon die Pianistin Anke Helfrich
- Echo Jazz 2016 / Anke Helfrich Trio playing "Sagrada Familia“ youtube
- Making-of-CD-Dedication: youtube
- Köpfe der Bergstraße
11. November 2019 | Istanbul/TUR, Rehearsal (Batu Salliel, Achille Succi, Anke Helfrich etc.)
08. November 2019 | Ingolstadt, Jazztage (Cæcilie Norby’s Sisters in Jazz)
01. - 03. November 2019 | Berlin, Jury Bechstein Competition
25. October 2019 | Bjerringbro/DK, Cæcilie Norby’s Sisters in Jazz
24. October 2019 | Rødovre/DK, Viften, Cæcilie Norby’s Sisters in Jazz
04. - 07. September 2019 | Ettlingen, Birdland, Jazzworkshop
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