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10 Sep 2009

Jazz Concert with Anke Helfrich, Henning Sieverts, Ivan Bell

Jazz concert with Anke Helfrich - piano, Henning Sieverts - bass, Ivan Bell - drums
11 September 2009, 19:30
Auditorium, German International School, 28 Bayview Av, Tamboerskloof, Cape Town



Anke Helfrich, piano (Germany)

Anke Helfrich studied in "Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten" in the Hilversum/Netherlands.

Her studies with honors was followed by a scholarship in New York where she took lessons with the famous pianists Kenny Barron and Larry Goldings.
Anke Helfrich, piano (Germany)

Anke belongs to the prominent female jazz musicians of Europe.
Since the beginning of her career she has worked very successfully with her trio:Henning Sieverts in the double bass and Dejan Terzic on the percussion.

Numerous awards and prices (like the 1st price of the European jazz Competition and the Hennessy Jazz Search, the Invitation to the BMW Jazz Award and to the M.L.Williams Competition in Washington D.C. or the Jazz price of the city of Worms) all testify her pianistic musicality and swinging virtuosity.

Their 3rd CD "Stormproof", was just recently released and was praised by the critics and introduced in 14 German towns to an eager audience during a tour in the Spring of 2009.

Anke Helfrich played, among others, with Johnny Griffin, Jimmy Woode, Benny Bailey, Roy Hargrove, Tony Lakatos, Gianni Basso,Dave Glasser, Mark Turner, John Marshal, Nils Wogram, Jens Winther, Stacy Rowles, Keith Copeland, Johannes Pasture miller, Jochen Rueckert, Wolfgang Haffner, Martin Gjakonovski, Dejan Terzic, Manu Katch .

Her Concert Tours took her to Spain, Italy, France, Poland, Turkey, Bulgaria, Switzerland, Holland, Denmark, Sweden, Luxembourg, Lithuania, the USA, China and Malaysia - and South Africa!

Henning Sieverts, bass, cello, composition(Germany)

His playing ranges over the breadth of the music, from classic bebop and its stylistic successors through free Jazz and into the new music (“Rowohlt Jazz Lexikon”)

...born March 6, 1966 in Berlin

# begins playing cello at the age of five
# scholarship at the Berlin Conservatory 1977-84; classes in cello, piano, harmony, counterpoint and ear training
# 1983 and 1984 first prize at the national competition "Students Compose"
# since 1983 continues studying electric bass and double bass on his own, begins working in bands
# 1985-90: studies journalism in Munich; continues playing and composing
# 1990/91 member of the "Bundesjazzorchester" (National Jazz Orchestra) under the direction of Peter Herbolzheimer
# 1990 receives the Music Award from the City of Munich
# 1991: winner of the of the "International Society of Bassists" jazz competition
# 1994 Bavarian Music Award
# 2007: New German Jazz Award and New German Best Soloist Jazz Award
# since 2003: moderator of the jazz show at Bavarian Public Radio
# concerts in Albania, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Columbia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, France, Holland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Yugoslavia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Luxemburg, Libya, Mexico, Namibia, Nicaragua, Peru, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, USA, and Venezuela
# 75 CD-Productions (10 as bandleader)

Ivan Bell, drums (South Africa)

Ivan is a self taught musician; he is noted for his musicality, versatility, creativity and his groove sense. His musical career started at age 9 teaching himself to play songs off the radio on piano, then went on learning to play guitar at around 12yrs old. He performed with few local pop, rock and dance bands around town. Discovered his passion for the drums in his late teens (19 yrs old) and never looked back. He has over the years matured as a musician and has worked in many different musical environments and genres in his musical career: Jazz Trios, Big band, Afro Cuban and other Latin styles, R&B, Funk, Fusion, West African rhythms, South African music, Flamenco, Reggae, Rock, German Polka and Classical also (Appearances with Philharmonic and Symphony Orchestra. His own project "URBAN JIVE " is currently in the works. He has performed with some of South Africa's top artist such as Abdulla Ibrahim, Winston Mankunku, Tony Cedras, Darryl Andrews, Alvin and Errol Dyers, Hotep Galeta, Jennefer Jones, Vicky Sampson and many others at major venues and festivals locally and internationally.

He has appeared on many recordings.

Numerous appearances at the Cape Town International Jazz festival, Festivals in Johannesburg, P.E, Grahams Town ARTS festival and many other performances around the country. Currently on the Cape Town music scene performing with various reputable artist at top Jazz clubs, night clubs, theatres, festivals and various other music venues nightly. Conducts drum workshops around Cape Town at various venues when available. Currently teaching drums and percussion at Bishops prep school Cape Town.

This evening surely promises a jazz enjoyment on the highest level…

Musica Mundi is organizing this concert in collaboration with the German Consul General (who will be present as well) and the Goethe Institut.

Please take note that Anke will be interviewed on Friday 11 September from 13:00 on FMR

Date: 11 September 2009, 19:30

Ticket Price:R70
members: R35
students: R20 (plse produce student card)

Venue: Auditorium, German International School, 28 Bayview Av, Tamboerskloof, Cape Town
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