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Nicole Johänntgen, jazz saxophonist, composer, and coach, tours Europe-wide with her band "Henry" and her solo program. Her second solo album was released in June 2022 on her label "Selmabird Records". She has produced 20 albums to date and received numerous awards. Johänntgen also performs internationally as a guest soloist at the invitation of various bands and is given the artistic direction to put together projects for festivals. Her focus is on live playing, studio recording, and mentoring. Thus, in 2022, she will increasingly conduct workshops for young people, as well as adults, who want to expand their knowledge in music, in jazz. In 2015 she founded the "Kids Jazz Club" and in 2013 the music business workshop SOFIA Support Of Female Improvising Artists to support young female jazz musicians in self-management and networking. Nicole Johänntgen's musical career began 28 years ago. At the age of six on the piano and years later she found her way to the saxophone and jazz as well as pop. First, she founded her Saarland band "Nicole Jo" at the age of 17, of which there are now six albums. She quickly expanded her radius. Played in America with the Sisters in Jazz (2003). Was a member of the European Swinging Jazz Orchestra, the IASJ International Association of Jazz of Schools, and the Dutch Rembrandt Frerichs project. Nicole Johänntgen studied jazz/popular music at the State Academy of Music in Mannheim, Germany, and has lived in Switzerland with her family since 2005.
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