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I hope you had a great start into 2018 and life is treating you well!
Last year was wonderful and very busy. With my trio we played some fantastic venues
in Germany, Poland, Russia and toured beautiful Italy.
After receiving the Hessische Jazzpreis 2017, I am very honored and grateful to receive the "Bluebird Award 2018" at the Jazzinstitut Darmstadt this week. Since 1994 this award was given to many of my idols like Johnny Griffin, Benny Golson, Eddie Palmieri, B.B. King, Mike Hennessy, Wolfgang Lauth, Gudrun Endress, Werner Wunderlich and many more. It is awarded by „beyond blue-connection“ in collaboration with creaActive e.V. located in Weinheim. After the presentation there will be a concert by the great trio of pianist Ramon Valle.
This week I will play duo again with formidable saxophonist Angelika Niescier in Ismaning. Later this year she will join my trio at an open air concert in Frankfurt’s beautiful Palmengarten.
Further I am looking forward to other exciting things coming up and to once again an other Italian tour with my trio! We can’t wait to see the sun again…the winter is just too long!!
Hope to hear from you and see you very soon again!
Links: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
|upcoming tourdates for 2018|
15. April 2018 | Heidelberg, SAP Jazz x persönlich (Manuel J. Hartung & Anke Helfrich Trio)
More dates you can find at the