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Anke Helfrich

Hello everybody,

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.
We have met many old and new friends and have shared great experiences with lovely people from all over the world.
It also was such a joy, to play with all these fantastic women at the Berlin Philharmonic under the artistic direction of Terri Lyne Carrington. There are so many amazing women in music today!

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!!
I also did a radio broadcast with DLF that will be aired very soon, I’ll keep you posted!

Hope to hear from you and see you very soon again!

Best wishes,




- Interview jazz facts hr2, May 24. 2017.
- Echo Jazz 2016 / Anke Helfrich Trio playing "Sagrada Familia“ youtube
- Making-of-CD-Dedication: youtube

Concert Anke Helfrich Trio in Bari October 2017 Concert Anke Helfrich Trio in Bari October 2017 Anke Helfrich Trio at Katowice JazzArt Festival/Poland Anke Helfrich Trio at Katowice JazzArt Festival/Poland concert in Russia concert in Russia // photo by Friedhelm Schulz concert in Russia rehearsal with Archie Shepp’s band // photo by: main noir / st.tropez



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

Anke in NY
upcoming tourdates for 2018
Anke Helfrich am Piano

15. April 2018 | Heidelberg, SAP Jazz x persönlich (Manuel J. Hartung & Anke Helfrich Trio)
03.-06. April 2018 | Freinsheim, Jazzworkshop
18.-23. March 2018 | Frankfurt, Messe/Halle414 Exhibition "IN MOTION" (Luminale)
24. February 2018 | Tübingen Freies Radio, Jazztalk at studio (broadcast on March 17. 2018)
23. February 2018 | Ismaning, Kallmann Museum (Angelika Niescier & Anke Helfrich Duo)
22. February 2018 | Darmstadt, Jazzinstitut (Bluebird Award A. Helfrich / Concert Ramon Valle Trio)

More dates you can find at the
live section.