ETHIOPIAN SOUL & JAZZ
Feven Yoseph Trio
Amani Africa Festival
Gorki Theater – Amnesty International
Inspirit – Kaiser Wilhelm Gedächtniskirche
Feven Yoseph Trio
Feven Yoseph wuchs auf in Dessie, einer der größten äthiopischen Städte am nordöstlichen Rand des Hochlands von Abessinien. In Addis Abeba, der Hauptstadt Äthiopiens, studierte sie an der Mekane Jesus School of Jazz music, wo sie bald auch als erste Gesangsdozentin Äthiopiens eine Gesangsklasse aufbaute. Bald darauf nimmt sie ihr erstes Album „chanting soul“ mit führenden Musikern der Jazzszene Äthiopiens auf. The release of this album was eagerly awaited, because with her songs she tears down the prevailing barriers and builds bridges between the so often separated worlds: She combines spiritual and secular music, combines Ethiopian styles with jazz, reggae, soul and RnB and finally uses their ethio jazz as a mouthpiece for openness, spirituality and progress in their own country.
Marcus Rust studied jazz trumpet and piano at the HfM in Dresden from 2005 to 2011. He also plays in Duo ZIA with the church organist Christian Grosch. For their creative and unorthodox merging of Arabic singing with modern jazz elements, Marcus and his band MASAA were awarded the Bremen Jazz Prize in 2012, the Ruth Sponsorship Prize at TFF Rudolstadt in 2015 and the German Record Critics' Prize in 2017.
acoustic & electric guitar
Fritz Bayer studied jazz guitar at the HfM Dresden from 2009 to 2014 with Stephan Bormann and Reentko, among others. He currently lives and works as a guitarist, composer and producer in Berlin.
In addition to jazz, he is particularly at home in reggae, funk and soul and tours regularly with bands from international artists such as the reggae stars Stranger Cole and Pat Kelly, and soul singers such as Sera Kalo and Jen Dale.
FELIX OTTO JACOBI
double bass, electric bass
Felix-Otto Jacobi studied bass at the HfM Dresden. He is co-founder of the jazz series “Featurering” and a member of the “Ring Ensemble” (Enja Records).
Felix played with Thomas Quasthoff, Rolf Kühn, Marko Lackner, Markus Stockhausen, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Gitte Häning, DJ Illvibe, Clara Hill and Katharina Frank, among others. He lives and works as a teacher, accompanist and composer in Berlin.
drums & percussion
Jakob Hegner began studying drums at the HfM Dresden in 2016. Prior to this, as a drummer and producer he worked with artists such as Conkarah, Celine Rudolph, Still in the woods, Olicia, Katiju, Nouk and many more. Jakob and his bands won the 6th creole global music contest 2017 and the 10th European Burghauser Junior Jazz Prize 2018. He also plays with LUT, LELÉKA and Tatiana Nova.
FEVEN YOSEPH KEBEDE