Worldwide Sax Alliance (WSA) & JazzDayGermany presents Hendrika Entzian
Hendrika Entzian studied double bass in Hamburg, then in Cologne from 2009. In addition to participating in various projects in Cologne, she increasingly focused on composition and subsequently completed a master's degree in jazz arrangement and composition in Cologne. She regularly writes and arranges for large ensembles such as the Cologne Subway Jazz Orchestra. Her composition "Weekdays" was included in the "Future Music" program of the BujazzO composition competition 2016.
Since January 2012, Hendrika Entzian has been collaborating in her quartet with saxophonist Maxi Jagow (for whom Matthew Halpin stepped in in 2016) as well as Simon Seidl (piano) and Fabian Arends (drums).
In 2014, she won 3rd prize at the Hansjürg Hensler Jazz Competition. Her composition "Krance" reached the finals of the Katowice International Composition Competition. She also received a jazz/pop scholarship for female musicians at the Cologne University of Music and Dance.
In the fall of 2017, Hendrika was invited to participate in the Arrangers Workshop of the Dutch Metropolis Orkest and write an arrangement for guest soloist Kandace Springs. In the same year, she was awarded the 2018 WDR Jazz Prize in the composition category.
Worldwide Sax Alliance (WSA) & JazzDayGermanyWorldwide Sax Alliance (WSA)
We present our international collaboration with the WSA. Through this partnership, we aim to build a cultural bridge between Latin American, European and American artists by creating a professional alliance for promotional, communicative and future face-to-face activities, creating additional sources of income for musicians in these difficult times.
The Worldwide Sax Alliance (WSA) is an international organization founded at the beginning of the pandemic (2020) by Uruguayan saxophonist Patricia Lopez. Based in Montevideo, WSA aims to promote and support the work of outstanding musicians of all instruments and musical genres.
Thanks to our active presence in social networks, constant dissemination and joint work, the WSA and JazzDayGermany attract the attention of connoisseurs, enthusiasts, journalists and professional musicians from all over the world, strengthening our mutual collaboration and confirming that "The alliance between musicians is the energy that moves us".
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