Worldwide Sax Alliance (WSA) & JazzDayGermany presents Maik Krahl
Maik Krahl is a German jazz musician.
Born in 1991 in Bautzen, Maik Krahl started playing the trumpet at an early age of being just eight years old. After studying Jazz at the Carl Maria von Weber Hochschule in Dresden he started a Master of Music Jazz Improvising Artist at the Folkwang Universität der Künste Essen. His most influencing teachers were Till Brönner, Malte Burba and the American Jazz trumpet player Ryan Carniaux..
Besides playing with his own band, you can hear Krahl regularly with the quintet Unit 5, which won the Jazzstipendium jazz@undesigned in 2018. Furthermore, he is a steady part of the Subway Jazz Orchestra in Cologne. With this big band he recorded three albums—Primal Scream (2015), State of Mind (2016), and Richbeck Suite (2018)—so far.
His current album "Fraction" was released by Challenge Records in 2020.
Concerts brought him to Greece, Guinea-Bissau, Canada, Croatia, Lithuania, Austria, Senegal, and the US. Traveling the world allowed him to work with musicians like John Clayton, Kurt Elling, Herb Geller, Benny Green, Jeff Hamilton, Ingrid Jensen, John Ruocco, and Jiggs Whigham.
Besides working as an artist, Maik Krahl teaches trumpet at the Offenen Jazz Haus Schule in Cologne.
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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