Bass

Born 1966 in Berlin, Henning Sieverts is one of the major jazz musicians in Europe. He plays concerts on all five continents.

Sieverts works with countless great musicians, eg Franco Ambrosetti, Samus Blake, Marc Copland, Art Farmer, Martin France, Slide Hampton, Roy Hargrove, John Hollenbeck, Jon Irabagon, Lee Konitz, Joachim Kühn, Bireli Lagrene, Nils Landgren, Christof Lauer, Ngyen Le, Jim McNeely, Jean Marie Machado, Rick Margitza, Don Menza, Michael Moore, Adam Nussbaum, Emile Parisien, Al Porcino, Verneri Pohjola, Tom Rainey, Sylvain Rifflet, Ack van Rooyen, Jorge Rossy, Jochen Rückert, Koichi Saito, Alexander von Schlippenbach, Tyshawn Sorey, Chris Speed, Loren Stillman, Aki Takase, Francois Thuillier, Pietro Tonolo, Cuong Vu, Norma Winstone, Phil Woods, Attila Zollerand the Radio Bigbands of NDR, WDR, HR, SWR and RIAS.

Henning Sieverts` bass and cello playing can be heard on more than 140 CD productions (17 as a leader).

Sieverts has won numerous awards: f.e. winner of »International Society of Bassists« jazz competition, Echo Jazz Award, New German Jazz Award, Bavarian Music Award.

Intense work as a composer: 2013 First performance of his suite “musica flora« by »Lucerne Jazz Orchestra«, 2014 Artistic director at festival »Tonspuren« at Kloster Irsee (Bavaria), several premieres, eg the suite »Hexacor« for string orchestra and jazz double quartet 2016: First premiere of his suite »Bach´s Blüten« by EOS Chamber Orchestra Cologne with Jazz Soloists.

Henning Sieverts works on a regular base as a composer and arranger for the new music ensemble »Lucilin« in Luxemburg.

He is a studied journalist (Diploma at LMU Munich) and presents a jazz broadcast at the Bayerische Rundfunk (Bavarian Public Radio).

Beside his work as bass and ensemble teacher at HMTM, Henning Sieverts leads workshops and master classes at other universities, eg in Zurich, Lucerne, Berne, Cologne, Mannheim, Leipzig, Stuttgart, Würzburg and Nürnberg.

www.henningsieverts.de