Henning Sieverts Foto c Konstantin Kern

The bassist, cellist and composer Henning Sieverts (born 1966 in Berlin) is considered one of the most sought-after jazz musicians and composers in Europe.

Concerts and tours have taken him to all five continents.

His discography includes over 150 productions, including 19 as a bandleader.

Sieverts has received numerous awards, including the ECHO JAZZ, the New German Jazz Prize, first prize in the jazz competition of the "International Society of Bassists" and the State Prize of the Free State of Bavaria.

He works with countless great musicians, eg Franco Ambrosetti, Jim Black, Seamus Blake, Marc Copland, Art Farmer,  Ronny Graupe, Slide Hampton, Roy Hargrove, John Hollenbeck, Jon Irabagon, Lee Konitz, Joachim Kühn, Bireli Lagrene, Nils Landgren, Jim McNeely, Jean Marie Machado, Don Menza, Michael Moore, Adam Nussbaum, Emile Parisien, Al Porcino, Verneri Pohjola, Tom Rainey, Sylvain Rifflet, Ack van Rooyen, Jorge Rossy, Jochen Rückert, Alexander von Schlippenbach, Tyshawn Sorey, Chris Speed, Loren Stillman, Aki Takase, Francois Thuillier, Pietro Tonolo, Norma Winstone, Nils Wogram, Phil Woods, Attila Zoller und die Bigbands von NDR, WDR, HR, SWR und RIAS.

In addition to his concert activities, Sieverts works intensively as a composer:

2013: world premiere of the suite "musica flora" by the "Lucerne Jazz Orchestra"

2014: artistic director of the "Tonspuren" festival at Irsee Monastery Suite "Hexacor" for string orchestra and jazz (released as a live double CD).

2016: Suite "Bach's Blüten" for chamber orchestra and jazz quartet with the EOS Chamber Orchestra Cologne

2022: World premiere of the suite "Bassolo " for solo double bass at the festival "MeranoJazz" (Italy)

2022: "Bal Contemporain" for ensemble "Lucilin" (Luxembourg, commissioned for the European Capital of Culture year "Esch 2022")

Since 2022: Director of the ensemble "Mphil Jazz" with musicians from the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, performances at the Isarphilharmonie Munich, among others

The graduate journalist (diploma from LMU Munich) has been working as a freelance presenter of "Jazztime" at Bayerischer Rundfunk since 2003.

Since 2011, Henning Sieverts has been teaching jazz double bass at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Munich. He also regularly gives workshops for jazz bass, cello and composition at music academies in Chicago, Zurich, Lucerne, Bern, Stuttgart, Cologne, Frankfurt, Hanover, Leizpig, Osnabrück, Mannheim, Nuremberg and Würzburg, as well as in Indonesia, Madagascar, South Africa, Bolivia, Mexico and Chile. 

© Foto: Konstantin Kerl