Johanna Weckesser is a Berlin based musician - guitarist, composer, improvisor and singer. She is regularly touring through whole Germany and parts of Europe.
"Telekom Streetgigs" Hannover (support for "Clueso"), "International Jazzclub A-Trane" Berlin, "Übel und Gefährlich" Hamburg, "Idealbar" Copenhagen
Appearances in - TV (TV2 Lorry DK), Newspapers (Zeit Online) and various Radiostations
old DDR Rundfunk Nalepastr (Berlin) with "Johanna Weckesser Quartet" and "Bluehead&Robin"
radiobuellebrueck/Tobias Siebert (Berlin) and Atomino Studios (Erfurt) with Lasse Matthiessen
Recall Studios (South France) with Philippe Caillat
Johanna has been sharing the stage with Kurt Rosenwinkel(US), Greg Cohen(US), Ingo Pohlmann (DE), Lasse Matthiessen (DK) and many excellent young musicians from the European musicscene, such as:
Raphael Meinhart (AT), Christian Tschuggnall (AT), Moritz Baumgaertner (DE), Liz Kosack (US), Manuel Schmiedel (DE/NYC), Igor Spallati (IT) Bernhard Meyer (DE), Zola Mennenoeh (DE)
Johanna was a first prize winner of "'Jugend Musiziert" several times.
Others about her:
"Johanna Weckesser is the freshest new voice in improvisational music I have heard in many years. Her musical persona darts from a tropical butterfly to a cosmic meteorite shower without batting an eyelash. She is perhaps the only young musician I could imagine to actually inspire one of the old guards like Ornette, Pharoah and David Murray. As a guitarist, she is one of the most gifted of her generation. As an improvisor, she is perhaps the start of a new movement in more meaningful creative expression."
Greg Cohen (bassist with Ornette Coleman, Tom Waits, Woody Allen etc.)
"Johanna was my student and already after the very first contact I knew, that here I saw a special and outstanding musician. It didn't take much time, and we started playing in a duo together besides the lessons. A great guitarist and composer with fantastic and colorful potential. I am looking forward to see her grow."
Philippe Caillat (FR)
For more information/booking requests:
0049 176 23471566
All Photos and ,Hypersense Freddy' Text by Liz Kosack
All Videos by Kai Eiermann, sound by Charis Karantzas
Webgestaltung: Johanna Weckesser
Programming & helping hands: conArte Medien
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