SILKE EBERHARD

saxophonist / clarinetist / composer

about

“Her mastery of both 
instruments is impressive, but so is her take on music: it is fun, it 
is light-footed, rhythmically and structurally complex, emotional and
 technically superb.” (Freejazz Stef)

Silke Eberhard is a saxophonist, clarinetist and composer based in Berlin. In addition to her long-standing trio with Jan Roder and Kay Lübke she leads her wind quartet Potsa Lotsa that interprets the compositional work of Eric Dolphy and her septett Potsa Lotsa Plus. She works with many collective ensembles including a duo with Ulrich Gumpert, a duo with drummer Alex Huber, the trio I am Three.
She performed and/or recorded with numerous musicians of the international jazzscene such as Aki Takase, David Liebman, Wayne Horvitz, Dave Burrell, Gerry Hemingway, Michael Zerang, Hannes Zerbe a.m.o.
CDs on record labels like Jazzwerkstatt, Not Two, Leo, INTAKT, Intuition document her work. Her album Potsa Lotsa Love Suite Plus plays by Eric Dolphy was awarded the Prize of the German Record Critics 2015/1.

Silke Eberhard

SCHOLARSHIPS/AWARDS and ARTIST RESIDENCIES
2017 Residency @ Elastic Arts Chicago (USA)
2016 fellowship @Omi international Arts Center / Music Omi, Ghent USA)
2015/1 Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik “Bestenliste / German Record Critics Award
2015 Jazzstipendium Berlin Senate – Research and Composition Project Eric Dolphy Washington DC
2015 (April) Artist in Residence, Peter Kowald Gesellschaft/Ort e.V. Wuppertal
2013 Jazzstipenium Berlin Senate
2012 (May) Artist in Residence, Stadtmühle Willisau/CH
2011 internationaler Jazzpreis der Nürnberger Nachrichten
2009 Jazzstipendium Berlin Senate – project complete works of Eric Dolphy
2009 Dorothea-Erxleben Stipendium, Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover
2007 10. Jazzpott – “best progressive artist” (Philharmonie Essen/Plakatkunsthof Rüttenscheid)
2007 DAAD scholarship (docent at Pontificia Universidad de Bogotá/Colombia)
2005 Jazzprize Studioprojekt of the Berlin Senate (Silke Eberhard Quartet)
2005 DAAD Scholarship (guest professor at Pontificia Universidad de Bogotá/Colombia)

FESTIVALS (selection):
Berliner Jazztage 2000, 2013, 2015 – Enjoy Jazz 2007, 2008 – Yokohama Impromusica Festival (Japan) 2008, Veronajazz (Italy) 2008 – Brugge Jazz (Belgium) 2008 – Molde (Norway) 2010 – Edinburgh (UK) 2010 – Jazz im Goethe Garten, Lisbon (Portugal) 2010 – Willisau Jazzfestival (CH) 2011 – JIM Festival Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen and Shenyang (China) 2012 -Ottawa Jazz Festial, Victoria Jazz Festival, Vancouver Jazz Festival/Canada (2013) – Novara Jazz and Angelica (Italy) 2014, Umbrella Chicago/USA (2014)

TEACHING
* 2004 and 2005 guestprofessor at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana de Bogotá (Colombia).
* Workshops 2007 guest dozente Pontificia Universidad Javeriana de Bogotá (Colombia).
* 2009-2011 teaching assignment/lecturer at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover

Fotos by Manuel Miethe

 

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