Birgitta Flick

Birgitta Flick, a composer and saxophonist, lives in Berlin. She studied Jazz and saxophone at the Jazz-Institut Berlin (UdK), and the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. Current projects are her Berlin-based quartet and the German-Swedish-Finnish band Flickstick, with whom she won the 2012 Jazz Baltica Forderpreis. Other work by Ms. Flick includes playing in a duo featuring New York pianist Carol Liebowitz, The Nico Lohmann Quintet and drummer Sebastian Voegler’s Stockholm based band Fluxmaschine. The Elsa Neumann Scholarship of Berlin sponsored her research and composition project about traditional Swedish music in 2011-12. Double Moon Records released the resulting suite in April 2016. It was performed by Lina Nyberg (singer), Silke Eberhard, Nico Lohmann (alto, saxophone, flute) as well as the Birgitta Flick quartet. Jazz thing Next Generation released the quartet’s debut CD “Yingying” in 2013. Other CD productions include Flickstick’s 2018 and 2014 “Flickstick” albums, and the Flickstick quintet (Merging Circles in 2016 and Miracle in 2013). She has toured the USA, Bahrain, Sweden and the Middle East on concert tours. In winter 2014-15, she traveled to New York to spend three months with Connie Crothers, including private study sessions. Festival appearances included Elbjazz in Hamburg and JazzBaltica as well as Jazzwoche Burghausen, Cairo Jazz Festival, Jazzwoche Burghausen, Jazzwoche Burghausen, and JazzBaltica. Since 2013 Birgitta also contributes to the monthly Psalmton Jazz Pop Services at Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedachtnis-Kirche in Berlin – both as a performer, composer and coordinator. Since 2015 she also serves as the musical coordinator of the summer concert series ,,In Spirit” at the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedachtnis- Kirche. She was awarded a City of Berlin scholarship in 2017 to help her realize a new improvisational project with Carol Liebowitz. After spending a month in New York City during the fall 2017, they recorded the music for the new album at Octaven Studio in the beginning November 2017. Leo Records released “Malita Malika” in August 2018. Birgitta and her Berlin quartet released “Color Studies”, their latest album, on Double Moon Records/Challenge on October 5, 2018. This was supported by Initiative Musik gGmbH. Birgitta is also a master student at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, where she composes jazz. Birgitta teaches jazz improvisation and saxophone in Berlin. from

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