Johannes Enders

Johannes Enders, a saxophonist, is a versatile and distinctive player. He has played with many artists, including Roy Hargrove, Lester Bowie and post-rock band the Notwist. Enders was born in a small town near Munich. He took up the sax at 14 and continued his classical music studies at Munich Conservatory. After graduating in 1988, Enders continued his studies at the Jazz Institute of Graz (Austria) with Jerry Bergonzi and Dave Liebman. Enders was awarded the first prize in both 1989 and 1991 at the International Jazz Competition. Enders was recommended to New York’s New School for a scholarship. Here he studied jazz with legends like Branford Marsalis, Jimmy Cobb and Jimmy Cobb. Enders recorded with Joe Baudisch and Joe Locke during this period. He also made his debut as a bandleader for 1992’s Reflections of South Africa. This album was recorded in Capetown. Enja Records released 1993’s Discoveries, 1998’s Bright Nights, and 1999’s Home Ground. Allmusic

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