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Seefelder, Jurgen

Seefelder, Jurgen, tenor and soprano saxophone and flute; b. Memmingen, Germany, 19 May 1954. His parents are Hans and Anneliese Seefelder. His sisters are Claudia and Birgit Seefelder.

In 1975, Seefelder studied at the Austrian State University for Music in Graz. In 1980, he was a teacher at the Munich Jazz School (Joe Haider) and won a German Recording Academy Prize. In 1986, he was a member of the European Broadcasting Union Big Band (EBU). In 1987, he was head of the Munich Learning Center for Saxophone (MAZS) and did a "Jazz in Concert" performance with the Brazilian band Azimuth. In 1987, he did a "Jazz in Concert" performance with Lew Soloff. In 1989, he won a Music Award from the city of Munich, did a ZDF TV production with the Harold Ruschenbaum Big Band and a solo production with the Metropol Orchestra under Rob Pronk. In  1990, he was first tenor saxophone chair with the South German Radio Big Band under Erwin Lehn. In 1990, he made recordings with Bill Holman, Terry Gibbs, Rob McConnell, and Manny Albam. In 1993, he was professor for saxophone, ensemble, and jazz theory at the College of Music and the Arts in Mannheim, Germany. In 1997, he did an International Saxophone Workshop in Marktoberdorf with Lee Konitz, Thomas Zoller, Roman Schwaller, and James Moody. He's done concerts and recordings with Vienna Art Orchestra, Al Porcino Bigband, Frank St.Peter- Different Faces, Klaus Weiss Quartett, Dusco Goykovich Quintett, Jorg Reiter, Johannes Faber, Bobby Burgess- Bigband Explosion, Dave King, Tom van der Geld, HR-Bigband, Essiet Okun Essiet, John Marshall Quintet, Bill Dobbins, Aladar Pege, Peter O'Mara, Barbara Dennerlein, Marc Abrams, Karl Ratzer, Keith Copeland, Wilson de Oliveira, Gunter Lenz, Roman Schwaller, Russ Spiegel, Aladar Pege etc. He's played festivals such as Saalfelden(A), Velden(A), Luzern(CH), Leverkusen, Frankfurt, Jazztage Berlin(D),Vilshofen, Erding, JIM-Munchen, Burghausen, Jazzfruhling Kempten, Jazzgipfel Stuttgart, Ludwigsburg, Jazzfest Mannheim, Fruhling Festival Budapest etc.

Headwinds; Jurgen Seefelder meets Azimuth: Rio de Janeiro; The Standard Project; Jurgen Seefelder & Thomas Stabenow: Visitation; Seefelder/ Copeland/ Ratzer/ Abrams: Naide; Frank Foster & Jurgen Seefelder: Live at the Feuerwache Mannheim; Seefelder/ May/ Stabenow: Straight Horn; Ensemble Officium mit Jurgen Seefelder: Sound of a Cathedral
As sideperson:
Joe Malinga: Tears for the Children of Soweto; Breath: T.comes to Town; Joe Malinga: Southern Africa Force: Sandile; Harald Ruschenbaum: Double Faces; Seefelder: Harald Ruschenbaum: Sax & Brass , Rondo; Barbara Dennerlein: Bebap; Carlo Mombelli: Abstractions; Joe Nay: Message; Azimuth: Volta a Turma; Munich Saxophone Family: Family Life; SDR Bigband: 40 Jahre Erwin Lehn; SDR Bigband + Rob McConnell & Manny Albam; Marco Piludu: Room 626; SDR Bigband + Bill Holman: My Instrument is the Orchestra; Munich Saxophone Family: Balanced; Franz Weyerer Quintett: For You; Munich Saxophone Family: Soul Music; Frankfurt Jazz Bigband: Live im Titania, Tribute to Duke Ellington; Munich Saxophone Family: Survival Song; Lazaro Ros & Conjunto Sol Nasciente: Ori Bata; Russ Spiegel: Twilight

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