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Annika Francke

saxophonist . jazz . improvisation

"On The Deep End the bass clarinetist duo Tieftonfraktion offers a beautiful collection of musical miniatures. Each piece is carefully arranged and orchestrated into a distinctive gem. Each offers a cohesive statement with an intimate, relaxed and inpretentious spirit, where interpretation and improvisation flow seamlessly into one another.

The Deep End presents a very enjoyable set of tunes with a wide variety of styles and moods. It includes elements of the blues, chamber music, tango rhythms, chorales, jazz waltzes, plaintive unison lines and humour, all delivered with clarity and elegance.The very unusual instrumental pairing offers an intriguing and rewarding musical journey that is full of surprises. Enjoy!"                                                                                                                                          

 

Jorge Rossy

ABOUT 

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Tiefton
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Annika Francke . Bassclarinet . Alto Saxophone
George Ricci . Bassclarinet . Clarinet
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This unique duo features two of a kind. Ricci and Francke share a wild sense of humour - not only at playing but also composing tunes for their little band.

Categorizing these two so called jazz musicians isn't an easy thing as they use whatever they find wherever they want to write and play new and new/old pieces.

Since their launch in 2014 they have gained a solid band sound, piled up numerous compositions forming a huge repertoire and played over 50 concerts at different locations in and around Basel, Switzerland. Their ability to find the right music for the right place in the right moment is being flexibly carried out by a well balanced choice of instrumentation as well as register for each song.

Two bass clarinets are the center pieces of this unique small pair. Alto saxophone or clarinet may be added occasionally.

WEBSITE HERE + VIDEO HERE + IMPRO HERE

 

Annika Francke (*1987) is a saxophonist and bass clarinetist, one-woman-labelist (UMZU records) from Bremen creatively active between Basel and Barcelona.

Her musical activities take action in various jazz and experimental acoustic and electro-acoustic duo constellations at live shows and performances in the front as well as producing different sorts of tiny-shiny-edgy-acid experimental interactions with samplers and sequencers in a minimalist secret mobile laboratory. 

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The most recent release is The Deep End  by Tieftonfraktion and can be found on bandcamp.

Next release will be an experimental EP by blind opera from Barcelona, Spain in summer 2022.

also:

Single "QUEEN WASP" & Video out soon with singer KARIN OSPELT.

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Annika Francke . Alto Saxophone . Tube . Toys
Joni Muñoz aka SIGIL . Drums . Stuff
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El grup NN està format per la saxofonista Annika Francke i el bateria Joni Sigil. Aquests músics d'avantguarda són adoradors del caos i el desordre positiu el qual utilitzen per fer una música carregada de textures, energia i brutalitat, però a la vegada subtil i controlada. Dos intèrprets de l'espontaneïtat més pura s'han ajuntat per perfilar contrastos compartint la seva afició per a sons quasi insignificants – celebrant justament la discutible irel·levància d'aquells.

Dúo nascut gràcies al festival de Banyoles femjazz, vénen a posar tot el pulmó i el cor a aquesta oportunitat acustica.

VIDEO HERE!

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telQUEL
Annika Francke . Alto Saxophone
Maleen Sutter . Double Bass

telQUEL started playing jazzstandards in French streets in 2014. Performing in duo format allowed Francke und Sutter to explore different musical concepts in a flexible yet informal way.

Soon after starting off as a Womens' jazz duo their own compositions as well as freely improvised music and noises started forming the repertoire of telQUEL who in the meantime have grown into a fine musical duo sharing the passion of playing simple, honest acoustic music with an ironic breeze.

VIDEO HERE + VIDEO HEREVIDEO HERE

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KAPUTTZONE
Annika Francke . Alto Saxophone
Marc Cuevas . Double Bass
Carlos Falanga . Druma 

This is a work trio. Just that. The three young gangsters, close neighbours, friends and comlices in music meet whenever possible in the practice room for sessions. And just any time they want to convert their energy into total music they do so. KAPUTTZONE cherish the tradition of American jazz from the 40s/50s/60s.

The trio plays jazz standards and share their passion of playing together the music they totally love and wish to revive.

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Dalmau Boada . Guitars . FX & Loops
Annika Francke . Saxophone . Slidetube . Chimes & Trash

Mau & Annika met each other following an invitation by Víctor Nubla of the GTS team in Gràcia Barcelona.

After playing a blind-date session in April 2018 of which they published selected 5 tracks + 1 remix they started working on their EP "BOIL" in december 2018 which has seen a lot of transitions and rebirths and remixing ..... and will soon be released on UMZU records.

MINIATUR
Annika Francke . producing .bassclarinet . alto saxophone . chimes . synths . fields . toys . joys
 

More to come yet some way done. I enjoy organizing sounds into something that charms myself, makes me laugh and makes me dream. 

In the playlist below you can find some old songs. Some have never been played life, some have sounded like jazz. 

Offering these to others, too, is my way of sharing what I have made in the past 15 years and still do like.

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Concerts

 

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CONCERT NEWS WILL BE PUBLISHED HERE

The Deep End Releasetour 2022 is recently being organized and will presumably take place in midnovember. So Stay tuned!

The archive with all the gigs since 2017 recently broke down. TIME FOR SOMETHING NEW!

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artwork by karin ospelt
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Annika Francke by Tjefa Wegener
booking
For booking requests and all sorts of questions please send a message.
For downloading press information click on one of the links below.

EPK Tieftonfraktion​              EPK blind opera              EPK QUEENWASP                EPK telQUEL