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German jazz band to rock Hanoi's pedestrian street this weekend
Jenna Duong 21:44, 2023/05/13
The musical performance is Germany's contribution to the EU's cultural event in Hanoi, which aims to offer an unforgettable exploration of the diversity of European cultures.

The music event is organized by the Delegation of the European Union (EU) and EU member countries in Hanoi as part of the "European Village 2023" project.

 Female jazz musician Kira Linn. Photo: Goethe Institut Indonesia

A jazz night titled "Illusion" will be performed by German artist Kira Linn and her music called Linntett on May 14 at 6pm at Ly Thai To Monument, Hoan Kiem Lake Pedestrian Street.

Inspired by international contemporary artists such as Billie Eilish, Hiatus Kaiyote and Bon Iver, the "Illusion" features a wide range of music, from jazz to pop, indie to electro, neo-soul and R&B, or somewhere between authentic jazz gesture, neo-soul romanticism and late-irreverent Nintendo pop, all played by three saxophonists accompanied by Rhodes, electric bass and drums.
This is the first time Kira Linn's brand has toured in Asia, at the invitation of the Goethe-Institut Southeast Asia.

In addition, the band will also have a collaboration concert with Hanoi Brass Community on May 15 at 7 pm at the Goethe Institute Auditorium in Hanoi.

According to the Goethe-Institut Hanoi, this combination aims to offer the audience a unique experience of the music of two different German and Vietnamese arts.

Kira Linn was born in 1993 and has played baritone saxophone since 2008. During her school days, she gained a lot of great band experience through concerts, competitions, and tours.

 Kira Linn’s recent album "Illusion" (2023) reflects the mixed emotions she experienced during the pandemic. Photo: Goethe Institut Indonesia

After graduating, Kira studied jazz saxophone and pedagogy at the University of Music Nuremberg with Klaus Graf, Steffen Schorn, and Stefan Karl Schmid. From 2018 until 2020, she studied the master’s program at the Jazzcampus in Basel under the guidance of Guillermo Klein, Domenic Landolf, and Mark Turner.

As a member of the “Hessian State Youth Jazz Orchestra”, Kira could play concerts in South Africa and New York City.

She also played with the “Sunday Night Orchestra” from Nuremberg and the “Swiss Jazz Orchestra”, subbed at the “Frankfurt Radio Bigband” and the “Zurich Jazz Orchestra” and worked as a band leader.

The artist founded her own band called Linntett in 2016 and has regularly toured worldwide since then.

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