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Happiness For A Moment     (10.10.2008)
Hunter / Dancer     (14.04.2006)

Genre: Jazz

Romantic, poetic, acoustic

The groups name So.Weiss, echoed in the title of the piece So White, derives from a line of dramatic dialogue between Lady Macbeth and her husband just after the latter has killed the king and his unscrupulous wife wants to wash away his feelings of guilt a symbolic scene for just this fluctuation between light and dark that in the course of the album journeys between Scandinavia, old Britain and young Berlin.

So Weiss LIVE at Kulturbrauerei Berlin "The End Of Me":

Video produced by D-Zentral


Susanne Folk

  • born as a German/American on May 3rd 1978 in Braunschweig, Germany
  • 1988 started playing piano
  • 1992 started playing the saxophone
  • 1993/94 went to school in Lawrenceville, New Jersey and won a „Special Music Department Prize for Outstanding contributions to the Instrumental Programm“
  • 1996 winner at „Jugend Jazzt“ in Lower Saxony
  • played in following Bigbands:
    • 1997-99 in the Youth Jazz Orchestra of Lower Saxony lead by Bernhard Mergner and toured through Russia
    • 1999-2001 in the Youth Jazz Orchestra of Germany lead by Peter Herbolzheimer
    • 2001 in the European Jazz Youth Orchestra lead by Benjamin Hermann and toured through Europe

  • 1998-2001 studied Jazz Music at the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen with Hugo Read and Peter Herborn
  • 2001-2004 studied Jazz Music Education at the University of the Arts in Berlin with Peter Weniger, David Friedman and Jerry Granelli
  • during these studies participated in workshops with: Kenny Wheeler, David Liebman, Phil Woods, John Taylor, Joey Baron, Richie Beirach, David Tronzo and also received lessons with John Ruocco und Martin Classen.
  • composes for her own trio So Weiss since 2002 and has played concerts and smaller tours in Germany with her project and recorded a cd in October 2004 that will be released by Traumton Records in April 2006
  • 2005 spent 2 1/2 months in New York City and took private lessons with Greg Osby, Tony Malaby, Chris Speed, Ravi Coltrane, Matana Roberts and Tom Rainey and took part in workshops (also the SIM workshop) with: Steve Coleman, Maria Schneider, Vijay Iyer, Mark Helias, Henry Grimes, Tony Malaby, Uri Caine and Eddie Gomez
  • September 2005 toured through Georgia, USA with Dan Nettles´ Kenosha Kid and through Germany in January 2006
  • other momentarily projects in Berlin: The Kaktus Sextet, Interplay, Salome and projects with the Chansonsinger Celina Muza and the caberet artist Tom van Hasselt

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