I am a professional musican living in Berlin, Germany. My heart belongs to the tenor saxophon but I also perform on many different woodwind instruments : soprano, alto, tenor, bariton, bass saxophone, clarinet, bass and contrabass clarinet, flute and piccolo. I am a member of numerous international bands and have participated in various theatre productions. I performed worldwide and my work can be heard on CDs, radio and television recordings. As a composer, I write the music for my own ensemble PanoramaPeng.
I studied at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Mannheim and at the Jazz-Institut Berlin (UdK + HfM Hanns Eisler) where I had classes with Claudio Puntin, Peter Weniger, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Greg Cohen and John Hollenbeck. For my final concert I composed a suite for violine, tuba and saxophone.
Some years later I founded my own group PanoramaPeng with wich I released my first Album "Mountain Lion Dance" in 2017.The album is comprised of eight original compositions that tell the fictional life story of a “beach elephant”, which due to an incorrigible sense of adventure, climbs a mountain summit and becomes friend with the mountain lions.
Curious ? PanoramaPeng.com
Next to my own project I am very happy to work with great artist which whom traveled throughout Europe and participated in concert tours in the USA, Mexico, India, Morocco, Yemen and Mali. Aly Keita & The Magic Balafon, Malte Schiller's Red Balloon, Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra, Ed Partyka Jazz Orchestra, MardiGras.BB, Agios Lavrentios Brass Band, Marshall Cooper, Bundesjazzorchester, Junge Deutsche Philharmonie, Berliner Sinfoniker, CHICAGO und Der Glöckner von Notre Dame am Theater des Westens, WestSideStory am Deutschen Theater Göttingen
concertsshow all dates
11.jul 19:30h Aly Keita · ZigZag Jazzclub Berlin Berlin
11.jul 21:30h Aly Keita · ZigZag Jazzclub Berlin Berlin
The Big Band · Wabe Berlin
19.nov Anna & der Swingklub · Ahrensburg
05.dec 18:00h Otto Hirte Septett · Lichterfelde
Classes for saxophone, clarinet and flute
Music is a great joy for me and has been the common thread in my life since childhood.
I see my job as a teacher in passing on this joy of making music and helping my students to find their own way to express themselves through their instrument. Everyone has different talents and needs, so I don't use a textbook curriculum for teaching, but rather put together my own individual teaching material and recordings for each student. I worked as an instrumental coach at the Rosa-Luxemburg High School for 8 years and was a lecturer for youth big bands, such as the Freiburg Youth Jazz Orchestra, the Arnd Gymnasium Berlin, and the Brandenburg Youth Jazz Orchestra.
- focus on jazz and improvisation
- lessons for beginners and advanced musicians
- preparation for the entrance exam at a college for jazz/popular music
- basics of music theory, harmony and analysis of music pieces
- development of compositions and arrangements
- individual playbacks and recordings for independent practice at home
- lessons take place in my studio in Berlin Neukölln
- 75 minutes lesson – 50 €
- 6 x 60 minutes lesson – 240 €