Halle, Germany Oper Halle

SOFIA@Women in Jazz Festival

Saturday @ 8:00 PM

Venue Details

Universitätsring 24, 06108 Halle, Germany

SOFIA 2014

Karin Ospelt (voc) – LI/CH
Sophie Baudon (p) – FR
Olga Trofimova (tb) – RU/CH
Katharina Gross (b) – DE
Imogen Gleichauf (dr) – DE

SOFIA (Support OFemale Improvising Artists) SOFIA (Support Of Improvising Artists) is a international program to support young female jazz musicians in the field of musical improvisation and self-management. It‘s inspired by an American mentoring program called Sisters in Jazz, which was created for the advanced training of female jazz musicians. SOFIA has one additional component: It helps young female musicians sharpen their profile and supports networking as well as self-marketing. SOFIA reacts to the specific challenges which young improvising artists must meet these days and sees itself as a part of a newly awakened trend to improve promotion of young musicians (e.g. Take Five Europe). Due to its independent focus SOFIA is a pioneer project, which aims to have an impact in an international context.
SOFIA is founded by the musician Nicole Johänntgen.