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Silke Eberhard

Germany Berlin
Main specialization: Saxophone Performer and Composer
Musikhochschule Hanns Eisler Berlin
Native language: German Other languages: English, Spanish
Silke Eberhard
Silke Eberhard


For many years the saxophonist, clarinetist and composer Silke Eberhard has left her mark on the Berlin jazz scene and has also received great international acclaim with performances on all continents (except Antartica!). In 2020 she received the Jazzpreis Berlin in recognition of her achievements.

She interacts with many people in the most diverse formations; with Jan Roder and Kay Lübke she founded Silke Eberhard Trio in 2006, and her band Potsa Lotsa has grown into an imposing tentet in the XL lineup.

She composes for small and large ensembles, contemporary music and jazz. In her wide-ranging work as a performer she also focuses on improvised encounters in dance, theatre and visual arts.

Silke works with many collective ensembles, including the duo with Ulrich Gumpert, duo with Uwe Oberg  + trio with Gerry Hemingway, Matsch & Schnee, Satchi (w Maike Hilbig & Yuko Oshima), I am Three. She performs and has recorded with numerous musicians of the international jazz scene such as Aki Takase, Nikolaus Neuser, David Liebman, Sandy Evans, Hannes Zerbe, Dave Rempis, Mike Reed, Wayne Horvitz, Dave Burrell, Michael Zerang, Maggie Nicols, Joe Morris, Michael Formanek, Talibam! and amo.

Her work is documented on CDs/LPs on Intakt, Leo Records, ESP Disk, Jazzwerkstatt, Not Two, Intuition, Trouble in the East.

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