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Izabella Effenberg

Bio

Studied Jazz Mallets with Bill Molenhof and Roland Neffe at the University of music in Nuremberg. After finishing her classical percussion studies in Poland she decided to move to Germany in order to develope artistically and started her Jazz studies. She received her diploma in 2012 and finally achieved her Master degree in 2014. Izabella is one of very few female Jazz vibrafonists in Europe and the first from Poland. During her studies in Poland and Germany she received various scholarships und won several prices in competitions both for perfomance and composition. She played with different well known musicians such as Tony Lakatos, Leszek Zadlo, Nippy Noya, Nicole Johänntgen, Magnus Öström, Steffen Schorn, Efrat Alony, Norbert Nagel, to name a few. Besides her career as Vibraphon soloist and Bandleader she started to write and arrange her own music for different Bands in a variety of musical styles. Her debut CD Cuéntame was recorded at the Bayrischer Rundfunk and supported by the cultural department of the city of Nuremberg. On this CD she is accompanied by topclass german musicians and the well known singer Efrat Alony from Israel. Apart from that she founded a annual Vibraphon festival in Nürnberg/Fürth in order to introduce her instrument to a wider public. New CD "IZA" was awarded 3rd place at the The 38th Annual JazzStation Awards / The Best Jazz of 2016 Category Vibes / Marimba and presents a very rare instrument: Array Mbira. She received the culture prize of city of Nuernberg 2018. Izabella was also 8x Polish Shotokan Karate Master and won a silver medal at the European Champianship in 1999.

Releases

Cast

IZABELLA EFFENBERG - VIBRAPHONE

EFRAT ALONY - VOCALS

MAJA TAUBE  HARP

FLORIAN TRÜBSBACH  SOPRANO AND ALTO SAXOPHONE, FLUTE, ALTO CLARINET

NORBERT EMMINGER  BASS CLARINET, BARITONE SAXOPHONE

MARKUS SCHIEFERDECKER  BASS

JENS DÜPPE - DRUMS

Izabella Effenberg - array mbira, vibraphone, crotales, percussions

Gigs

21-Feb.-2019

Izabella Effenberg

live @ Tante Betty in Nürnberg DE

24-Feb.-2019

Izabella Effenberg

live @ Synagoge Freudental in Freudental DE

25-Feb.-2019

Izabella Effenberg

live @ Muri beim Bern in Muri CH

06-Apr.-2019

Izabella Effenberg

live @ Jazz in Dinslaken in Dinslaken DE

23-Aug.-2019

Izabella Effenberg

live @ Vibes Night in Gdynia PL

18-Okt.-2019

Izabella Effenberg

live @ Jazzwochenende Neumarkt in Neumarkt DE

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