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MONIKA

LINDFORS

HAAS

BASS PLAYER / TEACHER

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About

I was born in Cologne, Germany in 1963 and started my career as a saxophone player. In 1986 I went to the Netherlands to study music at the Hilversum Conservatory, which later became the Amsterdam Conservatory. I stayed in Holland till 2015. Since the beginning of my career I had the incredible opportunity to get lessons and play with many respectable musicians. I learned a lot, not only about music, but also about musicianship. In 2006 I made the switch to bass, the instrument that fits me like a glove!

Flatfoot Stompers with Will Lindfors on drums at the Schwaneninsel, Waiblingen (D)

Flatfoot Stompers with Will Lindfors on drums at the Schwaneninsel, Waiblingen (D)

 

My Journey

  • Saxophone lessons from Ferdinand Povel

  • Clarinet lessons from Gerrit Boonstra / Radio Kamer Orkest (NL)

  • Bass Guitar Lessons from Michel van Schie (Rotterdam Conservatory)

  • Workshop Metropole Orkest: Conductors Jerry van Rooyen, Rob Pronk and Piet Noordijk

  • Double Bass Coaching from Frans van der Hoeven (Amsterdam Conservatory)

  • Jazz Summer Course, Remscheid - Ack van Rooyen

  • New York sessions - Steve Coleman

 

 

Biography

  • Big Band Rheinische Musikschule Köln – Jiggs Whigham

  • Landesjugendjazzorchester Rheinland-Pfalz

  • With Jazz Quintet “F”:

    • 🇩🇪 7th Kölner Jazzhaus Festival – Radio/TV

    • 🇩🇪 11th Hofheimer Jazzfest

    • 🇳🇱 Vrouwenmuziekfestival Enschede

    • 🇩🇪 Leverkusener Jazztage – TV

    • 🇨🇭 Baseler Jazzwoche

    • 🇩🇪 LP Schwarzwaldmädel – Co-Producer Westdeutscher Rundfunk

    • 🇩🇪 Theaterhaus Stuttgart, SWR Radio (live)

    • 🇩🇪 Production Bayerischer Rundfunk - Unterfahrt/ München

    • 🇩🇪 Best Jazz Band Reward Langen

    • 🇫🇷 Jazzfestival Grenoble

  • DOM7-septet Utrecht Spain Tour

  • Sophisticated Lady’s Big Band Filmfestival Utrecht, TV show ‘Sonja op Zondag’

  • Delta Swing Big Band Joke Bruijs/ TV show ‘Dave on Stage’

  • Momabepe funky quartet with Machiel Verhaar on drums

  • Steely Jazz with Peter Elbertse (steel drums)

  • Pop Up Choir (finalist dutch tv talent show ‘Korenslag’)

  • BB3 -Trio with Phil Martin (Jazzinvaders)