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Young pianist Julia Kadel from Berlin is by no means a stranger in the German jazz music scene any more. Nominated twice in the category “Newcomer of the Year“ for the German Jazz Echo in 2015 (both as instrumentalist and with her piano trio), she has been travelling and exploring new festivals and venues this year as well. As a soloist she travelled through Germany, France and Lithuania to give concerts and workshops.

In 2016 as solo player, Kadel has last played at Women in (E)motion Festival in Bremen, Hafensommer Würzburg and Muziek Biennale Niederrhein, where she had her first artist residency with many concerts and workshops. After the release of the second album with her trio „Julia Kadel Trio“ in April 2016 – again with the major label Universal Music and under the umbrella of the legendary jazz label Blue Note, Julia Kadel now also enjoys the singularity of playing solo.

Kadel is a pianist, who loves taking risks. She sounds manifold interpretations of her own compositions which may come across as lyric, stoically pulsating and sometimes even vehemently demanding. And her free improvisations make the audience experience a wide range of moods and vibes. Albeit not disclosing her secrets and the rules of her play, Kadel puts everything she has into her music. 

Her solo concerts are a special opportunity for all lovers of jazz piano, fans of the Julia Kadel Trio, friends of free improvisation and of course for those who want to experience real spontaneity. It will be exciting to see where Kadel's journey will lead!


"Ihr Konzertvortrag glich einer musikalischen Lektüre, von Form und Inhalt her der Poesie, Prosa und Dramatik vergleichbar." (Rheinische Post)  





Julia Kadel (piano/composition)





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Oppelner Straße 29
10997 Berlin
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