Hello, my name is Frederik Mademann. I am a saxophonist, clarinetist, flutist and music teacher living in Munich. 

 

Ever since I can remember, I have been fascinated by moving people with my music and the saxophone. Even as a child I spent a lot of time with my instrument and was fascinated by the world of music. As a student I played in the Youth Jazz Orchestra of Baden Württemberg and the Big Band of the Hochschule für Musik in Trossingen. Soon I decided to make music my profession. My path led me to Nuremberg, where I studied jazz saxophone with Prof. Klaus Graf and Stefan Karl Schmid. I also moved to the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague (NDL) for one semester to further my studies with Prof. John Ruocco. 

 

Fortunately I was accepted into the Bundes Jugend Jazzorchester (www.bujazzo.de) for two years at this time. Under the direction of Niels Klein and Jiggs Whigham, I was able to play saxophone on many inspiring tours, including India and Great Britain, and on several CD productions.

After completing my studies, I decided to add a master's degree in music education to my previous education. For this I studied for two years at the Jazzcampus in Basel (CH). 

 

Meanwhile I live and work in Munich. I play about 80 concerts a year with the Jazzrausch Bigband and can be heard on the following CD productions of the band: "Emergenz", "techné" and "Beethoven's Breakdown" (ACT Music).

The band allows me both to live out my passion for playing music live and moving people on a regular basis, and to see the world with my profession. Tours with the band have already taken me to Africa, the USA, Russia, Kazakhstan, Serbia, France and the UK.

 

I also teach the saxophone, work as an event saxophonist and DJ at various events, and am completing a second master's degree in cultural and music management at the University of Music and Theatre in Munich.

 

 

Prizes and Awards: 

 

2022 - Promotion Award of the Jazzfest Bonn 2022.

2018 - Frankfurt Music Prize with the Federal Jazz Orchestra.

2014 - 2nd place at the international jazz competition "Mladi Ladi Jazz" in Prague with "beatbüro"

2015 - 2nd place at the competition of the Bruno Rother Foundation in Fürth with "Watusa Spaceship"

2012 - 1st place on federal level (D) at the competition "Jugend Jazzt" with the bigband of the music school Tuttlingen