Johanna Summer

piano | Germany
Live Artist

Whether with classical pieces, original compositions or jazz standards she always manages to develop a wide, dynamic narrative, sometimes delicate and fragile, sometimes, tension-filled and rhythmically gripping or irresistibly melodious. At the same time, the listener never gets the impression that she is interested in showcasing as many ideas as possible, or presenting herself as a virtuoso. Everything happens in the spirit of musical storytelling, with an extremely mature, far-sighted view of dramaturgy, dynamics, tension and atmosphere.
Süddeutsche Zeitung simply calls the result "a little sensation", Downbeat magazine „a unique debut, praiseworthy in its pursuit of merging genres“ and Jazz thing magazine describes Summer as "a pianist of a very special character, virtuoso, subtle and filigreed". Jazz, classical music and free playing - Johanna Summer creates her very own music out of the moment, and it is a true experience to listen to it.

Jakob Manz (Saxophone), Johanna Summer (piano)

Rarely a debut album by a young instrumentalist has evoked such enthusiastic reactions as quickly as “Schumann Kaleidoskop” by the Berlin-based, award-winning pianist Johanna Summer. On the album she uses music from Robert Schumann's "Kinderszenen" and "Album für die Jugend" as starting points for completely free improvisations, thus creating completely new music with every run. The fact that Johanna Summer takes on the supreme discipline, solo piano, for her debut shows that she is an artist who never goes the easy way.
"Johanna Summers music is full of imagination and without categories. Coming from European classical music, with a wonderful touch, she has created something perfect and unique. Beautiful music from A - Z. A new star in piano heaven,” writes piano icon Joachim Kühn about his young colleague Johanna Summer. And piano poet Malakoff Kowalski raves: “Scandalously good. I am thrilled and amazed by Johanna Summer. An artist who seems to fearlessly pursue her own music.”

Johanna Summer (piano)

26.10.2021 DE - Potsdam // Nikolaisaal Potsdam Jakob Manz // Johanna Summer Buy Tickets
30.10.2021 DE - Zons // Zonser Komponistinnen Konzerte Johanna Summer | Schumann Kaleidoskop
13.11.2021 DE - Saalfeld // Villa Weidig Johanna Summer | Schumann Kaleidoskop Buy Tickets
19.11.2021 DE - Bonn // Beethoven-Haus Bonn Johanna Summer | Schumann Kaleidoskop Buy Tickets
22.11.2021 DE - Kassel // Theaterstübchen Johanna Summer | Schumann Kaleidoskop Buy Tickets
27.11.2021 DE - Berlin // Zig Zag Jazz Club Berlin Johanna Summer | Schumann Kaleidoskop Buy Tickets
04.12.2021 DE - Villingen // Villingen swingt Johanna Summer | Trio
05.12.2021 DE - Denzlingen // Fuge trifft Fuge Johanna Summer | Trio
10.12.2021 DE - Augsburg // Jazzclub Augsburg Johanna Summer | Trio Buy Tickets
27.12.2021 SE - Ystad // Piano Jazz Festival Johanna Summer | Schumann Kaleidoskop
20.01.2022 DE - Gauting // Bosco Johanna Summer | Schumann Kaleidoskop
27.01.2022 DE - Hannover // Jazzclub Hannover Johanna Summer | Trio
06.02.2022 DE - Göppingen // Odeon Johanna Summer | Schumann Kaleidoskop
24.02.2022 DE - Lauchheim // Schloss Kapfenburg Johanna Summer | Schumann Kaleidoskop
26.02.2022 DE - Brelingen // Winterjazz Johanna Summer | Schumann Kaleidoskop
22.04.2022 DE - Hürth // Jazzclub Hürth Johanna Summer | Schumann Kaleidoskop
05.05.2022 CH - Basel // Jazzfest Basel Johanna Summer | Schumann Kaleidoskop
06.05.2022 DE - Einbeck-Sülbeck // Kultur im Esel Johanna Summer | Schumann Kaleidoskop
07.05.2022 DE - Neustadt am Rübenberge // Schloss Landestrost Johanna Summer | Schumann Kaleidoskop
11.05.2022 DE - Halle // Women in Jazz Johanna Summer | Schumann Kaleidoskop
28.05.2022 DE - Neustrelitz // Kulturquartier Neustrelitz Johanna Summer | Schumann Kaleidoskop
04.06.2022 DE - Bayreuth // Jazzforum Bayreuth Johanna Summer | Schumann Kaleidoskop Buy Tickets
18.06.2022 AT - St. Gerold // Musiktage St. Gerold Johanna Summer | Schumann Kaleidoskop
21.06.2022 DE - Duisburg // Kleiner Konzertsaal Duisburg Johanna Summer | Schumann Kaleidoskop
10.09.2022 DE - Greven // Kulturschmiede Johanna Summer | Schumann Kaleidoskop
15.09.2022 DE - Schwerin // Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Johanna Summer | Schumann Kaleidoskop