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.

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)

16.07.2021 DE - Leipzig // MusikZeit Johanna Summer | Schumann Kaleidoskop
17.07.2021 DE - Wolfenbüttel // TonArt Johanna Summer | Schumann Kaleidoskop
18.07.2021 DE - Giessen // pianopiano_festival Johanna Summer | Schumann Kaleidoskop
15.08.2021 AT - Lech // Jazzbühne Lech Johanna Summer | Schumann Kaleidoskop
26.08.2021 DE - Hameln // Doubletime Jazz Club Johanna Summer | Schumann Kaleidoskop
03.09.2021 DE - Bernkastel-Kues // Mosel Musikfestival Johanna Summer | Schumann Kaleidoskop
15.09.2021 DE - Illingen // Rathaus Johanna Summer | Schumann Kaleidoskop
19.09.2021 DE - Gernsbach // Kulturgemeinde Gernsbach Johanna Summer | Schumann Kaleidoskop
15.10.2021 DE - Tübingen // Tübinger Jazz & Klassik Tage Johanna Summer | Schumann Kaleidoskop
16.10.2021 AT - Möggers // Hauskonzert Johanna Summer | Schumann Kaleidoskop
17.10.2021 DE - Dresden // DAVE Johanna Summer | Schumann Kaleidoskop
22.10.2021 DE - Langenau // Pfleghof Johanna Summer | Schumann Kaleidoskop
23.10.2021 DE - Schorndorf // Jazzclub Session 88 Johanna Summer | Schumann Kaleidoskop
26.10.2021 DE - Potsdam // Nikolaisaal Potsdam Johanna Summer | Schumann Kaleidoskop
30.10.2021 DE - Zons // Zonser Komponistinnen Konzerte Johanna Summer | Schumann Kaleidoskop
13.11.2021 DE - Saalfeld // Kleine Bühne Johanna Summer | Schumann Kaleidoskop
22.11.2021 DE - Kassel // Theaterstübchen Johanna Summer | Schumann Kaleidoskop
20.01.2022 DE - Gauting // Bosco Johanna Summer | Schumann Kaleidoskop
06.02.2022 DE - Göppingen // Odeon Johanna Summer | Schumann Kaleidoskop
24.02.2022 DE - Lauchheim // Schloss Kapfenburg Johanna Summer | Schumann Kaleidoskop
04.05.2022 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
28.05.2022 DE - Neustrelitz // Kulturquartier Neustrelitz Johanna Summer | Schumann Kaleidoskop
04.06.2022 DE - Bayreuth // Jazzforum Bayreuth Johanna Summer | Schumann Kaleidoskop
18.06.2022 AT - St. Gerold // Musiktage St. Gerold Johanna Summer | Schumann Kaleidoskop