"Kira Linn is a very talented young baritone saxophone player. In her compositions, she explores the jazz language in depth while developing her own distinctive musical vision."
- Jorge Rossy
Kira Linn was born in 1993 and has been playing baritone saxophone since 2008. During her school days she was able to gain a lot of big band experience at concerts, competitions and tours.
After graduating from school, Kira studied jazz saxophone and pedagogy from 2013 to 2017 at the University of Music Nuremberg with Klaus Graf, Steffen Schorn and Stefan Karl Schmid. From 2018 till 2020 she has been studying the master's program at the Jazzcampus in Basel under the guidance of Guillermo Klein, Domenic Landolf and Mark Turner.
As a member of the Hesse State Youth Jazz Orchestra Kira was able to play concerts in South Africa and New York City. From 2018 to 2020 she was a member of the German National Youth Jazz Orchestra (Bundesjazzorchester) under the direction of Niels Klein and Jiggs Wigham. In November 2018 the band played at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg with Randy Brecker and in June / July 2019 they went on tour to Tel Aviv, Berlin, New York, Rochester and Chicago for the 100th Bauhaus anniversary.
In addition to some engagements in smaller formations, she played regularly with the "Sunday Night Orchestra" and the "Swiss Jazz Orchestra", subbed in the "Frankfurt Radio Bigband" and the "Zurich Jazz Orchestra" and works as a band leader.
In 2016 Kira founded her own sextet: the "Linntett". She is composing and arranging for her band, which released their first album in 2017 with "Double Moon Records" in the "Jazzthing Next Generation" series. The second album was released in october 2020 with „Laika Records“ and features Jorge Rossy on vibraphone and Domenic Landolf on tenor saxophone and bass clarinet. The band Linntett is touring regularly and already played over 40 concerts at „Jazzclub Unterfahrt“ in Munich, the "Jazzrally Düsseldorf“ and the "Internationale Jazzwoche Burghausen“ among others.