"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 at the University of Music Nuremberg with Klaus Graf, Steffen Schorn and Stefan Karl Schmid. From 2018 until 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 "Hessian 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 National Youth Jazz Orchestra (Bundesjazzorchester) under the direction of Niels Klein and Jiggs Wigham. In November 2018 the band played together with Randy Brecker at Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg and in June / July 2019 they went on a 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" from Nuremberg, the "Swiss Jazz Orchestra" and the "Zurich Jazz Orchestra". In December 2020 she was invited to theFrankfurt Radio Bigband as a featured guest.
In 2016 she founded her own Sextett (Linntett). Kira is composing and arranging for her band, which released their first album in June 2017 with "Double Moon Records" in the "Jazzthing Next Generation" series. They are touring regularly and already played at „Jazzclub Unterfahrt“ in Munich, the "Jazzrally Düsseldorf“ and the"International Jazz Week Burghausen". In october 2020 the second album was released with Laika records featuring Domenic Landolf and Jorge Rossy.