"The ensemble of Kira Linn is precise and closely interlinked but plays nevertheless with exuberant freshness and energy. It naturally combines various influences into a new whole, as one could wish for from a group of young musicians."
- Niels Klein
Linntett is the Jazz sextet of baritone saxophone player Kira Linn. The band introduces the sound possibilities of a rhythm section combined with the energy of three saxophones. The musicians got to know each other during their studies at the Nuremberg University of Music, but now live and work across Germany and Switzerland.
Linnett released their debut CD "Nature" in 2017 with "Double Moon Records" in the Jazzthing Next Generation series. For this album, Kira transferred pictures of photographs showing motives from nature scenes into compositions. In October 2019 Linntett recorded the second album featuring Jorge Rossy and Domenic Landolf. The new compositions are inspired by journeys Kira took and places she visited. The album is going to be released with the label „Laika Records“ in September 2020.
Her compositions emphasize the versatility of the band. Big band - like saxophone tuttis are followed by counterpoint melodies and rhythmically intricate grooves.. Kira likes to use her baritone saxophone for different purposes: sometimes she plays the leading melody part, sometimes an accompanying bass line or she uses its soft, dark sound as a soloing instrument. The dynamic, exciting and diverse sound experience will take you on a musical journey through different countries and cities.
The Linntett has played over 30 concerts at Unterfahrt Munich, the Jazzrally in Düsseldorf and the international jazz week in Burghausen among others.
Kira Linn - Baritonsaxophon / Bassklarinette / Komposition
Nino Wenger - Altsaxophon / Flöte
Christopher Kunz - Tenor - / Sopransaxophon
Lukas Großmann - Klavier
Lukas Keller - Kontrabass
Johannes Koch - Schlagzeug