Birgitta Flick is a saxophonist and composer and lives in Berlin. She studied saxophone and Jazz at the Jazz-Institut Berlin (UdK) and the Royal College of Music, Stockholm. Current projects are her Berlin-based quartet and the German-Swedish-Finnish band Flickstick, with whom she won the 2012 Jazz Baltica Förderpreis. Ms. Flick’s other work includes playing in a duo with New York pianist Carol Liebowitz, the Nico Lohmann Quintet, and in drummer Sebastian Voegler’s Stockholm-based band Fluxmaschine and the German Women’s Jazz Orchestra.
In 2011-12 her research and composition project on traditional Swedish music was sponsored by the Elsa Neumann Scholarship of the Country of Berlin. The resulting suite for the Swedish singer Lina Nyberg, Silke Eberhard (bass clarinet), Nico Lohmann (alto saxophone, flute) and the Birgitta Flick Quartet was released in April 2016 by Double Moon Records. The quartet’s debut CD, “Yingying” was released in 2013 by Jazz thing Next Generation. Further CD productions include those with the Nico Lohmann quintet (“Merging Circles” in 2016 and “Miraculum” in 2013), amongst others, Fall 2017 will see the release of Flickstick’s new album by WismART.
Her concert tours have taken her to Sweden, the USA, Bahrain and the Middle East, and in winter 2014- 15, to New York for a three month stay including private studies with Connie Crothers.Festival concert appearances include Elbjazz in Hamburg, JazzBaltica, Jazzwoche Burghausen and Cairo Jazz Festival. Since 2013 Birgitta also contributes to the monthly Psalmton Jazz Pop Services at Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtnis-e in Berlin – both as a performer, composer and coordinator. Since 2015 she also serves as the musical coordinator of the summer concert series „In Spirit“ at the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtnis- Kirche.
In 2017 she received a scholarship of the City of Berlin to realize a new improvisation project together with Carol Liebowitz. After having spent a month in New York City in the fall of 2017 they recorded the music for their new album in the beginning of November 2017 at Octaven Studio! More information coming soon! Birgitta teaches saxophone and improvisation in Berlin.