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
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 Flickstick („Flickstick“ 2018 and „Hymn“ 2014) and the Nico Lohmann quintet (“Merging Circles” in 2016 and “Miraculum” in 2013), amongst others.
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 XJazz Berlin, 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-Kirche 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. „Malita-Malika“ was released by Leo Records in August 2018.
Also, on October 5, 2018 Birgitta and her quartet from Berlin released their new album „Color Studies“ on Double Moon Records/Challenge, supported by the Initiative Musik gGmbH.
Additionally to her freelance work Birgitta is currently a master student in Jazz composition at the Royal College of Music, Stockholm.
Birgitta teaches saxophone and improvisation in Berlin.
Listen to Birgitta‘s music on the individual band websites, the „Listen more“ page or on:
Releases & publications:
Carol Liebowitz / Birgitta Flick Duo „Malita-Malika“ (Leo Records)
Birgitta Flick Quartet feat. Lina Nyberg Nico Lohmann Silke Eberhard “Dalarna“ (Double Moon Records)
„Den signade dag“ from „Dalarna“ on „Lira: Lyssna. Ljudspår till #3 2016“ (Lira, SE 2016)
Birgitta Flick Quartet “Yingying“ (Double Moon Records / “Jazz thing Next Generation“)
Flickstick “Hymn“ (WISMART)
Esther Kaiser „Songs of Courage“ (GLM)
guest musician for the songs „Open your Eyes“ and „Revolution“
Cantor Aviv Weinberg & Z’lil schel bet haskala, Jazz goes Synagogue (primTON)
Elias Gottstein „VR_Lust“ (LP)
guest musician for the song „Tier“
Lewin-Landgren-Björänge Trio “It‘s Freedom“, live at Memorial Church, Berlin (EJK Records)
guest musician for the song “Verleih uns Frieden gnädiglich“
Nico Lohmann Quintett “Merging Circles“ (UNIT Records)
Nico Lohmann Quintett “Miraculum“ (UNIT Records)
Robert Keßler Go·ya “Yasmin“ (yvp music)
Christof Griese’s JayJayBeCe “20 Jahre JayJayBeCe“ (BIT)
Berliner Jugendjazzorchester “Berlin – Los Angeles“ (Phonector)
25 years JayJayBeCe – live at Schlot (Bellheim) (“Yingying“)
Andreas Schmidt “slow motion emotion“ (NRW)
Musik für Saxophonquartett [Vol. 1] (BIT)
Article “Zur Macht des Augenblicks: Fünf Kompositionen und ihre Aufführungspraxis“ in cooperation with Dr. Hanno Depner, published in:
“Macht und Reflexion: Deutsches Jahrbuch Philosophie. Band 6“, Hastedt, H. (Hg.), Felix Meiner Verlag, Hamburg 2016