Siggi Gerhard

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Siggi Gerhard (* 14. January 1930 in Dortmund as Siegmund Gerhard Rosovsky ) is a German jazz musician ( clarinet , tenor saxophone , violin ), which mainly as head of the eponymous Swingtetts is known.

Gerhard, who had classical violin lessons, heard the song " Moonglow " in the version of Benny Goodman on the radio during the Second World War and realized that he wanted to play this music in the future. Soon after the end of the war he received clarinet lessons from the Dortmund chamber musician Richard Frick. From 1947 he studied music at the Cologne University of Music , where he graduated as an orchestral musician in 1952. Then he was part of the HCD New Cats with Glen Buschmann ; In 1953 he received several awards during the days of young music in Darmstadt. In the same year he founded the Siggi Gerhard-Swingtett with Hilbert Homberg , which existed until 2013 and can be heard on numerous records. Gerhard was on tour internationally between 1954 and 1956. As a sideman he played with Wild Bill Davison and the Feetwarmers (album Wild Bill , 1958). He also recorded with Marie-Luise Marjan ( What is dear to me , 1995).

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  1. ^ Uta C. Schmidt, Andreas Müller and Richard Ortmann Jazz in Dortmund. Hot - Modern - Free - New Klartext, Essen 2004, p. 57
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  3. ^ Uta C. Schmidt, Andreas Müller and Richard Ortmann Jazz in Dortmund. P. 95