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About me

Saxophonist Anna Keller, born in 1991 in Rosenheim (Germany), is a working musician based in Vienna (Austria).
Next to performing with many different lineups and bands from Austria and Germany, she leads her own project "Annamerika Quintet", the band "Fünfmalfünf" together with jazz violinist Cozy Friedel and the saxophone quartet "Grazias" with fellow musicians.
For these formations she composes and arranges music and has been performing in Austria and Germany for several years. She has also played in the USA, England and various European countries.
In 2018 she released her debut album "Music from this world" with "Annamerika Quintet" with Unit Records and with "Grazias" she produced the album "Groove Session", which was released with Alessa Records in February 2020 followed up by a transnational tour.
In November 2022, the debut album of "5 X 5" was released with Alessa Records during a concert tour in Germany and Austria.
Anna Keller regularly performs with big bands from Styria and Vienna, including "Vienna Composers Big Band", for which she also composes music, "Graz Composers Orchestra", "Mega Mereneu Project", "Eddie Luis und die Gnadenlosen XL" and "Jazz Orchester Steiermark".
In Austria Germany and Switzerland, she also plays shows in many different lineups and works as a session musician on CD productions.
She has performed with renowned artists such as Joe Lovano, Randy Brecker, Robben Ford, Carmen Bradford, Gunhild Carling, Bobby Shew, Hayden Chisholm and Roberto Blanko and worked in big bands led by Ed Partyka, Michael Abene, and Ed Neumeister.
Anna studied with Prof. Karlheinz Miklin and Prof. Heinrich von Kalnein at the Jazz Institute of the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, where she graduated with a Bachelor's degree in 2016 and a Master's degree in 2019.
Since September 2020, she has been living in Vienna, where she studies instrumental pedagogy with Prof. Markus Harm at the University of Music and Performing Arts.
Besides playing Alto, Soprano and Tenor saxophone, she also plays the clarinet and flute and works as an instrumental teacher for these instruments at a music school in Styria.

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