Noor Jazz Ensemble

The Noor Jazz Ensemble with Eduardo Sabella (E-bass), Eleanna Pitsikaki (Kanun), Peter Klohmann (Saxophone) and Mirweis Neda (Tabla) places its musical focus on a special blend of classical jazz with timbres and rhythms from the Mediterranean to Central Asia. Double bass and saxophone meet the North Indian tabla and the box zither kanun. The Noor Jazz Ensemble has been a guest at the festival in Bielefeld’s Vogelviertel, among others. 

Eduardo Sabella studied e-bass in Mainz and double bass in Mannheim and is in demand as an e-bass and double bass player in numerous jazz clubs in Germany, Europe and China. Other appearances have taken him to the Staatstheater Mainz and Wiesbaden and to numerous festivals, such as the Burghausen International Jazz Week, Palatia Jazz and Apéro’s Jazz in Luxembourg. Eduardo Sabella has also contributed to various pop and jazz albums, such as Red Messiah by Jan Felix May, Jetzt und Heute by Ima Kyo and the film music for the ORF/ARD film production Bergfried. Eduardo Sabella is a founding member of the Bridges Kammerorchester and a member of the Bridges Ensemble Noor Jazz Ensemble.

Eleanna Pitsikaki is a kanun player and studied world music in Mannheim and jazz improvisation at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln. She is a founding member of the Bridges Kammerorchester and a member of the Bridges ensembles Balkan Fuego Trio, Noor Jazz Quartet, Eliá, Lel and RIZA. As an expert in transcultural music education, she also plays in the music education ensemble Tiny Bridges and leads the Bridges Sessions. She works as a composer and arranger for the Bridges Kammerorchester and for other musical projects, including her band EPI Music. Eleanna Pitsikaki also teaches, for example at the Hochschule für Musik Mainz since 2024 and at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln from 2023 to 2024.

Peter Klohmann is a saxophonist, composer and multi-instrumentalist. He was a member of the Landesjugendjazzorchester Rheinland-Pfalz and the Bundesjazzorchester and studied jazz saxophone in Mainz and Stuttgart as well as jazz composition with Prof. Rainer Tempel in Stuttgart. In 2013, he received the Arbeitsstipendium Jazz from the City of Frankfurt am Main. Peter Klohmann is in demand as a guest musician with the hr-Bigband, among others, and performs with his own artistic projects. Tours have taken him to Brazil, the USA, South Africa, South Korea, Russia, Romania, Poland, India, Italy and the Balkans. Peter Klohmann is a member of the Bridges Ensemble Noor Jazz Ensemble.

Mirweis Neda received recorder lessons and took part in choirs during his primary school years. As the nephew of an Afghan tabla player, he was impressed by the sounds and rhythms of Afghan music from an early age. From the age of 14, he received tabla lessons from the Indian tabla master Nirmalya Roy. Since the age of 18, Mirweis Neda has accompanied Afghan masters such as Ustad Arman, Ustad Yaar Mohammad and Ustad Ghulam Hossain on the tabla throughout Germany, Europe and the USA.


Eduardo Sabella E-Bass
Eleanna Pitsikaki Kanun
Peter Klohmann Saxophone
Mirweis Neda Tabla 

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