Support Of Female Improvising Artists


SOFIA @ Jazzbaragge im Moods

SOFIA @ JazzBaragge in concert! Wednesday, February 10, 2021, 8:30 p.m., LIVE STREAM featuring Susana Orta voc, Mareille Merck g, Manon Mullener p, Philipp Moll b, Béatrice Graf dr, Nicole Johänntgen sax/lead


Are you looking for support in the music business? Would you like to meet other musicians? The fourth SOFIA Music Business Workshops will take place in Zurich from 11 to 17 March 2020. Female musicians from Switzerland, Germany and the Czech Republic will take part. You too have the opportunity to be there as a listener. And Jazz goes on!


SOFIA stands up for women in jazz. Every two years, intensive workshops on music business are held at the Zurich University of the Arts.



The selected participants in 2020 are:
Debora Monfregola (voice) CH
Marina Iten (sax) CH
Charlotte Lang (sax) CH
Johanna Schneider (voice) D
Amanda Kiefer (piano) CH
Žofie Kašparová (flute, bass clarinet) CZ
Linda Jozefowski (flute) CH

Crew and partners

The founder and director of SOFIA is the jazz musician Nicole Johänntgen.

The jury of SOFIA 2020:
– Claudio Cappellari
– Salome Moana Schnyder (SOFIA 2018)
– Jörgen Welander
– Izabella Effenberg
– Nicole Johänntgen


On Bass: Stina Andersdotter. Photo: Ellika Henrikson