Achim Seifert Project – …Noticed My Heart
Achim Seifert is a German/Turkish bassist and componist born in Germany in 1985. After spending his early adolescene playing experimental rock, he then dedicated his time to jazz.
After his A levels Seifert studied artistic education and played first chair electric bass at the University for Music and Theater in Hannover. Among others he received lessons and attended workshops with Jean Michel-Pilc, Jochen Rückert and Nils Wogram
At the age of 22 he received a scholarship to study at the renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston where he began to study two years later. In Boston Achim was able to study and work with Oscar Stagnaro (Paquito D’rivera), Lincoln Goines (Mike Stern), Hal Crook, David Fiuczynski, Andy McGhee, Dave Samuels, Sarah Brindell and Eguie Castrillo (Jennifer Lopez.)
After his debut album „Plans To Wake Up On A Beach“, which received very positive reviews from critics, his second album “…Noticed My Heart“ is set to be released in January 2015.
In 2010 The Achim Seifert Project won “Future Sounds,” a competition of Leverkusener Jazztage and in 2011 he performed at the mainstage which was recorded and broadcast by WDR.
The band has opened for jazz legends such as Randy Crawford and Christian McBride.
Aside from his performing duties, Achim is a lecturer for electric jazz bass at the Institute of Music at the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences.
Achim Seifert will join jazz legend Trilok Gurtu on his 2014 world tour.