Nicole Johänntgen, saxophone
Florian Weiss, trombone
Jörgen Welander, sousaphone
Matthias Füchsle, drums
Nicole has something very special in her playing – a big and generous heart. An exceptional energy! - David Liebman
Nicole Johänntgen ist keine Puristin. Wurde die Saxofonistin zunächst mit Fusion-Jazz bekannt, pflegt sie mit Henry, einer kleinen Marching Band, die Traditionen von New Orleans. - Nzz.ch
German Saxophonist Nicole Johänntgen’s second album ‘Henry II’ is boldly inspired by New Orleans jazz with playfully refreshing groove and crashes, thus allowing full room to the sousaphone. The ‘Henry’-project came to life in 2016 during her time in New York as a homage to her father Heinrich, who used to playfully wake Nicole with the sound of his trombone. The ensemble’s interaction with the tuba was inspired by the American saxophonist Arthur Blythe, who attracted attention in the nineties with his ensemble of tuba, conga and cello.