Niko Seibold

Niko Seibold

Saxophonist | Composer | Arranger | Teacher

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New Project: European Song

I’ve been arranging songs by French, Italian, Swiss and German 20th century songwriters for a quartet of Yumi Ito –…

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Beyond Borders Band Residency
Uncool Festival – Poschiavo/CH
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About

After spending one year as a composition major at renown Manhattan School of Music in New York I am now working as a Saxophonist and Composer/Arranger in and out of Switzerland. My main working bands are SEiBOLZiNG, Beyond Borders Band and the duo HarpkisSsax. Furthermore I have had the opportunity to work as an arranger for Grammy-nominated percussionist Bobby Sanabria and the Metropole Orkest.

Teaching music is also an important part of my work. I have co-founded the annual Toskana Jazz Workshop and I give private lessons in the Basel region.

I am holding a bachelor’s degree from the conservatory of Mannheim and a master’s degree in musical performance from Jazzcampus Basel.

I believe in the importance of a balance between intellect and emotion, mind and body, inspiration and aspiration in music. My compositional and instrumental work reflects and stays true to this philosophy.

Music service

“Harpkissax” stands for a unique combination of musicians from different musical contexts. Founded by Basel-based harpist Esther Sévérac and saxophonist/arranger Niko Seibold, this dynamic collaboration presents a broad variety of styles: You will find classical repertoire as well as Jazz and Folk songs up to film music, tv shows’ title tracks and pop songs. PLUS every song has an exclusive, self-written Harpkissax arrangement.

>> Harp and Saxophone – a kiss between two worlds. Even more: classical and jazz music embrace Folk and Pop songs – delicate strings set ground for strong wood and fragile wind is set on fire by burning harp!<<

Arranging

In the past I have been fortunate to arrange for a few great artists and for instrumentations varying from studio and jazz orchestra to jazz ensembles and pop bands. Among those artists are the Grammy-winning Metropole Orkest, Grammy-nominated percussionist Bobby Sanabria and Broadway singer Keith White (A Bronx Tale). I’m looking forward to receiving more commissions in any musical genre.
In the past I have been fortunate to arrange for a few great artists and for instrumentations varying from studio and jazz orchestra to jazz ensembles and pop bands. Among those artists are the Grammy-winning Metropole Orkest, Grammy-nominated percussionist Bobby Sanabria and Broadway singer Keith White (A Bronx Tale). I’m looking forward to receiving more commissions in any musical genre.

Teaching

I have been teaching music constantly since the age of 17 and always found it complementing my work as an artist. In the past I have been teaching saxophone, flute and clarinet players of all age and level and was collaborating with many music schools over the years as well as private students. My focus on teaching music culminated in the creation of the Tuscany Jazz Workshop which is going into its 5th edition in September 2018. Hit me up for private lessons, I am available for the instruments mentioned above as well as music theory, ear training, arranging, composition and Jazz piano.

Get in touch !

For booking, music service, arranging/composition commissions or private music lessons feel free to leave me a message. I will get back to you as soon as possible.