About Simin Tander

Award winning and ECM recording artist Simin Tander is one of the most amazing voices in European jazz; she „balances on the boarders of pain and beauty, of gracefulness and passion.“ (Augsburger Allgemeine Zeitung, GE) and sings with an intensity that is rare to find.

With her enchantingly tender and equally expressive voice Simin builds bridges between occidental jazz and arabesque-like vocal flights, between rich songwriting and freely improvised textures. She draws a fascinating route to her Mid- Eastern heritage by also singing in Afghaani / Pashto, the language of her late father.

 

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After a number of international festivals and two highly acclaimed albums with her former Dutch quartet, Simin Tander released her joint ECM record „What was said“ (Annual German Critics Award, 2016) with star pianist Tord Gustavsen and toured the world.

Her current work as a band leader sees an intimate duo setting with cellist Jörg Brinkmann and an exciting brand new quartet line up with a worldwide album release in 2020.

 

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„Where Water Travels Home – probably one of the best vocal albums that have ever been released in Germany.“

Jazzthetik (GE)

Concerts

14/05/2022

GE, Bonn, Harmony of Difference Festival, Vesper, tba

13/05/2022

GE, Bonn, Harmony of Difference Festival, Workshop, tba

12/05/2022

GE, Bonn, Harmony of Difference Festival, Simin Tander & Tord Gustavsen

06/05/2022

GE, Ludwigshafen, BASF, Simin Tander & Jan Bang

08/04/2022

GE, Hamburg, NDR Studio, w/ Hans Lüdemann Trio Ivoire – tbc

07/04/2022

GE, Hamburg, NDR Studio, w/ Hans Lüdemann Trio Ivoire – tbc

13/03/2022

NL, Amsterdam, BIMHUIS, Simin Tander new quartet, UNFADING Release Tour

Ticket Link coming soon

12/03/2022

NL, Den Haag, Het Koorenhuis, Simin Tander new quartet, UNFADING Release Tour

Ticket Link coming soon

11/03/2022

NL, Tilburg, Paradox, Simin Tander new quartet, UNFADING Release Tour

28/01/2022

GE, Hannover, Jazzclub, Simin Tander new quartet, UNFADING Release Tour

Ticket Link coming soon

26/11/2021

GE, Bremen, Sendesaal, Simin Tander new quartet, UNFADING Release Tour

Ticket Link coming soon

23/11/2021

GE, Freiburg, Jazzhaus, Simin Tander new quartet, UNFADING Release Tour

22/11/2021

GE, Cologne, Stadtgarten, Simin Tander new quartet, UNFADING Release Tour

Ticket Link coming soon

21/08/2021

NO, Oslo, Oslo Jazz Festival, Sentralen, Simin Tander, Tord Gustavsen & Jarle Vespestad

17/07/2021

GE, Osnabrück, Morgenland Festival, Simin Tander, Rabih Lahoud, Florian Weber

13/02/2021

NL, Den Haag, Het Koorenhuis; Simin Tander new quartet, UNFADING album release

cancelled due to pandemic, new date following

12/02/2021

NL, Tilburg, Paradox; Simin Tander new quartet, UNFADING album release

cancelled due to pandemic, new date following

11/02/2021

NL, Amsterdam, BIMHUIS; Simin Tander new quartet, UNFADING album release

cancelled due to pandemic, new date following

18/01/2021

GE, Bonn Bad Godesberg, PauluskircheSimin Tander new quartet, UNFADING album release

cancelled due to pandemic, new date following

17/01/2021

GE, Darmstadt, Centralstation; Simin Tander new quartet, UNFADING album release

cancelled due to pandemic, new date following

15/01/2021

GE, Bremen, Sendesaal; Simin Tander new quartet, UNFADING album release

cancelled due to pandemic, new date following

14/01/2021

GE, Hannover, Jazzclub; Simin Tander new quartet, UNFADING album release

cancelled due to pandemic, new date following

29/11/2020

NL, Cuijk, Theater de Steenakker; with Jörg Brinkmann 

cancelled due to pandemic, new date following

20/11/2020

GE, Monheim, Altstadtkirche; Simin Tander new quartet, UNFADING album release

cancelled due to pandemic, new date following

19/11/2020

GE, Köln, Stadtgarten; Simin Tander new quartet, UNFADING album release 

cancelled due to pandemic, new date following

17/10/2020

GE, Leipzig, Leipziger Jazztage; Simin Tander new quartet, UNFADING album release

PAST EVENT

16/10/2020

GEBielefeld, Bunker Ulmenwall; Simin Tander new quartet,UNFADING album release

cancelled due to pandemic, new date following

15/10/2020

NL, Maastricht, Jazz Maastricht, AINSI; Simin Tander new quartet, UNFADING album release

cancelled due to pandemic, new date following

11/10/2020

NO, Nesodden, Hellviktangen; Tord Gustavsen w/ Simin Tander and Jarle Vespestad

PAST EVENT

29/08/2020

LIT, Paliesius ManorDuo w/ Tord Gustavsen

PAST EVENT

11/06/2020

GE, Berlin – Poetry Festival, Duo w/ Tord Gustavsen, streaming concert

PAST EVENT

21/02/2020

NL, Rotterdam – Centrum Pro Rege – w/ Jörg Brinkmann

PAST EVENT

08/02/2020

NO, Moss – Moss Kulturhus, Kryssover Jazzfest – w/ Jörg Brinkmann

PAST EVENT

06/02/2020

NO, Oslo – Sagene Kirke, Lysvesper – w/ Jörg Brinkmann

PAST EVENT

05/02/2020

NO, Baerum – Tanum Kirke, Music Meditation – w/ Jörg Brinkmann

PAST EVENT

24/01/2020

BE, Brüssel – Le Senghor, River Jazz Festival – Simin Tander New Quartet

PAST EVENT

10/12/2019

NO, Oslo – tba – Simin Tander New Quartet

PAST EVENT

30/10/2019

GE Köln – Blind Date Series, Salon de Jazz

PAST EVENT

27/10/2019

NL, Nijmegen – International Jazzfestival – w/ Jörg Brinkmann

PAST EVENT

26/09/2019

NO, Oslo – ECM 50 years Festival, Nasjonal Jazzscene – w/ Tord Gustavsen and Jarle Vespestad

PAST EVENT

27/06/2019

GE, Würzburg – w/ Etienne Nillese

PAST EVENT

13/06/2019

FR, Paris – Goethe Institut – Simin Tander New Quartet

PAST EVENT

09/06/2019

NO, Oslo – Jakobs Kulturkirke – w/ Tord Gustavsen and Arve Henriksen

PAST EVENT

PAST HIGHLIGHTS

Montreal International Jazzfestival (CA), San Francisco Jazzfestival (USA), St. Peter´s Church, New York City (USA), North Sea Jazz Festival (NL) , Concertgebouw van Amsterdam (NL), Muziekgebouw aan t´IJ (NL), Jarasum Jazzfestival (South Korea), Hong Kong Jazz Festival , Madrid Jazzfestival (ES), Leipziger Jazztage (GE), Jazzahead, Bremen (GE), Women In Jazz Festival (GE), Elbjazz Festival (GE), Brussels Jazzfestival (BE), Bohemia Jazzfest (CZ), Radar Festival Varna (BUL), Festspillene Bergen (NO), Olavsfestdagene (NO), Vossa Jazzfestival (NO)

Videos

Simin Tander UNFADING Album Teaser

Simin Tander & Jasser Haj Youssef album UNFADING

Tord Gustavsen & Simin Tander – Journey Of Life (live @Bimhuis Amsterdam)

Simin Tander New Quartet – Teaser II

Tord Gustavsen w/ Simin Tander and Jarle Vespestad – „What was said“ ECM Trailer

Simin Tander New Quartet – Teaser

Simin Tander & Etienne Nillesen

Tord Gustavsen & Simin Tander – A Castle In Heaven (live @Bimhuis Amsterdam)

jazzahead! 2019 – Simin Tander & Jörg Brinkmann

Neofobic feat. Simin Tander

Projects

Simin Tander
& Jörg Brinkmann

Simin Tander (vocals) and Jörg Brinkmann (cello, electronics) have travelled far and wide for their sound, transgressing the borders of time with their music.

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Press

a tempo – Singen ist ein heiliger Ort

Simin Tander, in Köln aufgewachsen und auch heute wieder in Köln zu Hause, blickt auf eine bitterschöne Kindheit und Jugend zurück – mit dem Vater, in Afghanistan geborener Journalist […]

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„Tander brings refreshing innovation to a modern jazz vocal panorama (...). Her voice is a thing of beauty.“

All About Jazz (USA)

Discography

Unfading

Jazzhaus Records
2020

Simin Tander– Voice, Composition
Jasser Haj Youssef
 – Viola D’Amore
Björn Meyer  – Electric Bass & Effects
Samuel Rohrer – Drums

AMAZON | TIDAL | AND IN MUSIC STORES

What Was Said

ECM Records
2016

Tord Gustavsen – Piano, Electronics, Synth Bass
Simin Tander – Voice
Jarle Vespestad – Drums

ECM RECORDS | AMAZON | TIDAL | AND IN MUSIC STORES

Where Water Travels Home

Jazzhaus Records
2014

Simin Tander
 – Voice, Songwriting
Jeroen van Vliet – Piano
Cord Heineking – Double Bass
Etienne Nillesen – Drums

JPC | TIDAL | AND IN MUSIC STORES

Wagma

Neuklang Records
2011

Simin Tander
– Voice, Songwriting
Jeroen van Vliet
– Piano
Cord Heineking
– Double Bass
Etienne Nillesen
– Drums

NEUKLANG RECORDS | JPC | TIDAL | AND IN MUSIC STORES

„Die eigentliche Sensation aber ist Simin Tander selbst, die durch sanftem Hauchen und arabeskem Vokalflug alle Schattierungen ihrer Stimme auslotet.“

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (GE)