Alexander Kuhn
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Alexander Kuhn

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Alexander ‚Sandi’ Kuhn (born 1981) is a german jazz saxophonist and composer, currently living in Stuttgart in the South of Germany.

2004/2005 he studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston with Herb Pomeroy, Joe Lovano, Bill Pierce, Frank Tiberi, Hal Crook, Ed Tomassi, and Dave Santoro. There, he had the chance to play with a lot of wonderful musicians and to learn much about music and life. From 2008 on, he studied with Prof. Bernd Konrad at State University of Music and Performing Arts in Stuttgart where he graduated 2010 summa cum laude.

2011/2012 he moved to New York City to pursue a masters degree at Aaron Copland School of Music. He studied with a lot of great musicians such as Michael Mossman, Antonio Hart, John Ellis and David Berkman who helped him to further develop as an artist.

Since 2012, he is located in Stuttgart. Besides his own projects, Alexander ‚Sandi’ Kuhn works as a composer and sideman in several other groups. (Volker Engelberth Quintet, Kühntett and others). He can be heard on various releases and has released three albums as leader. ("Being Different 2011, "The Ambiguity of Light" 2013, "The Place in the North" 2019). 2022 his fourth album "MEANDERING" will be released.
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    Alexander 'Sandi' Kuhn 2011
    Being Different
    Personality Records

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    Best of Jazz in Burghausen 2010
    Various Artists Vol.4 / DVD
    Double Moon Records

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    Gee Hye Lee 2010
    Genious Monday
    HGBS

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    Kühntett 2008
    Image of my Soul
    Satin Doll Records

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    Kühntett 2006
    The Contemporary Jazz Movement
    Satin Doll Records

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    PAUCKER 2010
    Miserable Junkie
    Monohausen Records

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    Lauschleben 2005
    WIR
    Lauschlabel

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    Generations Unit 2011
    Tease my Shoes
    TCB "The Montreux Jazz Label"

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    Paul Eidner 2009
    Digress
    Analogsoul

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    Alexander 'Sandi' Kuhn 2013
    The Ambiguity of Light
    JAZZNARTS RECORDS

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    Barbara Bürkle Band 2013
    Look for the Silver Lining
    Neuklang

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    Christoph Neuhaus Group 2016
    The Present & Path
    Doublemoon Records

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    Volker Engelberth Quintett 2016
    Jiggsaw Puzzles
    Unit Records

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    Volker Engelberth Quintett 2018
    Prismatic Colours
    Unit Records

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    Simon Paterno 2014
    Head to Toes
    Simon Paterno Music

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    Kühntett 2011
    Checkpoint Jazz
    Double Moon

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    Alexander ‚Sandi‘ Kuhn 2019
    The Place in the North
    Unit Records

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    Alexander 'Sandi' Kuhn 2011
    Being Different
    Personality Records

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    Best of Jazz in Burghausen 2010
    Various Artists Vol.4 / DVD
    Double Moon Records

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    Gee Hye Lee 2010
    Genious Monday
    HGBS

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    Kühntett 2008
    Image of my Soul
    Satin Doll Records

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    Kühntett 2006
    The Contemporary Jazz Movement
    Satin Doll Records

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    PAUCKER 2010
    Miserable Junkie
    Monohausen Records

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    Lauschleben 2005
    WIR
    Lauschlabel

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    Generations Unit 2011
    Tease my Shoes
    TCB "The Montreux Jazz Label"

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    Paul Eidner 2009
    Digress
    Analogsoul

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    Alexander 'Sandi' Kuhn 2013
    The Ambiguity of Light
    JAZZNARTS RECORDS

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    Barbara Bürkle Band 2013
    Look for the Silver Lining
    Neuklang

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    Christoph Neuhaus Group 2016
    The Present & Path
    Doublemoon Records

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    Volker Engelberth Quintett 2016
    Jiggsaw Puzzles
    Unit Records

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    Volker Engelberth Quintett 2018
    Prismatic Colours
    Unit Records

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    Simon Paterno 2014
    Head to Toes
    Simon Paterno Music

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    Kühntett 2011
    Checkpoint Jazz
    Double Moon

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    Alexander ‚Sandi‘ Kuhn 2019
    The Place in the North
    Unit Records

Sandi Kuhn received various awards and scholarships for his musical endeavors (such as Berklee Scholarship 2004, 2nd Prize at the international Jazz Competition in Straubing 2007, Winner of the "European Burghauser Jazz Competition" 2009, Young Lions Award 2010, Art Foundation Baden-Württemberg 2011, DAAD Scholarship 2011/12).

In 2013, hereceived the prestigious German Jazz award "Landesjazzpreis Baden-Württemberg". Since 2012, he is teaching jazz ensembles and improvisation at State University of Music and Performing Arts in Stuttgart.

He played numerous shows at jazz clubs and festivals in Germany and abroad (Europa, USA, Tunesien, Ecuador, Vietnam, Malaysia, Laos), such as Jazzfestival Frauenfeld/ Switzerland, Jazz Open Stuttgart, Burghauser Jazzfestival, Jazz & Joy Festival Worms, Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspielen, Jazz’n More Festival Friedrichshafen, JazzAhead in Bremen, CUNY Jazzfestival New York, Hangar Klangfelder Barcelona, Forest Jazz Festival Seoul, Enjoy Jazz Festival, Jazzfestival Föhr, Jazzfestival Esslingen.

ALEXANDER SANDI KUHN

SAXOPHONIST & COMPOSER