SALIM JAVAID

saxophonist & improviser

SALIM JAVAID is a Czech-Pakistani saxophonist and improviser based in Cologne. He works in settings ranging playing contemporary music solo or in ensembles to performing improvised music and free jazz.

In his solo work and compositions, Salim explores spatiality in music, the relation of acoustic events in time, and the flexibility of all parameters, while still pursuing a playful and improvisational attitude and treatment of the material.

 

As a performer of contemporary music and founder of the Trio Abstrakt – an ensemble for contemporary music (saxophone, percussion, and piano) which is based in Cologne – he premiered a number of new works and is in the process of developing exciting new projects and concert formats.

 

His other projects include Debacker/Hübsch/Javaid (w/ Marlies Debacker & Carl Ludwig Hübsch), as well as his duo with Santiago Bogacz (improvised music) and Mauricio Galeano (contemporary music).

 

Salim studied classical and jazz saxophone at the HfMT Cologne as well as contemporary music at the Folkwang University of Arts in Essen.

 

He performed at the Biennale del Arte 2019 in Venice, the Biennale for Contemporary Music 2018 in Bremen, Nieuwe Noten Amsterdam and NOW! Festival 2019 @Philharmonie Essen and won first prizes at competitions Biberacher Jazzpreis 2018, Getxo International Jazz Contest 2017 and European Jazz Competition Burghausen 2016.

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BIOGRAPHY

SALIM JAVAID is a Czech-Pakistani saxophonist and improviser based in Cologne. He works in settings ranging playing contemporary music solo or in ensembles to performing improvised music and free jazz.

In his solo work and compositions, Salim explores spatiality in music, the relation of acoustic events in time, and the flexibility of all parameters, while still pursuing a playful and improvisational attitude and treatment of the material.

As a performer of contemporary music and founder of the Trio Abstrakt – an ensemble for contemporary music (saxophone, percussion, and piano) which is based in Cologne – he premiered a number of new works and is in the process of developing exciting new projects and concert formats.

His other projects include Debacker/Hübsch/Javaid (w/ Marlies Debacker & Carl Ludwig Hübsch), as well as his duo with Santiago Bogacz (improvised music) and Mauricio Galeano (contemporary music).

Salim studied classical and jazz saxophone at the HfMT Cologne as well as contemporary music at the Folkwang University of Arts in Essen.

He performed at the Biennale del Arte 2019 in Venice, the Biennale for Contemporary Music 2018 in Bremen, Nieuwe Noten Amsterdam and NOW! Festival 2019 @Philharmonie Essen and won first prizes at competitions Biberacher Jazzpreis 2018, Getxo International Jazz Contest 2017 and European Jazz Competition Burghausen 2016.

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