Double-bass player and composer André Nendza makes his way with
uncompromising determination, always fully committed to his music.
Currently, Nendzas’ focus includes the development of his own projects
(André Nendza Quartet, the collective band Lemke-Nendza-Hillmann, the
electro-acoustic ensemble A.tronic and a duo with famous German
saxophonist Angelika Niescier). In addition, he works as a sideperson with
bands like the “Philipp van Endert Trio”.
In 2000 he founded his own crecycle.music label, which now cooperates with
jazzsick records. André Nendzas work is documented on nearly 50 CDs (11 as
a leader), numerous radio broadcasts/TV productions and is also featured in
all important German Jazz media efforts.
He had the pleasure of working with musicians like Dave Liebman, Kenny
Wheeler, Rick Margitza, Paolo Fresu, Dominique Pifarély, Charlie Mariano, Rob
van den Broeck, Adrian Mears, Alex Acuña, Zoltan Lantos, Marc Bassey, Dave
Pike, Ramesh Shotham.
As the head of "Vorstudium Jazz" at the "Offene Jazz Haus Schule, Cologne",
Nendza is also a well known teacher