Prof. Anette von Eichel

Anette von Eichel received Bachelor and Master’s degrees in jazz singing at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague and a Master’s degree in Colonial History at the Rijksuniversiteit in Leiden, graduating with honors in both courses of study. She is active as a singer, composer, and lyricist in projects with international musicians and composers ranging from contemporary jazz to free improvisation and avantgarde music. Since 2010, she has been a professor for jazz singing at the University of Music and Dance in Cologne, and has been Dean of the Jazz Pop department there since 2021. Since 2016, she has been a member of the board of the German Jazz Union and serves on various advisory committees.

Anette von Eichel is a member of the Executive Committee and Supervisory Board of the German Music Council.

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