Harald Kisiedu (saxophone)

Harald Kisiedu is a saxophonist and improviser who studied with Ornette Coleman and Oliver Lake. He has performed with Branford Marsalis, George Lewis, Henry Grimes, and Hannibal Lokumbe and made recordings with the improvisational band Burnt Sugar, the Arkestra Chamber. Kisiedu is also a music historian and holds a PhD from Columbia University. He is a lecturer in jazz history and jazz studies at the University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück, Germany and has written on Peter Brötzmann, Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky, and Muhal Richard Abrams. His book European Echoes: Jazz Experimentalism in Germany, 1950–1975 was released in 2020.