christin neddens

Drummer • Composer


Christin studied drums in Hamburg, Hannover & Groningen (Netherlands). During her studies in Europe she moved to the United States to study with Aaron Serfaty, Bob Mintzer and Prof. Peter Erskine at University Of Southern California in Los Angeles.

Christin has played on several (inter)national festivals (Big Band Festival Imatra (Finland), Jazzfestival Grahamstown (South Africa), Port Townsend Jazzfestival (USA)) and toured recently through Middle East, East Europe and China. She recorded albums with one of the best german youth Big Bands (for example "Ellington And More" (2011), "Live At Tula's" feat. Jiggs Whigham (2014)) and took part at the high prestigious "Popkurs" in Hamburg (2014/2015).

In 2016 she established the cinematic sound orchestra "Operation Grand Slam".  This large ensemble plays cinematique Funk, Boogaloo & punchy Jazz-Rock (sounds like driving through L.A. in the 60s) and has already played at Open Jazz Festival 2016 and Elbjazz Festival 2017.

Besides from that, Christin composed film music for the short movie "One last sigh before nightfall" (dir.: Heikko Deutschmann, arte/SWR production) which was running on film festivals worldwide (New York, New Delhi, London, Berlin, Afula/Israel, Kitzbühel/Austria, Middlebury, Vermont/USA & beyond) and awarded with numerous prices.

Christin is now living and working in Hamburg and rewarded with the Composition Scholarship for young artists of the Ministry for Science & Culture Lower-Saxony, the Dorothea-Erxleben-Scholarship at University for Music, Theatre & Media in Hanover and the prestigious Dr. Langner Jazz Master Scholarship at University for Music & Theatre in Hamburg. 

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