Lettner Edith

General Information

Year of Birth:  1964
Date of Birth:  5. February 1964
Place of Birth:  Linz
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Lettner is a musician and painter who lives in Vienna and in the Waldviertel region. For Lettner, collaborating with artists from different cultures is an important source of inspiration. Alongside jazz, she deals intensively with eastern and African music, and projects bring together various artistic expressive means (catharsis, tone pictures) and plays the Armenian wind instrument known as the duduk.


PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation

lectures with Hannes Meixner and Leo Wright


lectures in jazz theory



founded her own band


founding of the "African Jazz Spirit"-project in Senegal

collaboration with artists from different cultures

collaborations with various artists and formations including Stefan Wagner Group, Keba Cissokho, Célia Mara, Afro Mandeng and Zohreh Jooya

various CD-publications

numerous stays and performances abroad, inter alia in Senegal, New York, Armenia, etc.

Performances (Selection)


Centre Culturel Français Dakar (Senegal)

compositions can be heard live and in the role of theater music

Discography, Projects


  • 2014: Dialogues live @ ShapeShifter Lab Brooklyn
  • 2012: Trust Your Way
  • 2012: Heart Blues (SBF records)
  • 2011: Live in Vienna 2011
  • 2010: calling4 (Extraplatte)
  • 2010: Live at Afrika Tage 2010 (Art Attack Records)
  • 2008: Kaira (artdialogue)
  • 2007: moving offroad (Ensemble freemotion; extraplatte)
  • 2007: The Long Walk (SBF Records)
  • 2005: Katharsis (artdialogue)
  • 2004: Listen Well (SBF Records)
  • 2002: Adouna-One World
  • 2001: Haft Peykar (mandana productions)
  • 2000: We think You Know (Extraplatte)
  • 1996: A Peaceful Crowd (RST Records)
  • 1994: Blue Green Desires (Extraplatte)

Band/Ensemble Member of

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Contact, Links

Address:  Margaretenstraße 31 , 1040 Vienna, Österreich
E-Mail:  edith [dot] lettneratgmail [dot] com
Website:  edith-lettner.net