Achim Seifert is a German/Turkish bassist and composer who was born 1985 in Germany. After falling in love with experimental rock, he finally turned over to Jazz at a young age. After school he studied at the “Hochschule für Musik und Theater“ in Hannover with Lars Hansen and Detlef Beier.
Furthermore, Achim studied Bass at „Berklee College of Music“ in Boston on a scholarship with people like Oscar Stagnaro, Lincoln Goines, Hal Crook, David Fiuczynski, Andy Mcghee, Dave Samuels, Sarah Brindell, Eguie Castrillo, Wayne Krantz and many more.
After his debut record "plans to wake up on the beach" (which had a remarkable impact on the scene), his second album “...noticed my heart“ was officially released in 2015. In october 2010, the Achim Seifert Project (A.S.P.) won the 1st Prize at the national competition "Future Sounds" which is hosted by one of the biggest jazzfestivals in Europe called "Leverkusener Jazztage".
Aside from that, Achim is teaching bass and ensemble classes at Universtity of Music in Osnabrück.
In 2014 he was asked by jazzlegend TRILOK GURTU to tour with his group which is a massive honor and a unique chance for him to grow, both musically and personally.
In 2016 he was nominated for the “ECHO JAZZ“ award (best national bassist) which is the german version of the grammys.
His 3rd album “versus“ was released in 2018.
Besides playing live, Achim had the pleasure to participate in both studio and composition-work for pop artists like Udo Lindenberg, Max Mutzke, Alvaro Soler, Joy Denalane and Nils Wülker.