Roger Cicero, German jazz and pop musician, Died at 45


Roger Marcel Cicero Ciceu was born on July 6, 1970, in Berlin, and died on March 24, 2016.

He was a German jazz and pop musician and the son of the Romanian pianist Eugen Cicero.

Roger’s style was predominantly that of 1940’s and 1950s swing music, combined with German lyrics.

Roger Cicero was participated with the album Good Morning Midnight by jazz pianist Julia Hülsmann, in 2006 and released his first solo album Männersachen in May of the same year.

Cicero working alongside thirteen composers (predominantly Matthias Haß and Frank Ramond).

And the song “Schieß mich doch zum Mond” was the German version of Frank Sinatra’s classic “Fly Me to the Moon”.

That covered track “Zieh die Schuh aus” (“Take your shoes off”), which deals ironically with the battle of the sexes, reached number 71 in the German singles chart.

The album Männersachen went to number three.

Cicero was Germany’s participant for the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest in Helsinki but finished only 19th in the rankings.

Along withhis song Frauen regier’n die Welt (Women rule the world) he won the preliminary decision in a competition against Monrose and Heinz Rudolf Kunze.

Although Roger Cicero won with Frauen regier’n die Welt it peaked at number seven in the hit parade; it stayed in the Top 10 for one week and dropped out of the Top 30 after four weeks.

On 7 July 2007, he performed at the German leg of Live Earth in Hamburg.

He made his film debut in Hilde in 2009 and received good notices for his performance as musician Ricci Blum.

Roger Cicero passed away at 45 yrs old.