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The charismatic Trio - Vocals, piano, soprano saxophone & bassclarinet will not fail to surprise with its daring approach to an uninhibited and intimate jazz. Highly melodic lines and dynamic rhythmical moments define the songs, delicately settled between modern jazz and imaginary folklore.
KALIMA's music leads the audience through very distinctive and original harmonic moods and landscapes.

Winner of the Audience Choice Award at the Tremplin JAZZ d'Avignon 2009

SASCHA LEY likes walking along unconventional paths in her musical output, which is strongly oriented towards jazz, free improvisation, imaginary folklore and contemporary music. The German-Luxembourgish vocalist and actress has studied in Saarbrücken, Amsterdam and Bombay. In parallel with music, drama and film works, Sascha has devoted herself in recent years increasingly to composing and writing, creating and directing interdisciplinary performances.

LAIA GENC, pianist and composer, shows a very individual and powerful touch in both playing and composing. Hubert Nuss and John Taylor, who have encouraged her in developing her personal style far-off from the mainstream, have shaped her sensibility for sound and melodic colours at the Jazz School Cologne.

ANNE KAFTAN, a former student of Charlie Mariano, has an appealing stylistic approach to music, moving from classical to jazz, world music and experimental pop. She composes for theatre, film and radio plays and has started her collaboration with Sascha in 2006 with the recording of the album Travelling Light.


Has played:

Tremplin Jazz d’Avignon, Crest Jazz vocal, Nancy Jazz Pulsations (F), Jazzkomm Berlin, Berlin Music Week, B-Flat, Berlin (D)..., Festival Preveza (GR), Jazz Dock, Prague (CZ), Altxerri San Sebastián (E), Skwer Warsaw, Palais de la Culture,Warsaw (PL)....

Press :

« The wonderful trio… The title of the CD says it all. Subtle, finely woven, full of suspense but also relaxed and smooth - this could describe the very unique music of the trio Kalima. »
Marion Möhle, Melodiva, July 13 (DE)

« Kalima is an unconventional trio that makes lush music. The title track sounds like the motto of the trio: live and play without barriers. Anyone who loves jazz new, who is not afraid of adventurous music and likes to be surprised is on the right scent. »
Hessel Fluitman, Jazz Flits, June13 (NL)

« Simply very beautiful, as it is born in the profound of imagination that blends different sonorities, being always in research of rare pearls. This album is an exceptional sound spectacle. »
Michel Schröder, D'Zeitung, June 13 (LU)

Title : Everything within

Year : 2013

Label : Neuklang

Title: Kalima

Year: 2010

Label: yela music

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