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Sascha Ley

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, Luxembourg, 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.

Awards:

Haidy Jacobi Preis, Germany, 2014
Audience Choice Award of Festival Tremplin Jazz d’Avignon, France, 2009
Studio Hamburg European Shooting Star Award, Berlin Film Festival, 2005
Best interpretation “Songs For Life”, 2004

 

Has played:

Copenhagen Jazz Festival (DK), Tremplin JAZZ d’Avignon, Crest Jazz vocal, Nancy Jazz Pulsations (FR), European Jazz Festival Izmir (TR), Berlin Music Week, B-Flat Berlin, Jazzfestival Viersen, Hüttenjazz Völklingen, Cologne Music Night,  Sommermusik Saarbrücken (D), Jazz Festival Preveza (GR), Jazz Yatra Mumbai, Jazz Utsav Delhi & Mumbai, Heritage Jazz Festival Goa (IN), Skwer Warsaw, Palace of culture Warsaw(PL), Jazz Dock Prag (CZ)...

 

Press:

"Sascha Ley carries a whole universe of voices. Galaxies full of music." Jazzpodium, 2013 (DE)

"A royal voice." Le Jeudi, 2015 (LU)
 
"Sascha Ley. Vocal free jazz? Probably not, but Kalima does raise the vocal bar some artists have been limboing under for years. (…) a new way of looking at vocal jazz." Critical Jazz (US)

"Sascha Ley moves between improvisation, as well as regular singing, chanting or pure sound accompanying intonations, being an artist of a rare profile. She works in the fields of music, theater, film and dance, and all on an exceptional level." Jazzzeitung (DE)

Title: The Wee Hours, Sascha Ley & Laurent Payfert

Year: 2015

Label: yela music

Title : Everything Within, Kalima

Year : 2013

Label : Neuklang

Title : Kalima, Kalima

Year : 2010

Label : yela music

Title : Travelling Light, Sascha Ley

Year : 2007

Label : yela music

Title : Mutant Standards, Garlicks feat. Sascha Ley

Year : 2001

Label : self-released

 

Title: Lola Blau - live

Year: 1999

Label: yela music
 

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