Peter Sarik - piano/electric piano
Istvan Gyarfas - guitar
Tibor Fonay - bass/upright bass
Attila Galfi - drums
Ioana Mardare - viola
Singer, songwriter, lyricist, high class performer, Luiza Zan is one of the most prominent figures in Romanian jazz.
Born in 1980, Luiza Zan began her career when she was 4 year old. Then she won a competition for the so-called "Homeland Falcons" during the communist era. Later, the same piece was interpreted on the occasion of a contest for children ("Little Milkweed Leaf") and this will bring her the most important award at the International Festival "Golden Stag" of July 2004, exactly one week after winning a prestigious 2nd award at the Jazz Festival in Montreux, Switzerland.
In Montreux she had, for the first time, the chance to sing accompanied by famous musicians. She could then sing accompanied by Geri Allen, Bob Hurst, Eric Harland and Omar Hakim. The sensational year 2004 ended with another award obtained at the Jazz Awards, organized by Romanian Radio Broadcasting Corporation, where she was conferred the "Award of Confirmation".
Among the many musicians with whom she sang there was Rick Condit - US Professor and saxophonist who had played with Ella Fitzgerald Big Band, Mircea Tiberian, Romeo Cosma, Ion Baciu Jr., Armen Donelian, Jurgen Bothner, Arthur Balogh Golcea Vlaicu, Vlad Popescu, Sorin Romanescu, Electric Brother, DJ Vasile, McNeeste State University Big Band of Louisianna, Petras Geniusas, Alex Harding, to give just a few examples as the list is long.
The artist has, overtime, been involved in musical projects, but also in other artistic fields like, for example, being part of the team performing the play "Napasta" directed by Radu Afrim and appearing in the distribution of contemporary dance show "VISA Game" with Cosmin Manolescu and Pascal Allio. She composed the soundracks for the movies "Carambol", "Circul Vesel" (HBO) "Australia" (HBO).
Luiza Zan studied classical singing for 9 consecutive years following the courses of the Art High School in Piatra Neamt and those of the University of Arts in Iasi, so now she can pass on what she learned, as an acclaimed educator. She is often invited to the "IconArts" creative camp alongside internationally famous names of classical and jazz music worlds.