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SUZANA LAŞCU

Suzana Lașcu - voice, effects
Tim De Vries - soprano, alto and baritone saxophones, bass clarinet, effects
Milton Rodriguez Cisneros - guitar, effects
Johannes Fend - electric bass, effects
Ugur Kupeli - drums




- Born on August 31st, 1994
- Jazz Vocalist/Performer & Composer/Songwriter
- Started learning music professionally at the age of 8, immediately after she decided to become a singer and pursue a career in music.
- Has graduated from Bucharest School of Art, where she has studied Pop Singing from 2006 to 2009. Up to this date, she had already been experimenting with Soul and R&B music.
- Attended Jazz Studies at the “George Enescu” High School of Music, between 2009 and 2013, but had already been a pupil of the institution since 2004. Graduated in 2013 as a valedictorian, with a perfect 10.
- She likes to take liberties in her own music, oftentimes being attracted to the avant-garde movement.
- Since 2013, she is currently a student of Prins Claus Conservatorium in Groningen, the Netherlands, where she is studying vocal jazz performance and composition.
- Recognition/honors received on the Romanian Jazz Scene:
~ Sibiu Jazz Festival 2010
Best Vocalist (won)
~Romanian Jazz Music Awards 2011
Best Newcomer (nominated)
~Romanian Jazz Music Awards 2012
Revelation of the Year (nominated)
~Art Factory Young Awards 2012
Best Jazz Arrangement (won)
Best Jazz & World Music Symbiosis (won)

Having been active in the jazz idiom since 15 years old, Suzana has experimented not only in the traditional side of it, but has also become involved with the avant-garde movement. Her vocal range is four octaves, as she studied bel canto technique during high school. When it comes to improvising, apart from the post-bop approach, she might also go into free and acid jazz, punk jazz and alternative rock. In 2014, she has been contributing with some songwriting to King Deluxe, a Canadian-based independent label which promotes alternative electronic music. She has also started working on her most elaborate project to date: Trippin’ With Kandinsky, written for a jazz octet. In 2015, she has been selected to perform with the Nationaal Jeugd Jazz Orkest in the Netherlands, under the artistic direction of Martin Fondse, a project which toured throughout the country to highly acclaimed venues, such as Bimhuis, Radio Kootwijk, The EYE, De Wereld Draait Door; the orchestra had collaborations with the Nationaal Jeugd Orkest as well as the Metropole Orkest, appeared on national TV channels such as NPO, NOS, VARA, and was nominated for the Zilveren Notekraker in the same year. Most notable projects she’s been involved in: Brains On Fluffy Pillows, Silk Copper Plastic, The Awfully Intriguing Ensemble, Counterblue, Nationaal Jeugd Jazz Orkest (with whom she released a record in 2016). Some of her music teachers throughout the years have been: JD Walter, Deborah Brown, Deborah J. Carter, Marjorie Barnes, Floor van Zutphen, Francien van Tuinen, Ruben Hein, Renske Taminiau, Kristina Fuchs, Michael Moore, Tineke Postma, Jasper Soffers, Florin Răducanu, Mircea Tiberian, Alex Simu, Dumitru Avakian, Mihaela Drăgoi, Liliana Dumitrache, Viorela Filip, Zsolt Kerestely, Dan Dimitriu, Cristina Livezeanu, Iuliana Nicolae, people to whom she will always be grateful for helping her to master her craft and musicianship. Instruments which she is continuously learning to play and would like to perform with in the future: piano, guitar, ukulele, banjo, harp, bass. Fluent in Romanian and English, she is currently studying French and Dutch. She is aspiring to become a true polyglot in the future, just like her father, and she has received a Cambridge Advanced English Certificate, attesting her as a C1 level user.






RELEASES




EVENTS


December 16 2016 - Literair Cafe De Graanrepubliek - Groningen - Live Jazz - Suzana Laşcu - 21:00



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