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viernes, 27 de marzo de 2009

Artista da Semana (Março 29 - Abril 4) - Veronika Rodriguez

Artista da Semana - Veronika Rodriguez




After conservatoire studies in classical singing, Veronika Rodriguez discovered Jazz at the age of 16, by listening to Ella Fitzgerald.

Being a fan of June Christy, Chris Connor..., she is also influenced by variety and jazz singers from the 50's: Doris Day, Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee... Veronika met the big band conductor Jean-Philippe Vidal and became the lead vocalist of the Côte Ouest Big Band.

They created together a number of performances including « For the Love of Ella », portrait of Ella Fitzgerald, which was a huge succes not only for specialists of Ella Fitzgerald, but for the grand public as well.

After a U.S. Tour, Veronika introduced a vocal quartet named The Swing Voices, following the tradition of Modernaires, Pied Pipers, Four Freshmen, Manhatan Transfer for the recording of “Radio Days”.

She recorded many albums, including « Isn't it Romantic ? » which received the award for the Best Foreign Jazz Vocal Recording. She also received the “Golden Microphone” from the International Meetings of Jazz in Hambourg and the “Best Vocal Jazz Performance” award in New York, 2005. She was discovered by the brazilian guitarist Baden Powell who performed with her in concert.
She regulary performs at Jazz festivals with the quintet or the Côte Ouest Big Band.

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