Maria Faust (EST) was born in Estonia 1979 but lives currently in Copenhagen, Denmark. After the short conducting studies in Academy of Music in Tallinn, she continued her education with saxophone in conservatory in Esbjerg Denmark. Maria Faust is known as a leader and a composer for Maria Faust Group. The bands first release “Bitchslap Boogie” came out in 2008 and the second will be released in September 2010.
About Maria Faust Group
Maria Faust Group was formed in 2005 and has been becoming one of the most interesting new acts of a Danish jazz music scene. The music of Maria Faust Group is a mixture of many different styles drawing on the legacy of her Estonian roots, rock, 20th century classical music and jazz with an emphasis on the band’s four horns. Maria Faust's clever and challenging compositions have a clear structure and their complexity does not obstruct the underlying romanticism of the music. Her saxophone playing is sensitive and emotional, yet fearless and refrains from obvious cliches while featuring a wide dynamic range.
The orchestra is consisting some of the experienced musicians with plenty of attitude and a desire to experiment.
Through concerts in Estonia, Sweden, Finland, Luxembourg and Denmark the orchestra has achieved a language that sounds at one moment like a Russian funeral march and the next like a runaway train heading for the unknown.