Sanem Kalfa is a Turkish singer with a distinctive style, mixing jazz, improvisation, and world music into a powerful blend of emotions. After studying cello, she moved from Turkey to the Netherlands to study singing. During her studies she won several awards, including the 1st Prize Shure Montreux Jazz Vocal Competition presided by Quincy Jones. In 2014 she released her debut album “Nehir”. She released her second album “DANCE” as a duo with George Dumitriu in May 2018. Her last album with George Dumitriu and Joachim Badenhorst “Blacksea Songs” will be released by El Negocito Records in Jazz 2020.”
Sanem kalfa was born in Trabzon, a city on the Black Sea coast of northeast Turkey. Black sea is the call of green and people from this region are full of humor and deeply dedicated to earth. Emotional swings go hand in hand with the waves of the Black sea.
Sanem is currently based in Amsterdam, performing worldwide and pleased to teach music to students (from any age and background). Her main aim is to be a part of an experience that will help enriching life by music.