Sascha Ley, multidisciplinary artist, is a vocalist, improviser, actress, polyglot poet and performer who, with a penchant for offbeat projects, explores stylistic boundaries at the intersections of jazz, free improvisation, imaginary folklore, classical and new music creating a complementary blend of improvisation and composition.
She performs internationally both solo and with her own duo to quartet combos, and as a guest in a wide variety of ensembles between jazz and contemporary music.
In addition to music, she continues to be active as an actor, performer and occasional director and is involved in the word and visual arts.
Since the beginning of 2000 Sascha has produced several shows, performances and albums under her label and Food for Thought Office yela music yela muse.
Sascha lives and works in Luxembourg and has performed internationally.
Chevalier de l'Ordre de Mérite du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg 2013
Medal of honor for cultural achievement, Clemency 2012
Audience Choice Award/Prix du Public at Tremplin JAZZ d'Avignon 2009
Studio Hamburg European Shooting Star Award/ Berlin Film Festival 2005
Best interpretation "Songs For Life", an initiative of Aids Hëllef Luxembourg - 2004
"IN BETWEEN" - Solo album JazzHausMusik JHM Oct, 2022 - first reviews
A truly impressive voice. A remarkable CD. Michael van Gee, Radio Dreyeckland 12/22
Singing "Lush Life" stripped to the bone like this is something you first have to dare to do. Sascha Ley, singer and performance artist from Luxembourg, dares and wins all along the line. Later Ley will set to music - "Love In Outer Space" by Sun Ra, - besides the Strayhorn it is the only foreign material - far from the unpredictability of the Archestra, but still endowed with its mental states. Ley tries things out, communicating nonverbally, layering different soundtracks of her voice. It occasionally reminds of the Vocal Summit band of the seventies, which, except for Bobby McFerrin, consisted of all women, but at times also of the exploratory urge of a Laurie Anderson, although Ley has no amplified violin at hand, but "only" micro synth & gadgets. She creates a world with its own parameters, based primarily on reduction and pure accuracy of expression. "In Between" : One indeed lands in an in-between realm. It is an exciting place. Susanne Müller, Jazz Podium DE 12/22 | 1/23
Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson
Saluti a Peppino -...
It's Alright To Be...
The Wee Hours