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Teodora Brody Enache

Teodora Brody is an alchemist. She can summon the spirits of her own roots from the grieving romanian Doina, enchant you with her deep, visceral jazz tone of voice, and amaze you with her vocal textures in a stunning interpretation of classical pieces by celebrated composers like Beethoven, Béla Bartók​ ​and George Enescu. An iconic romanian singer, known as Teodora Enache in her native Romania, currently living in Germany, Teodora Brody is a fierce spiritual and musical explorer. A former mathematician turned into a jazz singer by her own vision and love of Ella Fitzgerald, disciple of unquestionable the most important romanian jazz musician, pianist Johnny Răducanu, with whom she played and recorded, she also performed and recorded with excellent musicians like bassists Stanley Jordan, Lars Danielsson, Benny Rietveld, former bass player of Miles Davis and currently Carlos Santana's bass player and musical director, bulgarian kaval player Theodosii Spassov and many others. She was named "Romanian Cultural Ambassador to the USA" and she played important jazz festivals such as Montreux Jazz Festival, Jazz In Marciac, Lugano Jazz Festival, and venues like Corcoran Museum, Iridium, Bozar Hall.

With 14 records released under her name ranging from jazz, klezmer, ethno jazz, special projects such as the musical "The Prophet", after Kahlil Gibran's masterpiece, and a career spanning two decades, Teodora Brody is now moving forward into new territories of a crossover between jazz and classical music. Commissioned in 2019 by one of the most important classical music festivals in Europe, George Enescu Festival, she performed her new born project, "From Classical To Jazz" to a cheering crowd of a sold out National Theater of Bucharest. Carefully selected pieces from Ludwig Van Beethoven, Béla Bartók, George Enescu, Johann Pachelbel, found a new and surprising form and sound with Teodora's vocal technique. As a result, Teodora went on and recorded the songs in Art of June Studio from Germany, alongside romanian composer and guitarist Călin Grigoriu, cello player Răzvan Suma and brazilian percussionist Joca Perpignan. Her upcoming album, "Departure Door" is a unique vocal exploration of baroque and classical compositions like Pachelbel's Canon, Moonlight Sonata, Rhapsody No 1 and Rhapsody No 2 by George Enescu and Béla Bartók's six Romanian Dances.

The record delivers subtle vocal layers balanced between jazz and classical, occasionally powerfully high hit notes, delicate guitar work, solid and warm cello sound and a colourful explosion of percussion. The single Departure Door, in fact an almost psychedelic version of Moonlight Sonata with lyrics inspired by Tagore is the highlight of the album and it will receive a well deserved music video.

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