Elisabeth Kontomanou (vocals); Yves Brouqui (guitar); Per Karlström (piano); Thomas Bramerie (double bass); Leon Parker (drums).
Fri 10 July 2009 18:00 - 19:00 Yenisei
Elisabeth Kontomanou has a voice that combines all that's best insoul, blues and jazz. She uses her voice as her most importantinstrument and she does so with great flexibility and precision.Kontomanou is able to create an exciting swing and to give meaningto every word. The singer's ethnic background is Greek and African.She has worked with musicians and band leaders like pianistJean-Michel Pilc and guitarist Mike Stern. In 2006, she was namedjazz vocalist of the year in France where she lives. Her latestalbum Brewin' The Blues was released last year to very good reviewsworldwide. Kontomanou will perform at the North Sea Jazz Festivalwith her own band.