FRIDA

Three voices, bass and drums – already at first sight the special character of this quintet becomes obvious. But the unusual line-up is only one of the band's characteristic trademarks, another is FRIDA's repertoire. Courageous and light-hearted, but never thoughtless, FRIDA leaves style and genre boundaries around contemporary jazz behind. On their debut album Freedom of Flight, FRIDA presents profound poetry set to music, individual reinterpretations of pop hits, as well as original compositions. What they all have in common is this special Frida sound. A sound perhaps has never been heard before, which seems to connect heaven and earth. The voices often sound bell-clear, sometimes almost floating, and then all of a sudden strong or even onomatopoeic.

 

FRIDA is a joint project by the award-winning singers Sara Decker (Shure Montreux Jazz Voice Competition Finalist 2017), Mascha Corman (curator of various experimental concert series and NRW scholarship recipient), and Julia Ehninger (DAAD alumna and current scholar of Studienstiftung) as well as drummer Jeroen Truyen, and bassist Conrad Noll. Five personalities with various musical backgrounds create music for their alter ego Frida. FRIDA combines Sara Decker’s  and Julia Ehninger’s qualities of merging pop styles with improvisational jazz artistry with Mascha Corman’s extended vocal techniques and musical playfulness. Together with Truyen’s technical prowess and Herzog’s steadiness, FRIDA takes you to surprisingly unexplored musical landscapes.

Sara Decker - Voice

Mascha Corman - Voice

Julia Ehninger - Voice

Jeroen Truyen - Drums

Conrad Noll - Bass

https://www.fridasband.com​

New Album "Freedom of Flight"

FRIDA's debut album will be released on October, 16 2020 on Jazzsick Records. Check out the band's website for tour dates, videos and plenty more.

© 2020 by Julia Ehninger