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Lyambiko Sings Gershwin
October 26, 2012   
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Lyambiko, a German vocalist of Tanzanian descent, will be the star of an annual Christmas gala concert organized by the Jazz Era concert agency.

In previous years the concert has featured Diana Krall, Dionne Warwick, Dee Dee Bridgewater and Dianne Reeves. Lyambiko’s latest album, entitled Lyambiko Sings Gershwin, won the Echo Jazz Award, the German equivalent of a Grammy, and earned her the title of Female Vocalist of the Year 2011.

Lyambiko was born in the German state of Thuringia to a family with long-standing musical traditions. As a child, she took music lessons and became an accomplished singer. She was still in her teens when she formed her first folk and blues band, but her career did not take off until 1999 when she moved to Berlin. As a music academy student, she toured extensively with various groups, mostly reinterpreting jazz standards.

Her career gained momentum when she formed the Lyambiko Strange Fruit duo and embarked on a tour with American vocalist Mark Murphy, performing before enthusiastic audiences across Europe. The successful European tour and concerts in the United States landed Lyambiko a contract for her debut album, Out of This Mood. Following rave reviews in Europe and the United States, Lyambiko became a much sought after performer who with a string of new bands released several albums (Shades of Delight, Lyambiko, Love and Then, Inner Sense). She also recorded “Saffronia,” a music tribute to Nina Simone which she opened with a prologue of jazz ballads.

Lyambiko’s latest album is dedicated to the king of jazz hits, George Gershwin. Excellently produced with spot-on arrangement and subtle vocals, it became a European bestseller just several weeks after release. Lyambiko will sing her innovative interpretations of “I Got Rhythm,” “Summertime” and “Fascinating Rhythm” along with Christmas standards during two concerts in Warsaw and ŁódĽ.

Lyambiko—Christmas Gala
Dec. 6, 8 p.m. Warsaw,
Palladium Club
9 Złota St.

Dec. 7, 7 p.m. ŁódĽ, Wytwórnia Club
29 Ł±kowa St.
Tickets at Eventim.pl, TicketPro.pl and E-Bilet.pl
For further information go to www.jazz.pl
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