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Simin Tander Quartet | The Netherlands

Silence Language

Simin Tander | Voice, Composer

Etienne Nillesen | Drums

Cord Heineking | Double bass

Lucas Leidinger | Piano

The Simin Tander Quartet represents a new sound in the European jazz landscape: mysterious, surprising, rhythmically varying and tenderly beautiful but at the same time strong and very pointy. This German-Afghan leader of the quartet sings “stories without words,” purely using her voice and a very broad palette of sounds. Besides her richness in sounds, she also uses contemporary lyrics in different languages and sometimes even creates her very personal “fantasy language.” Expressive, free improvisation united with delicate singer-songwriter elements with a hint of oriental mysticism are characteristics of her style. The Simin Tander Quartet reveals four creative musicians that form a very well balanced union; each with his own voice and ability to express it within Simin’s compositions.

 

 

“Music is an almost sacred space in which I can be ME,” says Miss Tander.

 

“A unique talent among young jazz vocalists.” --Sheila Jordan, American Jazz Icon

 

“Simin Tander is not a regular jazz singer. Her performance leans towards to art...She distinguishes herself from every other singer because she combines guts and initiative with her versatility and close to perfect control of her voice to make herself stand out way above the others.” -- Rinus van der Heijden, Chief Editor of Jazzenzo

 

 

Website:http://www.simintander.com

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