Yara Linss

Label: Double Moon Records
Format: CD
Barcode: 0608917116229
Catalog number: DMCHR 71162
Releasedate: 30-10-15
Vol. 60 of the series Jazz thing Next Generation
Vol. 60 of the series Jazz thing Next Generation
Long live clichés! Singers, who have specialized in the gourmet menu from Brazilian bossa nova, contemporary jazz and expressive onomatopoeia, are virtually defenseless against prejudices going the rounds these days. Summer, sun, Ipanema Beach, samba, Carnival, Antônio Carlos Jobim and Gilberto Gil: Europeans love this music not the least due to such idealized images and like to use it as acoustic post card in cold seasons. But it doesn’t have to be that way: winter, rain, the indoor pool in Fürth, folk music from the land of garlic, Franconian carnival, Gostenhofer Street, Peter Fulda, Andreas Blüml and Joachim Leonhardt. The circumstances in the everyday life of the singer of Yara Lambert sound more or less like that. Cliché, backward. If the German-Brazilian residing in Nuremberg were really a child of her milieu, then her debut CD "Samambaia" would have to sound different. However, perhaps precisely these twelve tracks from the pen of the vocalist with her crystal-clear soprano voice and guitarist João Luis Nogueira from Minas Gerais in Brazil effuse a strong personal touch, which is far from any role-playing games. They tell stories full of longing and poetry, full of irony and fate, from Brazil and Germany alike. Stories by and about Yara Linss. Her senses sharpened and open to all styles: this is how Yara Lambert presents herself as the 60th protagonist of "Jazz Thing Next Generation". As a result, she is symbolic for the global appeal of the young German jazz, which is nourished from the cultural roots of many countries and continents. The 35-year-old is a very versatile and fascinating artist, who returns to her roots with "Samambaia" without denying her current situation. In addition to her own lyrics, Yara Linss sets poems to music such as from the Brazilian poet Maria Lúcia dal Farra in the title track and "Céu" from the Polish Literature Nobel Prize winner Wislawa Szymborska.
An artist who knows both the sun of the South and the fog of the North. A multilingual world citizen and yet somehow firmly rooted in her Middle Franconian home. She is the daughter of a Brazilian woman and a German, saw the light of day in São Paolo in 1980 and moved to Germany at the age of four with her parents. Yara, who already distinguishes herself with her double "s" from the last name of Ivan Lins, the (unrelated) old master of the "Música Popular Brasileira", grew up in Ulm, took violin lessons there, sang in the Ulmer Spatzen choir and gained initial experience in an orchestra. One day, she discovered the music that her mother has always kept hidden in her record cabinet: Bossa Nova, the elegance and lightness of the songs of Elis Regina and Astrud Gilberto. From then on, Yara Linss knew who should be her role models. After one year of jazz studies in Maastricht, she studied at Nuremberg University of Music, and her voice enchanted a wider audience for the first time in 2007 when she substituted for Maria João, who was ill, at the Nuremberg Stimmenfang Festival. The singer was awarded the culture scholarship of the city of Nuremberg in 2008, and she won the Bruno-Rother Competition at Nuremberg University of Music in 2009.