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Songs & Dances

Songs & Dances

Anne Hartkamp

Label: Double Moon Records
Format: CD
Barcode: 0608917116922
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Catalog number: DMCHR 71169
Releasedate: 06-05-16
- Anne Hartkamp, curious and versatile, proceeded to become an active and sought-after singer, composer, lyricist and arranger, both with her own groups and as a featured guest or doing commissioned arrangements
Songs & Dances is Anne Hartkamp's dream project. The woman, who in the opinion of BR Jazz editor Roland Spiegel 'underlays texts with irony and makes them sparkle, combines syllable-cascades in fast-paced improvisation, cane make lyrical melodies quietly glitter', now presents a bunch of unorthodox as well as charming, passionate, powerful songs and dances. The bulk of works on this release were composed by Hartkamp herself and are a distillate of her eventful career, the essence of her vocal talent in her very best years, who only sings what she likes and which tantilizes her tongue and heart.
Singer and vocalist Anne Hartkamp, a long-time „constant“ (according to German Jazz magazine, Jazzpodium) of the German jazz scene, is known for her intense, multifaceted and artistically independent ways. Playfully and effortlessly, she uses her expressive voice to create those magically touching moments as well as those that sparkle and electrify, captivating her audiences with her great stage presence while, at the same time, winning them over with the complexity and originality of both her compositions and lyrics.
Since 2010, Anne Hartkamp has been teaching aspiring professional jazz singers at the Institut fuer Musik of the Osnabrueck University of Applied Sciences.