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nastja volokitina

statements

„Nastja combines musical influences from Eastern Europe with contemporary jazz. She enchants us with her beautiful voice, her energy and creativity. She is still an insider tip, but that will not remain for long. Make sure you go and listen!“  Michael Schiefel

"Nastja is a fantastic singer, who simply masters everything from ballad to roaring rock.“  
Kalle Kalima

 

contacts
nastjamusic@googlemail.com
booking:

booking@nastjamusic.com


Links:

facebook.com/nastjamusic
soundcloud.com/nastjamusic
soundcloud.com/brudaer-feat-nastja

Bio

 

Born in Odessa, Ukraine, Nastja graduated from Vladimir College of Music specialising in jazz vocals before going on to study at Franz Liszt University of Music in Weimar, Germany under Prof. Michael Schiefel, Prof. Jeff Cascaro and Prof. Leonid Chizhik. She has performed her compositions to great acclaim with both chamber music ensembles and large classical orchestras throughout Europe and Russia. She performed amongst others with Frank Möbus, Sergey Manukuan, Kalle Kalima , Christian Lillinger, Anton Davidyants.

In 2013, Anastasia Volokitina was a prizewinner at the prestigious Jazz Voice Competition in Montreux, Switzerland. Concerts at numerous festivals, such as Jazz Festival Würzburg, Lucca Jazz Donna Festival, Umbria Jazz Festival.

Latest projects:

- Brüdaer feat. Nastja (Carsten Daerr and Manfred Bründl)
- “Strings in Jazz” Project (
- Nachtfarben Malte Sieberns – piano,Clemens Litschko - drums, Markus Rom - guitar, Nastja - vocals/fx, Martin Bosch - bass/composition
- Manfred Bründl’s silentbass * new edition

  (Manfred Bründl/ Rainer Böhm/Hugo Read)

 
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live

March

Sun 06th          Erfurt, “Nachtfarben“, Franz Mehlhose

Sun 20th          Erlangen , „Nachtfarben“

Mon 21st          Berlin, „Nachtfarben“, B-Flat

Thu 24th          Winterthur( CH), „Nachtfarben“, Esse Bar

Fri 25th          Innsbruck(A), „Nachtfarben“, The early Bird


May

Fri 13th          Wladimir Jazz-Grom Festival, Ivan Farmakovsky-piano/Nastja Volokitina-voc/Makar
                                               Novikov-bass/Alexander Mashin-dr/ergey Golovnya-sax

Wed 18th          Weimar, „Nachtfarben“, BackUp Festival

Thu 19th          Moscow, “Strings in Jazz” Project, ESSE Club

Sat 21st          Moskow, “Strings in Jazz” Project, Moscow Academic Music Theatre


June

Sat 4th           Münster, Nastja Volokitina-voice/Wolfgang Bleibel-sax/Jürgen Bleiben-piano/Manfred          
                           Bründl-bass/Wolfgang Ekholt-dr

Fri 10th          Ulm Sauschdall, „Nachtfarben“

Sat 11th          Schkeuditz, “Nachtfarben“, Planetarium

Sun 12th          Saxstall Pohrsdorf, „Nachtfarben“

Fri-Sun           Ahrenshoop Jazzfest, „Nachtfarben“
24th-26th 

Mon-Sun           Tour "Silent Bass new edition"
27th-30th
 

July

Fir-Sun           Tour "Silent Bass new edition"
1st-3rd

Fri 15th          Kleinlosnitz, „Nachtfarben“, Festival "Mitte Europa"

Sat 16th          Loket (CZ), „Nachtfarben“, Festival "Mitte Europa"


August

Mon-Sun           Tour "Silent Bass new edition"
8th-14th

Sat 20th          Wittenberg, „Nachtfarben“


October

Tue 11th          Nürnberg, „Nachtfarben“, Ludwigsbar

Tue-Sat           Tour "Silent Bass new edition"
18th-22nd


November

Sat 5th           Ladenburg, „Nachtfarben“, Philleicht Jazz


December

Tue 13th          Rostock "Jazzdiskurs", „Nachtfarben“

 

projects

Manfred Bründl’s silentbass * new edition

Manfred Bründl’s silentbass in a new edition with Hugo Read (saxophone), Rainer Böhm (piano) and Nastja Volokitina (voice) takes a chamber-music approach, playing entirely new compositions as well as reworked tracks from the three CDs Respect, Crosshatched and Tip of the Tongue. Without drums, the individual contours of the compositions emerge more clearly and are enriched by the fascinating, unique timbre of the Ukrainian-Russian singer Nastja Volokitina, prize winner of the renowned international Montreux Jazz Voice Competition in 2013.

Manfred Bründl – double-bass, Hugo read – alto, soprano saxophone, Nastja Volokitina – vocals, Rainer Böhm – piano

http://www.manfredbruendl.de/en
http://www.manfredbruendl.de/silent-bass

Brüdaer feat. Nastja

Inspired by the poems of Edgar Allan Poe and William Shakespeare, the trio’s compositions also feature own lyrics and sounds from folk music, taking us on a journey from the Balkan states via Azerbaijan and Ukraine to the forests of Siberia.

Carsten Daerr – Piano, Nastja Volokitina – Voice, Manfred Bründl – Bass
https://soundcloud.com/brudaer-feat-nastja
http://www.manfredbruendl.de/en

Nachtfarben

 

The music of Martin Bosch rather focuses on the use of simple rhythmic and harmonic nucleuses to develop complex musical entities, dissolve them, dismiss them and put them back together again in a new light. A special feature is the voice of Nastja, who doesn’t come to the fore with intense lyrics, but instead smoothly draws colorful lines onto the night sky, which remind of the gentle northern lights in a clear polar night.

Malte Sieberns – piano, Clemens Litschko – drums, Markus Rom – guitar, Nastja - vocals/fx, Martin Bosch - bass/composition

http://www.facebook.com/nachtfarben.band
http://www.nachtfarben.bandcamp.com

 
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Press

“Ohne Schlagzeug übernehmen Bassist Bründl; Pianist Rainer Böhm und Saxofonist Hugo Read gleichermaßen rhythmische, harmonische und impressionistische Stimmung, in der sich Sängerin Nastja Volokitina sichtlich wohlfühlt mit ihren virtuosen, komplexen aber mit betörender Leichtigkeit vorgetragenen Modulationen. Die junge Frau aus Odessa greift dabei auf ukrainische und russische Volksliedmotive, Techniken bulgarischer oder aserbaidschanischer Vokalmusik und Naturpoesie zurück. “A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing” im Finale unterstrich, dass man auch Titel aus dem “Great American Songbook” klischeefrei zu singen vermag.” – Detlef Kinsler /Frankfurter Neue Presse 2016

„ Nastja Volokitina bereichtete den kammermusikalischen Jazz mit wunderschönen russischen Volksliedmotiven, vertonter estnischer Poesie, betörender Stimme und viel Charme. Eine echte Entdeckung.” – Journal Frankfurt 2016