Clara Vuust jazz singer
Clara Vuust is a Danish jazz singer from Copenhagen, a capital of jazz in Northern Europe and once home to great musicians such as Ben Webster and Dexter Gordon...
Clara comes from a family of jazz musicians, and on upcoming album Further to Fly, the family comes together and pay tribute to the great singer-songwriter Paul Simon, whose songs they have all listened to since childhood.
In September 2018 she is released her third studio album "Before You Walk Away" - recorded in both Copenhagen and Catania - from the very north to the very south of Europe. The sound combines a Nordic, lyrical vocal tradition with the Mediterranean warmth in the arrangements by Italian composer and arranger Francesco Calì - and as such it makes sense to have created the album in the two places that also come together in the music.
Clara was born in the outskirts of Aarhus – the second biggest town in Denmark. Her childhood was all about children's choir and classical piano until, at the age of 11, she discovered jazz music. For her eleventh birthday she got a Real Book filled with jazz standards and a new world opened: Nancy Wilson, Cannonball Adderley and Ella Fitzgerald were put on repeat on the stereo. Clara continued with classical singing, but slowly the love for the jazz genre took over and after a breif encounter with medical school she decided to pursue a career as a jazz singer and vocal trainer.
Clara Vuust did her musical education as a singer at RMC – the Rhythmic Music Conservatory – in Copenhagen. There she met Francesco Calì, pianist and composer from Italy. They quickly became partners, both in music and in life, and he co-writes, arranges and produces all of Vuust's albums.
Clara is currently an artist at Storyville Records - the oldest independent jazz label in Europe. The Storyville "family" counts numerous great Danish Jazz musicians.
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