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DEBUT-CD “Blossom” Ana Mai, Neuklang 2014


STAGES AS BANDLEADER (selection)

Kölner Musiknacht, JazzTube-Festival Bonn, Jazznachwuchsfestival St. Moritzbastei Leipzig, Jazzschmiede Düsseldorf, TUFA Trier, Jazzclub Lindau, Jazzahead Bremen, Bimhuis Amsterdam, Cave 61 e.V. Heilbronn, IG-Jazz Klappmuehl' Mannheim, Jazzclub Bamberg, Kulturverein KiCK Hersbruck, DB Museum Nürnberg, Theater fiftyfifty Erlangen, Startbahn Jazz Straubing, Dizzy, Rotterdam, Studio 672 Köln, Engelenbak Theater Amsterdam, Real Live Jazz ABS, Köln, Heimathirsch Köln, artheater Köln, St. Klarakirche Nürnberg, MUZ Nürnberg, PPG Hersbruck, Grüne Halle Fürth, bflat Berlin, Schlot Berlin, Badcuyp Amsterdam, Walderdorffs Trier, Loft Nürnberg, Werkstatttage Unterkrumbach, Bürgerhaus Altensteig


FESTIVALS/STAGES WITH OTHER PROJECTS (selection)

Jazzahead Bremen, Internat. Jazzfestival Hamm, WDR Musikfest Mercatorhalle Duisburg, NRW-Tag Wuppertal, Internat. Tanzfestival NRW Wuppertal, Grundton D des Deutschlandfunks: Wandelhalle Eisenach, Tanzwoche Dresden, Ingolstädter Jazztage, Oper Nürnberg, Meistersingerhalle Nürnberg


FREELANCE TEACHING (check as well TEACHING)

Since 2013 at „Akademie Off-Theater NRW“ (vocal technique, improvisation, circle songs)

as well at the „Städtischen Musikschule Euskirchen“ (single and group lessons, vocal ensemble, choir)


Before a.o. Music Academy Cologne and Düsseldorf, Jazzclub Trier (Osterworkshop 2010 and 2011), Musikschule Henneberger, Musicart Meerbusch


ENSEMBLES / ORCHESTRAS (selection)

2007-2009 Bundesjugendjazzorchester u.d.o. Bill Dobbins, Ed Partyka, Jiggs Wigham, Mike Herting

2003-2004 Landesjugendjazzorchester Bayern u.d.o. Harald Rüschenbaum

2005 Vokalalarm, Vokal-Quintett Würzburg u.d.o. Christoph Gerl

Until 2004 leading parts in musical productions such as „Linie1“, „Sekretärinnen“, „Der Gestiefelte“, MTV Hersbruck


EDUCATION / STUDIES

2010 Conservatory of Amsterdam, Bachelor of Music (jazz singing)

2007 Hochschule für Musik Würzburg, educational diploma (jazz singing)

2001/2002 church music, D-exam (organ & choir leading)


COMPETITION

Bundeswettbewerb "Jugend Musiziert" (category musical)


LESSONS (in singing, composing, texting, performance)

Anette von Eichel, Reinette van Zijtveld-Lustig, Lydia van Dam, Anett Andriesen, Frans Lambour, Michael Schiefel, Theo Bleckmann, Sidsel Endresen, Kurt Elling, Jen Shyu, Jo Lawry, Becca Stevens, Sheila Jordan, Dena DeRose, Jule Unterspann, Efrat Alony, R.A. Ramamani, Matthias Becker, Marc Secara, Katie Duck, Blanka Pesja, Johan Plomp, Chris Beier, Florian Ross, John Clayton



>PRESS


JAZZTHING „A remarkable artist (…) this album is grand.“ RT (02/14)


JAZZPODIUM „A mixture between adjuring melancholy and refreshing impertinence (…) She shows courage and taste, while using the whole spectrum of vocal jazz.“ JK (03/14)


CRITICALJAZZ.COM „A vocal chameleon creating colors by inflection alone... breathtaking! (...) A release built around her pristine vocals, percussive inflection and the ability to manipulate pitch to create deceptively subtle nuances of timbre and counterpoint. (…) Europe's answer to Gretchen Parlato. (…) not just a vocalist but an indie jazz collective and their unbelievable ability to capture the imagination with tales of love lost and letting go. (…) Anna Maria Schuller is that rare legitimate jazz triple threat as singer, lyricist and composer and has literally struck gold / platinum with her first time up to the plate. (...) perhaps the most artistically gifted vocalist of our time.“ BB (11/13)


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SOULTRAINONLINE.DE „Poetic, philosophical, explorative, questioning, clouded in secrecy as well as confusing (...) absolutely dreamy." GP (02/14)


JAZZTHETIK „You should not miss this in any case.“ RT (05/14)


RUHRJAZZ „Anna Maria Schuller impresses with a cyclopian spectrum.“ SB (02/12)


DEUTSCHLANDFUNK ”Anna Maria Schuller presents a natural, light-footed voice“ AB (04/14)


HERZBRUCKER ZEITUNG „An eclectic bliss for the listener” AS (05/10)


STEREOPLAY (8/10 STARS) CD TIP (02/14)

MELODIVA.DE CD TIP (02/14)

KULTURNEWS.DE (5/6 STARS) CD TIP (12/13)


AIRPLAY Deutschlandfunk “Jazz Facts”, SWR2 “CD der Woche”, WDR3 “Szene Jazz”, RBB Kulturradio “The Voice”, HR2 “Jazz Now”, NDR “Play Jazz”, Radio Luxembourg, BRF (Belgischer Rundfunk) “Jazztime”, Koeln Campus Radio “ The Night Fly”



>PROJECTS


ANA MAI „Blossom“ Lyrical Indie Jazz

ANNA MARIA SCHULLER I vocals, composition

STEFAN KARL SCHMID | saxophone, clarinet | www.stefankarlschmid.net

PHILIPP BRAEMSWIG | guitar | www.philippbraemswig.com

MATTHIAS AKEO NOWAK | double bass | www.koi-trio.de

OLIVER REHMANN | drums | www.oliver-rehmann.de


The Cologne based singer Anna Maria Schuller creates with her project ANA MAI an atmospheric indie jazz between melancholy and a new start.

In her songs she portrays places, relations and emotions, which have a certain impression on her but don’t last forever. The album title BLOSSOM (Neuklang Records, 2014), inspired by the Hermann Hesse poem “Stufen”, reflects this fact very well. Besides diverse musical influences the use of the voice plays an important role, too.

The songs deal e.g. with new beginnings, desire, letting go and the topic time – a 3-part cycle on the basis of Michael Ende’s fairy tale “Momo”.

The band combines lyrical themes with lively instrumental jazz, and contrasts open sound collages with driving grooves. The music is profound and sensual. It touches the audience from the very first tune. All musicians narrate, improvise and have the freedom of individual expansion equally.


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Voice & Piano


ANNA MARIA SCHULLER & PHILIPP BRAEMSWIG

Duo voice & guitar „Spirit of Songs“


TANZ & STIMME

Duo „Raumsinn trifft Lichtzeit“

ROMY SCHWARZER dance, choreography  &  ANNA MARIA SCHULLER voice, composing, performance


2012 residence of the Michael Douglas Collective

with performances at the Arkadas Theater Cologne and ,Quartiert am Hafen‘

2013 Tanzwoche Dresden



 

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