Erik Leuthäuser is an extraordinary young vocalist who has been garnering international attention since his debut in 2015. The Dresden-born, Berlin-based 23 year-old has won numerous jazz awards around the world and was nominated for the renowned German Preis der Schallplattenkritik. His idiosyncratic musical concept is an equally bold and elegant mix between modern jazz and experimental pop defying the conventional approach to jazz singing. His music is honest, free of clichés and inspired by his personal experiences as a young queer man in Berlin.
After studying jazz vocals (with Judy Niemack, among others), Erik released his debut album In the Land of Oo-Bla-Dee on Mons Records in November 2015. It contains his own german lyrical vocalisations to bebop compositions and solos of well-known jazz artists like Charlie Parker. 2018 saw the sophomore studio recording Wünschen on MPS (Edel). In the Land of Irene Kral & Alan Broadbent (Mons Records) was released in February 2020, which he – staying true to his individualistic approach – did not record in a studio, but live on stage in front of an audience at the legendary A-Trane in Berlin, accompanied by pianist Wolfgang Köhler. His captivating interpretations, perfect interaction with his accompanist and charming stage presence prove unequivocally that Leuthäuser is rightfully deemed one of the most promising young German jazz vocalists.
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