About the album
On her debut CD, the talented Danish vocalist Yazz lives up to her reputation as one of Denmark’s most versatile singers. Born in Mozambique, she encompasses many genres and always gives her audience a blast of a show.
SO DANSO features her in original and charming versions of latin and bossa nova standards accompanied by a group of great musicians: saxophonist Jakob Dinesen and pianist Poul Reimann from Denmark and bassist Yasser Pino, percussionist Eliel Lazo and trombonist Carlos Perez from Cuba. Martin Brygmann is a featured guest on “Sway”.
Yazz and her band have played together for several years, and they have numerous gigs behind them in Dubai, Thailand, Zanzibar and Florida. This swinging CD – recorded live in the studio - is for all their dancing fans.
Yazz – whose full name is Yasmin Kierkegaard – is highly respected on the Danish music scene for her smooth style and vocal qualities, her swing, and her large and versatile repertoire. She sings jazz, soul, R&B, latin and bossa – confused? Yazz isn’t. Her versatility is her forte; it has shaped her unique musical expression.
From her beginnings in gospel, she developed and shaped her musical world to fit her taste for various styles. She says that her love of latin music is no coincidence. “For me, latin is an outlet. It’s happy music that speaks to your body, which is something we always need. Things can get too seri- ous and moody sometimes. And this music allows room for my tempera- ment, my roots, and I can incorporate all the styles I work within.”
Latin music has become Yazz’s home base. She can utilize her technique and give her audiences a vital and contagious show featuring vocals and dance backed by a band that doesn’t know how not to swing. On SO DANSO Yazz combines the passion of gospel and soul, the groove of salsa, the intimacy of bossa, the improvisation of jazz and the raw pulse of R&B. The seductive rhythms will conjure up warm summer nights, and perhaps whisk you far away to places where the palm trees grow, the rum is cheap and the moon shines all night long....
Musicality, energy and vitality – we dare you to sit still!