MIchaela Steinhauer, 2020, CD
Instrument: Female Vocals
Jazz Ruler Type: Ballads, Blues
O’s Notes: German vocalist and composer Michaela Steinhauer leads a trio with Alexey Kruglov (sax) and Roman Stolyar (p). Steinhauer developed her jazz chops living in the US and Russia before returning to Germany in 2018. Changes & Choices is her latest endeavor. The stage is open and inviting with Stolyar acting as the glue between vocals and sax. Kruglov stretches out on many songs with explosive, engaging, melodic solos as on “Me Myself and I”. Stolyar also infuses fleeting passages on “Choices”. These emotional outbursts are well coordinated and balanced by Michaela’s lyrics. We liked “She’s Dancing” and “Abandoned Chapel” best in a creative set.
Publicist: Jazz Promo Services