About Me

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Vocalist and Composer Tabea Koloska stands out especially for her authenticity and originality in her compositions and arrangements. ’My music should inspire the audience to embrace their life as it comes’ she says, and so it is not surprising that her compositions to a high degree are based on feelings that everyone experiences in their life. Tabea grew up in Dresden (Germany), where as a teenager she got in contact with the small and personal regional music scene, a scene that is influenced by many different musical styles. Therefore, it is not surprising that her music cannot be simply categorized as jazz, but is equally influenced by singer-songwriter, pop, and classical (choral) music.

In her music, Tabea describes her feelings in the form of a story told from a distance, but they still come across as very personal and thoughtful. Her lyrics promote the music in a way that caresses and surrounds the imagination, be it in English, German, or Dutch. That way, she manages to touch people through the authenticity and originality of her music and creates an intimate and warm atmosphere with the audience.

In the summer of 2023, Tabea successfully completed her master's degree at the Aaron Copland School of Music (QC) in New York City. During her two-year program, she focused on refining her jazz skills and immersing herself in the NYC jazz scene.

In early 2023, Tabea independently released the debut album 'Dreamers' with her Jazz Duo Tabea & Grace. The album is available for listening on several streaming platforms and Bandcamp, revealing their blend of jazz influences and introspective storytelling.
At the beginning of 2024, she released the debut album VIJF with her vocal ensemble mata. The album is available for purchase on Bandcamp and will be available for streaming from March 2024 on.

Currently, Tabea is working on releasing an album she recorded with her Sextet in NYC and planning performances with several projects, including:

Here you can find some music to listen to:




We are Ariane Baur, Marie Weis, Lorena Dürnholz, Marie Pack and Tabea Koloska. Five women, four or five voices and a colorful repertoire of pop/jazz songs and own compositions. With creativity, humor and sensitivity mata sings their hearts out to those who are not bound to any genre.

More information you can find on our website.

Jazz Duo Tabea & Grace

Tabea & Grace

Expressing everyday situations and feelings in a creative and authentic way is at the heart of Jazz Duo Tabea & Grace's music. Their dreamy interpretations of jazz standards and original compositions feature charming melodies, narrative lyricism and natural sounds that flow together in her singing and piano playing. The music touches with a playful and flexible way of dealing with the ups and downs of life, alternating soft, sweet tones with energetic, dirty colors or full sound structures with lots of space.

Jazz Duo Tabea & Grace are the Korean pianist Grace Na and the German/Dutch vocalist Tabea Koloska. The two met while studying at the Aaron Copland School of Music, NYC and together they explore the vastness of jazz music to tell old stories anew. Their repertoire features a range of different jazz styles including swing, Latin, musical and singer-songwriter.

More information you can find on our website.

Tabea Koloska and her Sextet

Tabea Koloska and her Sextet brings together six extraordanary young musicians, each adding their unique sound to paint a colorful picture, may it be in English, German or Dutch or Japanese.

vocals: Tabea Koloska • alto: Hina Oikawa • trombone: Kazuoho Murakami • piano: Wa Gao • double bass: Teresa Sanchez • drums: Fabio Rojas


vocals: Tabea Koloska • piano: Miran Noh • double bass: Jurriaan de Kok • drums: Martin Hafizi


Tabea Koloska and her Sextet - Endless

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vocals and composition: Tabea Koloska
alto sax: Hina Oikawa
trombone: Kazuho Murakami
piano: Wa Gao
double bass: Teresa Sanchez
drums: Fabio Rojas
audio recording, mixing and mastering: Alex Nahas
video recording & editing: Vlad Tipicidi

Jazz Duo Tabea & Grace - A Dreamer

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A Dreamer
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piano and composition: Grace Na
vocals: Tabea Koloska
camera and video editing: Job Kalkman

Tabea's Quintet - Lentezang

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vocals and composition: Tabea Koloska
flugelhorn: Sondre Kvingedal
bass clarinet: Pierre Vyncke
piano: Jungmi Yun
drums: Ilja Tarnopolskivocal
recording and mixing: Frederik Tings
camera and video editing: Job Kalkman

mata - Nachtfrieden

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vocals: mata
composition & arrangement: Tabea Koloska
mixing & mastering: Philipp Jeschke
video production: Ariane Baur


cover mata - VIJF cover Tabea & Grace - Dreamers cover mata VIJF cover mata - the way I am cover mata - Unterwegs cover Tabea Koloska - Heimat

Here you can find more music to listen to:


Are you interested in private vocal lessons or just a single lesson? At the moment I have free capacities for online or in person (Rotterdam) students. I am also available to give masterclasses on jazz singing and composing in German, Dutch or English.

If you are interested, please fill out the contact form or send an e-mail to tabea(at)koloska.net.

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Lede 75
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+31 6 23764105

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Title image / Photo *mata*: Jana Hecht

Photo *About Me*: Dasha Dare

Photo *Jazz Duo Tabea & Grace*: Matthew DeNicola


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