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 2021, Tabea graduated cum laude from the Conservatory of Maastricht, after four years of singing and playing in the intimate community of this small Dutch city where everyone knows everyone. There she got inspired by different cultures and musical styles, especially jazz, but was also encouraged and helped to find her own voice. In August 2021, Tabea moved to New York City to study at Aaron Copland School of Music and dig deeper into the culture behind jazz and refine her jazz vocabulary.
At the beginning of 2021, Tabea recorded a few compositions from her time in Maastricht in different line-ups, which you can listen to on Youtube and Soundcloud.
As a part of her studies, she is performing in different short-time projects. Besides her studies she has also some own projects:
Here you can find some music to listen to:
We are Ariane Baur, Marie Weis, Amélie Jost, Niki Bravaki 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
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.
Here you can get to our website.
Barefoot Bossa is completely dedicated to any kind of latin-american (inspired) music: think of anything between Antonio Carlos Jobims world-famous standards and Chick Corea's fusion compositions. Not matter in which line-up the group performs, one thing is clear, you'll sway away in smooth chord progressions and the sound of foreign languages
vocals: Tabea Koloska • flute: Danielle Sopchack • guitar: Lee Kaufman • drums: Su Lee • double bass: Teresa Sanchez
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
||Rockwood Music Hall
||Tabea Koloska and her Sextet
||Living room concert*
||Tabea Koloska and her Sextet
*Private event; send me an e-mail for more information.
Jazz Duo Tabea & Grace - A Dreamer
piano and composition: Grace Na
vocals: Tabea Koloska
camera and video editing: Job Kalkman
Tabea's Quintet - Lentezang
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
composition & arrangement: Tabea Koloska
mixing & mastering: Philipp Jeschke
video production: Ariane Baur
mata - Carol of the Bells
arrangement, mixing & mastering: Tabea Koloska
video production: Marie Weis
Here you can find more music to listen to:
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