Lucia Cadotsch

Portrait of Lucia Cadotsch. She looks into the camera through a veil of light.
Lucia Cadotsch: Outstanding voice of European jazz
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Lucia Cadotsch

Outstanding voice of the European jazz scene

Lucia Cadotsch is one of the most outstanding singers in contemporary jazz. Born in Zurich in 1984, Cadotsch brings unprecedented depth to jazz standards and her own compositions through her voice and the interaction with her fellow musicians.

She has been living in Berlin for over 20 years and in 2016, she released a highly acclaimed debut album with her trio Speak Low. It made a name for itself with radical interpretations of jazz classics such as "Strange Fruit". The album won several awards, including the ECHO Jazz Award, and it inspired people outside the jazz scene. Among them, for example, is the US best-selling author T.C. Boyle. In 2017, the album was reinterpreted by musicians including the Swiss Music Prize winners Linnéa Racine aka Evelinn Trouble (2018), Julian Sartorius (2014) or Joy Frempong (2015).

Lucia Cadotsch is also the founder of AKI - a quartet consisting of British jazz musicians Kit Downes (piano, organ, harmonium), Phil Donkin (bass) and James Maddren (drums). AKI will release its debut on 26 May 2023, on the record label of and with guest appearances by legendary US guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel. Another band that underlines her taste for adventure is LIUN + The Science Fiction Band. Together with Wanja Slavin, she explores the relationships between different musical genres and playing techniques. The album "Lily of the Nile", released in 2022, bears witness to this.

Lucia Cadotsch's inventive music shows that the jazz story is far from over.





Lucia Cadotsch AKI – I WON'T

Lucia Cadotsch AKI – BITTER LONG LYING LEISURE (feat. Kurt Rosenwinkel)

Lucia Cadotsch SPEAK LOW - I think it's gonna rain today- w/Otis Sandsjö/Petter Eldh - Jazzfest Bonn

LIUN + The Science Fiction Band – Medusa's Champagne (feat. Lucia Cadotsch and Wanja Slavin)

Lucia Cadotsch - Winner of a Swiss Music Prize 2023