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“Singer Shaunette Hildabrand delights her audience with her vocal attributes, stage presence, swing, and sheer charm.”

− W. Royal Stokes (Author, Critic, Jazz Historian)


“One of the most notable vocalists of Classic Jazz. She enchants hers audience with fantastic songs, a moving voice and stunning naturalness.”

− German press, Lüdingshausen


“One is probably too dulled by all the glossy, over the top casting shows to still enjoy the delicacy of such subtle singing. But once you listen, you’ll hear the casual precision with which Hildabrand makes her vocal entrances, the delicate vibrato that pleasantly roughens the lower tones;
the relaxed freedom with which her voice resonates in the swinging framework of her fellow musicians. Now and then, she swings unrestrained, effortlessly floating through the high range, revealing the sparkling energy that is also to be heard in her voice.”

− Armin Knauer (German Journalist)


Biography

...Shaunette has long concentrated on Billie Holiday’s singing style and has achieved a remarkable proximity. This has taught her much: for one thing she has acquired a huge, diverse repertoire of fantastic songs far from all the clichés ...
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Shaunette Hildabrand Trio

Rolf Marx, guitar
Henning Gailing, double bass
Shaunette Hildabrand, vocals

“Wherever the trio appears, there prevails widespread enthusiasm owed greatly to their authenticity, professionalism and utter joy of performing.”  Dorothea Gängel (Swiss Journalist)

Behind this formation are three musicians who met on their journey through the world of jazz. The Belgian-based American vocalist Shaunette Hildabrand has sung in various formations throughout her musical career. Now she has found two musical companions with whom the interaction harmonized from the onset, each musician contributing his or her individual strengths and skills to this cohesive threesome. The Cologne guitarist Rolf Marx dazzles with musical and technical versatility. Besides being an outstanding rhythm guitarist, he is a brilliant soloist. Also hailing from Cologne is the internationally successful bassist Henning Gailing, who is every bit as convincing with top-class solos and a down-to-earth groove. Then there is voice of Shaunette Hildabrand, clear, beguiling, with a tremendous depth of sound and a distinctive, personal touch, her superb phrasing never giving rise to singing in the foreground. The trio knows no hierarchy, only mutual respect, each  idea and musical expression equally welcome when conveying their collective personal message. The result is symphonius listening pleasure at the highest stylistic level, melodious, rousing, sometimes gentle, always delightful.

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        Frank Roberscheuten Hiptett

        Frank Roberscheuten, saxophone (alto, tenor), clarinet
        Olaf Polziehn, Rossano Sportiello, Bernd Lhotzky, piano 
        Ingmar Heller, Henning Gailing, double bass
        Frits Landesbergen, Oliver Mewes, Michael Keul, drums
        Shaunette Hildabrand, vocals

        While the concept behind the Frank Roberscheuten Hiptett is to play jazz standards and original compositions with knowledge and respect for the pioneers of the genre, they pull out all the stops in regard to their approach, transforming each vintage tune into a “hip” masterpiece.


        Echoes of Swing Orchestra

        Colin Dawson, trumpet
        Chris Hopkins, alto saxophone
        Frank Roberscheuten, tenor saxophone, clarinet
        Rolf Marx, Dirk Van der Linden, guitar
        Bernd Lhotzky, piano 
        Henning Gailing, Karel Algoed, double bass
        Shaunette Hildabrand, vocals

        This octet is dedicated entirely to the swing of the 30s and 40s, the period in which the jazz enjoyed unrivaled popularity and conquered the ballrooms and large concert halls of the metropolises. With intelligent arrangements, virtuoso solos and original compositions, the tradition, begun by the masters of yesteryear, is continued in a contemporary way. Stylistic laws are respected, and deep regard for their role models goes hand in hand with playfulness and the joy of improvisation. The "Echoes Of Swing Orchestra" has developed its own homogenous chamber music sound in recent years, and wherever possible, the band refrains from any amplification.


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