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Vuust, Clara

Biography

Clara Vuust grew up in a family where music was part of everyday life. Her brother is the recognized jazz-saxophone player Christian Vuust and her cousin is double-bass player and music/brain researcher Peter Vuust. As a child she began to study classical piano and to sing in classical choirs, and it was not until later she discovered a love for jazz music that brought her to the Rhythmic Conservatory of Music in Copenhagen. She has since then toured and recorded with different ensembles in Denmark and Italy, including "Katania Quintet" with bandleader Francesco Calì.




Recordings

Vuust, Clara: Here's To Love

Danish jazz singer Clara Vuust presents, together with two great Italian jazz musicians Francesco Calì and Nico Gori, a new album that blends Nordic lyricism and South-European passion. The album contains a variety of different songs, from jazz evergreens such as "Time after Time" and Charlie Chaplin's "Smile", to French ballads and Brazilian bossa nova. The album also features new compositions influenced by the melancholic tone of Sicilian folk music. Although the songs are sung in different languages and represent different cultures, they revolve around the same theme:

"The songs tell us about something universal: Love. How we find it, and how we feel when we lose it again. These songs will continue to touch us" says Vuust.

The title of the album "Here's to Love" is also a line from the song "Here's to Life", one of Clara's favourite standards, here recorded in d...