Teodora Brody-Enache feat. Atma Anur (RO/UK)
“Music For Voicu”

September 1st

Teodora Brody-Enache – voice
Sorin Romanescu – guitar
Călin Grigoriu – guitar
Atma Anur (UK) – percussion & drums

 

Me and Voicu have a long history together and by this I mean that we shared many precious memories, especially that innocent feeling and all the dreaming and hoping you have when you’ve just started a journey. “Voiculeț”, as Johnny
Răducanu used to nickname him, was the one who took the duo Johnny and Teodora Brody-Enache to a lot of concerts, tournaments and helped release our first album entitled “Jazz behind the Carpathian”. He was a great friend, and he had something deeply special, a magnetism by which he attracted what he wanted to achieve.

He had a dream, then transformed it into reality. When the world was barely recovering after the years of communism, he opened Green Hours having this fantastic and brave vision of creating a “nest of culture”.

In this nest tourists feel at home.

And I believe the audience can sense it.

When I lived in Bucharest, I’d often went to drink my coffee at Green Hours. Voicu was at one of the tables, working, smiling, being his charming self… Otto, the actor-dog, likewise, lying at his feet.
I have the feeling that Voicu is still there.

And I can’t wait the first of September to sing to him. (Teodora Brody-Enache)

Teodora Brody-Enache, known as Teodora Brody-Enache in Romania, is a crossover artist whose career spans over two decades. She now lives in Germany.

Trained in classical jazz, Teodora Brody-Enache idolized Ella Fitzgerald and Miles Davis. She then became a pioneer of the ethno-jazz genre in Romania, singing the Romanian Doina on the world’s greatest jazz stages. For more than two decades she has brought together musicians from all over the world to sing their roots, be they Romanian, Jewish ,Bulgarian, African. Together they discover that, regardless of where we come from, we all share a single root. Teodora Brody-Enache has brought DOINA – a Romanian traditional genre on the jazz stage,becoming one of the initiators of ethno jazz in Romania

Teodora Brody-Enache performs alongside well-known jazz musicians such as: Benny Rietveld, Stanley Jordan, Theodosii Spassov, Lars Danielsson, Les Paul, Curtis Fuller, Eric Legnini, Phillippe Duchemin, Guido Manusardi, Daniele di Bonaventura, Ion Baciu, Al Copley, and “Mr. Jazz of Romania” himself, as Johnny Raducanu was dubbed by the British critic Leonard Feather.
For the past few years Teodora Brody-Enache has been working on her vocal technique, reaching an amazing vocal range of almost 5 octaves.

She entered the realm of classical music, discovering Bela Bartok, George Enescu, Beethoven, Pachelbel and Vivaldi, giving a completely new and original vocal interpretation to the music composed by these masters.
And thus, Teodora Brody-Enache becomes a classical – jazz crossover artist, approaching classical opuses in a completely original manner, transitioning very easily from the classical to the jazz emission, to the ethnic phrasing. Her inborn talent, which is backed by a tremendous study of every note she sings, offers her the chance to easily slide from an air by Bach to an African song to a jazz theme.

And this is the very core of her credo: unity through diversity, which she promotes in her every concert. “We are one, regardless of our stories, anxieties and passions, of our linguistic, geographical or religious differences.”