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24/02/2008 Andrea Gerstenberger

Flirt , charm and more in music from classical to Caribbean JuzzFlirtin in Lalu, Hameln
by Andrea Gerstenberger
Friday evening, is "jazz club time" in the Lalu - a date, which creates high expectations. And the faithful fans of this club were not disappointed. Again Jobst Walter Dietz had proven his steady hand in getting very special something to come to Hameln with JuzzFlirtin: a German-American formation stood on the stage, which cannot be pressed into a specific category. Dirk Balthaus, pianist and musical leader created and presented a voluminous music program. Its compositions flirted with the listeners and with the most diverse of styles and directions. Included were classical jazz y numbers like "Orange Blossoms in Summertime" and "The Wizard". This last one had the addition of Caribbean percussion and hurricane-like sounds. At the beginning of this number Percussion and bass joined in for the initial "storm" and before one could blink, Yuchi Córdoba and Etienne Nillessen played themselves into a true intoxication. The duel between Drums and Percussions was a fireworks display expressing the joy of two full blooded musicians. They pulled along the others in such a way that the bass, by Cord Heineking, began to dance. Even if in most numbers the piano with its bright tones was in the foreground, the secret star Yuchi Córdoba shined. He played the atmosphere parts with not only Bongos and Congas but with a multiplicity of other instruments as well.

With poetic and audacious lyrics
the star in the footlights was the singer Léah Kline. The American made the evening complete emitting radiance and perfection in her expression and voice . She did not only sing of it, She was "The Voice". She and Dirk Balthaus demonstrated blind trust and understanding not only in their presentation, but also in the creation of the music. Léah Kline is marvelously poetic and brazen in the creation of her charming lyrics, which tempted us again and again to fully concentrate and enjoy listening to the rhythm. It is just a shame that many jazz friends had obviously underestimated this concert - such high-quality international live music does not come knocking daily at your doorstep. © Dewezet 24. Februar 2008 15:48

 

10/05/2007 Frank Huser - Jazzflits, NL

She possesses a good diction, a beautiful alto timbre, feel for dynamics and timing plus an excellent technique.

 

04/08/2005 Webmagazine MusicABC

Seldom have I experienced someone who makes herself so completely at home on a stage.

 

04/03/2005 Cabaret West

Combining a winning personality with vocal ability to match.

 

27/06/2003 Telegraaf, NL

She has a sparkling, crystal-clear jazz voice with excellent timing.

 

12/09/2002 Telegraaf, NL

This red-headed American's bearing and body language has something of a young Liza Minnelli in her.

 

02/06/2002 LA Jazz

Léah is a dynamic singer.

 

25/11/2001 Barry Nix - Culture-tech.org

She approaches her songs with an obvious confidence, clarity, and very appealing theatricality, apparently arrived at by honing her live performances. She is very adept at interpreting a lyric and evincing the random wry smile.

 

02/02/2001 Phil Margo - The Tokens

A fetching young nightingale who is cozy and familiar with songs of all styles.

 

01/02/2001 Fred van Doorn - KRO guide, NL

She has a supple voice, phrases with ease, and can sing ballads beautifully.

 

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