Kiki Manders

Live Act Vocal Jazz Alternative Pop Avantgarde Jazz Singer/Songwriter Worldmusic
Kiki Manders - Vocal Jazz Alternative Pop Avantgarde Jazz Singer/Songwriter Worldmusic Live Act in Berlin

Kiki Manders Short Info

"Inspiring and unique Compositions and Singing!”
Oene Van Geel --- Dutch viola player & Boy Edgar Price winner

With her expressive, enchanting and warm voice, Kiki Manders sings her music like a painter uses his palette to paint. Creating different colours and sounds with her voice, from fragile and tender to dark and powerful, Manders creates a musical world of her own, striving to be as open and pure as possible.

Along with her quartet, this Dutch, Berlin-based vocalist and composer takes us on
an adventurous musical journey into the depths of her soul, through jazz, storytelling
in both English and Dutch dialect, and intimate ballads. Manders grew up in Venlo, a small town in the south of the Netherlands. She graduated from the jazz singing program at the Conservatory of Amsterdam, where she earned a Bachelor and Masters of Music Degree under the tutelage of Sylvi
Lane, Lydia van Dam and Annett Andriessen. After graduation, Manders moved to New York City to study Poetry and Singing and studied with Jen Shyu and Theo Bleckmann. While living in New York City, Manders started writing songs in the dialect from her hometown Venlo and she recently selected two to be recorded on her Debut Album, to be released Autumn 2016.

A semi-finalist in the Brussels Young Jazz Singers Vocal Competition, And a finalist in the Voicingers International Vocal Competition, Manders’ “irrepressible style” makes her an “in demand musician both as a bandleader and as a sideman.” She lent her voice to Amsterdam-based saxophonist Maarten Ornsteins’ DASH!, which featured artists such as Oene van Geel and Morris Kliphuis. She performed with DASH! throughout Europe, in the Music Theatre production “Spica”, multidisciplinary theatre performance “Brilliant Limbs" and toured China with the band.

Manders performed and/or collaborated with The Metropole Orchestra, Maarten Ornstein, Oene van Geel, Morris Kliphuis, Grammy nominee Vince Mendosa, Erik Hoeke, Joshua Samson, Alexander Maksymiw, Yuriy Yaremchuk, Jeffrey Bruinsma, Oene van Geel, Alex Oele, Wim Kegel, Daniel Schroeteler. She performed at world known venues and festivals such as The Bimhuis, Muziekgebouw aan het IJ, Paradiso, North Sea Jazz Festival, and the Concert Hall Amsterdam in the Netherlands, the Unterfahrt in Germany, the Sziget Festival in Hungary, the Brussels Jazz Club in Belgium, Jazzclub Jazz Dock in the Czech Republik, Jazz Club Dzyga in Ukraine, the Jazz Gallerie in Canada and at the Nanjijng Jazz Festival and the Chengdou Jazz Festival in China.

"Inspiring and unique Compositions and Singing!”
Oene Van Geel --- Dutch viola player & Boy Edgar Price winner

With her expressive, enchanting and warm voice, Kiki Manders sings her music like a painter uses his palette to paint. Creating different colours and sounds with her voice, from fragile and tender to dark and powerful, Manders creates a musical world of her own, striving to be as open and pure as possible.

Along with her quartet, this Dutch, Berlin-based vocalist and composer takes us on
an adventurous musical journey into the depths of her soul, through jazz, storytelling
in both English and Dutch dialect, and intimate ballad...

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Past Gigs Kiki Manders

  • 11 | 2015 Heerlen, the Netherlands Savelsberg Klooster
  • 11 | 2015 Venlo, the Netherlands Radio L1 Cultuurcafe
  • 11 | 2015 Venlo, the Netherlands Tedx Venlo
  • 11 | 2015 Berlin, Germany Fincan

Media

  • Video Kiki Manders - Voicingers 2015
  • Video In A Sentimental Mood, Kiki...
  • Video Kiki Manders Improvisation
  • Video Kiki Manders - feed your fi...

Origin

  • Berlin DE

Founded

  • 2014

Members

  • Kiki Manders Voice & Compositions
  • Attila Muehl Guitar
  • Jonathan Ihlenfeld Cuniado Electric Bass/Bass Ukulele
  • Bodek Janke Drums/Percussion