Lucia Cadotsch

voice | Switzerland
Live Artist

Berlin-based Swiss vocalist Lucia Cadotsch is working with several bands of the progressive European music scene. With her trio “Speak Low” feat. Petter Eldh + Otis Sandsjö she announced her presence on the international scene with one of DownBeat’s Best Albums of 2017 and by winning the Echo Jazz Award – the German equivalent of a Grammy Award – for Vocalist of the Year. The reactions of the press are euphoric > maximum score in the English Guardian, maximum score in the prestigious DownBeat Magazine (US) and the invitation to play at the NYC Winter Jazzfest in 2018. With a sharp-eared love of the past but a sensibility resolutely of the present, „Speak Low“ reanimates songs long seemingly set in amber, their “retro-futurist” sound as informed by remix culture and free jazz as by their appreciation for classic vocal records. The group picks apart their hand-picked material, exposing the very essence of the compositions, treating the songs in a way which is at the same time lovingly respectful and naturally fresh while assembling them anew. Three music lovers connecting with songs found at various sources, readily throwing away any ideas that don’t seem natural to them, and hanging on tight to the ones that do. Together with Berlin based saxophonist and producer Wanja Slavin, she runs LIUN + The Science Fiction Band - „synthpop for people of the day after tomorrow“. Their debut album „Time Rewind“ (2019) opened up a whole new sound chapter: Urban music with dark beats, dazzling synths and pulsating hooks. Wanja Slavin's multilayered orchestral arrangements are contrasted with Lucia’s frank and translucent voice that cuts through the clutter. The result is a phantasmagorical world that mirrors our contemporary state as an absurd, but wonderful combination of natural and virtual elements. Now the two are taking a further step with their new large ensemble format „LIUN + The Science Fiction Orchestra“, as well as the collaboration with the EOS Chamber Music Orchestra: The „LIUN Symphony“. Lucia Cadotsch was a founding member of Schneeweiss + Rosenrot with whom she released three albums and won the New German Jazz Prize in 2012. She is also currently collaborating in various formations with London-based ECM recording artist Kit Downes, as well as in a duo with the guitarist Ronny Graupe.

SPEAK LOW II - the acclaimed trio of Swiss vocalist LUCIA CADOTSCH - is back with their long-awaited second long-play!

Through a rare display of musical telepathy and a clockwork of ensemble work Speak Low is demonstrating how the strength of the original concept is providing a platform for further explorations. This time they’re touching a repertoire from such different musical minds as Brian Eno, Rickie Lee Jones, Luciano Berio, and Tony Williams and yet again their unmistakable sonic trio treatment makes these originals vividly alive for a new generation of listeners, as well as for veteran music lovers in search of fresh takes on these beautiful songs. While Cadotsch challenges all common vocal Jazz traditions, Sandsjö creates skeins of feathery-toned notes and Eldh deploys the combination of strength and mobility that makes him one of the most compelling of all current bassists.

Lucia Cadotsch (voice), Frans Petter Eldh (double bass), Otis Sandsjö (tenor saxophone)

Lucia Cadotsch meets UK-based ECM recording artist Kit Downes, bassist Phil Donkin and drummer James Maddren to explore their mutual love of undiscovered song in intimate chamber contexts. Building on their previous work together in SPEAK LOW (with Kit as a guest), they now form this unique trio with Phil and James featuring songs well known and yet to be discovered, as well as some beguiling originals composed by all three musicians. The atmosphere of the concert exudes warmth: Piano, bass, drums and vocals in a relaxed pace. Swiss jazz singer Lucia Cadotsch presents her new quartet for the first time with gentle original compositions and music by Weill and Newman. Lucia Cadotsch is Swiss in her adopted home of Berlin. She studied here and stayed in the city afterwards. In the meantime, Lucia Cadotsch is one of the most sought-after singers in European jazz. With her trio "Speak Low" she has recorded enchanting miniatures of great jazz classics and received very good feedback for them. New band - new possibilities. Now she has teamed up with three English musicians to start something new. She had met all three of them personally years ago and the desire to make music together always arose.

Lucia Cadotsch (voice), Phil Donkin (Double Bass), Kit Downes (piano, organ), James Maddren (Drums)

"Remember the name Lucia Cadotsch – you’re going to be hearing a lot of it!“, wrote to the British "Guardian" about the Swiss singer. Together with the Berlin based saxophonist and composer Wanja Slavin - according to SZ an artist "between genius and madness“ - she opens up a whole new chapter with LIUN + The Science Fiction Band: Urban music with dark beats, dazzling synths and pulsating hooks. Wanja Slavin's multilayered orchestral arrangements are contrasted with Lucia’s frank and translucent voice that cuts through the clutter. The result is a phantasmagorical world that mirrors our contemporary state as an absurd, but wonderful combination of natural and virtual elements.“

Lucia Cadotsch (voice), Andi Fins (keyboards), Andi Haberl (drums), Bernhard Meyer (bass), Wanja Slavin (saxophone, keyboards)

After their highly acclaimed debut album "Time Rewind", Wanja and Lucia come to the stage with arrangements for large ensemble in a promising all-star cast - the LIUN + THE SCIENCE FICTION ORCHESTRA!
"Remember the name Lucia Cadotsch – you’re going to be hearing a lot of it!“, wrote to the British "Guardian" about the Swiss singer. Together with the Berlin based saxophonist and composer Wanja Slavin - according to SZ an artist "between genius and madness“ - she opens up a whole new chapter with LIUN + The Science Fiction Band: Urban music with dark beats, dazzling synths and pulsating hooks. Wanja Slavin's multilayered orchestral arrangements are contrasted with Lucia’s frank and translucent voice that cuts through the clutter. The result is a phantasmagorical world that mirrors our contemporary state as an absurd, but wonderful combination of natural and virtual elements.“

Lucia Cadotsch_voice | Wanja Slavin_flute, clarinet, saxophone, synthesizer | Magnus Schriefl_trumpet | Kati Brien_flute, clarinet, saxophone | Julius Gawlik_flute, clarinet, saxophone | Shannon Barnett_trombone | Johannes Lauer _trombone | Manuel Schmiedel_piano | Felix Henkelhausen_bass | Fabian Rösch_drums

Lucia Cadotsch (voice), Wanja Slavin (saxophone, keyboards)

10.12.2021 DE - Erfurt // Franz Mehlhose LIUN + The Science Fiction Band
20.01.2022 DE - Essen // Philharmonie Essen LUCIA CADOTSCH SPEAK LOW II
22.01.2022 CH - Bern // BeJazz LUCIA CADOTSCH SPEAK LOW II
10.02.2022 CH - Zürich // Im Rank Cadotsch // Downes // Donkin // Maddren
11.02.2022 CH - Zürich // Im Rank Cadotsch // Downes // Donkin // Maddren
12.02.2022 CH - Zürich // Im Rank Cadotsch // Downes // Donkin // Maddren
27.02.2022 SE - Stockholm // Fasching LUCIA CADOTSCH SPEAK LOW II
02.03.2022 DE - Berlin // A-Trane Cadotsch // Downes // Donkin // Maddren
14.03.2022 DE - Köln // Stadtgarten LIUN + The Science Fiction Band
16.03.2022 SE - Malmö // Viktoriateatern LIUN + The Science Fiction Band Buy Tickets
30.03.2022 DE - Berlin // Gretchen LIUN + The Science Fiction Band
05.05.2022 LU - Luxemburg // Philharmonie Luxembourg LUCIA CADOTSCH SPEAK LOW II
13.05.2022 CH - Schaffhausen // Schaffhauser Jazzfestival LIUN + The Science Fiction Orchestra
27.08.2022 DE - Bielefeld // Jazz im Waldhof LIUN + The Science Fiction Band
21.10.2022 NL - Tilburg // PaRaDoX Cadotsch // Downes // Donkin // Maddren