ELISABETH KONTOMANOU

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Of Greek and African origin, and born in France, Elisabeth Kontomanou has worked with many musicians in both Europe and America, including Sam Newsome, Leon Parker, Michel Legrand, Mike Stern, Alain Jean-Marie. She first gained recognition at the ‘Concours de La Défense’ and has since been nominated for a Django d’Or Award, following her album ‘Embrace’ released on Steeple Chase in 1999.

Acclaimed by the critics for her two latest recordings, she was awarded the ‘Vocal Jazz Award’ of the Victoires du Jazz in 2006.

Since then, prefering an intimate style to an extrovert one, and depth to superficial effects, she has performed widely in the most prestigious venues across many continents, such as the Blue Note, the Knitting Factory and the Supper Club. She has also branched out to both musical cinema (‘Masque de Lune’ by Michel Legrand - 1988) and musical comedy (‘Rag Time’ - 2003).

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ELISABETH KONTOMANOU Embrace album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Embrace
Vocal Jazz 1999
ELISABETH KONTOMANOU Midnight Sun album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Midnight Sun
Vocal Jazz 2001
ELISABETH KONTOMANOU Waitin' For Spring album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Waitin' For Spring
Vocal Jazz 2005
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Back to my groove
Vocal Jazz 2007
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Brewin' The Blues
Vocal Jazz 2008
ELISABETH KONTOMANOU Secret of the Wind album cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
Secret of the Wind
Vocal Jazz 2012
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Amoureuse
Vocal Jazz 2014

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Siren Song: Live At Arsenal
Vocal Jazz 2010

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idlero wrote:
more than 2 years ago
anyway, she has an impressive voice
idlero wrote:
more than 2 years ago
Secret Of The Wind sounds to me more blues than jazz

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