JAZZ VIOLIN PLAYER / JAZZ SINGER
« Eva Slongo is one of the rising stars of violinists in the world of jazz »
« I am happy to welcome the young and talented Eva Slongo into the small club of modern jazz violinists. Her playing and composing are both inspired and musical and her beautiful singing ability adds a unique touch to her album, on which we also hear top musicians and a beautiful solo by Didier Lockwood. »
« Eva Slongo has a unique sound on the violin: a light touch with groovy rhythm, often succesfully paired with her own great singing voice»
Eva Slongo is in the new generation of jazz violinists. Originally from Fribourg, she began as a classical violinist, but her best instincts told her Jazz would be her calling, first with Pierre Blanchard at the Music Conservatory of Lausanne, and later on at the CMDL in Paris where she soon became one of Didier Lockwood´s most stunning students.
Her new opus entitled « Inspirations » in which she also sings, was recorded with her usual stage line up plus some additional guest stars : Sebastien Giniaux (guitar) and Didier Lockwood (violin) to name a few. The album « Inspirations » is just as glamorous as it is easy listening, two qualities that are unusual enough to mention in the current jazz production world.
TEASER OF RECORDING SESSION OF THE ALBUM INSPIRATIONS
After studying classical violin, obtaining her teaching diploma from the Conservatory of Fribourg (Switzerland) and her concert diploma from the Conservatory of Geneva, Eva Slongo now plays improvised music. She took jazz violin classes with Pierre Blanchard at the Conservatory of Lausanne, and then pursued her interest at the Didier Lockwood School near Paris. She mainly plays jazz and gipsy jazz (manouche), performing in many clubs, theaters and festivals: Sunset-Sunside, Entrepôt, Baiser Salé, Festival de jazz d’Orléans, Théâtre du Châtelet, Théâtre du Ruteboeuf à Clichy, Festival jazz in août a la Rochelle, Festival de Marciac, Festival Django Reinhardt à Salbris, etc…
She plays with many different musicians and bands: Mélanie Dahan, Giovanni Mirabassi, Tony Bonfils, Noé Rheinhardt, Sébastien Giniaux, Adrien Moignard, Rocky Gresset, Linley Marthe etc. She participated in Didier Lockwood’s creation for the Festival des musiques sacrées de Fès in Morocco. In May 2011 she partook in the international Stephane Grappelli competition, where she won the prize for the best improvisation. At the moment, she plays regularly with Ninine Garcia, for example in the festivals of Angers, Jonzac, and Tuileries in Paris. In 2013, she contributed in the creation of two records, the albums of Kamlo Barré « Oriental minor blues » and of Wawau Adler « Expressions », with whom she also played on the mythic scene of the Django Reinhardt festival of Samois-sur-Seine. This same year, she also created her trio with her own compositions, and she will perform in several jazz clubs of Paris like the Sunside or Baiser Salé. In 2014, she meets Bireli Lagrène with who she performs two times. She is invited in Poland in the top 10 selection of Zbigniew Seifert competition, and she was invited there to play concert in 2015. She releases her first album “INSPIRATIONS” in 2016, featuring Didier Lockwood as special guest, and Sebastien Giniaux…