" Ineza is a world class singer with great emotional depths and an instant connection with the narrative"
- Trudy Kerr -
Ineza is a Rwandan born Belgian Jazz singer, based in London. She graduated from the prestigious Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance where she studied Jazz Vocals. Before moving to London Ineza studied Jazz Vocals at Maastricht Conservatoire in The Netherlands.
Since graduating Ineza has had the pleasure to share the stage and learn from some of the best international Jazz musicians such as Soweto Kinch, Sheila Jordan, Pete Churchill, Nora Winstone, Orphy Robinson, Brigitte Beraha, Trudy Kerr, Peter Eldridge, Justin Binek, Nick Weldon and Mark Lockheart.
In 2018 Ineza released her debut EP 'Where are you from" The EP consist out of 5 songs exploring the depths of identity loss and healing, The EP received an excellent response from audience and industry, the EP has received radio play on Australian RTRFM radio show 'Black and Blue' by DJ Osric and was mentioned among it's best soul albums on Bandcamp.
Ineza is a member and frequent soloist in The London Vocal Project under direction of Pete Churchill. In 2019 the choir received a nomination from the Parliamentary Jazz Awards in the category Jazz ensemble of the year. In the same year Ineza became one of only eight artists to be awarded a place at the second edition of artist development program LEAP organized by international music producer, promotor and organizer Serious. Thanks to the program she has been supported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.
Ineza is a passionate educator, next to her work as a singing teacher she has been involved in various high profile workshop leading projects. She delivered several songwriting workshops to children from disadvantage background in Norwich as part of the 2019 edition of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival. Together with Orphy Robinson and Jenny Adejayen and in collaboration with the Imperial War Museum in London, Ineza ran the 'Breaking The Silence Project" a project focused on stories from WWI. This was part of the 2019 edition of the EFG London Jazz Festival.
Ineza is a regular performer at the renowned Oliver's Jazz Bar in Greenwich. She curates the Jazz jam and live performances on Monday night.