" A Jazz Singer to watch"
- Norma Winstone -
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.
Ineza is established on the London Jazz scene, known for her unique sound, powerful voice, versatility as well as her ability in composition. She has performed in prestigious venues such as Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, Vortex and Spice of Live. Ineza has a residency at top five London music venue Oliver's Jazz Bar, where she performs with her Jazz quartet.
On September 30th 2018 Ineza released her debut EP "Where are you from". The EP is a collection of five songs exploring the depths of identity, loss and healing. her music is an intriguing mix between Jazz, R&B and Soul music with a touch of Hip hop. Her lyrics are expressive and emotional, supported by unusual chord progressions creating surprising movements in every song.
On Bandcamp "Where are you from" was listed among it's best Soul albums. Since the release of her EP Ineza completed a UK tour supported by Jazz Plus Productions and she is 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.
Since 2018 Ineza is part of two critically acclaimed projects. She is part of the London Vocal Project, one of UK's leading contemporary vocal ensembles led by Pete Churchill. The choir is renowned for it's delivery of Miles Davis Miles Ahead album with lyrics by John Hendricks. Ineza is one of four singers in Capital Orchestra, UK's first cross conservatoire Jazz/Pop orchestra under direction of Sam Gale. On September 22nd Capital Orchestra sold out there first London concert.
Ineza is Ineza's influences are the great Jazz singers like Ella Fitzgerald, Carmen Mcrae and Sarah Vaughan. In her compositions you can hear the influences by soul artists like Stevie Wonder, D’Angelo, Lauryn Hill and Robert Glasper. At Maastricht Conservatoire she studied privately with Sabine Kulich (2009 winner of the Montreux Jazz voice competition) and performed in Master classes with Sheila Jordan. At Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance she studied privately with Brigitte Beraha, sang in the Jazz choir under direction of Pete Churchill and performed in Masterclasses with Norma Winstone.