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The Folds of the Soul

by Sabrina Lastman

Original compositions and standards with a clear orientation to vanguard jazz. A powerful individual perspective, sung with unusual expressive intensity and impeccable voice.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals
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The Folds of the Soul offers, from a very powerful individual perspective, original compositions and standards. Comprehending a wide musical spectrum it reaches a cohesive discourse of solid creative rigour, with a clear orientation to Avant-Garde Jazz. Sabrina sings with irreproachable technical display, and unusual expressive intensity."
Sergio Piccirilli - El Intruso

The Folds of the Soul "A magic atmosphere which folds can only be crossed by the breath that becomes sound. And Lastman do it in a very tuned and delicate discovery of details. Her voice is impeccable. It seduces, grills, plays with contrasting images and irregular sonoric surfaces".
Alexander Laluz - Brecha

"Her imaginative sounds, her rich range of sound, her musical vocabulary, and her creativity are vital and profound".
Anat Shamgar

"She is a talented vocalist with an eclectic background in classical and jazz singing, very free and experimental, combining various genres in a personal and unusual way".
Jean Claude Jones

Vocalist, creator and educator born in Montevideo, Uruguay. Sabrina moved to Israel in 1999, and since 2005 she is living in New York. She was selected to participate in the Professional Training Workshop Monk on Monk: Vocal Works of Meredith Monk organized by The Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall, performing at Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall in January 2006. She has played at the New York City Classical Guitar Society, Queen Sofia Institute, Martin E. Segal Theatre, and Cornelia Street Cafe, among others. She has performed with the Tali Roth Trio: Tali Roth, Pablo Aslán, and Leonardo Suárez-Paz; with Fernando Otero, José Pedro Beledo, Jorge Camiruaga, Gustavo Casenave, Pedro Giraudo, Emilio Solla and Don Harris, among others. In 2006 Sabrina toured in Israel with Fernando Otero and Leo Roitman. In 2006 and 2007 she performed in Uruguay with Andrés Bedó, Roberto De Bellis, Jorge Trasante and Pablo Somma, presenting her project -which was considered of cultural interest by the Ministry of Culture and Education in Uruguay-. Her first solo album The Folds of the Soul was released in 2007 by the independent label Perro Andaluz. Sabrina was invited to sing her compositions based on the poems of Idea Vilariño, at the release of the book Idea Vilariño: La Vida Escrita, and has been invited to participate at the Ibero-American Jazz organized by the Blues Alley Jazz Society for 2008.

In Israel Sabrina graduated from The Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance at the Jazz Department, where she studied with Robin Capsouto, Atalia Paniel, Iris Portugali, Jean Claude Jones and Slava Ganelin, among others. She also took part in the activities of the Movement Department at the Academy with dancers Anat Shamgar and Betty Shechter. Sabrina was involved in projects playing Brazilian music, salsa, bolero, tango, Spanish music, contemporary music, and free improvisation with musicians and dancers. She has played with musicians Ora Boasson-Horev, Oleg Bogod, Giori Politi, Avi Berman, Dvir Katz, Yarden Eres, Gay Meir and Judy Lewis among many others. With these projects Sabrina played in festivals and venues as relevant as: Abu Gosh Vocal Festival (classical & world music), Israel Philharmonic Orchestra Association Concerts, Master Class Nebojsa Jovan Zivkovic at Jerusalem Music Centre, Kfar Blum Brazilian Music Festival, Jerusalem Prize (Jerusalem Municipality), Chemdat Yamim Festival (jazz & world music), Jerusalem Festival for the Arts, Rikudei Cheder Festival, Chutzot Ha-Yotzer and Chutzot Ha-yr festivals. At Rimon School of Jazz & Contemporary Music, Milestone Club, Shablul Jazz, The Confederation House, Diaspora Museum of Tel Aviv, Mormons University, Bible Land Museum, Ha´Tavach Ha´Shvedi, Wise Auditorium, Felicja Blumental Music Center, and in cooperation with The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, among many others.
In Jerusalem, she taught singing and voice production at Ron Shulamit Conservatory of Music and Dance, Keshet Conservatory of Music, High School of Arts, and at her own studio. She has worked in several performances with dancers, artists and musicians in Uruguay as well as in Israel, focusing in the relation among voice, text and movement.

In Montevideo Sabrina studied music theory and voice with Yolanda Pedemontti, Laura Baranzano and Jorge Schellemberg. She studied classical and contemporary dance with Ibis Longo, Ema Haberli, Contradanza, and Gustavo Collini (Argentina). She was a member of several vocal groups, working in traditional jewish music, candombe, gospel and jazz styles, performing at Sala Verdi, Museo de Arte Precolombino, Agadu, Espacio de Arte La Colmena, and Centro Cultural de España, among others. She was a soloist in the renowned Upsala Choir of Montevideo, and was involved in collective choreography creation, participating in interdisciplinary performances with dancers and poets in a variety of festivals: Poesia Joven Festival, Integrarte2 Bienal, Tododanza Festival and Insomnia Festival.

Featured Musicians:

Sabrina Lastman: voice & compositions
Oleg Bogod: piano
Ora Boasson-Horev: double bass
Dvir Katz: flute
Haim Pesskof: drums
Amit Silverstein: drums (#3)



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