Angela Tröndle

(born in 1983, Salzburg, resident in Vienna), composer. She completed her baccalaureate studies in jazz voice in Graz with honors in 2006, after which she lived and worked for three months in NYC. She is now in the final phase of her studies in jazz composition with Ed Partyka at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz. Since 2005, she has been writing for her own ensemble, Angela Trondle & mosaik”. In 2007, her formation released its highly praised debut album Dedication to a City and toured through all of Austria. There followed composition commissions for big band, “tentet” and string quartet works, as well as music for the theater and independent film productions. In 2008 she conceived the interdisciplinary performance o leben o leben! after texts by R.M Rilke for voice (sung and spoken) bass/cello, guitar and dance. This work was premiered at the 2nd Jazz werkstatt Graz, and further performances are planned.
Selected Works: Dedication to a City, Angela Tröndle & mosaic (CD, Cracker anegg records 2007).
Performances: Angela Tröndle & mosaic: Porgy & Bess Vienna, Jazz Fest Vienna, O Leben, Leben! interdisciplinary performance, Jazzwerkstatt (Graz, 2008)
Awards: one year scholarship for music from the provincial government of Salzburg (2007), 2nd Jazz werkstatt Graz

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Anna Luana Tallarita

(8/3/1979, Oppido Milano, Italy) Jazz singer, composer, anthropologist, and creative artist working in different forms to express a colored complex intercultural reality. Has published Cds, videos, traveled, sung and worked throughout Europe and South America and lives between Lisbon and Milan, where she has worked with great Italian, Portuguese, Brazilian and American artists. In 1999 she studied at the “Centro Europeo Divisione Spettacolo Musica e Cultura directed by Mogo and also studied at the “Giovan Battista Martini Conservatory in Bologna with Maria Pia de Vito.  She also followed the Jazz Course at the Nicolò Paganini Conservatory in Genova. She received grants from Siena jazz to travel, research and study in Europe, Cuba, Argentina and Brazil. Among her publications: LOOKING EVANS, ANNA LUANA TALLARITA SINGS BUARQUE and SHORTER Songs. Bossanova, samba, fado, tango and American songs reveal her strong vocal qualities and impeccable technique. She has given lectures in Italy, Switzerland end Portugal and organized pictorial and photographic exhibits in Paris, Madrid, Brussels, Miami, New York, Japan and Lisbon. In 2012 she is preparing a fourth CD with the Lawrence Tucci trio Roma.

Anne Taskinen (Heinäsirkka)

Anne Taskinen (Heinäsirkka) (3/02/1958, Helsinki, Finland) is a finnish singer, songwriter, actress, concert organizator and journalist. She is the first woman in Finland to publish her own songs in rock genre in late 1970's. At the beginning, in 1976, she was singer of Sleepy Sleepers, also with Leningrad Cowboys. She is the author of Finnish female rockhistory 2004 ”Rockin korkeat korot” (High heels of Rock ) and for 15 years radio-tv journalist in Finnish Broadcasting company.