Born: October 4, 1973 Primary Instrument: Vocal
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, Cornelia Street Cafe, and Blues Alley Jazz, among others. She has performed with the Tali Roth Trio, Pablo Aslán, Fernando Otero, José Pedro Beledo, Jorge Camiruaga, Gustavo Casenave, Pedro Giraudo, Emilio Solla, David Silliman and Don Harris, and 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 The Folds of the Soul, which was declred of cultural interest by the uruguayan Ministry of Culture and Education. The Folds of the Soul was release
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.
Awards:2008 ~ The album The Folds of the Soul was nominated by the Graffiti Prize as one of the best jazz albums of the year in Uruguay. 2006 ~ 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.
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 (Uruguay)
Sabrina Lastman embraces the audience with the sweetness of her voice. It doesn't matter if she sings in Spanish, English or Portuguese; her vocal timber, her powerful voice, her gesticulation and her concentration say a lot about this singer. Sabrina improvises very naturally, in a rhythmical and spontaneous way. She is unpredictable... Is not just 'the voice as an instrument', Sabrina is an instrument herself. Rodrigo Ribeiro delUruguaY.net
Album Name: The Folds of the Soul
Record Label: Indie
Year Released: 2007
Tracks: 1)Nature Boy. 2)Lonely Man. 3)In a Place I've Been. 4)Dindi. 5)Susurramos. 6)Cilada Verbal.
Personnel: Oleg Bogod (piano), Ora Boasson-Horev (double bass), Haim Pesskof (drums), Dvir Katz (flute), and Amit Silverstein (drums).
As a Leader
Album Name: Jazz in Jerusalem Project (as invited musician Sabrina Lastman Quintet
Recording Label: Indie
Year Released: 2006
Personnel: Oleg Bogod (piano), Ora Boasson-Horev (double bass), Haim Pesskof (drums), and Dvir Katz (flute).
As A Side Musician
Album Name: Onomatopeya
Artist Name: Guy Meir
Record Label: Indie
Year Released: 2004
Personnel: Guy Meir (guitar & compositions), Zoar Alnatan (electric guitar & electronics), Abe Doron (drums & percussion), Yoel Shoshani (bass), Sabrina Lastman (voice)
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New York, NY
Willing to teach:
Intermediate to advanced students