Primary Instrument: Vocalist
Anna Rejda ________________________________________ Anna Rejda sings jazz repertoire varying from Ella Fitzgerald's songs to exclusively instrumental compositions by Wayne Shorter and Ornette Coleman. She is fascinated specifically by weaving her own improvisations into well known themes, employing the vocal scat technique. She draws most of her inspiration from, among numerous vocal masters, the improvisational potential of Ella Fitzgerald,Shirley Horn's sense of musical interpretation, Diane Reeves's expression or Bobby McFerrin's renditional felicity and sense of humour. Anna studied horn at the Wrocław Academy of Music and the history of art at Wrocław University. Developing her interest in art and classical music, she parallelly learned the mysteries of jazz. Taking her first steps into the realm of jazz vocalistics, she participated in numerous jazz workshops at home and abroad, including Neukirche, Cracow and Chocież, as well as deepened her interest in improvisation and jazz harmony at the Jazz Department of The Academy of Music. Anna made her debut in April '2000 in the Filharmony of Wroclaw as a solo singer with Aleksander Mazur's Big Band. She was an award winner at the International Jazz Vocalists Competition in Zamość. She took part in many jazz festivals both in Poland and abroad - among others in Hildener Jazztage (Germany), Jazz Bez in Lvov (Ukraine), Jazz Fest Brno (Czech Republic), Wrocław Jazz Festival (Poland), Jazz nad Odrą (Poland). Currently she frequently performs live at Express Jazz Club in Wrocław, continues cooperation with Aleksander Mazur's Big Band and sings in the jazz vocal quartet The Sound Office.