Sascha Ley is performing both as a vocalist and an actress. Her compositions and her vocal style fluently move between jazz, free improvisation, imaginary folklore and occasional flirts with contemporary music. As a real allround artist she also works in the fields of direction/dramaturgy, mostly with dancers and produces own projects, labelled yela prod and yela music.
Her love for jazz and improvisation led her to study with the Dutch singer Reinette van Zijtveld at the DJAM Jazz School in Amsterdam and Kenny Seymour in Luxembourg, followed by masterclasses and workshops with Meredith Monk, Gabriele Hasler, Sainkho Namtchylak, Shelley Hirsch and Frank Köllges. She went on to study the basis of classical Hindustani vocals with Dhanashree Pandit-Rai in Mumbai, India.
Sascha lives and works in Luxembourg and has performed across Europe and India.
THE WEE HOURS - Ley & Payfert 2015
The Wee Hours ... feature(s) the vocalist who really can sing. Moving off the
beaten paths even here. Sascha is accompanied by an inventive double
bass. Fans of Greetje Bijma will enjoy this album for sure. JAZZ FLITS (NL)
August 2015 Hessel Fluitman
CD tip of the month June 2015 ! An exciting journey through jazz, instant
composing and improvisation. Being only two, the duo explores the sonic
possibilities of voice and bass, often onomatopoeic, with few but powerful
lyrics. A kind of musical theater, that goes without pictures, but all the more
creates impressive atmospheres