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Tanya Balakyrska

A vocalist and composer, originated from Ukraine and residing in Russia. Tanya’s music style is quite difficult to distinguish. Indie, minimalism, some bits of jazz, pop, lounge and sympho-fusion are mixed in it, depending on a particular lineup chosen. Tanya writes music and lyrics, sometimes co-working with a Canadian poet Sienna Dahlen and using poems by E.E.Cummings.

Tanya performs at various international jazz and contemporary music festivals in CIS and Europe, gets invitations to play at prestigious venues of Russia and Ukraine. Her debut Lviv Sessions CD became subject to extended author’s radio programs broadcast internationally (Estonian Raadio 4, Klassikaraadio, Armenian Radio Van etc.)

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Bob Weir (UK), Jazz Journal: You have a very expressive voice and you write exceptionally good songs. I also like your interpretation of the E. E. Cummings poems. Congratulations on an excellent album!

Thomas Conrad (USA) Columnist, JazzTimes, Contributing Editor, Stereophile. «I found it fascinating. This music is deep and soulful and rather mysterious… like Tanya. Her voice is wonderfully expressive. And she’s also got some genuine chops, as illustrated by «Tiny Bombs.» I like very much her interpretations of Cummings. I think that her strongest asset is her ability to create an atmosphere

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