Teodora Enache

Teodora Enache (born September 30, 1967 in Oneşti) is considered one of the most important Jazz musicians in Romania.

She graduated with Honors the "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University in Iaşi, with a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics. Then, she managed to switch to a successful career in Jazz, graduating the Canto section of Academy of Music in Iaşi and studying canto, improvisation and harmony with Johnny Răducanu and Edmond Deda and rhythm & bongos with Maurice de Martin.

Teodora won the Award for Best Debut at Sibiu International Jazz Festival in 1993. Between 1993 and 2004, she participated in numerous Jazz concerts and festivals in Romania, France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Russia and the USA. She performed with internationally acclaimed stars such as Curtis Feller, Les Paul, Stanley Jordan, Johnny Griffin, Rick Condit, Johnny Răducanu, Guido Manusardi, Al Copley and Philippe Duchemin. In 2004 Teodora Enache won The Excellence Prize for the Most Important Contribution in Jazz. She recorded her first disk in 1997, followed by other eight in Romania and the USA. Hers latest project is Rădăcini - Shorashim (English: Roots), Romanian and Jewish songs in Jazz Rhythms.

Teodora Enache & Guido Manusardi Trio - My funny Valentine

After her latest US tour, she has quite often described as "the second Ella Fitzgerald". She is among the few female singers whom, due to her musical spontaneity, one completely discovers only by listening to her live singing.

Teodora Enache - My Favourite Things

Endowed with a rare musical sensitivity, a deep, rich and warm contralto voice and an exceptional emotional intelligence, she has established herself as one of the brightest stars of vocal Jazz. Teodora's voice is laden with dramatic inflections and unexpected tenderness.

Teodora Enache - Mociriţă cu trifoi

Teodora's distinctive trait is her natural use of scat technique, her inborn swing as well as her joy of singing that bursts out of the stage. (from www.teodoraenache.com/)