Olivia Trummer: piano & vocals
Today, highly talented pianist-singer-composer-songwriter Olivia Trummer is correctly and undoubtedly considered the new rising star under the sun of Germany. British critic Ian Patterson from
allaboutjazz has praisingly affirmed: „Trummer's instantly appealing voice—emotive and sensuous—is arguably her chief weapon, while her lyrical piano playing works more subtle charms. The
combination of the two on these finely crafted tunes is hard to resist.“ Even more so on stage, with her gracious presence irradiating joy and poetry.
Olivia Trummer, born into a musicians’ family in Stuttgart, had academic training at the University of Music in Stuttgart in both classical piano and classical piano and did her Master studies at the Manhattan School of Music in New York. Her roots in classical music and her years in NY continue to be essential sources of inspiration in her music making.
Her music, informed by classical repertoire, jazz tunes and popular songwriting tradition, is always optimistic and lithe. Her lyrics - whether praising nature, contemplating matters of the heart or indulging in fantasies - are uniquely personal. Her elegant piano playing and the natural use of her supple and expressive voice always conjure a special and intensely poetic world.
In 2018, Olivia Trummer released her 7th (beautiful) album, Studio Konzert for Headphones, a live analogue recording of a solo concert at the historic Bauer Studios in Ludwigsburg, featuring original songs besides very own versions of pop and jazz standards. Also when performing her solo programme “Fly Now” on stage, she convincingly combines her own tunes with personal readings of pop and jazz classics or refreshing interpretations of Beethoven and Bach.
Olivia Trummer also performs in duo with Italian drummer Nicola Angelucci, whom she met in 2016 during her first tour in Italy. Their musical understanding was immediate, and they soon decided to create a duo project. “Dialogue’s Delight”, mostly consisting of original compositions of both, is a fascinating, many-faceted homage to melody and reveals the melodic power of the duo. The lineup of piano, vocals and drums is in itself extraordinary. Even more stunning are the duo’s expressive cornucopia of sounds, rhythms and dynamics and their spontaneous osmosis-like interplay, which create an immediate though complex music world, sometimes humorous, always intense.