Indra Rios-Moore in Podgorica


American jazz singer Indra Rios-Mur will stage a concert in Podgorica during the December Art Scene event, on 21st of December, 2019, at the “Budo Tomović” Cultural Information Center, at 8p.m. Accompanied by Danish saxophonist Benjamin Traerup and Japanese double bassist Masatoshi Kamaguchi, she will promote her fourth album entitled “Carry My Heart” and perform a wide repertoire – an acoustic address book full of jazz, groove, soul, but also folk, gospel and blues.

Indra grew up in a musical family in New York (her father Donald Moore used to play bass with the New York Contemporary Five, Archie Shepp, Elvin Jones, Sonny Rollins, and Jackie McLean). 13-year-old Indra won a scholarship at Mannes College of Music where she developed her soprano voice and during the same year she attended the Village Harmony, summer camp in Northern Vermont. Her teenage years were spent in a musical parallel existence: one full of classical arias and vocalization practice and the other filled with traditional American folks tunes and old Balkan folk songs in the woods of Vermont.

Meeting with Danish jazz saxophonist Benjamin Traerup was a turning point for her personal and professional life. Moving to Denmark, and forming a trio in 2007, represented a new chapter in the singer’s career; for starter, concerts in Denmark and Scandinavia followed. She released her first album “Indra” in 2010. She soon received the annual award for Best Jazz Vocal Album in Denmark 2012, for her second album “In Between”. Her next album, Heartland, was released in 2015 by Impulse! Records, and has received excellent reviews from the international press, which has proclaimed one of the best jazz albums of the year (by London’s Sunday Time and The London Telegraph). Her single “Little Black Train” was a No. 1 on the iTunes jazz charts in France, Germany and Denmark. Telerama of France declared that hers was the “celestial voice of jazz”.  Her latest album, “Carry My Heart”, was released last year by Verve Records. “Keep on Pushing” is a centerpiece to this album which was recorded with Grammy winning producer, Jay Newland. “With Carry My Heart”, Indra and her band continue in the eclectic spirit of “Heartland” and weave a world of sound that creates a through line between songs by Steely Dan, Swedish electro-pop singer Robyn, Johnny Nash, the Isley Brothers, classical composer Claus Oberman, Duke Ellington, Curtis Mayfield, Gershwin, Bobby Caldwell as well as two original compositions, album opener “Carry My Heart” and “Give It Your Best”.

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