Biography & Productions

About

Tamara Lukasheva was born into an ukrainian family of Musicians in Odessa. So from a very young age on, she was surrounded by various sounds of music.

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The professional vocal life for Tamara began at the age of 15. She was invited to the unique big band of south Ukraine as a soloist, sang with such outstanding jazz musicians as U.Kuznecov, N.Lebedeva, A.Fantaev and had a duett with Roksana Smirnova.

In September 2010 she moved to Germany to study at the High School of Music and Dance in Cologne. One month after arriving she founded a quartet, which has now become one of the most important projects in her career.

2011

Tamara wins Voicingers 2011, an international Jazz Vocal Competition in Poland.

2012—2013

1st prise by the 6th International Jazz Vocal Competition in Finsterwalder, Germany.

Becomes regular member in the National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Germany: Bujazzo.

Tour in Central America with “Matthias Schriefl Trio”.

Cooperation with WDR Big Band (Global Dance Culture Project), MAO (Modern Art Orchestra, Hungary) and UdK Big Band, Berlin.

2014—2015

Tamara Lukasheva Quartett is the winner of “Young German Jazz Prize Osnabrück’’ (Junger Deutscher Jazz Preis 2014).

Tamara Lukasheva Quartett took the 2nd price at “Keep an Eye Jazz Awards Amsterdam”.

2016—2017

1st Place at Composition and Arrangement Competition for Bujazzo Big Band. Cooperation with Odessa’s Symphony Orchestra, short study in Carnatic School of traditional indian music in Bangalore.

Tamara Lukasheva Quartett is the winner of “New German Jazz Prize Mannheim 2017” (Neuer Deutscher Jazz Preis Mannheim 2017) and additionaly Tamara receives a Solo Prize.

Festivals in Kasakhstan, Ukraine, Austria and Germany.

2018

“Horst und Gretl Will Stipendium” for Jazz and Improvising Music Cologne. Festivals in Moldowa, Albania, Austria.

Discography

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Tamara Lukasheva Quartett
Homebridge
Traumton, 2019

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Eurasians Unity
Enja/Yellowbird, 2018

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Duo Lit — Lukasheva/Mahnig
Das ist Deine Zeit… und die läuft
Fuhrwerk, 2018

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Kusimanten
Bleib ein Mensch
Leo Records, 2017

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Tamara Lukasheva Quartett
Patchwork Of Time
Next Generation/Double Moon Records, 2016

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Matthias Schriefl & Tamara Lukasheva
Matria
Unit Records, 2015

Productions

Duo Horizon
with Roksana Smirnova
2010

East Drive “Folksongs 2” (as a guest)
Bauer Studio

East Drive “Children Song” (as a guest)
2016