Biography & Productions

About

Tamara Lukasheva was born in Odesa to a Ukrainian family of musicians.

 From a young age she was surrounded by the sounds of all kind of music.

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Tamara's professional career began at the age of 15, when she was invited to sing as a soloist with a unique big band in southern Ukraine. There she performed with such outstanding jazz musicians as U.Kuznecov, N.Lebedeva and A.Fantaev.She also sang a duett with Roksana Smirnova.

In September 2010 she moved to Germany to study at Cologne's conservatory for music and dance (Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln). One month after arriving she founded a quartet that has become one of her most important projects.

2011

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

2012—2013

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

Becomes regular member of Bujazzo, the National Youth Jazz Orcherstra of Germany.

Tour in Central America with the “Matthias Schriefl Trio”.

Collaborative projects with WDR Big Band, MAO (Modern Art Orchestra, Hungary) and the UdK Big Band, Berlin.

2014—2015

The Tamara Lukasheva Quartett wins the “Young German Jazz Prize Osnabrück’’ (Junger Deutscher Jazz Preis 2014).

The Tamara Lukasheva Quartett wins the second-place prize at the “Keep an Eye Jazz Awards Amsterdam”.

2016—2017

First Place at Composition and Arrangement Competition for Bujazzo Big Band.A collaborative project with Odessa’s Symphony Orchestra.One month study in Carnatic School of traditional indian music in Bangalore, India

The Tamara Lukasheva Quartett wins the New German Jazz Prize Mannheim 2017(Neuer Deutscher Jazz Preis Mannheim 2017). 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 and Austria.

Discography

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Kusimanten
Studiokonzert
Neuklang, 2021

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Tamara Lukasheva Solo
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WismART, 2021

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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