Tamara Lukasheva


The very special thing about this band is its polystylistic blend of international influences. Compositions of Tamara, bandleader and singer, organically combine different styles, musical  languages and genres to become a new style.


There is no use in comparing this music, or try boxing it in genre-wise, as we normally do when we want to describe music. Of course, each member of the quartet has gone through an in-depth jazz education, but the goal of the band isn’t copying but creating its own, recognizable language. Each song is a story, and each time it’s a little bit different. You can find your own connection or association with something you’ve heard before, but for each person it will be different.

Old knowledges used in a new way. The concept — No concept, no rules, only music with all it’s power and beauty.

Tamara Lukasheva — Singing, Composing

Lucas Leidinger — Piano

*1988 Aachen/ Germany,Studied jazz-piano and composition at Musikhochschule Köln and the Rytmisk Musikkonservatorium in Copenhagen where he finished with Master of music in 2015.
His musical work in the field of jazz and improvised music is documented on more than 10 albums. It includes numerous compositions for small and large Jazz ensembles as well as solo piano pieces, string quartets and theatre music. Currently he lives as a freelance musician in Cologne and is an active part of the creative music scene in Germany. In 2016 he received the Cologne Jazzprize The Horst und Gretl Will Stipendium für Jazz/improvisierte Musik der Stadt Köln.

Jakob Kühnemann — Double bass

*1984 in Gießen/Germany. Studied double bass at the conservatories of Cologne and Paris, took lessons from Martin Wind, Detlef Beier and Prof. Dieter Manderscheid. Was a member of the Youth Jazz Orchestra North Rhine Westphalia and the German national Jazz Orchestra (BuJazzO). In 2015 his own Quartet CD is released on Unit Records (Switzerland).

Dominik Mahnig — Drums

*1989 in Willisau/Switzerland. Studied at the Lucerne School of Music under Gerry Hemingway, Norbert Pfammatter, Dominik Burkhalter and Marc Halbheer. After his bachelor degree in July 2011, he took up his studies in Cologne under Jonas Burgwinkel and Frank Gratkowski. He is the winner of the Swiss Drummers Competition and as soloist winner at the Convento Jazzpreis NRW. Collaborations with musicians such as Mark Dresser, Simon Nabatov, Leonard Nuhn, Matthias Schriefl.



Tamara Lukasheva Quartett
Traumton, 2019


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