Chanda Rule & Sweet Emma Band (USA/CZ/AT/UK)
With feet rooted in gospel, a heart filled with soul, and a voice touched with jazz, singer and songwriter Chanda Rule has been weaving stories through song, humming melodies, and bending words since her childhood. With the Sweet Emma Band, Chanda Rule goes to the very roots of her soul, mixing Southern work songs, spirituals, traditional songs from Africa and NU GROOVES. The international band consists of top players in the field of the Blues, Jazz and Gospel music. Hammond organist Jan Korinek (CZ) has been spreading joy for the last 25 years, performing with his projects and international artists, such as George Freeman, Chick Willis, Sharon Lewis, Chris Cain and many others. Trombonist, producer and music lover Paul Zauner (AT) never gives less than everything he has each time he takes the stage. He has performed and recorded with many jazz and blues greats, such as Gregory Porter, Dwight Trible, Jean Toussaint, Kirk Lightsey and others. Coming from Wales, saxophonist Osian Roberts, who has been performing around the world for more than a quarter of a century, is essential for the Sweet Emma Band with his tasteful bluesy-bebop solos. Drummer Christian Sallfelner, long time teacher at the Jazz University of Graz, and, among other projects, member of Peter Bernstein’s European trio, drives the band with unmistakable grooves.
"Her powerful voice is characterized by superb diction...heartfelt intonation...and often aching beauty." All About Jazz
"Rising up from the overcrowded and often clichéd vocal scene in jazz, Chanda Rule is truly a breath that, once taken in, could sustain your life." Cicily Janus, The New Face of Jazz, Billboard Books
"I could listen to this lady all day..." George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly
Chanda Rule – voc; Paul Zauner – tb; Osian Roberts – ts; Jan Kořínek – hammond organ; Christian Salfellner – dr.
Admission: presale seating CZK 500, standing CZK 250, at the door: seating CZK 600, standing CZK 300. There is no need to reserve a seat when purchasing a seating ticket.
Band website: www.chandarule.com