SINGER & BAND LEADER - FABULOUS WITH BIG BANDS & SYMPHONIC JAZZ
AN EXOTIC MUSICAL JOURNEY
Awarded with the Public Prize at Montreux Jazz Voice Competition and the 2nd Prize at the same contest, by a jury presided by Quincy Jones,
Elena is a virtuoso vocalist performing in many countries, such as the USA, Germany, France, Holland, Denmark, Sweden, Estonia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Finland and Romania.
Elena’s signature as music creator is the fine blend of Romanian musical tradition with sophisticated orchestral projects, going from fabulous symphonic jazz projects, to big bands or more intimate jazz combos, like this project with Adam Baldych.
WHAT THE PRESS SAYS
(Elena Mindru's Finnection meets Adam Baldych) "Almost equal work of the vocalist and the violin in the front row of the group is a rare combination in jazz, so it’s easy for the group to distinguish from the masses. Of course, the one’s attention is focused to Mindru’s originality as a singer. The sound is bright and clean, but still strong. The improvisation is freely expressed and natural.“ - Pentti Ronkainen for Suomijazz.com (FI)
"The warm-sounding Mindru is in control of the variety of beautiful styles and emotions, the interplay of the band is very well merged together.”
– Kauppalehti (FI)
Big Band projects
CONCERTS IN FINLAND and ROMANIA - WITH jYVASKYLA bIG bAND FROM HELSINKI