CLEO & Béla Meinberg "The Art of the Duo"

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  • Saturday, Jul 20, 202418:00 - 20:00 clock
Jazz & Chanson

Jazz swing pop concert

The music of the duo around the singer CLEO and the pianist Béla Meinbergreflects all the influences of American music history: a rousing mixture of swing/modern jazz, blues, soul and pop inspired by American jazz legends such as Sarah Vaughan or Ella Fitzgerald as well as contemporary artists such as Kurt Elling or Cécile McLorin Salvant.

The young singer CLEO is one of the most exciting newcomers on the German jazz scene, because her music breathes the depth and emotional intensity of jazz. CLEO's voice leaves you feeling like velvet and chili and she knows how to use it in a disarmingly natural and virtuoso way.

CLEO discovered her great passion for singing at the age of 8 in a gospel choir. At the age of 11, she gave her first concerts as the lead singer of her own family blues band. A few years later, CLEO moved to New Orleans with her family for six months. There she immersed herself in traditional New Orleans jazz and also absorbed the funk and soul influences of the city on the Mississippi. In addition to numerous concerts in Germany and Switzerland, she performed in various clubs in New Orleans. In 2017, CLEO released her debut album Let Them Talk feat. Jan Luley Trio, which was awarded the German Record Critics' Quarterly Award in the same year. Her second album "Celebrating Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass", a collaboration with guitarist David Grabowski, was released on 30.10.20 by UnitRecords. CLEO has played with national and international jazz greats such as Michaël Valeanu (FR/USA), Doug Weiss (USA), Ryan Carniaux (USA) and Gabriel Coburger (D) as well as the NDR Big Band.


The playing of Berlin-based pianist Béla Meinberg is characterized by a strong influence from tradition, "always swinging and with a good sense of humour", but also by free improvisation and influences from modern jazz or impressionism. He has already worked with numerous jazz greats, including: Billy Hart, Seamus Blake, Doug Weiss, Matt Penman, Chris Cheek and Mike Moreno. With the trio MMO, Béla released the album "MMO feat. Chris Cheek - the hiker". The Béla Meinberg Trio released its debut album "It's a Game" in 2020 and the second album "Akkolo" in 2022 on Fattoria Music Records. Béla was a scholarship holder of the Oscar and Vera Ritter Foundation and winner of the first Steinway Prize for Jazz Piano Solo. In 2017 he won third place at the Yamaha Jazz Piano Competition in Nuremberg.

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