Alma Naidu

A unique talent with a remarkable voice: the singer, composer and lyricist Alma Naidu, who lives in Munich, is a rare artist. The magazine Jazzthing praised her "tender, wonderfully clear voice with absolutely perfect intonation", the Böblinger Zeitung called her "an elemental force".

Born in 1996 as the daughter of a conductor and the opera singer KATRIN NAIDU, she received classical piano lessons at the age of five and subsequently learned classical singing and musical singing, jazz singing at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Munich and then at the Royal Academy of Music in Munich London with the renowned singer and ECM artist NORMA WINSTONE. NAIDU has been writing her own songs since she was 15 and continues to inspire as a pop jazz singer on big stages such as the Burghausen, the Nublu Festival New York Leverkusener Jazztage.

She also plays important roles in musicals, with the main role in JOE HAIDER's musical "Rosaly - das Mädchen aus Glas" at the German premiere in 2016 in the Gasteig being particularly noteworthy. Even before her first release, ALMA NAIDU was awarded the highly endowed Bavarian Art Promotion Prize and the Young Artist Jazz Award for "stylistic diversity, expressiveness, enthusiasm for experimentation and outstanding talent". Produced by the legendary jazz drummer WOLFGANG HAFFNER, who discovered and promoted her great talent early on, "led by NAIDU's unique voice, outstanding songwriting talent and the gentle jazz arrangements is a real ray of hope.



18:00 – 19:30

Alma Naidu