Rebekka Salomea Ziegler
Soul, R’n’B, Electro, Triphop or Jazz? Individual music apart from genres!
Being the daughter of a U.S. clarinetist and a German horn player, Rebekka Salomea Ziegler’s career path seemed to be planned. She learned to play the flute and sang in choirs, but for a long time acting was her most urgent career wish. After graduating from high school, Ziegler, who grew up in the Black Forest, went on travels to Norway, Israel, Ghana and Namibia – and then decided to become a musician.
In 2013 Rebekka Salomea Ziegler began to write her own songs. Then she founded her band SALOMEA, which now performs as a quartet. Her second album »Bathing in Flowers«, released in 2020, was received with much enthusiasm: Culturmag heard a “great album”, a unique mixture of soul, R’n’B, electro, triphop and jazz, fascinating from the first to the last note”. Meanwhile, the artist, born in 1991 and also known by her alias Salomea, is also in demand as a composer and lecturer – since the summer semester of 2020 for jazz and pop vocals at the University of Music and Dance in Cologne.
Ziegler studied jazz in Cologne and at the Rytmisk Music Conservatory in Copenhagen and was a member of the Bundesjazzorchester. In 2018, she released her self-titled debut as well as an album by the a cappella group Of Cabbages and Kings. In 2021 she was nominated for the German Jazz Award in two categories at the same time, and she also released her multimedia project »Conversations«.
The music of Rebekka Salomea Ziegler calls for listeners who are enthusiastic about discovery. The artist has an innovative sound language in which jazz meets electronic sound. Above all, her laid-back and expressive voice adds a special touch to the experimental compositions that play with the warmth and harshness of the various styles. Musikexpress noted rightfully: “Jazz is not a genre description for her, rather it’s the lowest common denominator.”