Sahra da Silva Band

Copenhagen's Sahra da Silva has been an established part of the Danish blues scene for more than a decade.
She has performed with many Danish soul and blues artists, including Mike Andersen, Thorbjørn Risager and the Blues Brothers Souvenir Show and has warmed up for the English soul singer Joss Stone and more.

To that extent, Sahra has created a name that resonates with blues and soul and is on 25 June 2020 current with the album #blueswoman, which contains 6 of her own compositions, as well as 3 selected covers. #blueswoman was recorded in session with guitarist Alain Apaloo, pianist Lars Emil Riis, bassist Matthias Petri and drummer Andreas Svendsen and is mixed and produced by Noah Rosanes.

In addition to the permanent team of musicians, trumpeter Hendrik Jørgensen, saxophonists Søren Høst and Søren Siegumfeldt, as well as GiRLS CLUB colleagues Sara Broberg and Louise Høegh also visit the record.

It is not only in your own name that you can experience Sahra on the slap line, she is also a diligent feature singer, most recently with "The Cornbread Project" on the neo-blues album "Catawampus" which was released in April 2019 and was nominated for a DMA Blues. Here, Sahra is in international company with Danish Troels Jensen and Big Creek Slim, Irish Richard Farrell, American Mud Morganfield and James Harman, English Big Joe Louis and not least the brains behind the cornbread project; producer and bassist Laust “Krudtmejer” Nielsen and record company boss and entrepreneur Peter Nande.

The Cornbread Project has since been set up in a compressed live version, with Sahra, Richard Farrell and Peter Nande on the vocal front and has just been nominated for yet another DMA Blues - and this time it is this year's Live Award.

Previously, Sahra has released an EP and an album with the band "Sahra da Silva & the Jagged Soul" and in 2010 they appeared together in the TV program "Talent 2010" on DR1.

In addition to writing and singing his own music, Sahra also happily embraces jazz and the blues' tradition of improvisation, both musically and in the form of mixed constellations, and works with a varied selection of musicians and projects.

Side projects include: Søren Siegumfeldt String Swing, Simon Spang-Hanssen's Café Central, Alain Apaloo's Api Pipo, GiRLS CLUB and The Funky Fellas - a team of jazz's budding stars, among others. Jacob Artved and Felix Moseholm.


Concerts during the festival

Thursday d. 23. Jun 2022