Sanda Weigl is back from touring Romania where she celebrated a triumphant comeback with her unique interpretations of Romanian Gypsy and German cabaret songs. She learned gypsy songs on the streets of Bucharest and found early success as a child star on Romanian television. Later she was a rock singer in East Berlin, and was tossed into prison for protesting against the communist regime.
In 1990 she moved to the USA and she quickly became known as the "Gypsy Queen of Downtown New York". Avant-jazz neighbors from Sanda's adopted home New York City, including luminaries like the Romanian born Lucian Ban on piano (and arrangements), Alex Harding on sax, Chris Burnham on violin, Chris Tordini on bass and Tommy Crane on drums serve as a balance beam for her thunderous, mezmerizing and sinfully spooky vocal.
Photo by Michael Kneffel.
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