Susanne Alt
Susanne Alt

Presenting: Saxify musicians - Berenice van Leer

Berenice van Leer sings lead and backing vocals in "Open Up" and backing vocals in "You And Me".

I met Berenice many years ago; I think in 2005 or 2006 after I met DJ Phil Horneman, the founder of the Wicked Jazz Sounds club nights. We performed a lot together and when I wrote the music for Saxify she was one of the vocalists I thought of straight away. After finishing the instrumental track I started writing the lyrics and hoped to catch a bit of an Earth Wind & Fire vibe on it; to "open up, look around and realize" how good our life is, and how grateful we should be and send some more positive energy to the ones who want to hear it. Berenice was able to transform my text ideas into a singable format.
I am glad to have caught this lady on tape or rather on vinyl and cd :-). Also because I already had recorded with her father Thijs van Leer before and her stepbrother Roeland Jacobs plays som keys and mixed the whole thing.


Berenice's bio:

Growing up in a family of musicians, music flowed through Berenice’s veins since birth and has always been the love of her life. After studying jazz at the Conservatory of Amsterdam and training as an actress, she combined these disciplines into a unique artistic personality and performance.

Berenice effortlessly blends lyrics and melodies over an eclectic mix of musical styles. It is her distinctive talent, combined with flawless improvisation which makes Berenice one of the most requested Singers/MC’s in the industry. Her charm and charisma make every performance an unforgettable experience.

She has been touring the world as the lead singer for the live band Kraak & Smaak and is a singer and MC for the Wicked Jazz Sounds movement.

Berenice works with many local and international DJs’s and has performed at numerous prominent venues, festivals and parties, in Europe and globally, such as: Paradiso, Melkweg, North Sea Jazz Club, Luxor Live, Tivoli, The Roxy (LA), IDFA, Indian Summer, Hed Kandi, Solar, Lowlands, Noorderslag, Apenkooi, Extrema Outdoor, Mysteryland, North Sea Jazz Festival, SZIGET, Lighting in a Bottle , Glastonbury and many more. Go to her website to find out more...

same song, other remix:

and an old video from 2012... there's much more...but for now this on:

on 04/08/2017


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