About

VOCALIST | ACTOR | IMPROVISER | COMPOSER | POET


Sascha Ley, multidisciplinary artist, is a vocalist, improviser, actress, polyglot poet and performer who, with a penchant for offbeat projects, explores stylistic boundaries at the intersections of jazz, free improvisation, imaginary folklore, classical and new music creating a complementary blend of improvisation and composition.

She performs internationally both solo and with her own duo to quartet combos, and as a guest in a wide variety of ensembles between jazz and contemporary music.

In addition to music, she continues to be active as an actor, performer and occasional director and is involved in the word and visual arts.

Since the beginning of 2000 Sascha has produced several shows, performances and albums under her label and Food for Thought Office yela music yela muse, based in Luxembourg.

Current  Projects

COSMOS (Not Enough)

Ley Payfert Öztürk Boffo | Axis Mundi
Instant Composition

Ruby & Ley | Knef Revisited

Sascha Ley Solo 


Youtube Channel "Improvisations and Inventions"

Youtube all Playlists

yela music yela muse

Sascha’s Independent Food For Thought Office & Production Label since 1999

 

History

 

ALBUMS
2024 Axis Mundi Sascha Ley & Laurent Payfert w/Murat Öztürk & Jean Pascal Boffo
2022 In Between Sascha Ley / Solo (JHM 292)
2019  It's Alright To Be Everywhere Sascha Ley & Laurent Payfert (JHM)

2015  The Wee Hours Sascha Ley & Laurent Payfert

2013  Everything Within Kalima (Neuklang)  

2010  Kalima Kalima 

2007 Travelling Light Sascha Ley 

1999  Heute Abend Lola Blau – live Sascha Ley

 

Shows & Performances

2024- ...  Cosmos (not enough) Solo performance
2021-22  Onirisée (Les Oniristes)    

2020-      Free Spirit Songs 

2015        Meet SAM (w/ Anne-Mareike Hess) 

2012        Rituals I
2011-13    Sascha & Nataša

2010-12   Femme Totale

2005-07 Das mit den Männern und den Frau'n

2001-03  Lost In The Stars - Kurt Weill Songs

Tour History

Festivals & Series


Ankara Jazz Festival | Athens Jazz Festival | Berlin Music Week | Babylon Europa Berlin | Biennale di Venezia  (I) | Brussels Summer Festival | Crest Jazz Vocal (F) | Copenhagen Jazz Festival | Festival Francophonie Washington DC | Dusk Dawn Club Beijing (CN)| Female Voice Festival Altrimenti (L) | Festival des Cultures (L) | Food For Your Senses (L) | Izmir Jazz Festival (TR) | Jazz en Sol Mineur Longwy (F) | Festival Echternach | Jazz In Europe Now Brussels | Fête de la Musique Brussels | Fête de l’Europe Brussels | Fête de l’Europe Genève (CH) | Freistil Festival  (D) | Galway Film Fleadh (IRL) | Gateshead International Jazz Festival Newcastle (UK) | Grenzenlos-Sans frontières (D) | Heritage Jazz Panjim (IND) | Jazz de Luxe Newcastle (UK) |  JazzZeit Saarbrücken (D)| Hüttenjazz Völklingen (D) | Istanbul Film Festival (TR) | Jazz en Sol Mineur Longwy (F) | Jazz im Brunnenhof Trier (D) | Jazz Festival Preveza (GR) | Jazz Festival Trifolion (L) | Jazzfestival Viersen (D) | Jazz Rallye Luxemburg (L) | Jazz Transfer Saarbrücken (D) | Jazz Utsav Mumbai (IND) | Jazz Utsav New Delhi (IND) | Jazz Yatra Mumbai (IND) | JazzZeit Saarbrücken | Kollafestival Luxembourg | Kölner Musiknacht (D) | Kulturtage Sibiù (RO) | Liveroom Series (L) | Luxembourg Jazz Meeting (L) | LiteraTour Festival (L) | Marché de la Poésie Paris | Moers Festival (D) | Musek am Syrdall (L) | Musik des 20. Jahrhunderts Saarbrücken (D) | Nancy Jazz Pulsations (F) | Nuit de la Culture Esch (L) | Nuit des Musées (L) | Pëttener Summer Nights (L) | Piano Plus Luxembourg | Rainy Days Luxembourg | Rendezvous au Carré Blanc (L) | Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen (D) |  Sommermusik Saarbrücken (D) | Steinjazz Festival Steinfort (L) | Sounding Off Luxembourg | Tanec Praha (CZ) | Tremplin JAZZ d’Avignon (F), Völklinger Hüttenjazz (D) | Festival Zones Théâtrales Ottawa (CA) |  Fête de la Musique Bruxelles | Holy Ghost Street Luxembourg  | On Thursdays It Must Be Jazz Mumbai (IND) | Ruby’s Off Zone Trier | Zeltpalast Merzig ...



Venues


Altxerri San Sebastián (E) | Altes Pfandhaus Köln (D) | B-flat Berlin | Bei der Gare (L) | Casino d'Art Contemporain Luxembourg | Champs des Lumières Gaâs (F) | Les Dominicains de l’Haute-Alsace (F) |  Eglise Notre Dame De La Chapelle Bruxelles | Europahuset Copenhagen (DK) | Fondation Biermann-Lapôtre Paris (F) | Forsans, Gaâs (F) | Funkhaus Berlin | Gebi Yiwu (CN) |  Hayal Kahvesi Ankara (TR) | Hinterhofsalon, Köln (D) |  Holy Ghost Street Luxembourg | Jacques Pelzer's Jazz Club, Liège (B) |Indigo Mumbai | L’Inouï Redange (L) |  Jazzkomm Berlin |  Jazzdock Prague (CZ) | Kunsthalle Wien | Land's End Amphitheatre Bandra (IND) | La Première Rue Cité Radieuse Le Corbusier (F) | Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz (A) | Livehouse Wuxi (CN) | Loft Köln | LVR Museum Bonn | MAD New York  | Melusina Luxembourg |  Musikinstrumentenmuseum Berlin | MUDAM Luxembourg | Musée d’Amour Hangzhou (CN) | The Music Village Brussels | On The Way Livehouse Hefei (CN) | On Thursdays It Must Be Jazz Mumbai (IND) | Pałac Kultury Warsaw (PL) | Philharmonie Luxembourg | Piccolo Theatro Milano (I) | Pingusson Gebäude Saarbrücken (D) | Rock Café Ankara (TR) | Rock Café Prague (CZ) | Rudolfinum Court Prague (CZ) | Ruby’s Off Zone Trier | Salon de Jazz Köln (D) | St. Peter’s Church London (UK) | Skwer Warsaw (PL) | South Bank Center London | Sprengel Museum Hannover (D) | SR Saarbrücken | Stadschouwburg Amsterdam | Stadtgarten Köln | Subtile Luxembourg | Stollwerk Köln | Theater Trier | Vedanza (L) | Vortex London (UK) | Walhalla Wiesbaden (D) |  Theater am Kornmarkt Bregenz | Triangel St Vith (B) |  Les Trinitaires Metz (F) |  Trinitatiskirche Bonn |  Wabe Berlin | Villa Fuchs Merzig (D) | Villa Vauban Luxembourg | Zeltpalast Merzig | Yuyintang Shanghai (CN) ...



Awards

Haidy Jacobi Award, Germany 


Chevalier de l’Ordre du Mérite 
du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg 


Audience Choice Award of Festival 
Tremplin Jazz d’Avignon 


Studio Hamburg European Shooting Star
Berlinale Festival Berlin 2005


Best interpretation “Songs For Life”