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Eliane Amherd

      

Singer, guitarist, songwriter/composer Eliane Amherd is a true cosmopolitan artist: Born in Switzerland, she lives in New York, and it is that city’ssavvy multicultural energy that most influences her original music: jazzy, groovy and rooted in African, Brazilian and Latin music. Inventive, enchanted yet earthy. Hailed as “one of the very best singers in New York” by trumpeter Randy Brecker, Amherd is an equally talented lyricist whose words and music are as refreshing as the air of the Swiss Alps where she was raised. 

A graduate of NYC's New School University for Jazz and Contemporary Music, Amherd has performed in New York’s premiere clubs like SOB’s, Subrosa, BBKing, BAM, Blue Note, to name a few and has toured all over the world: North- and South America, Canada, Europe and Asia, where she appeared in international Festivals in China, Thailand, the Philippines, Myanmar, Malaysia, Nepal and Mongolia. 

She composed, arranged and produced her albums “Skylines” and “Now and from Now on” which continue to receive great press reviews and have topped the play lists of several US Radio Stations. As well as the Swiss Miss Sampler “heimweh”, featuring renown Swiss artists.This successful recording has earned her many interviews on Switzerland’s radio and TV stations. In 2013 she was a candidate of the first edition of "the Voice of Switzerland” and in 2017 she was the runner up for "best Singer Songwriter in Switzerland" at the Montreux Jazz Festival. She plays guitar in several NYC bands and is the musical director of the "Frauenstimmen Festival" in her home town Brig, featuring female acts. In 2015 she was the musical director of the "OrchExtra Gottardo" at the World Expo Milano, Italy. In 2010 she was the first recipient of the Musik Pro Award from the Canton Wallis, Switzerland.

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PRESS QUOTES

"Amherd is not only a exceptionally good singer but she is also an accomplished songwriter and guitarist.” - Jazz Times

“Amherd's music is fun, funky, sassy and cool and deserving of much wider recognition. A mix of soul and funk, aided and abetted by some Latin and Afro beats. At times both Curtis Mayfield and Gil Scott-Heron spring to mind.” - All About Jazz

"She now is simply sensational and all over the music scene with absolute control over the directions she chooses to take. She simply has it!" - Amazon

"Eliane Amherd is the sort of performer that we’ll be hearing a lot more from if there’s any justice in the world.” - Jazz Blues & the truth

"Eliane Amherd sounds what would happen if Norah Jones let her inner Patty Smyth (of Scandal), Pat Benatar, and Natalie Cole out. This is the pop music that pop music itself forgot it could be.”  - This is Book’s music

DEUTSCH

Sängerin, Gitarristin und Song-Writerin/ Komponistin Eliane Amherd ist eine echte kosmopolitische Musikerin. Verwurzelt in den Schweizer Alpen, lebt sie seit Jahren in New York City, dessen multikulturelle Energie ihre Eigenkompositionen am meisten beeinflusst. Sie graduierte an der renommierten New School University for Jazz and Contemporary Music, spielt in New Yorks bekanntesten Clubs und tritt an Internationalen Festivals in Nord- und Südamerika, Europa und Asien auf. Ihre Alben “Now and from Now on” und "Skylines" schafften es in die Top 10 verschiedener US Radio Stationen und erhielten begeisterte Kritiken. Sie arrangierte und produzierte auch das Swiss Miss Album “heimweh”, mit bekannten Schweizer KünstlerInnen, welches ihr zahlreiche Artikel und Interviews in den Schweizer Medien einbrachte. 2013 war sie Kandidatin in der ersten Staffel von “The Voice of Switzerland” und in 2017 war sie im Finale von "best Singer Songwriter in Switzerland" am Montreux Jazz Festival. In NYC spielt Eliane auch Gitarre in verschiedenen Bands.

FRANCAIS

Chanteuse, guitariste et compositrice, Eliane Amherd est une véritable musicienne cosmopolite. Ayant ses racines dans les Alpes suisses, elle vit depuis des années à New York où l’énergie multiculturelle a le plus fortement influencé ses propres compositions. Elle est diplômée de la prestigieuse université New School University for Jazz and Contemporary Music, elle joue dans les clubs les plus célèbres de New York et se produit dans des festivals internationaux en Amérique du Nord et du Sud, en Europe et en Asie. Ses albums « Now and from Now on » et « Skylines » se sont classés parmi les 10 meilleurs de différentes stations de radio nord- américaines et ont reçu des critiques enthousiastes. Elle a également arrangé et produit l'album « heimweh » de Swiss Miss avec des artistes suisses renommés, ce qui lui a valu de nombreux articles et interviews dans les médias suisses. En 2013, elle a été candidate à la première saison de « The Voice of Switzerland » et en 2017, elle était en finale du « Best Singer Songwriter in Switzerland » au Festival de jazz de Montreux. À New York, Eliane joue également de la guitare dans différents groupes.