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For her eighth solo album "Old Love And New", the exceptional singer and composer Ulita Knaus brings these two matters of the heart together for the first time. The fourteen beautiful new compositions she has penned are based on poems by her favorite poets - they are timeless texts, always emotional and sometimes political, which Ulita Knaus brings to new life here with a poignant lightness. The songs already seem like rediscovered standards from the great songbook era of Cole Porter or the Gershwins, partly because Ulita's band swings so fabulously. Ulita Knaus is an award-winning modern jazz singer from Hamburg.



  • ULITA KNAUS - VOCAL
  • MARTIN TERENS - PIANO
  • OLIVER KARSTENS - BASS
  • TUPAC MANTILLA - DRUMS

Having grown up in a musical family, her life has been shaped by music from an early age. Even before studying at the now legendary conservatory in Hilversum, she toured with various bands. After her studies, she founded a singing school in Hamburg and began to establish herself as a permanent fixture in the German jazz world. She has performed her music on stage all over the world, working with musicians such as Bobby McFerrin, Benny Brown, Tino Gerado, Rolf Kühn and Udo Lindenberg. She has been nominated for the Echo Jazz award twice and was awarded the Hamburg Jazz Prize in 2009.

Martin Terens is a German jazz pianist. Terens underwent several stages of training in Hamburg, where he taught several classical instruments and successfully took part in "Jugend musiziert". Since the age of 18, he has dedicated himself to jazz and studied at the HfMT Hamburg. A scholarship enabled him to continue his studies in New York, where he was able to take lessons from numerous greats such as Kevin Hays and Marc Copland. Terens now lives in Berlin, but performs around the globe with various projects. He has played with Jeremy Pelt, Joel Frahm and many others and has won numerous prizes, including first prize at the International Jazzhaus Piano Competition.

Oliver Karstens studied at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hanover. He was a member of the big band Blechschaden for many years and played concerts there with Joe Gallardo, Uli Beckerhoff, Bob Mintzer and Maria Schneider, among others. In 1995 he was awarded first prize in the university competition at the HfMT Hanover with the Markus Horn Trio, and in 1996 he received the Lüneburg District Cultural Promotion Prize. Various activities as a studio and theater musician, including for the Schauspielhaus Hamburg, have led to collaborations with artists such as Roger Cicero, Ulita Knaus, Florian Poser, Jason Marsalis, Jamison Ross and Dusko Goykovitch.

Tupac Mantilla is a drummer and percussionist from Colombia. His alma mater is the New England Conservatory, and in 2002, at the age of 22, he won the first soloist prize of the Bogotá Philharmonic Orchestra. The extremely versatile Mantilla is equally at home in classical, Latin American and jazz music and has performed with some of the greatest musicians over the course of his career, including Bobby McFerrin, Esperanza Spalding, Julian Lage, John Patitucci and many more.

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