Jazz – hip hop – neo soul: Half german, half japanese singer Aida Brandes writes and produces her own music and creates a unique sound. The multi talented artist also plays piano and arranges music for various ensembles. Her big band arrangements have been featured by the Roy Hargrove Big Band. She leads her own trio, as well as a larger outfit, augmented by a three piece horn section, amplifying her repertoire with a bigger sound and a nod to hip hop. While creativity is a driving force, simplicity and music that feels good are at the core of her set.