As a versatile stage performer, Sascha Ley occupies a solid place in the Luxembourg art and cultural scene for years. The five-language actress, singer, composer and poet likes to follow unconventional paths – musically particularly oriented towards Jazz, Free Improvisation, imaginary folklore and contemporary music.
Parallel to music and drama she has devoted herself in recent years increasingly to writing and interdisciplinary performance.
Since the beginning of 2000 she has produced several shows and albums under her label and Food for Thought Office yela music / yela muse.
She has been honored several times with awards and the status of Knight of the Order of Merit of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg for her artistic output.
Sascha is based in Luxembourg and works and tours internationally.
“The vocal artist from Luxembourg, who also works as an actress and composer, is – if one may say so – without parallel in Europe … an extraordinary singer and musician in every way.” - JAZZ PODIUM (D)
"A perfect symbiosis between literature and music. An incomparable Sascha Ley." - La Voix (L)
"Divine … simply captivating, enchanting, marvelously vulgar and full of magic charisma." - Süddeutsche Zeitung (D)
Her dramatic repertory as a multilingual actress covers the classical and the modern literature as well as the tragedy and the comedy. Parallel to music and acting she has devoted herself in recent years increasingly to writing and interdisciplinary performance. ...
"MI FRIDA explores the complexities of life and an artistic entity, always in the eye of the storm and on the razor's edge. A performance, that leaves nobody indifferent." A dance theatre collage, based on Frida Kahlo's life and myth.
May 12, 2018 || Théâtre d'Esch | Esch/Alzette, LU
May 17, 2018 || Tufa | Trier, DE
"Sascha Ley carries a whole universe of voices. Galaxies full of music. 2013" - Jazz Podium (D)
Sascha Ley likes walking along unconventional paths in her musical output embracing jazz, free improvisation, imaginary folklore and contemporary music. Since 2007 she has produced and published four albums with mostly own compositions under her label yela music. The latest release "The Wee Hours" by her duo with French double bass player Laurent Payfert features an experimental mixture of contemporary jazz and instant composition. A new album with the duo is in work and will follow in 2018/19.
Don't miss Sascha Ley with Laurent Payfert's Quartet at Théâtre de la Ville d'Esch on March 25, 2018. Tickets are now available. Sascha Ley - voc / Laurent Payfert - bass / Pierre Cocq-Amman - saxes, flute / Murat Öztürk - piano / Jean-Marc Robin - drums.
"Sascha Ley is a multiple talent: actress, director, and of course jazz vocalist. In the duo with the French bassist Laurent Payfert, she designs a fascinating modern jazz with a multifaceted alto voice." JAZZTHING - Martin Laurentius