Pepa Niebla

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Vocal Jazz
English, Spanish, French

Singer trained in both classical and modern discipline settled in Granada for eight years, participated in numerous recording projects in every style and color. It was there where Pepa started to define her musical personality, identity strongly linked to African-American music: Blues, Soul, and Jazz. Her strong interest and desire to learn more about music motivated her to go to Cuba, where she learned about Trova, Feeling, and the Cuban Son. She participated with the Latin Jazz group Mezcla at La Zorra y el Cuervo jazz club (The Fox and the Crow) in La Havana. Later she moved to London for seven years, where Della Rods, Cerys Hogg, and Clare Foster trained her in modern harmony and vocal improvisation. Pepa participated in several workshops and classes directed by the London Community Gospel Choir as well. Additionally, she sang in the recording project of the pianist Jonathan Idiagbonya at the BBC Maida Vale Studios.
Along these years, her voice has appeared in countless occasions: live, radio, or discography publications, highlighting her recordings Pepa Niebla Project and Pepa Niebla & Ricky Vivar in 2010 under El Pescador and EMI España music labels. These two projects were tied to the 70’s Soul Music and the 40’s Jazz Music.

In 2013, Pepa Niebla presented “Lady Sings the Blues” in a sextect format recording an EP with 5 tunes. A tribute project produced by the guitarist and composer Toni Mora, based on Billie Holiday’s identity through the selection of his most influential and personal themes. In September of 2014 Pepa Niebla started Jazz Studies at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels taking lessons from great musicians such as David Linx, Christophe Wallemme, Stephane Galland and many others, attending also to Masterclases from International musicians such as Norma Winston or Peter Churchil. Between the musicians she has worked with are: Jessica Lauren, David León, Derrick Mcintyre, Juan Galiardo, Paco Perera, Toni Mora, Miguel Benito, Maciek Pysz, Ander García, John Michael Mckenzie, Ricky Vivar, Nacho Salmerón, Pedro Cortejosa, Guillermo Morente, Antonio Lizana, Alex Ayuso, Javier Ruibal, Alex Gilson, Armando Luongo, Jimmy Weinstein, mong many others.

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