Afra Jemina Hämmerli is a young Jazz Singer from Switzerland. After she finished her bachelor degree at the Jazzcampus Basel with Ann Malcolm, she moved to Barcelona to dive into the traditional Jazzscene that the city offers. She just absolved her master degree at ESMUC (Escola Superior de Musica de Catalunya) with Carme Canela.
She destinguishes herself by living the characters and stories of “the great american songbook” vividly. One can say she dedicated herself to express and interpret the lyrics of days gone by – always cherishing the composers and lyricist.
There are numberless Jazz Standards out there! But not all of them were written down and collected in the great american songbook or in a real/fake book. In my current project I'm giving some of these forgotten songs a voice again! May the beauty of these forgotten story never vanish!