Charlotte Illinger (Herdecke a/d Ruhr, 1994)
Charlotte Illinger is a German jazz singer. She started playing classical piano, saxophone and singing at age 15. After finishing school she started studying jazz vocals in Enschede (Netherlands). After one year she transferred to Groningen (Netherlands) where she graduated February 2016. There she had the chance to get lessons from and work with great American musicians such as JD Walter, Matt Wilson, Deborah Brown, Lewis Nash and Michael Mossman.
Since 2013 Charlotte sings in the “Jugend Jazzorchester Nordrhein-Westfalen”. With them she has toured Ireland and Iceland and played several concerts throughout Germany. February 2015 they released a CD called “Triangle”. Furthermore she has her own Quartet, the “Charlotte Illinger Quartett” with whom she plays original compositions and arrangements of jazz standards. Her interest is not only bound to jazz music. Charlotte also has a project with pop musicians called “Lazou” (http://www.lazou.de), who play at local festivals and other occasions.