Lucia Cadotsch


Lucia Cadotsch, born in Zurich, Switzerland, is a singer and songwriter based in Berlin. She is best known for her auteur projects > Speak Low, LIUN + The Science Fiction Band, and AKI.
Speak Low, her chamber trio, featuring Petter Eldh (upright bass) and Otis Sandsjö (tenor saxophone), debuted in 2017. The project set things off by deep diving into the world of jazz standards and folk songs; updating and reframing them with the freedom and audacity of modern remix culture. The Guardian and DownBeat gave the record their maximum ratings; while the latter included it in its Best Albums of the Year list. As a consequence, the trio was invited to play at the NYC Winter Jazzfest. To date, the group played a total of over 150 shows! Their debut was followed up by a collection of remixes, covers, and reworks called Speak Low Renditions. If features some of the most unique “voices” on the scene: Dan Nicholls, Joy Frempong, Evelinn Trouble, Julian Sartorius, Marc Lohr, Colin Vallon, Trummerschlunk, Marc Neyen, and Don Philippe. In 2020, Kit Downes (hammond organ) and Lucy Railton (cello) joined the outfit (as featured guests), and the group released Speak Low II.
LIUN + The Science Fiction Band is Lucia’s band with saxophonist / producer Wanja Slavin. Although they started writing songs together back in 2013, their first record (Time Rewind) only dropped in 2019. Kurt Rosenwinkel called it “an instant classic.” Francesco Wilking described it as “synth pop for the people of the day after-tomorrow.” Multilayered, orchestral, and self-reflexive – their music is a universe. In a live setting, they can be spotted in three different iterations. The first one is a quintet, with Bernhard Meyer on electric bass, Andi Fins on keys, and Fabian Rösch on drums. As a large ensemble, they are supplemented by a six piece reed and horn section as well as a piano trio. In 2020, the band also collaborated with the EOS Chamber Orchestra, who played scaled up arrangements of the LIUN material. Their sophomore record, titled Lily of the Nile, will be released in the fall of this year on Heartcore records.
AKI is a quartet consisting of Lucia (vocals), Kit Downes (organ and piano), Phil Donkin (bass), and James Maddren (drums). The origins of the group can be traced back to a longstanding collaboration between Cadotsch and Downes that punctuated in writing a plethora of material. The songs blend Cadotsch’s idiosyncratic wordplay and imagery and Downes' rich, layered soundscapes. The idea to add a rhythm section – with James Maddren on drums and Phil Donkin on bass – was born out of the desire to expand the sonic possibilities of the group and to inject the music with new perspectives.
Over the years, Lucia Cadotsch received several awards. In 2021, she was awarded the German Jazz Award in the category VOKAL. In 2017, she received the ECHO Jazz award for Singer of the Year (for her album Speak Low). In 2012, she received the New German Jazz Award with her band Schneeweiss + Rosenrot.


LIUN + The Science Fiction Band
LIUN + The Science Fiction Band
LIUN + The Science Fiction Band - Live Orchestra
LIUN + The Science Fiction Band - Live Orchestra
Lucia Cadotsch | AKI
Lucia Cadotsch | AKI


17.01.2024 Lucia Cadotsch AKI DE - München Jazzclub Unterfahrt Club Show
18.01.2024 Lucia Cadotsch AKI DE - Köln Stadtgarten JAKI
19.01.2024 Lucia Cadotsch AKI CH - Köniz BeJazz
26.01.2024 Lucia Cadotsch AKI DE - Hamburg Halle424 Clubshow
30.01.2024 Lucia Cadotsch AKI SI - Ljubljana Cankarjevi Torki Club Show
31.01.2024 Lucia Cadotsch AKI SI - Maribor Kulturno prireditveni center narodni dom Maribor Club Show @ Narodni Dom Maribor
01.02.2024 Lucia Cadotsch AKI DE - Dortmund Domicil
02.02.2024 Lucia Cadotsch AKI DE - Lauchheim Schloss Kapfenburg
03.02.2024 Lucia Cadotsch AKI DE - Einbeck Kultur im Esel e.V.
22.03.2024 Lucia Cadotsch AKI CH - Basel Tinguely Museum - Basel Roche’n’Jazz
28.03.2024 Lucia Cadotsch AKI NL - Amsterdam Bimhuis
31.07.2024 Lucia Cadotsch AKI CH - Chur Postremise Festival


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