Theo Bleckmann


Theo Bleckmann is a jazz singer and new music composer of eclectic tastes and prodigious gifts, as well as a Grammy nominated and Echo award recipient. He makes music that is accessibly sophisticated, unsentimentally emotional, and seriously playful, leading his work to be described as "from another planet" (New York Times), "magical, futuristic" (AllAboutJazz), "limitless" (Citypaper, Philadelphia) "transcendent" (Village Voice) and "brilliant" (New York Magazine). Bleckmann has released a series of gorgeous and irreverent albums on Winter & Winter, including recordings of Las Vegas standards, songs by Berlin Kabarett, popular bar songs (all with pianist Fumio Yasuda), newly arranged songs by Charles Ives (with jazz/rock collective Kneebody), and his new acoustic Solos for Voice–I dwell in possibility. Bleckmann has collaborated with musicians and composers, including Laurie Anderson, Philip Glass, John Hollenbeck, Sheila Jordan, Phil Kline, David Lang, Kirk Nurock, Ben Monder, Michael Tilson Thomas, Julia Wolfe, John Zorn, the Bang on a Can All-stars, and, most prominently, Meredith Monk, with whom Bleckmann worked as a core ensemble member for fifteen years. He has recently been interview by Terry Gross on NPR’s Fresh Air and appeared on the David Letterman Show with Laurie Anderson.