The joy – Quintessence of life
Born in 1970 in Versailles, France. At the age of five she moved to Austria with her mother and began playing the recorder.
She also went to music school for choir, the flute and the piano. Django Reinhardt and Jacques Loussier were influential and brought her closer to Bach's music which then led her to vocal improvisation; but also her father, a great jazz lover, who gave her the CD "Tea for Two" by Ella Fitzgerald & Count Basie.
After graduation and back in France her music laid by the wayside for 15 years - until she came back to Vienna. After months of marvelling at the open mic sessions she returned to the stage as a singer. In the past few years she has been supported by her singing coaches, Matilda Leko and Anja Lazic.
Because Caroline grew up bilingually she indulges her love for different cultures and languages. Her multilingual repertoire ranges from classics such as Edith Piaf, Billie Holiday and Viennese songs to the most beautiful musette waltzes, chansons and Yiddish songs.
Her passion for swing led her to accompanying herself rhythmically on the snare drum. Her warm voice and expressive timbre makes Caroline a born chanson-jazz singer.>
Art is the effort to create, alongside the real world, a more humane world
123 Soleil is the name of a well known children's song in France. It's all about progress and overcoming borders and distances. In Vienna, or Vienne, if you like, there is a formation with the same name, whose members overcome musical genre boundaries with verve and playful ease.
123, which stands for the wonderfully sensitive singer Caroline Auque (FR / A), the virtuoso guitarist Lionel Bozek (FR / P) and Gerhard Graml (A) stylistically accompanying on the double bass. And Soleil, i.e. the Sun, without which nothing happens. Caroline "shines" as the trio goes down this musical path.
When it comes to life as god and goddess in France, it requires the corresponding sounds in addition to the cuisine. And that's what the trio 123 Soleil brings with them - classic and modern chansons, refined with flamenco and swing. Songs that reflect what the three musicians themselves appreciate: all that is French and Brazilian, but also modern songs and sounds, with a subtle touch of retro.
Caroline Auque Quartett
Caroline and the young jazz pianist Jörg Leichtfried understood each other right away on a musical level. Initially formed as a trio out of a jam session with their common, long-time friend and colleague George Schmelzer-Ziringer on bass, a quartet quickly formed, alternating between Andrej Prozorov and Franz Oberthaler who enrich this jazz and chanson program with their wonderful solo melodies.
Caroline sings her multilingual repertoire, the songs she feels are especially suited for the piano.
A band that performs concerts under the name of "Caroline AUQUE Quartet" and is often hired for weddings and corporate parties under the name of "flair".
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