Maria Tecce

Maria Tecce 2018

Maria Tecce is performing together with Mikael Jakobsson at Le Petit Festival Hanko 2108.

Maria Tecce on syntyisin Yhdysvalloista Bostonista, hän on asunut vuodesta 2003 Dublinissa. Tämä italialais-puolalais- amerikkalainen taiteilijatar on vakiinnuttanut suosiotaan yhdeksi Irlannin tärkeimmistä ja dynaamisimmista vokalisteista ja kriitikot ovat ylistäneet kiitosta hänen elävistä esityksistään. Marian musiikillinen ura on huikea ja se käsittää niin akustista kansanmusiikkia, bluesia, jazzia, latinomusiikkia, argentiinalaista tangoa ja cabareeta. Hänen yhden naisen jazz / kabaree-esityksensä ovat hurmanneet kriitikot ja houkuttelevat yleisöä Euroopassa, Yhdysvalloissa ja Isossa Britanniassa. Kaikkein vaikuttavinta on se, että Maria kirjoittaa, suunnittelee ja tuottaa kaikki hänen esityksensä itse. Maria on lumonnut yleisönsä monissa Euroopan ja Amerikan kauneimmista pääkaupungeista sekä historiallisimmista ja arvostetuimmista tapahtumapaikoista ja festivaaleista. Pariisi, Dubrovnik, Lontoo, Rooma, Praha, Dublin, Boston, New York… hän on häikäissyt heitä kaikissa. Tämä on Teccen kolmas virailu Suomessa.

Maria Tecce föddes i Boston, USA, och har bott sedan 2003 i Dublin. Denna italiensk-polsk-amerikanska konstnär har etablerat sig som en av Irlands viktigaste och mest dynamiska vokalister och kritiker berömmer hennes levande föreställningar. Marias musikaliska karriär är fantastisk och innehåller såväl akustisk folkmusik, blues, jazz samt latinomusik, argentinsk tango och cabaret. Hennes jazz- och cabaretföreställningar fascinerar kritiker och lockar publik i Europa och USA. Det mest imponerande är att Maria skriver, utformar och producerar alla sina uppträdanden själv. Maria har förtrollat sin publik i USA och i många av Europas huvudstäder och historiska platser samt på prestigefyllda festivaler. Paris, Dubrovnik, London, Rom, Prag, Dublin, Boston, New York… överallt har hon trollbundit sin publik. Det här är Tecces tredje besök i Finland.

The last few years have been Maria’s busiest to date, touring and writing with Irish music-comedy act The Nualas topping the list of surprises in this multi-talented performer’s career. She also premièred her vibrant new music show ‘Strapless’ in Boston, stars in the new web series ‘Rising’ as Sinead (Pull The Trigger Productions), and acts in Scottish director Kenny Glenaan’s new tv series ‘Acceptable Risk’ (Saffron Pictures).

“A total striptease without removing so much as a shoe.” The Observer

An ex-cowgirl, RTE radio presenter, writer, and now comedienne, Maria came to Ireland just over 18 years ago and fought for her Irish citizenship for 10 of those years, finally winning it in 2010. Her highly acclaimed music shows and recordings have won her the devotion of audiences and critics alike for her poignant interpretation of lyrics and sultry, fiery live performances. An international diva for the 21st century, The Times has described her as “one of the highlights of Europe’s smart and adventurous jazz and cabaret scene. Her cheekbones can slice a man’s ego in half and her smile could thaw Siberia.”.

“A voice to melt butter. Sheer class… haunting.” The List

In the last few years, Maria has continued to move from strength to strength not only as a singer but in acting as well, most notably donning the acting mantel as the saucy courtesan ‘Emelie’ at Dublin’s Gate Theatre in their critically acclaimed production of ‘Les Liaisons Dangereuses’, as well as playing Irish singing legend Jack L.’s leading lady in the cult short film ‘I Hate Musicals’, and as murdered wife ‘Isabella’ in the BBC television series ‘Inspector George Gently’ with Martin Shaw. She has also worked in film and television with the likes of Jim Sheridan, Angela Landsbury, Patsy Kensit, Mia Farrow, and Keith Carradine.

“Singer Maria Tecce steals the show.” The Times

With three cds to her credit, Maria’s star continues to rise as she was invited to perform at New York’s Lincoln Center and Dublin’s Grand Canal Theatre with the RTE Concert Orchestra, as well as playing sold out concerts in Paris, Dubrovnik, Amsterdam, Boston, New York, Belfast, Ireland, and London’s West End.

“Elegant, cool, seductive… kill for tickets if you have to.” The Prague Post

Her arsenal of musicians include band members from Van Morrison, Lisa Stansfield, Jools Holland, Jamie Callam, and Sister Sledge. Maria continues to write, perform, and tour with Irish comedy-music legends The Nualas and begins work on her new one-woman theatre-music show ‘Stage Fright’ later this year. Maria also speaks and lectures internationally on voice and public speaking skills.

“[Tecce] sings with an unassuming, expressive power that will surely bolster this gifted artist’s burgeoning reputation.” Peter Quinn, Jazzwise Magazine