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The Bridge to Jazz was built very erly. Soon the Children listened to father Pauls LPs, such as music by Louis Armstrong, the Beatles and Giorgio Moroder. Above all gospel and the great energy of afroamerican music inspired them a lot.
Regularly the three children performed on different Rock-, Pop- and Jazz stages. Today they mix the Family Concerts tastefully with Gospel-choirs, Jazz-standards and Pop-ballads.

The Jazz-Musician of the family became Marlene. Since many years she lives in Munich an works as a Singer and Studio-musician.




Marlene Schuen

At the age of 7 Marlene began taking violin lessons under the tutelage of Erich Feichter. She was part of the youth orchestra led by Stephen Lloyd and Irene Troi. After completing the Matura-exams and between 1998 -2000, she studied concert violin with Edi Eichwalder at the Tiroler Landeskonservatorium in Innsbruck and began a course in jazz singing.
Since 2000, she took the jazz- and gospel-singing class at the Richard Strauss Konservatorium in Munich with Karen Edwards.

2002-03 she got the chance to play and sing with the austrian artist Hubert von Goisern and toured through Europe and Africa. With him Marlene recorded the CDs “iwasig” , “trad 2” and the DVD “iwasig LIVE”.

She played violin for Xavier Naidoo and Curse at the splash hip-hop festival and sang at different locations through England, France, Switzerland and Germany with the maori artist from NY Tama Waipara. She sings and plays as well with soul singer MIC, being the support-band for Outlandish, Carlos Santana and Erikah Badu.
In 2005 Marlene joined again the HvG-band again for the Mali-tour (Africa), performing at festival au désert. Later on 2007-2009 she will be touring with Hubert through Europe on the Danube.

Marlene is active recording for different bands and projects in Munich and singing with different jazz- and latin-combos, as well as gospel and a cappella groups and part of Engel wider Willen, whith whom she recorded and co-wrote the new CD, which will be released 2007.

© by Stefan Konzett