Fleurine Verloop and Enjoy Jazz share a wonderful history. At the Festival in 2018, Fleurine & Boys from Brazil performed at the Betriebswerk Heidelberg and presented their celebrated album “Brazilian Dream”. The concert was sold out. One of the highlights was a cover version of Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together”. Fleurine noticed early on that she would best be able to realise her own jazz voice by creating her own repertoire. So she wrote her own lyrics for compositions by Thelonius Monk, Kenny Dorham and Curtis Fuller and also translated the lyrics of legendary Chico Buarque into English. As hoped, she created her own jazz vocals niche. She competed her studies at the Amsterdam School of High Arts Conservatory and moved to New York in the mid 1990s where she quickly connected with the local scene. She played with Roy Hargrove at the Havana Jazz Festival and in duo with Brad Mehldau, whom she married later on. Her albums feature prominent guests like Chris Potter, Eric Friedlander, Christian McBride and Fleurine’s passion for jazz, pop and Brazilian sound form an interesting idiosyncratic repertoire that resides somewhere between Nick Drake, Peter Frampton, Tom Jobim, The Pretenders and Chico Buarque. And Al Green. Anyone remember Seu Jorge’s David Bowie interpretations Wes Andersons “The Deep Sea Divers”?