At times soft, then rough – ethereal, then down to earth; both authentic and dreamy: Performing with intricate filigree, the three musicians of the Cologne-based band LUAH have created something entirely new with their arrangements and unconventional instrumentation. The compositions are all by lead singer Elsa Johanna Mohr and combine elements of Jazz, Folk, and Pop music, with lyrics in English and also in Portuguese. The name of the band was derived from the Portuguese “lua” (Engl.: moon). Together, the three musicians of LUAH embark on the search for new and unusual colours and lead their audience to the most vivid of worlds. Time and again, the three voices weave together to form a unique tapestry and, combined with jazzy guitar, create an expressive and unconventional soundscape.
With their unique sound, LUAH performed in the final of the Study Up Jazz Competition in Osnabrück and won the band voting at the Jazztube Festival Bonn in 2019. This year, the band made it onto the shortlist for the “Women in Jazz – next generation” competition.
Their work so far has been documented on their debut album “LUAH – Sunlit” (Timezone, 2019) and the EP “LUAH – Deeply Blue” (2020). In March 2021, the trio recorded their second album “MO VI MENTO”, which will be released on the Münster based label “Ladies & Ladys” in March 2022.
*- Thomas Kliemann, Bonner Generalanzeiger