Barbara Wiernik

Jazz Singer – Song Writer – Composer – Teacher
Barbara Wiernik is a singer, but not only that. The lyrics and melodies he creates flow between different styles with incredible versatility. A vocalist for about twenty years, he is constantly searching for new sounds, which give his vocal jazz a very modern note.

He uses his voice as an instrument, making melodies part of his language and universe. Numerous trips, especially to India, have enriched his music with various traditions with which he loves to juggle. This gave his unique style a deep, subtle and powerful touch.

His vocal musical journey has been marked by the teaching of, among others, Norma Winstone and David Linx in jazz and R.A. Ramamani in Indian singing. She also took classes with Diederik Wissels, Kenny Wheeler and Kris Defoort, with whom she studied at the Antwerpen Jazz Studio and the Koninklijk van Brussel Conservatoire, where she graduated. His experience also includes various training sessions throughout Europe, and in India for longer periods.

Barbara released a first CD, “Eclipse” (Mogno Music), in 2000, with pianist Jozef Dumoulin, and participated in albums by Alexandre Furnelle (Mogno Music), Manu Hermia (Igloo Mondo), Giacomo Lariccia (Travers), Marie -Sophie Talbot (Skat), PiWiZ – Zurstrassen, Pirotton, Wiernik (Home Records). He gathered key musicians from the Belgian jazz scene for his album “Soul of Butterflies” (AZ Productions).

With bassist Jean-Louis Rassinfosse and guitarist Alain Pierre, he founded a trio called “WRAP!”, He released their first album, “Endless” (Igloo Records). The project “Les 100 ciels de Barbara Wiernik” brought together 13 musicians with jazz or classical backgrounds. Another project she is deeply involved in is her duet with guitarist Alain Pierre, called “Different Lines.”

His latest project is called COMPLICITY, with Italian pianist Nicola Andrioli. In October 2016, they released, on Spinach Pie Records, their first album, in which fantastic musicians (Manu Hermia, Marco Bardoscia, and Antoine Pierre) participated, and with which they toured Europe and Asia.

Another aspect of Barbara’s talent is her teaching activities, for jazz singing, improvisation, vocal techniques and polyphony. He is currently mainly a vocal jazz teacher at the Royal Conservatoire in Antwerpen, the International Summer Academy in Libramont and the jazz camp in Jodoigne. He has also taught at the Leuven Conservatory, Saint-Gilles Academy and various teaching campuses around the world.

Barbara Wiernik the masterclass

h 15:00 – 17:00
Saint Louis

cimarra street, 19/b