Da den amerikanske sangerinde Indra Rios-Moore slog sig ned i Danmark sammen med sin mand, saxofonisten Benjamin Trærup, var det starten på et musikalsk eventyr
Når Indra med sin markante vokal kaster sig ud i historiefortællinger og sensuel fortolkning af soulklassikere skabes en helt særlig atmosfære.
Musikken er enkel, ærlig, åben, melodisk og kompleks
Benjamin Trærup: sax
Thomas Sejten: bas
Anders Westergaard: trommer
Indra, named by her mother after the Hindu warrior deity of the sky and the rain, was born to a Puerto Rican social worker, Elizabeth, and an African-American-Syrian jazz bassist, Donald Moore (his credits include, the New York Contemporary Five, Archie Shepp, Elvin Jones, Sonny Rollins, and Jackie McLean). Growing up in a tough neighborhood, Indra spent her formative years in an imaginary world with her mother's extensive record collection of jazz, soul, and rock music for company.
13 year old Indra won a scholarship at Mannes College of Music where she developed her soprano voice and during the same year she attended the Village Harmony, summer camp in Northern Vermont. Her teenage years were spent in a musical parallel existence; one full of classical arias and vocalization practice and the other filled with traditional American folks tunes and old Balkan folk songs in the woods of Vermont.
While working as a waitress in a Brooklyn wine bar, she met Benjamin Traerup, a Danish jazz saxophonist; three weeks later they were living together and one year after that they were married and living in Denmark. Indra, her husband and his friend, bassist, Thomas Sejthen formed a trio in 2007 that soon built a strong following in Denmark and Scandinavia.
No sooner had Indra won the Danish Music Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album in 2012