VoSSa Deliver A Blend of Pop And Jazz On ‘Soulfully Jazztified’
VoSSa has taken the best elements from soul, pop, jazz, and even dance and created a can’t miss musical experience with their perfectly titled debut, Soulfully Jazztified.
Soulfully Jazztified takes pieces of each of its two members and melts them in one big pot. Then serves it to those who like their music with a fusion of flavor. VoSSa notes, “We love to fuse ideas and use a variety of styles and sounds, be it jazz, soul, funk, Latin, electronic, rock, pop, blues, even classical – we find inspiration all around.” With six original tracks and four cover songs, Soulfully Jazztified is sure to please adult contemporary fans both near and far.
The record opens on such a vibrant note with “New Life.” The arrangement is as welcoming as a warm bed after a long day. It’s a modern-sounding fusion of strong vocals and saxophone, while “Time to Move On” showcases a funkier side of the duo. It’s their original “Here We Are” that really stands out though. It begins like a score straight from a prominent theatrical release, and then the sultry Blues vocals sweep in. Instantly listeners are transported to a smoky room where a woman on a Unidyne mic controls the stage. After some time “Here We Are” takes on one more transformation as the upbeat jazz elements are sprinkled in.
While Soulfully Jazztified is chalked full of originals, the covers VoSSa utilize are on point as well. Reimagining some heavy hitters, this dynamic duo didn’t hold anything back and went above and beyond to make them each their own. From The Kinks “You Really Got Me” to Oasis’ “Wonderwall,” to the unbelievable rendition of Alanis Morissette’s “You Outta Know.” Any song from Jagged Little Pill, for many, is untouchable, but VoSSa has managed to keep the high-energy while giving a more jovial arrangement making it go down smoother for some.
Ela Alegre is a singer/DJ with two decades worth of experience under her belt, while Lena Cuglietta is master of the sax who has been playing in the Hong Kong scene for over 10 years. Together they’ve been making a name for themselves playing live as VoSSa since 2011, but now they’re ready to make even more major moves with the release of their debut, Soulfully Jazztified. A boisterous blend of soul, pop, jazz, and dance, it’s an album that redefines what it means to fuse genres and succeed.
Ela and Lena both come with their own histories but teamed up they’re ready to make their future in music as VoSSa is known around the world with Soulfully Jazztified. Those interested in adding Soulfully Jazztified to their playlists, reviewing the album for their site, or interviewing them can reach out via the information provided below.
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When the women of VoSSa came together eight years ago, it was only to play live. Ela Alegre, a DJ, and vocalist paired her skillset alongside Lena Cuglietta’s sax to bring to life a combination not many hear today. With Soulfully Jazztified they’re looking to spread their music even more. Their first dive into the recording process, Ela took the wheel and acted as the writer, producer, arranger and editor for the project. Alongside her leadership role, Ela also brought 20 years singing experience as well as a decade’s worth of DJing to the table. Working in Hong Kong recording TV commercials and movie soundtracks for almost 15 years, she knows her way around the business. Her partner in VoSSa, Lena Cuglietta, also comes with a cascade of impressive notes on her resume. With a Master of Music in saxophone performance, she has been as active as Ela in the Hong Kong scene for the past 12 years working in big bands, musicals, as well as performing with the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Sinfonietta & the Hong Kong Philharmonic.
VoSSa – Female DJ Vocalist Ela Alegre and Saxophonist Lena Cuglietta have joined together to create a unique blend of soulful vocals and hip saxophone lines all over a funky beat. Playing a variety of styles from Pop, Latin, Jazz, Dance and R&B, our duo can create the right groove for any event.