Your Bloggers at the Montreux Jazz Festival:
Michael Wolf (Technical Support Manager for Shure Europe)
Michael Wolf has been with Shure since 1994. In his role as Technical Support Manager he’s responsible for all service-related tasks in the EMEA region.
For 15 years he has been attending the Montreux Jazz Festival taking care of the frequency coordination, loaning equipment and assisting with any technical questions.
Being a passionate musician Michael plays trumpet as well as the drums and is a member of the German cover band United Sound Ltd.
Sabine Kuehlich, winner of the 2008 Shure Montreux Jazz Voice Competition
Sabine Kuehlich, winner of the 2008 Shure Montreux Jazz Voice Competition, loves to be on stage performing songs from the Great American Songbook and also with her own compositions alongside her Bossa Nova Saxophone.
Patti Austin, who was head of the jury in 2008, described her as „dedicated and absolutely outstanding in jazz-feel, swing and scat-singing“. The Jazz Virus caught her in Eastern Germany before the wall came down, later she studied jazz in Amsterdam and New York, performed and recorded with Sheila Jordan, toured with own music through Europe, Brazil and Asia.
Today, Sabine lives in Germany together with her two sons – 4 and 7 years old – and husband. She’s absolutely dedicated to jazz, being a jazz singing teacher at the Conservatory in Maastricht (Netherlands). She performs at festivals and clubs throughout Europe, sings and tours with Jazzlegends like Sheila Jordan – almost 90 years old – on several Albums like LADIES LIVE!, Darmon Meader from the New York Voices, Greetje Kauffeld or the bassist/singer Kristin Korb. One internationally recognized records hit the market last year: IN YOUR OWN SWEET WAY – a tribute to the great Dave Brubeck – a Duo with the expressive jazz pianist Laia Genc. More info about Sabine can be found at: www.sabinekuehlich.com