|Club des Belugas (Germany) - group |
Club des Belugas is one of the leading Nujazz projects in Germany, perhaps in Europe. They combine contemporary European Lounge & Nujazz Styles with Brazilian Beats, Swing and American Black Soul of the fifties, sixties and seventies using their unique creativity and intensity. Club des Belugas started their career in 2002 with their first album "Caviar at 3 a.m." In 2003 they released their 2nd album "Minority Tunes", which included the German Club Charts no.1 hits "Hip hip chin chin" and "Gadda Rio". In 2006 Club des Belugas enriched the world of music with a real masterpiece called "apricoo soul". The included Club des Belugas Remix of Dean Martin´s "Mambo Italiano" is the first worldwide legal remix of any Dean Martin track, authorized by Capitol/EMI and the Dean Martin Family themselves. Tracks from Club des Belugas have been licensed for a lot of advertisement and TV commercials.
Since 2005 Brenda Boykin is the main singer and co-writer of tracks of Club des Belugas. She has performed on many famous jazz festivals like the Monterey Jazz Festivals and the Montreux Jazz Festival (award for best vocalist in 2005). In october 2008 she released the album "Chocolate & Chili" on ChinChin Records, which is her 1st solo album produced in Europe and her 18th solo album in total.