12. March 2024 at 8.00 pm.
Sometimes, you come across a new album by an artist you haven't heard before, and it just sends shivers down your spine. Indra Rios-Moore is undoubtedly one of those artists who can evoke such feelings.
Born to a Puerto Rican social worker and the black jazz bassist Donald Moore, Indra spent her childhood and youth in an imaginary world created by her mother's extensive record collection of jazz, soul, and rock.
At just 13 years old, she won a scholarship and began attending Mannes College of Music, where she developed her soprano voice. That same year, she started participating in Village Harmony's summer camp in northern Vermont. This meant that her teenage years were spent in a musical parallel existence: filled with classical arias from school and traditional American folk tunes and old Balkan folk songs from summer camps in Vermont.
Later, while working as a waitress at a wine bar in Brooklyn, she met Danish jazz saxophonist Benjamin Trærup, with whom she formed a trio in 2007. The third musician was Thomas Sejthen.
In 2012, she won a Danish Music Award for the best jazz vocal album, in 2015 her 'Heartland' album was named one of the best jazz albums of the year by London's Sunday Times and The London Telegraph—and in 2022, she finally released the follow-up, 'Freedom Road,' providing a reason to visit Fermaten once again.