About Edith Klug

Edith Klug was born in 1967 in Tulln, Austria. Her introduction to music came from her trumpet playing father who instilled a love of jazz in her from an early age. Edith completed her formal vocal training at the Franz Schubert Konservatorium in Vienna. A solid schooling in jazz, coupled with extensive professional experience both as a performer and a teacher has shaped her sense of musicality and contributed to her developing a rich, warm voice, both reminiscent of some of the great female jazz legends and strongly individual. Edith recorded her first solo album in 2005 while touring in Austria. She has since performed at the Joy of Jazz alongside such luminaries as Brandford Marsalis. In 2010 she toured the Czech Republic. She has worked with leading South African jazz artists such as Carlo Mombelli, Marcus Wyatt, Sydney Mnisi, Herbie Tsoaeli, Casavan Naidoo and Jonathan Crossley amongst others. Abroad she has worked with Aaron Wonesch, Hannes Strasser and Andy Weiss. Edith regularly appears at corporate events, taught at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg for thirteen years, and offers private tutoring. Edith has completed her Masters Degree in Performing Arts through the University of Pretoria, with the subject of her thesis being 'The vocal art of Kurt Elling: Lessons for South African Singers'. Edith was invited to join the Idols South Africa team as a vocal coach, and was part of the auditions process. She also coached at the Theatre Week at Sun City and the Wild Coast. Since 2015, she has been invited regularly to perform at renowned jazz clubs in Austria and Germany. She is currently working on her second album, which will include some of her own compositions and arrangements.