Fauzia Maria Beg started off as a professional singer back in the grand old days of the Supper Club at the Oberoi Sheraton Hotel, Bombay. This is where she developed her love for jazz, singing standards every night. From the first lady of Jazz, Ella Fitzgerald, to Nina Simone and Billy Holiday, she studied and covered them all. After 5 years of wowing audiences at the Supper Club, she packed her bags and flew off on a whim to Germany and that was probably the best decision she ever made in her life. For it wasn’t long before she was signed on by various bands, doing the music she loved-The Kurt Rau Orchestra, Pete York and his Band, the Martin Schrack Trio, the L.E.Big Band, Pictures of Rhythm, Sambague, and the Jazzmates, to name but a few.

Having studied kathak as a child in Bombay, Fauzia developed a natural flair for rhythm and percussive styles. So when she started singing with ‘Sambague’ a band that performed ‘musica popular brasileira’, (Brazilian evergreens) she effortlessly blended into the Latin style as well.

Fauzia is currently a much sought after singer in Stuttgart where she lives with her bass player husband, Andreas Renz, as well as all over the south of Germany. She is a member of several musical acts like the Lorenzo Petrocca Organ Trio, Cosmoacustico, Round Midnight and Indira, an avant garde jazz project with elements of kathak. All four acts give her the opportunity to experiment with various genres from jazz, to Latin funk and fusion. Latin-Jazz being her 'forte', she renders interpretations of classic Bossa Nova, Samba and Salsa-Tunes in the original Portuguese and Spanish languages with natural flair. Her percussive scat-solos and percussion playing are some of the highlights of her performance.

Vita

1975-1983 studied classical Indian dance (Kathak) in Mumbai

1982 first professional show as singer on an Asian cruise ship

1983-1984 contract at Ritz-Hotel Mumbai

1985-1989 contract at Oberoi Sheraton Hotel Mumbai with "George and the Soft Rock Revolution"

1989 holiday in Germany, contract with "Kurt Rau Show-Orchester"

1991 member of Brasil-Band "Sambague" with tour in Portugal and India

1997 CD "Jazz'n'Samba" with "The Jazzmates" (Peter Lehel, Thommy Günther, Horst Götz, Dieter Schumacher)

1999 Singles "Take you high" and "Don't fear the Love" with "Optical Illusion" (Deshima Music)

2002 CD "live - au vivo" with Beija Brasil

2004 CD "New York Rio Bombay" with Martin Schrack (p), Thomas Krisch (b), Jochen Feucht (sax)

2004 CD "Sundance" with Indira Trio - Uwe Kühner (perc), Frankl Kroll (sax)

2006 CD "Mania Brasil" with Beija Brasil

2009 short movie "Kinderwunsch" - dance-Choreography, Filmsong "life is BDB"

2010 Prix Courage at "Creole" world music award with Indira Trio

2011 actress in German Television Production "Bollywood lässt Alpen glühen" for SAT1

2012 world music trio "Cosmoacustico" with guitarrist Andrej Lebedev and bassist Andreas Renz

2014 CD "Fancy Miss Nancy" with Lorenzo Petrocca Organ Trio