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