Helle Rasmussen, also known as The Jazzylady, is a self-taught singer based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Her specialty is cover versions of retro / classic jazz songs.Helle was born in Odense, Denmark, in 1965, and grew up near Copenhagen in a nuclear family. She has been singing and performing for family and friends since childhood, and has developed her own, unique sound, which she describes as a coloured woman's voice in a white woman's body.On the subject of sources of inspiration, Helle says: "I am fascinated by the great jazz singers from the jazz era, such as Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone and Sarah Vaughan, seasoned with a bit of soul from artists like Donny Hathaway and Aretha Franklin."Helle's bountiful, alluring and nuanced singing voice can touch you in many ways, and will never leave you unaffected. A life lived is sensed and heard in her every tone, although her voice always remains beautifully modulated.It is deeply satisfying to listen to the melodic, sensual vibrations when Helle embarks on a jazz song, and it is evident that she sings from her sincere heart's depth, so that every song she interprets becomes entirely her own, while she is still, with loving respect , basically true to the original version.You sense pain, devotion and not least passion in Helle's honest, finely tuned singing, which reflects her personality. It is so obvious that it is precisely one of the greatest jazz singers of all times, Billie Holiday, who is Helle's main inspiration, and the basis for her love of jazz.Just like Billie Holiday, Helle is emotional, ebullient and vulnerable in her approach to singing, but never more so, than that she carries the song forth with a fine and flawless dignity.It is a spellbinding experience to regard Helle on stage. In accompaniment to her beautiful singing voice, her performance is graceful, spunky and sensual, and thoroughly professional. The fact that Helle is a beautiful and unusually classically stylish woman is an added bonus to her singing talent.A close friend describes Helle as: " A woman of substance and confidence, yet humble. She is a relatively quiet person who does not usually indulge in small talk. Her way of singing makes you think about life. Her singing is a little bit sorrowful but still very beautiful, emotional and deep. I will never get bored with her songs. Her voice is so melodious."
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