From a very young age, Slovenian native born, Anna Soklich nurtured a singular creative spirit, springing from her restless inner directive.
She refined her music knowledge inside opera and jazz academy, and started to build her own original music.
Intrigued by the dynamics of soul music, classic jazz and free rock as much as with the richness and human quality of live instrumentation and songcraft, Anna has worked tirelessly to evolve and forge a unique, compelling and deeply soulful marriage of the organic "past" and misty "future".
“When I sing blues, soul, jazz, I feel like being home", she likes to say "and to be an author, well, that really gives you another dimension, some sort of depth you maybe didn't understand so much before.”
“God gave me the most beautiful place on earth to spent my childhood, He named it Bohinj (God- "Boh"), surrounded with lakes and woods, nothing else could give me as much power for making music alive, sharing stories you can only dream of.”
She has performed many times with the famous Harlem gospel choir (NY), who had sung for Barrack Obama, the Pope and who had participated with U2, Elton John, Mary J. Blige, among many other artist.
“ Her "catch" is her performance, she is simply "that voice": an emotional, blues- jazz drenched that ranges from a lilting slap to a knock- you -backwards uppercut.”
(Tim Arrington, the leader of the Harlem Gospel Choir).
I was highly impressed by the main guest for the night. Anna has a mesmerizing deep jazz voice, full of richness and emotional depth. She's outside all frameworks. (Eve magazine, Malta, August 2013)
I couldn't believe a woman with Her looks, can sing like that! I was literally blown away..Her tone, power, delivery, execution, passion, control..She's got it all there!..For You!
(VEM Magazine, - Veneto JAZZ, Venezia 014).
For Anna Soklich, her sophomore release represents an introspective expedition into the depths of her own, artistic identity.
Many times accompanied with the symphonic orchestras and big bands, Influences of a variety music genres can be felt in Anna Soklich's music. and with her originality and vocal ability, she always manages to unite them into a unique whole.
“I’m psyched and petrified,” says Anna in her archetypal wide-eyed wonderment mixed with a fierce determination. “As a songwriter, I want to go to places people don’t expect and with that is complete freedom of expression.”
In her words, music is the way of living, and on the first place she puts performing live on stage, where there is no space and time to manipulate as all the power of interpretation directly comes to the audience.