about

According to her mother Ursula could sing before she could talk. She formally began her musical education aged six when taking up the recorder, trained as a chorister and studied classical piano, recorder and flute.

Throughout her life Ursula sung with various choirs as a chorister and soloist, performing many major works in numerous venues both in the UK and Germany.

After attending the Wavendon Jazz Summer School, where she met and trained with Lee Gibson, Ursula immersed herself into jazz singing and started building an interesting and varied repertoire. With musical influences ranging from Bach to Led Zeppelin, one of her greatest jazz influence is the American singer/songwriter and pianist Blossom Dearie with whom she is often compared.

Since embarking on her jazz journey Ursula has worked with some of the UK’s finest jazz musicians such as Alan Barnes, Pete Churchill, Paul Clarvis, Jeff Clyne, Malcolm Edmonstone, Lee Gibson, Mark Hodgson, Tina May, Dave O’Higgins,  Stan Sulzmann, Trevor Tomkins, Steve Waterman and Nick Weldon, performed at numerous venues including Pizza on the Park, Cadogan Hall, Bull’s Head, 606 Club  as well as Germany, Poland and Canada.