ABOUT

Medine Bouma is an Amsterdam-based singer and composer who performs in various jazz formations all over the countries. Gifted with a warm, jazzy sound, her love of storytelling is evident in her interpretations of favourite songs from the American Songbook. Through her music, her voice transports you to the buoyant and high-spirited ambience of the roaring 20’s and 30’s of the last century, with Fats Waller, Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong being some of her greatest sources of inspiration.

 

Medine studied jazz vocals at the Conservatory of Amsterdam, where she eventually formed a jazz trio with guitarist Mateusz Pulawski and double-bassist Henfrik Mueller. Together they performed in various theatres, cafes, and jazz festivals, such as the Gooise Jazz Festival, Jazz in ‘t Dorp, Tivoli Vredenburg, and many others.

 

Currently, Medine is working as part of a jazz duo, ‘Medine & Juan’, together with guitar virtuoso, Juan Rodrigo. They met each other at the conservatory and only started playing together some years later after a chance meeting at a late-night jam session in Amsterdam. It was a fortunate reunion indeed, because the two are sounding like they’ve been playing together for years!

Medine’s own compositions are folk and indiepop influenced (think Bon Iver meets Lianne la Havas), but her remarkably unique, jazzy sound is still very present.
She is currently working on a new batch of songs--in the comfort of her livingroom--. Her new single Walk in the Woods is out now! 

""Medine's magnetism, as an artist, is a combination of her unique sound and style combined with the lively way she opens her heart to her audiences." - Deborah J. Carter
 
 

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JAZZ & POP

SINGER SONGWRITER

SINGINGLESSONS

'The only thing better then singing, is more singing!' - Ella Fitzgerald

Medine offers singing lessons in the styles of jazz, folk and pop music to students of all levels. All ages are welcome! After her studies at the Music Conservatory of Amsterdam, Medine started to study for her bachelor's degree in Pedagogy and Coaching at the University College of Amsterdam. This step in her career took her work as a vocal coach to an even higher level. 

What you will work on during the lessons depends on your personal needs. Medine can help you with technique, style, interpretation, variation, attitude, songwriting and so on! 

The lessons are offered in Dutch and English in Amsterdam West near Westerpark.

Please contact Medine for more information!

Mail to: Medine.Bouma@gmail.com

Call: +31631938088

Annemarie Lucassen, Amsterdam

Medine heeft me leren zingen met ademsteun. Ik had geen idee dat ik daardoor zoveel zuiverder en vloeiender zou gaan zingen! Ze weet steeds weer haar vinger te leggen op de dingen waar ik tegenaan loop en ze geeft daarbij direct een passende oefening.  

Moeder Susanne, Amsterdam

Het is altijd een vrolijke boel als Medine zangles geeft. Je merkt dat Medine veel ervaring heeft. Niet alleen met zangtechniek, maar ook met hoe je kinderen op een leuke manier kunt onderwijzen. De kinderen voelen zich op hun gemak bij Medine en ze hebben al veel van haar geleerd.

Mascha (16) en Thomas (14), Amsterdam

Mascha: Medine is heel vriendelijk en vrolijk en bij haar was ik niet bang om te zingen. Ze let goed op de details (hoe je staat, je je beweegt en hoe je jezelf beter kunt horen) en ze geeft veel voorbeelden.

Thomas: Medine geeft met veel plezier en overtuiging les!

 CONTACT

For contact and bookings please fill in the form below, send an email to medine.bouma@gmail.com or call +31631938088 and Medine gets back to you as soon as possible!

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A hundred years from today - Medine Bouma & Mateusz Pulawski
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For more info & music: contact medine.bouma@gmail.com