Ingrid Sertso

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Ingrid Sertso is a Vocalist, and Poet capable of blending jazz, African, South American and other worldbeat influences into a distinctive, hypnotic sound. During the late ’60s, she lived in Europe, leading her own trios and working as a music teacher. In 1972, she became a permanent resident of the USA and released her first album, We Are You. In 1974, she released Kalaparush on Trio Records. It was followed in 1975 by Peace Church Concerts. Sertso became a faculty member at the Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado. She stayed through 1976, before moving to the Banff Centre of Fine Arts in Calgary. She then moved to the Creative Music Studio in Woodstock, NY, where she became the co-director. While working at the Creative Music Studio, she began singing in the Art of Improvisation with Karl Berger and David Inzenon. In 1979, she toured major European cities as a solo artist, supported by the Woodstock Workshop Orchestra. In 1984, she performed with the Music Universe Orchestra at the Kool Festival in NY and released a duet album, Changing the Time, with Berger. Sertso’s career picked up momentum during the latter half of the ’90s. She held a series of concerts and workshops in Rio de Janeiro and she toured the US club and festival circuit. Sertso toured Europe twice and sang solo vocals on Berger’s orchestral ballet, The Bird. She was one of the co-leaders of Rhythm Changes. In 1990, Sertso catapulted into the mainstream through her version “Until the Rain Comes” on Don Cherry’s Multi Kulti album. Sertso regularly performed poetry readings at the Tinker Street Cafe in Woodstock and the Knitting Factory in NYC, and played clubs along the Northeast coast. In 1994, she released her comeback album Dance with It, which earned positive reviews.