Zola Mennenöh is a german vocalist, composer & improviser with roots in Jazz and Improvised Music.
She is currently residing in Copenhagen (DK).
After gaining recognition in Germany and Europe for her work and collaborations
with jazz musicians like Greg Cohen (Tom Waits, Franz Zappa, Lou Reed…),
Max Andrzejewski’s (Hütte und Chor), Kurt Rosenwinkel or the National German
Jazz Bigband (Bujazzo), in recent years she has been focussing on developing
her own artistic & musical language. Free from genre-defined, conventional perceptions of
music, she is interested in a holistic experience in music that moves.
She likes simplicity, repetition, sonic collages and sound.
Since 2017 Zola finds herself in a rewarding process with Sidsel Endresen and
Jenny Hval in Oslo and is currently working on two different releases under her own name.
Her solo EP „You, me and us“ and her Debut Album „Longing for belonging“ feat. her project ZOLA,
to be released in late 2018 & 2019.
„Zola Mennenöh is the only vocal student that I have encountered in
25 years of teaching music that improvises freely, and on a high creative level.
Her performance skills are second to none, and she generates
a musical atmosphere that can quiet an audience to a pin drop.