Maxine Vulliet | SUI | *1996
Born in the canton de Vaud, Maxine Vulliet made her entry into the Geneva and Vaud music scene in 2016 as Maxine Yolanda with an electronic solo project. Further inspired in her love for music, she went on to attend the Conservatoire Populaire de Genève where she studied music theory and classic piano under June Alender and lyrical singing under Marianne Diaconu. She explored her studies beyond the conservatory, additionally participating in a modern jazz workshop led by Matthieu Rossignelly. This musically rich period enabled her to enter a preparatory programme at the Ecole de Jazz et Musique Actuelle where she was taught by Jeff Baud, Yannik Delez and Joanne Gaillard.
These efforts culminated in Maxine Vulliet’s transfer to the jazz department at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste where she is currently studying jazz music as a singer, supported and varied by her diverse musical practice.
Her ever-developing scope of projects include the trio The Veras, formed in 2017. Creating “happy soft and suiting music”, they eventually disbanded as a result of geographical distances and an unfortunate pandemic. The project was revived five years later with new band members upon Maxine Vulliet’s arrival in Zurich.
Alongside these projects, Maxine Vulliet created a solo album, Spring, in March 2020. The songs comprised a range of soaring harmonized vocals, acoustic guitar and her invaluable Micro Korg.
Since her arrival in Zürich, she has primarily invested in her vocal practice and her undertaking of jazz education. Her inspirations in this domain comprise of Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington, Jeanne Lee, Wayne Shorter, Eric Dolphy, Nancy Wilson, John Coltrane, Charles Mingus amongst many more.
In August 2021, she met Leandro Irarragorri and they quickly bonded over their mutual appreciations in music. As a result, they came together as a duo to play jazz standards as wells as own compositions which will be presented in Davos matching the Festival’s motto.
Foto © Maxine Vulliet
Stand: Februar 2022