Following the calling of her heart, Amelie moved all the way from Vienna, Austria (Europe) to San Francisco in 2016. Yet another calling brought her back to her first love – music. She is now fulfilling her dream of creating music that allows her to connect with people with all kinds of different backgrounds and experiences.
Amelie is the first and only woman in the inaugural class of the Roots, Jazz and American Music Program at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She works closely and performs with SFJAZZ Collective artists David Sanchez, Obed Calvaire, Edward Simon and jazz greats like Julian Lage, Chad Lefkowitz-Brown, or the late Randy Weston. Her mentors are Carlos Caro (Afro-Cuban Percussion), Matt Wilson, Warren Wolf and Jake Nissly (Jazz Drums) and Carmen Bradford (Jazz Vocals). The distinguished program has brought her to SFJAZZ and the Monterey Jazz Festival. Amelie has been awarded the Marineau Family Foundation Scholarship and the Vincent Constantine Scholarship.
Featured as one of the first female emerging artists in Mario Guarneri’s Jazz In The Neighborhood program, Amelie Anna has shared the stage with renowned artists including: David Flores, Eric Jekabson, John Wiitala, Frank Martin, George Brooks, Anne Sajdera and Akira Tana.
Currently, she is collaborating with Baeilou, a Bay Area-based singer-songwriter/composer/cellist.
In Europe, Big John Whitfield and the Vienna Soul Society, Alex Borek, Mashiko, Süperlove and Shady Pulp are some of the acts that Amelie toured and performed with until moving to the US. She has also collaborated with singer/songwriter Mel Verez on her hit single “I Can Handle This.”
Amelie’s education in Afro-Cuban Percussion began with Herwig Stieger and Gerhard Reiter. Andrea Gelsinger and Christine Hinterkörner were her first vocal teachers at the BORG Linz.