Biography: Born to a French mother and a German father, Sophie Wegener grew up in a bilingual household and had music lessons at an early age. She received a liberal arts education attending university in the US, France, England and Germany. Later, Sophie studied jazz privately with Sheila Jordan, Luciana Souza, Judy Niemack and jazz legend Barry Harris and at numerous late-night jam sessions in New York City. Sophie started out as a jazz singer but fell in love with the bossa nova and Brazil and founded Zona Sul in 1999.
To date, she released three albums with her band Zona Sul: “Pure love – um amor tão puro”, “Beira” and “Tem mais samba.”
She sings in English, French and Portuguese. The press called her “Germany‘s number one bossa nova singer.“ (Die Welt)