Fauzia Maria Beg started off her career as a singer back in the grand old days of the Supper Club at the Oberoi Sheraton Hotel, Bombay.
This is where she developed her love for jazz, singing standards every night. From the first lady of Jazz, Ella Fitzgerald, to Nina Simone and Billy Holiday,
she studied and covered them all. After 5 years of wowing audiences at the Supper Club, she packed her bags and flew off on a holiday to Germany.
It wasn’t long before she was signed on by various bands, doing the music she loved-The Kurt Rau Orchestra, Pete York and his Band, the Martin Schrack Trio,
the L.E.Big Band, Pictures of Rhythm, Sambague, and the Jazzmates were all part of her musical journey in her earlier years.
Having studied Kathak in Bombay, Fauzia developed a natural flair for rhythm and percussive styles. So when she started singing brazilian music like the bossanova and ‘musica popular brasileira’, (popular Brazilian music) she effortlessly blended into the Latin style as well.
Fauzia is currently a much sought after singer in Stuttgart (where she lives with her bass player husband, Andreas Renz), as well as all over the south of Germany. She is currently on the road with several musical acts like the Indira Quartett, an avant-garde world jazz project where Orient meets Occident, the Lorenzo Petrocca Organ Trio with mainstream jazz, the world music project Cosmoacustico, the retro-soul band Round Midnight, the Funky Latin Experience (latin jazz) as well as her Nostalgic Bollywood Project where she jazzes up songs of the golden era. All acts give her the opportunity to experiment with various genres from jazz, to Latin funk and fusion.
Latin-Jazz being her 'forte', she renders interpretations of classic Bossa Nova, Samba and Salsa-Tunes in the original Portuguese and Spanish languages with natural flair. Her percussive scat-solos and percussion playing are some of the highlights of her performance.
Parallel to this she performs indian contemporary dance and conducts Kathak Workshops.
1975-1983 studied classical Indian dance (Kathak) in Mumbai