Sabine Kühlich (born 1973) is a main subject lecturer in Jazz Vocals at Conservatorium Maastricht. Through special theoretical courses like Vocal Skills and Teaching Skills for the teaching minor, she is fully involved in the programme that trains students to become professional jazz singers at Conservatorium Maastricht.
Kühlich also teaches private lessons in Aachen, workshops in Germany, Spain, Greece and NY, and organises a coaching weekend for entrance examinations in Maastricht. She helps to organise workshops with great jazz artists like Sheila Jordan, Kristin Korb, Jay Clayton, Barry Harris and others.
Sabine Kühlich started singing in her twenties. She obtained a degree in Psychology in Würzburg in 1995. After studying Jazz Vocals at Conservatorium Maastricht, she continued her studies in Amsterdam from 2000- 2006 and spent the first half of 2004 in NY at the Manhattan School of Music. In 2011 she became a student once again, in the docARTES programme in Ghent, working towards a doctoral degree in Music by researching the voice, its sounds and physiology in Modern Jazz.
The artists she has worked with include Sheila Jordan, Kristin Korb, Anne Czichowsky, Billy Elgard, Charlie Antolini, Klaus Osterloh, Hubert Winter, Stefan Michalke, Stefan Werni, Adam Rafferty, Yaniv Nachum, Anssi Lehtivuori, John Goldsby, Math Scheffer, Ron van Stratum, Bart de Nolf, Johan Clement, Martin Sasse, Arne van Coillie, Ruud Jacobs, Luc van den Bosch, Sam Vloemans, Jörg Siebenhaar, Tine Schneider and Rudi Engel. She has performed as a session/guest musician with Nils Landgren and Paul Kuhn, among others.
Kühlich is a winner of the prestigious Shure Montreux Jazz Competition (2008). She currently works for the biggest Sponsor SHURE as the regular correspondent and live-blogger during this competition in Montreux. Interviews with the participants, the band and the jury give an impressive insight into the biggest and most influential Jazz Voice competition in Europe. On this blog, you can find videos with interviews and reviews: https://shureatmontreux.wordpress.com/videos-2014/
Other projects include Lines for Ladies, featuring jazz, swing and bebop. The international project Woman in Jazz in Halle was founded by Kühlich and the fantastic German singer Anne Czichowsky, and features women from the USA, Denmark, Germany, performing in Europe and Turkey, as well as special guests like Sheila Jordan and Kristin Korb. A live CD will be released by HGBS in May 2016.