Graziella Hunsel Rivero

“I am proud to be an ambassador for the Red Light Jazz festival. It is simply a fact that Jazz connects people at all levels of society on a national and international level. Enjoying beautiful music the whole weekend through where in the past the Surinamese Dutch musicians with their jazz sounds were the life of the party. The historic district of Amsterdam revives!”

In 2011, the Jazz song Broken Hearted Melody by Sarah Vaughan brought Edutainer & all-round singer Graziëlla Hunsel Rivero to the path of Jazz. It became her first musical love!

Years later Graziëlla is known as ‘The First Lady of Jazz from SouthEast Amsterdam’

With her own theatershow ‘The Grand Ladies of Jazz ‘, this Drs. MA, in Spanish language and literature, traveled through the Netherlands for two seasons, played her one woman-show  ‘The Jazz in me’, was leading lady in the music theater production ‘Swingin’ Harlem’, is a regular guest singer  with the Konrad Koselleck Bigband and the Concertgebouw Orchestra conducted by Michael Gieler. Graziëlla was also a guest singer for one season in the dinnershow ‘Brooklyn Nights’.

In 2015 Graziëlla brought Jazz back to the Bijlmermeer with her ZOJazz Lounge, the only live Jazz event with dinner & drinks. She started her own production company named ‘ZOGrace Records!’ and released her self-produced EP  ‘Minute Made Woman ‘. Graziëlla is also hosting ZOJazz Lounge radio on the RaZO radio in the Southeast of Amsterdam.

In 2018 Graziëlla played the special role of the blood-flowing woman in ‘The Passion’, the edition that was produced in her part of Amsterdam. ‘I see you‘ was the theme and the song she sang.

Her last jazz challenge is her show ‘Graziëlla Hunsel sings Sarah Vaughan ‘, where she sings her favorite songs from this Grand Lady of Jazz.

In 2019 Graziëlla she won the 4th episode of the RTL4 program ‘All Together Now’. The singer was asked by festival director Marcel Kaatee, in a live radio show on Radio Mart, to become one of the ambassadors of the Red Light Jazz festival .