Portrait - Sylvaine Helary

One of the most pleasing surprises held by the younger generation of musicians is undoubtedly this daring young flute player whose career path marked by experiments in the live performing arts, from theatre and circus arts, to painting dancing and singing, has never led her away from musical authenticity. (Clunis Jazz Festival)

In a lighter more extravert way Sylvaine expresses her inner sense of freedom through gentle humour, natural sweetness, and moments of unbridled music. A graceful stylish version of Nina Hagen with a dash of Iva Bittova for stage presence and obvious instrumental talent, Sylvaine is making her way, inspired and radiant. “ (Jérôme Gransac - Les Dernières Nouvelles du Jazz – Juin 2010)