Lembe Lokk (born 1975 in Tallinn) is a singer, instrumentalist and songwriter with a unique voice and style. She studied singing in a Paris jazz school Cim-Infimm and developed under the guidance of number of distinguished musicians. For the last couple of decades she has been working and making music mainly in France, but also Germany, USA and Estonia.
Her vocalist career does not recognize limits: she has done free improvisation, jazz as well as performed contemporary and baroque music. Lembe has co-operated with internationally recognized jazz artists like David Rothenberg, Korhan Erel, Charlie Rauh, Benoît Delbecq and Peter Herbert. Lembe has created music for theatre and short films. In parallel she has been an actor in modern theatre pieces and participated in various international festivals as a performance artist.
Her work is very sensitive and poetic, important place in her songs belongs to lyrics and use of the word. Her versatile use of voice reflects wide experience in extremely diverse stage projects Her first solo record, “comment te traduire” (how to translate for you, fr), came out in 2017 and it mixes pop, jazz and French chanson tradition.
In 2018 a prestigious French Académie Charles Cros gave her its “Award for Creativity”. She also performed on a TEDx inspiration conference TEDxTallinnavangla2018 in March. For her work in promoting Estonian culture in the world Estonian Ministry of Culture awarded her an acknowledgement letter.