Cécile Verny belongs to the most renowned stars of the jazz scene in Germany and abroad. Cécile has performed in various constellations from duet to big band and even with philharmonic orchestras. She has won numerous national and international awards and was on stage with some of the most famous contemporary jazz musicians like Nicholas Payton, Marc Johnson and Adam Nussbaum. Her own band, the Cécile Verny Quartet, exists since 27 years and toured all over the world. For TEDxFreiburg Cécile will sing in German for the first time in public and will be accompanied by Johannes Maikranz on guitar.