02.04. :: Gateshead Festival Newcastle (UK)

03.04. :: Vortex Jazz Club London (UK)


30.04. :: Solo In(Ter)ventions at the Pulse Of Europe :: Place Clairefontaine Luxembourg


06.05. :: Nuit des Cultures Theatre Esch (L)




04.04. :: St Peter's Church London 


29.04. :: Inecc Luxembourg

06.05. :: Inecc Luxembourg

07.05. :: Inecc Luxembourg


      MI FRIDA

A dance theatre exploration on Mexican icon Frida Kahlo's universe 

with Sylvia Camarda and Sascha Ley


20.05. :: CapE Ettelbruck (L) 


"MI FRIDA explores the complexities of life and an artistic entity, always in the eye of the storm

and on the razor's edge. A performance, that leaves nobody indifferent." 



+++JAZZTHING in November 2016

"Sascha Ley is a multiple talent: actress, director, and of course a jazz vocalist. In the duo with the French bassist Laurent Payfert, she designs a fascinating modern jazz with her multifaceted all voice. 11/16 Martin Laurentius


+++"To see and to listen to Sascha Ley and Laurent Payfert in concert, is really something. From compositions of their album to covers and frenzied improvisations: you leave concert with balm for your soul. At the end the audience leaves entranced." Kevin Kroczek, LAND 08/16

+++READ the entire concert review 





+++on air Radio 100,7   

      A nice interview-talk 

      with a favorites playlist 

      Listen to the podcast here (in Luxembourgish)



THE latest NEWS & projects


"The disenchanted trio is in any case equal to the talent of Hanokh Levin ... excellent performance of a stunning veracity"

Le Quotidien 01/17




"La putain de l'Ohio" by Hanokh Levin

Théâtre Ouvert Luxembourg

19.01. :: 20h30 Premiere 

further dates/agenda


in French with

Jean-Marc Barthélemy

Joël Delsaut

Sascha Ley


Directed by Frédéric Frenay

Stage set and costumes by Jeanny Kratochwil



 25.02. :: 14h00 :: Guest at Rock-Rendez-Vous on Radio ARA







The Adventure Of Singing Free - ensemble workshop on October 1, 15 & 22 in Luxembourg-City went great. Next round will start on April 29, 2017! Inscriptions & infos :: www.inecc.lu 



Fieber Feature by Elfi Mikesch has been on screens in Germany in summer/fall

Cosmodrama Feature film by Philippe Fernandez on screens in France since June 29

June 2016 

Ingeborg Bachmann in

The Agony Of Ingeborg Bachmann by Pierre Joris

Directed by Andreas Wagner

Théâtre National Luxembourg





Feb 2016 

Had the nice task to dub Laura Fraser's part in the Luxembourgish version of Peter And Wendy. The film was shown on screen in March/April


November 20 to November 27, 2015

Member of the jury :: International feature films

THE WEE HOURS a new album

by Sascha Ley & Laurent Payfert



In case you know Sascha Ley, you will know what to expect from this CD. The Saarbrücken born artist from Luxembourg, who also works as an actress and composer, is - if one may say so - without parallel in Europe. Melodious, expressive and with stunning lyrics. Of course she makes ample use of her voice, not only when reciting/singing the lyrics, but also in order to perform them in a moving manner; in every respect an extraordinary singer and musician. She is accompanied by the bass player Laurent Payfert who is connected to the entire spectrum of acoustic music this enchanting solo artist stands for. There is a lot of storytelling, acting and improvisation in each of these songs. Here we find music and drama combined in a unique way. 11/2015 Hans-Jürgen von Osterhausen JAZZ PODIUM 


MORE REVIEWS on the HOMEPAGE of this project, that is so close to my heart and mind.

Film Festival Cannes/ACID 2015

Moscow Film Festival 2015

Film Festival Larochelle 2015

Film Festival Rotterdam 2015


A film by Philippe Fernandez

France-Belgium 2015


Story: Philippe Fernandez

Photography: Frédéric Serve

Sound: Philippe Deschamps

Editing: Philippe Fernandez

Music: Sylvain Quémont


With: Jackie Berroyer, Bernard Blancan, Emilia Derou-Bernal, Ortès Holz, Serge Larivière, Sascha Ley, Emmanuel Moynot, Stefanie Schüler





with Sascha Ley & Laurent Payfert :: Kalima :: Christian Pabst

Paris, Ankara, Izmir, Köln, Luxembourg, Saarbrücken, Berlin ...


BLIND DATE by Theo van Gogh :: Watch the Video trailer & more 

(in French) :: Opening November 4 :: Studio Grand Théâtre Luxembourg :: Nest, Thionville (F)

Directed by Myriam Muller :: performed by Jules Werner, Sébastien Schmit, Sascha Ley :: Music Bernard Valléry :: Costumes Caroline Koener :: Set design Christian Klein :: Light design Philippe Lacombe



Revival of Kaleidoskop's Strindberg production



At the beginning of July my bassist Laurent Payfert and I have recorded our first album at the studio AMPER in France - instant compositions and some original modern jazz tunes.



revival of the Vedanza music & dance performance by Lella Iacopini & Rajivan Ayyappan


HAIDY JACOBI AWARD :: Wiesbaden, Germany, in May

Proud to have been awarded with the German HAIDY JACOBI PREIS for my work as a performer.


MI FRIDA, my dance theatre piece about the myth of the Mexican painter FRIDA KAHLO with contemporary dance Sylvia Camarda and my humble self has been a great success. Please read the reviews, if you want to know more. We are looking forward to continuing the MI FRIDA adventure in 2017 !

www.mifridaperformance.jimdo.com & Photos



Luxembourg's film award for the best coproduction goes to Margarethe von Trotta's HANNAH ARENDT


MY FUNNY VALENTINE :: a charity performance of music & poems organized by the Thierry van Verweke Foundation :: directed by Anne Simon :: TNL Luxembourg


COSMODRAMA by Philippe Fernandez. After finishing the shooting in January 2014, this beautiful cinematic UFO opened at the Rotterdam film festival in January 2015!


FIEBER by Elfi Mikesch :: Opening at the Berlinale Film Festival




+++MI FRIDA is back !

March 29, 2017 at CCRD opderschmelz Dudelange

May 20, 2017 at CapE Ettelbruck