• Ilse Roskam
  • Ilse Roskam
  • Ilse Roskam

Ilse Roskam

Refreshing, multicoloured and international... three words which describe the musical performance of Ilse Roskam or Miss Sanfona.

Ilse, an accordion player has studied music since she was little, but greatest lessons she learnt were on the road, travelling with her gypsy band "The Balcony Players"; in their old ambulance vehicle through Eastern Europe, or following the path of Brasilian Forro, learning the music from the locals.

Ilse has recorded with artists belonging to different music styles, varying from Yiddish klezmer to British folk, from Gospel reggae to Latin jazz.