For Marta Popovici & On The Fly, music means joy; it is one of the ways in which their inner universe is manifest and becomes relevant to our lives. When they play, they turn into a core that radiates and encompasses everyone around, and it is this mutually beneficial meeting that reinforces the strength and emotion on which they rely in their decision to carry on together on this path.” - Maria Balabaș

ConnectArts 2020

Marta Popovici & On The Fly pleasantly surprised with their modern original repertoire. The excellent singer Marta Popovici is one of the most promising voices of the new generation that makes up the contemporary Romanian jazz scene. The On The Fly project, which she founded in 2018, is based on jazz music stylistics and is a lively and fresh expression of the young local generation, combining the musical tradition of this genre with modern sounds such as soul, r&b, neo-soul, trip-hop.” -


Marta Popovici is a jazz singer-songwriter using strong imagery to create an emotional journey to a cathartic release. When she asks you ‘How are you?’, she means it. Her music is an invitation for contemplation and reflection, for honesty with oneself. Her use of harmony and melody support the sharp imagery of the lyrics, creating an emotional journey that builds up to a cathartic release. Ranging from hopeful to fearful, from delicate to heavy, her music is always vulnerable, an invitation for the listeners to open up to their own vulnerability. 

Born and raised in Romania, currently based in The Netherlands, she challenges the borders between jazz, pop, fusion, folk and rock. Inspired by artists such as Becca Stevens, Esperanza Spalding, Paul Simon and Joni Mitchell, Marta fuses the harmonic richness of jazz with the poetic lyricism of storytelling.



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"With an air of Hiatus Kaiyote or Taylor McFerrin, Marta has a very clear own voice. It's no doubt this singer will take on the big stage and blow everyone away."  -  Camiel Jansen