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.” - JazzPort.cz
Great modern sung jazz in English. The compositions were original enough and the performance had juice. [...] it is a pleasure to see that there is a very promising young generation in Romania. There were hints of prog rock in places and even a Pink Floyd vibe in some songs.” - Michal Kratochvíl

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As a singer-songwriter with formal education in jazz composition, Marta brings together infusions of flavours such as R&B, soul, nu-jazz and trip-hop, sounds that allow her to play with subtleties and combinations which compose her vision. With a rich stage-performing experience, she has been a band-leader and a composer for her group, On The Fly, since 2018. 

At the moment she is one of the most promising Romanian voices of her generation. Collaborations with notable names in the jazz scene allowed Marta to explore and find her voice. Her focus is on creating new material with which she endeavours to communicate a message of awareness and brave curiosity to her audience. Marta’s lyrics highlight the importance of self-exploration, creating the impulse for a daring look at one’s inner life. She would like her music to be, ultimately, an invitation to explore the richness of the inner journey, accompanied by loved ones and, most importantly, music.

Currently, she is researching the topic of storytelling in music while attending the New York Jazz Master Program of the Prince Claus Conservatory, The Netherlands.

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