"Germany has never seen a singer like Michael Schiefel before."
"Schiefel is an exceptional vocalist. His incredibly malleable voice
rises majestically from his navel to his head. His voice is ironic,
and sounds wonderfully androgynous."
"Michael Schiefel is one of the few German jazz musicians who possesses
a truly original style. He is a gifted solo performer who uses electronics
to playfully expand and distort his voice in his a cappella performances.
When performing in group formations, the androgynous quality of Schiefel's
incredible vocal range helps to diversify and problematize the often
macho world of jazz musicians."
"Among jazz singers, Michael Schiefel has created a genre all his own….
His music reveals both a highly developed sensitivity for the impact
of simple sounds, as well as an evident delight in combining them to
create sophisticated structures."
"Schiefel knows all about the magical power which lies in his vocal
chords. He is an entertainer, although his art would more likely be classified
as avant-garde. Someone who is not afraid to make 'serious' music while
flirting with the light-hearted muse."
"Apart from Michael Schiefel, only few master the voice so well
that they can create an entire orchestra in their listeners´ ears.
Al Jarreau and especially Bobby McFerrin are names that come to mind,
but Michael Schiefel is really doing something completely new."