Emilia Mårtensson - Vocal Jazz
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Emilia Mårtensson is a London based Swedish vocalist and composer of considerable repute.
After her three latest album releases Emilia has built a well- deserved reputation as one of the most exciting vocalists on the UK Jazz scene and she was awarded ‘Vocalist of the Year-2016′ at The Parliamentary Jazz Awards. Her gently expressive voice and highly personal compositions are firmly rooted within the folklore and countryside of her native southern Sweden, adding to the mystique and allure of a distinctive and truly original artist. In the past Emilia has also received recognition from The Observer as ‘The new face of British jazz’ in 2012
Emilia is the featured vocalist in several projects and has been collaborating, both as singer and as a composer, with artists such as Iain Ballamy(Uk), Kit Downs(Uk), Eric Legnini(Fr), Jasper Hoiby (Uk) and Monocled Man, (UK). Her most acclaimed collaboration led to a MOBO Award with the British group ‘Kairos 4tet’.
All of her three solo albums ‘And so it goes’ (Babel Label-2012’) and ‘Ana’ (Babel Label-2014) and ‘Loredana’ (Babel Label-2019) got listed in the ‘top ten best albums’ by JazzWise.
Emilia is also a passionate educator and has founded ‘Beyond Vocals’, a platform for new aspiring singers with an interest in Jazz, Folk, Experimental and Improvised music. She is a regular part of the teaching faculty of the Sligo Jazz Project, has delivered workshops for the Ljubljana and Cambridge jazz festivals, and has been running her own highly acclaimed jazz vocal summer course in the beautiful town of Izola , Slovenia for the last 6 years.
“Ana again proves that Martensson has something very special to offer, and the album is something of simple beauty. There’s a brilliantly judged and utterly natural sounding balance between duskiness and pure-toned clarity in her voice, but what really impresses is a talent for story-telling within the context of her songs and for drawing the listener in”. -JazzUK
….”A voice of quite remarkable expressive depth” -JAZZWISE
“Exquisitely beautiful songs… Martensson has struck gold.” – JAZZWISE
…”Martensson invest every sound with a skimming, rapturous lightness and clarity”… JF, The Guardian
…”Ethereal Voice… -Time Out
…”the music is immediately enchanting, bewitching, and approachable…” -AllAboutJazz
‘And so it goes’ could easily turn out to be the best new vocal jazz release of 2012″-Selwyn Harris, Jazzwise
“…Another delighted feature is the pearly innocence of Martensson’s voice and pianist Barry Green’s understated warmth.”-The Daily Telegraph
EMILIA Performed at: The Royal Albert Hall, London, The Barbican Centre, London, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, London, The Vortex, London, Pizza Express Dean Street London, Fasching, Stockholm, London Jazz Festival, Jamie Cullum’s BBC Radio 2 show, The Love Supreme Jazz Festival, Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Bimhuis, Amsterdam, Sunset Sunside Jazz Club,Paris, Vossa Jazz Festival , Norway, Umea Jazz Festival, Sweden, Ystad Jazz Festival , Sweden, Ljubljana Jazz Festival. Slovenia, Salon, Istanbul
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