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SEPTEMBER 26
Ellen Andersson Quartet feat. Klas Lindquist
Jazz Corner Varberg, VARBERG, SWEDEN

 
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SWEDISH JAZZ AWARD "GYLLENE SKIVAN" TO ELLEN ANDERSSON QUARTET

Gyllene Skivan, one of the most prestigious awards in Swedish jazz issued by Swedish jazz magazine OrkesterJournalen, was in 2017 awarded Ellen Andersson Quartet, for their debut album "I'll Be Seeing You". The winner is selected by a combination of votes from a jury and from readers, and represents the previous year's best Swedish jazz album release.


"I'LL BE SEEING YOU" - ELLEN ANDERSSON QUARTET
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”Her debut album is so outstanding, that I would consider it the most noteworthy and promising since Diana Krall’s debut album in 1993.”

- Ivan Rod, GAFFA Music Magazine (Denmark)

 

”Ellen Andersson chooses to make it both easy and difficult, within the same phrase. [...] but with her amazing voice, she makes it sound as easy as an exhalation.”

- Mikael Timm, Swedish National Radio P1, Culture News (Sweden)

About



The Swedish vocalist Ellen Andersson, born 1991 in Linköping, Sweden, is a freelance musician on the rise. She has performed with various groups live as well as in TV, and is currently active on the Swedish music scene, lately also performing increasingly in Europe; in Denmark, Germany, France, among other countries.

With an airy voice and a personal sound, Ellen Andersson interprets everything from traditional standard jazz to music in more modern contexts. The improvisation forms the foundation, where she with an instrumentally inspired tonal language, deeply rooted in the jazz tradition, strives to constantly challenge boundaries and norms for what a jazz vocalist can and cannot do. With a large scoop of musical integrity, Ellen is a productive, competent musician, always working on a professional level.

During her years studying music in southern Sweden, Ellen's musicianship became increasingly comprehensive, and she developed what would come to be her own voice and musical expression. During these years, she also formed the group Ellen Andersson Quartet.

Apart from her solo career, Ellen regularly performs with the vocal ensemble Touché (Denmark), which has become a well-known name on the vocal jazz scene, in Denmark as well as internationally. The group tours Denmark and Sweden on a regular basis, but has also lately performed in countries such as Germany, France, the USA and Canada. Touché has done a lot of collaborations over the most recent years, for example with the Danish Radio Big Band, and also with the Danish jazz singer Sinne Eeg.

QUARTET
 

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The acclaimed, young super group Ellen Andersson Quartet released their debut album "I'll Be Seeing You" on Prophone Records/Naxos in September 2016, which would soon also be rewarded with "Gyllene Skivan" ("The Golden Record") - considered the most prestigious award within Swedish jazz. The album had before then also been chosen by The European Jazz Network as one of September's ten best jazz records released in Europe, Johan Norberg from Magazine VI called the album "a sensation", and the concerts during the following year received great acclamation from both audiences and critics. In December, the reputable American jazz magazine DownBeat published an interview with Ellen Andersson and guitarist/co-producer Anton Forsberg, putting the group on the map outside of the European borders too. 

The vocalist Ellen Andersson has one of the most distinctive voices in Swedish jazz right now, and is - apart from melody carrier and storyteller - also a skilled improviser. Several critics have put emphasis on the delicate interaction between the musicians, where Ellen's voice is considered one of the quartet's instruments. 

With the American jazz standard repertoire as a stepping stone, Ellen Andersson Quartet lets the past meet the present in personal, innovative arrangements, where playfulness encounters great seriousness. Ellen Andersson has been described as "a new world star", and the group has received top scores and the finest of reviews, in Sweden as well as abroad.

 

ELLEN ANDERSSON QUARTET:

Ellen Andersson - vocals
Anton Forsberg - guitar
Hannes Jonsson - double bass
Sebastian Brydniak - drums

 

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ELLEN ANDERSSON QUARTET - I'LL BE SEEING YOU

Now, Ellen Andersson Quartet's latest album "I'll Be Seeing You" is available on Spotify!

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LIVE VIDEO: I'LL BE SEEING YOU

EPK: ELLEN ANDERSSON QUARTET - I'LL BE SEEING YOU

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UPCOMING CONCERTS
 


SEPTEMBER 26
Ellen Andersson Quartet feat. Klas Lindquist, Jazz Corner Varberg, VARBERG, SWEDEN
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SEPTEMBER 28
Ellen Andersson Quartet, Fasching, STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
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OCTOBER 3
Ellen Andersson Quartet, Landskrona Teater - Musik i Syd, LANDSKRONA, SWEDEN
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OCTOBER 4
Ellen Andersson Quartet, Ystad Teater - Musik i Syd, YSTAD, SWEDEN
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OCTOBER 5
Ellen Andersson Quartet, Kulturkvarteret - Musik i Syd, KRISTIANSTAD, SWEDEN
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OCTOBER 15
Ellen Andersson Quartet feat. Oilly Wallace, Hillerød Teater, HILLERØD, DENMARK
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OCTOBER 17
Ellen Andersson Quartet feat. Peter Asplund, Tversted Jazzy Days, BINDSLEV, DENMARK
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OCTOBER 21
Ellen Andersson Quartet, Sigtunastiftelsen, SIGTUNA, SWEDEN
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OCTOBER 25
Ellen Andersson Quartet, Ludvika Jazzklubb, LUDVIKA, SWEDEN
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NOVEMBER 8
Ellen Andersson Quartet, Cupol Jazz & Blues, KARLSKOGA, SWEDEN
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NOVEMBER 19
Ellen Andersson Quartet, Sønderborg Jazzklub, SØNDERBORG, DENMARK
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PRESS

 

 

"All hail Ellen Andersson, the best sort of blasphemous resurrection. The audacious Swedish jazz singer with the voice of tissue paper enrobing a jewel is probably the best representation of new jazz coming out of Europe [...] She wouldn't dream of hiding behind the tones of the horn or the back beat of the rhythm section. Her phrasing emphasizes the highs and lows where she deems necessary; it's as if she's all alone and we're imagining a band."

- Carol Banks Weber, AXS (USA)

 
”Suddenly Ellen comes along with a debut album which has to be considered a sensation. She masters the vocal jazz-palette in its whole, from the intimacy of Billie Holiday to the power of Nancy Wilson. A vocalist has rarely been this wished-for. Finally!"

- Johan Norberg, Magazine VI (translated from Swedish)


”Ellen Andersson was born in 1991. That young, it deserves to be pointed out, since she is already singing along her own path through the jazz tradition."

- Bengt Eriksson, Lira Music Magazine (translated from Swedish)


”Ellen Andersson chooses to make it both easy and difficult, within the same phrase. [...] but with her amazing voice, she makes it sound as easy as an exhalation”

- Mikael Timm, Swedish National Radio P1, Culture News (translated from Swedish)


”The Swedish jazz vocalist, Ellen Andersson, is pretty young. 25 summers. However, her debut album, "I'll Be Seeing You", shows that she is not only a remarkable talent, but also a human being with remarkable artistic weight. [...] Her debut album is so outstanding, that I consider it the most noteworthy and promising since Diana Krall's debut album in 1993.”

- Ivan Rod, GAFFA Music Magazine (Denmark) (translated from Danish)

 

”It's called "The Ellen Andersson Quartet" for a reason. She places her voice on equal footing with her guitar trio, led by Anton Forsberg, with bassist Hannes Jonsson and drummer Sebastian Brydniak.” […]
[…] ”Andersson hits with a combination of talent and elan that is likely to make quite the impressing.”

- C. Michael Bailey, All About Jazz

 

 

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