Ellen Andersson / Rigmor Gustavsson
Kulturhuset, FINSPÅNG, SWEDEN
SVENSKA STJÄRNOR - TRIBUTE TO ELLA FITZGERALD
Last year, the legendary Ella Fitzgerald would have turned 100 - and Berwaldhallen in Stockholm celebrated with a set of concerts focusing on her interpretations of songs from George and Ira Gershwin’s musical riches.
Rigmor Gustavsson, Sharon Dyall and Ellen Andersson, together with The Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Anders Berglund.
Ellen Andersson Quartet awarded with Jazzkatten 2017 as ”Newcomer of the Year”
Ellen Andersson Quartet was awarded the prize for ”Newcomer of the Year” during the P2 Jazzkatten gala at Jazzclub Fasching in Stockholm October 10th, where the group also performed live during the evening.
P2 Jazzkatten is Radio Sweden’s jazz award which every year is given out in six categories, striving to celebrate live jazz in particular. The award regards achievements by artists, musicians and composers active in Sweden, and the judgement is based on concerts and recordings in Sweden during the previous year.
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
”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)