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Photo: Miriam Semb Namork

We float (se/No)

Winner of “Årets grupp” (group of the year) at P2 Jazzkatten 2018, We Float brings the listener on a journey of dramatically changing landscapes. What may seem peaceful and quiet can suddenly blow up to a heavy storm. We Float is a journey between acoustic and electronic, between hope and despair, between pop and jazz. The Norwegian bass player Anne Marte Eggen writes music that is free from restrictions and predetermined rules.

Filip Bensefelt - drumsAnne Marte Eggen - bass and compositions
Anne Marte Eggen - bass and compositions
Fanny Gunnarsson - keys
Linda Bergström - vocals and microkorg

www.wefloatband.com


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Photo: Nadja Hallström

Åkervinda (se/dk)

Nominated for Grammis 2019, “Folk music of the year”!

The group’s name, Åkervinda, is inspired by a Swedish wildflower whose roots spread far and wide like rivers under the ground. Like the flower, gracefully entwining melodies, rock solid groove, and ever intriguing harmonies will take root in your mind. Like the flower, they will be impossible to remove. Jazz singers at heart, the young women of Åkervinda share a deep love of folk music. Through improvisation they give new life to traditional folk songs and stories of women throughout the ages.

Linda Bergström - vocals
Agnes Åhlund - vocals
Lise Kroner - vocals
Iris Bergcrantz - vocals

www.akervinda.com


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Photo: Christian Bang

Touché (SE/DK/NL)

Touché is a prize-winning vocal group of 12, based in Scandinavia. Conducted by Jesper Holm, the group captivates audiences all over the world with its unique performances of big band music and vocal jazz, with the voice as their only instrument. 

Karen Beldring - lead soprano, Rikke Knudsen - 1st soprano
Linda Bergström - 2nd soprano, Hanna Söderqvist - 2nd soprano
Anna Petersson - alto, Ellen Andersson - alto
Niels Bosworth - tenor, Anton Forsberg - tenor
Johannes Rückert Becker - baritone, Oskar Appelgren - baritone
Jasper van Oerle - bass, Jesper Holm - conductor and arranger

www.touchejazz.dk


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Photo: Jens Persson

AVA (SE)

Ava dares to ask the big questions and is looking for the answers. Is there any sense in existing? Is it all just in our imagination? The inspiration from the nature in northern Sweden and the rumble of the city makes the music flow like a river; softly undulating with roots in jazz and improvised music. With Swedish lyrics the group shape their very unique sound; naked, intimate and melodic. All music is written by Nils Andersson, guitarist and composer originally from Vindeln in the north of Sweden.

Linda Bergström - vocals
Nils Andersson - guitar and compositions

Ava on Spotify