Wed, 29 Mar|
Emilia Martensson Quartet at The Vortex Jazz Club
Time & Location
29 Mar, 20:30
London, 11 Gillett Square, London N16 8AZ, UK
About the event
Emilia Mårtensson – Voice
Matt Robinson – Piano / Electronics
Max Luthert – Bass
Adriano Adwale – PercussionsABOUT
Emilia Martensson, ”A voice of quite remarkable expressive depth” -(JAZZWISE) is an award-winning London-based vocalist originally from Sweden. Her gently expressive voice and highly personal compositions are firmly rooted within the folklore and countryside of her native southern Sweden, You can hear her Swedish heritage clearly, carved like an ancient rune, in the haunting and ethereal tones of her voice, in the dark melancholy of her storytelling and in the intimate, nocturnal hush of her timeless confessionals. Allied with the jazz musician’s effortless sense of timing and expression, it’s enough to make Mårtensson a very special voice indeed.
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. She has led ensembles that have performed worldwide, including major Jazz Festivals such as The Rochester Jazz Festival in New York, Ljubljana Jazz Festival in Slovenia, London Jazz Festival, and Umeå Jazz Festival in Sweden to name a few.
This evening Emilia will bring Brazilian percussion player Adriano Adwale, Matt Robinson on piano and electronics, and Max Luthert on bass to the stage. The quartet will present an eclectic set of songs ranging from original compositions from Emilia’s albums ‘Ana’ and ‘Loredana’ to jazz standards and classics by Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, and Rikki Lee Jones as well as some of Emilia’s favorite ancient Swedish Folk songs.
…”Martensson invests every sound with a skimming, rapturous lightness and clarity”… JF, The Guardian
…It’s encouraging to see an artist excel in their genre whilst successfully dappling in others, and Martensson does just that’…EARMILK