For this special show, Emilia has assembled a starry line-up, including musicians known for their work with John Newman, London Vocal Project, Cinematic Orchestra, Snowpoet and more.
Emilia Mårtensson is a London based Swedish/Slovenian vocalist and composer of repute. Since graduating from Trinity College,of music in 2007, Emilia has built a well-deserved reputation as one of the most exciting young vocalists on the UK Jazz scene. 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.
Her critically acclaimed contributions (both as vocalist and lyricist) to jazz’s newest stars Kairos 4Tet no doubt helped them bring home a 2011 MOBO Award, while her distinctive voice led The Observer to deem her ‘The New Face of British Jazz 2012′. On her album ‘Ana’, Mårtensson continues to blur the lines between Jazz/Folk and Alt-Pop and demonstrates her constant evolution as both a songwriter and performer. She retains tender poignant tones with powerful observations of human nature through her lyrics.
First set: Adriano Adewale (percussion), Nick Costley-White (guitar)
Emilia is joined by lots of different guests: Heidi Vogel (voice), Sam Crowe (piano), Adam Waldmann (saxophone), Matt Robinson (piano), Chris Hyson (bass), Fini Bearman (voice) and perhaps a few more.