“…a voice of quite remarkable expressive depth” JAZZWISE
“…the album is a thing of simple beauty…what really impresses is a talent for story telling and for drawing the listener in…taste-makers take note!” JazzUK
“…Ethereal Voice” Time Out
Emilia Mårtensson is a London based Swedish/Slovenian vocalist and composer of considerable 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 new 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.
Emilia Mårtensson, vocals
Barry Green, piano
Sam Lasserson, bass
Adriano Adewale, percussion