Ellen Andersson – vocals
Anton Forsberg – guitar
Heine Hansen (DK) – piano
Niklas Fernqvist – double bass
Johan Löfcrantz Ramsay – drums
Ellen Andersson is one of the most distinctive jazz vocalists on the current Swedish jazz scene. In addition to being known for her excellent expression and interpretation of lyrics, she is also a talented improvisor. Ellen Andersson performed with her quartet to a packed Per Helsas gård in a sold-out concert at YSJF 2018. Several reviewers have remarked on the superb interplay between the musicians in Ellen Andersson Quartet, in which Ellen’s voice is considered to be one of the instruments.
In May, Ellen Andersson received the Monica Zetterlund Award for 2022. The jury said:
”Ellen holds a burning creativity. Ceaselessly and with great enthusiasm, she strives towards new musical means of expression – to refine the dialects within the musical languages. With depth and devotion, with a rare kind of virtuosity, with unique phrasing and impressive improvisation, she moves her audience and creates a magical atmosphere with her voice.”