The young Icelandic pianist Anna Gréta Sigurdardóttir has been named as the recipient of the Ystad Jazz Piano Award 2022.
“Anna Gréta is one of the major new talents in Scandinavian jazz. With her personal, affective style and highly individual way of creating music, Anna Gréta is definitely one for the future. She is a very worthy winner of the Ystad Jazz Piano Award 2022,” says Jan Lundgren, Artistic Director of the Ystad Sweden Jazz Festival.
The Anna Gréta Trio – Anna Gréta Sigurdardóttir (piano), Jon Henriksson (bass) and Konrad Agnas (drums) – will be playing music drawn from the album “Nightjar in the Northern Sky” (2021) at the Ystad Winter Piano Fest: 29 December, 15.00 at Ystad Saltsjöbad.
Anna Gréta Sigurdardottir was awarded the Monica Zetterlund Scholarship in 2019 and played at the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony in 2020.
Find more information on Anna Gréta and press photos for download at: Tambour | Anna Gréta (tambourmanagement.com)
For further info, YAZZ
Jan Lundgren, Artistic Director, +46 70 865 87 27
Thomas Lantz, President, +46 76105 21 44
The Ystad Jazz Piano Award is a newly established scholarship that will be awarded for the first time during the 2021 jazz festival.
The scholarship is SEK 25,000 and a paid gig at Ystads Theater during the 2022 jazz festival.
The Danish pianist Zier Romme is the scholarship’s first recipient. Warm congratulations Zier!
The first recipients of the YSTAD SWEDEN JAZZ AWARD “NEXT GENERATION” are:
Photo: Markus Fägersten
* Sven-Erik Lundekvist – piano
* Stina Andersdotter – bass
* Karolina Almgren – saxophone
* Simon Peterson – bass
* Johnny Åhman – bass
* Måns Persson – guitar
* Cornelia Nilsson – drums
* John Venkiah – piano
* Jens Persson – saxophone
* Kristoffer Rostedt – drums
* Olle Dernevik – drums
* Björn Ingelstam – trumpet
* Anne Marte Eggen – bass
* Mimi Terris – vocals
* Johanna Jarl – vocals