Part of Friday TonicFriday 28 September 2012
Described as 'the new face of British jazz 2012' by The Observer, singer Emilia Mårtensson's debut album with pianist Barry Green - 'And So It Goes' - has received huge critical acclaim.
She describes the album as '11very carefully selected songs. The main idea behind this project has been to treat repertoire by artists we love with an approach that has been filtered through our different jazz influences and backgrounds. On the album you'll hear a Swedish folk song sung in a southern Swedish accent; an original piece based on Schumann's 'Ich Grolle Nicht'; a Nat King Cole swing tune, and a James Taylor tune dedicated to my younger sister Marina, just to name a few.'
London-based Mårtensson has a soulful and ethereal voice that blurs the lines between folk and jazz. She recently featured as part of MOBO award-winning Kairos 4tet.
For this concert Mårtensson and Green are joined by a range of special guests.
'"And So It Goes" could easily turn out to be the best new vocal jazz release of 2012.' Selwyn Harris, Jazzwise