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Legardh, Cathrine

Biography

Cathrine Legardh (b. 1973) in Denmark out of Danish / Norwegian / Swedish parents. She was educated to be a music teacher, but left her day job in 2006 to go for a professional singing career. She studied independently in the UK (Fionna Duncan, Anita Wardell) and New York (Sheila Jordan, Jay Clayton e.g.). She performs in Denmark and abroad - Sweden, Norway, Finland, England, Scotland, USA, Iceland and in China, where she represented Denmark at the World Expo in Shanghai. Legardh sings jazz standards - mainstream, cool and bebop - along with a selection of old Nordic tunes as well as her own compositions. She also composes and performs for children in the jazz ensemble ‘NullerNix’ – she launched two CDs and a book in relation to this. Legardh is signed at Storyville Records, who provides a worldwide distribution of her CDs. Her third album ‘Land & Sky’ consists of original songs co-written with the Icelandic alto player, Sigurdur Flosason. The album was very well received nationally as well as internationally, it reached the Jazznyt Top 10 of Danish Jazz Releases in 2011 and was furthermore nominated ‘Vocal Jazz Album of the Year’ at the Danish Music Awards 2011 as well as ‘Jazz Album of the Year’ at the Icelandic Music Awards 2011.

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Legardh, Cathrine: Gorgeous Creature

JazzSpecial: The young talented vocalist Cathrine Legardh is releasing her first jazz CD on Storyville. She is a young fragile woman with a big voice like "one of the red hot mamas". She has chosen tunes from the American songbook among others: For All We know, My Ideal and I'll Be Seeing You. She also sings Once Upon A Summertime - Monica Zetterlund's big success and she salutes Charlie Parkjer with Confimation and Now's The Time. Cathrine is accompanied by award winning Scottish pianist Brian Kellock, Jacob Fischer on guitar and Hugo Rasmussen on bass. Furthermore Tom McEwan plays on washboard on one track and Francesco Cali on accordion on two tracks. Cathrine is touring in connection with the release with this set up and during the Copenhagen Jazz Festival you will also be able to hear Cathrine on various venues

‘Cathrine Legardh, the Danish singer with the smoky, sultry voice, takes you into emotional places and makes you part of her world.’ Edinburgh International Jazz Festival, (The Lot), UK 2008 ’What a relaxing way to spend a summer evening. Cathrine Legardh...