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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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Recordings

Legardh, Cathrine / Kellock, Brian: Love Still Wears a Smile

Jazz singer Cathrine Legardh and the Scottish pianist Brian Kellock are back together in a loving duet on the album 'Love Still Wears A Smile'. The CD is released on 4th April 2013 on Storyville Records, and this is the first time since the debut album 'Gorgeous Creature' (Storyville 2008) that Legardh and Kellock go into the studio together. The album marks ten years of friendship and musical collaboration and interprets exclusively jazz standards, including a handful of lesser known - or more neglected - particular of Henry Mancini and Kurt Weill.

 
'Brian Kellock, one of the Unsung heroes of Scottish jazz and one of the best jazz pianist in Europe plays with Danish singer Cathrine Legardh, hvis smoky sultry voice works perfectly with Kellock's mastery of the keys.' BBC NEWS | SCOTLAND
 
Cathrine Legardh, born 1973 (Denmark), jazz vocalist, previously released three critically acclaimed albums on Storyville Records, in addition to two CDs and a book for children called NullerNix. She sings standards, Nordic songs and h...