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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: Nordisk

After a successful concert tour in Iceland and a trip to China where she performed At the Danish Pavilion at Expo as well as several gigs in both Beijing Shanghai Cathrine Legardh and her band has returned to Denmark. On May 27th her long awaited album number two ”NorDisk” will be issued on the venerable Storyville label. Legardh sings exclusively in Danish and Swedish on this album, which consists of jazz and Nordic songs of new and older origin – including ballads and standards. She sing songs from the Swedish vocalist Monica Zetterlund’s repertoire. Monica became world famous when she recorded Waltz for Debby with Bill Evans Trio. 3 of the 12 songs on this album are Cathrine’s compositions. You wil enjoy this CD!