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.
Cathrine Legardh (DK) & Sigurdur Flosason (IS) Musikalsk udbrud i kølvandet af en askesky… These 20 songs were created during a period of six months - crossing the Atlantic, in cyberspace, over the phone, through travelling and even while held up by ash from an active volcano in Iceland. First lyrics, then music – each word and line carefully nurtured by tone and harmony. When we met by chance during the summer of 2009 we could never have imagined the flow of musical activity about to emerge. Exactly one year after the beginning of the eruption in Eyjafjallajökull, the album ‘Land & Sky’ is ready to be released. We hope you like it! With love and gratitude, Cat & Siggi (March 2011)