Cathrine Legardh & Jacob Christoffersen
Nordic vocal jazz, swing, bebop and beyond
The Danish jazz vocalist Cathrine Legardh accompanied by her favorite piano player, Jacob Christoffersen. Together they will put life into a set of rare jazz standards as well as their own compositions. A handful of warm interpretations - from Charley Haden to Kurt Weill to new and old Nordic tunes.
Cathrine Legardh (born 1973), Danish jazz vocalist, singing mainstream jazz as well as her own compositions. She is busy both in and outside of Denmark (Scandinavia, UK, US, Iceland, China and Thailand) and most recently she attended the Sounds of Denmark festival held at the Pizza Express in London. Legardh is signed to the legendary jazz label, Storyville Records, who provides a worldwide distribution of her six albums. In 2011 her CD ‘Land & Sky’ was nominated ‘Jazz album of the year’ at the Danish Music Awards as well as at the Icelandic Music Awards’.
Jacob Christoffersen (born 1967) Danish jazz pianist and composer, who leads and participates in different groups and musical constellations inside and outside Denmark - starring numerous internationally acclaimed jazz musicians such as: Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts, Terry Linn Carrington, Peter Erskine, Sinne Eeg, Till Brönner, Rodney Green, Warren Wolf, Nona Hendryx, Gregory Hutchinson, Lee Pearson, Kenny Washington and many more. In 2013 he received the prestigious award ‘The Special Ben Webster Honorary Prize’ in recognition for his outstanding achievements on the Danish jazz scene. Jacob most recent album ‘We Want You’ (Stunt Records, 2016) was very well received - nationally as well as internationally - and won the title ‘Album of the Year 2017’ in the Danish jazz magazine, Jazz Special.
‘The rhythmically astute expressive Danish jazz singer in an interesting duo set on carefully selected standards.’ ****JAZZWISE
‘Christoffersen’s playing is virtuosic, but at the same time completely natural and there is an immediate clarity about his melodic lines. He simply makes the piano sing!’ ALL ABOUT JAZZ
‘Love Still Wears a Smile – Legardh’ s fourth album – is a focused, complete and honest album consisting of a selection of rare ballads, that unfolds just beautifully…’ ****GAFFA
'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's deep, clear voice was utterly soothing and most impressive when she put extra power behind it... Between pretty love ballads, it was particularly refreshing to have the band chitchatting to the audience in an unassuming way, introducing favourite songs, and jostling each other. Alongside such easy-listening, the music was nicely spiced with a few Danish and Swedish songs. It's safe to say that this charming show left its audience warm and wanting more.’
- Unlimited / Three Weeks (The Edinburgh Festivals), UK Aug. 2008
‘A Danish-Norwegian singer with relatively conventional repertoire, Legardh is nevertheless not easy to summarise. She doesn’t really sound like anybody. She has a quirky timbre (intonation too at times)...’
- Jazzwise, UK Aug. 2008
'Singing in English and her native tongue, Cathrine's beautiful, full and rich vocals sparkle regardless of the language.’
- Promengranate Theatre Sheffield, UK Oct. 2006