Marie Mørck Quartet
Nordic vocal jazz
“Marie Mørck Quartet” is an upcoming nordic group with huge potential. They released their debut album "Fooling Around" on the Norwegian label AMP Music & Records in November 2019, to much critical acclaim by the European jazz crowd. The record has been featured quite a lot on Danish radio jazz station P8. In 2020, the album was nominated at the Danish Music Awards in the category "vocal jazz album of the year".
The group plays the original compositions by the lead singer and front figure Marie Mørck (DK, born 1994), in which a dreamy and lively jazz universe enrolls. She manages to step into a world of unusually convincing scat-singing - mastered on a level not only admirable but also rarely seen at her age.
The pianist Britta Virves (EST, born 1991) is among the most talented nordic female improvisators. She is a steady member of Norrbotten Bigband and has performed as solo supporting act for international jazz star Justin Kauflin.
The bass player Jon Henriksson (SE, born 1996), is an active and eligible artist on the jazz scene in both Copenhagen and Stockholm. In 2018, he obtained the prize “New Danish Jazz Artist Of The Year” alongside his band “Aloft Quartet”.
The drummer Jonas Bäckman (SE, born 1996) is an aspiring musician, emerging on the jazz scene in Stockholm. Much requested for his vivid, yet stylish playing, he has among other things toured in South Africa.
Marie Mørck Quartet has toured in both France, Scandinavia, the Baltic Countries, and China.
"Mørck swings as if for life, including scat [...] Another great swing will please the ear of jazzophile - the composer's "We Have All Day", where the young Danish came closest to the ideal of mature Ella! [...] Here are magnificent ballads from the preserve of modern jazz. [...] "Exclusively Yours" reveals the singer's register to the full, as well as emotions that are not unnecessarily tense; Mørck strives for a holistic expression. [...] One of the best vocal albums of European jazz this year!"
- Jan Hocek, jazzport.cz