“A voice of quite remarkable expressive depth” – JAZZWISE
“Ethereal Voice” – Time Out
“the music is immediately enchanting, bewitching, and approachable…” –AllAboutJazz
Emilia Mårtensson is a London-based Swedish vocalist and composer of considerable repute. After her two latest album releases Emilia has built a well- deserved reputation as one of the most exciting young vocalists on the UK Jazz scene and she has this year been awarded ‘Vocalist of the Year’ at The Parliamentary Jazz Awards. Her gently expressive voice and highly personal compositions are firmly rooted within the folklore and countryside of her native southern Sweden, adding to the mystique and allure of a distinctive and truly original artist.
Emilia was nominated and chosen in 2015 to partake in ‘The Take Five’ Artist Program delivered by national music producers Serious. She was also rewarded the ‘Women Make Music’ funding scheme delivered by PRSF for her new Album Project, which will be released later this year on the London Based label ‘Two Rivers’. Her distinctive voice led The Observer to deem her ‘The New Face of British Jazz 2012′. In the same year, she released her debut album ‘And So It Goes…’ on Babel Label, which was a project with pianist Barry Green. Drawing on the wistful folk songs of Emilia’s homeland alongside some of the greatest songs of the last century, the recording is a finely poised blend of Jazz, Folk and artful Alternative Pop. The album was listed as one of the top ten best albums in 2012 by JazzWise. Her most recent album, ‘Ana’, also was listed as one of the top ten best albums in 2014 by JazzWise.
Emilia has toured the UK extensively and in 2013 was nominated by Svensk Jazz for their so called Pulsslags Turnen, commissioning a 2 week-long tour across Sweden, along with her band. Emilia has also performed in venues and festivals such as Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, The Royal Albert Hall, Pizza Express Jazz Club, The Vortex, The 606 Club, on Jamie Cullum’s BBC Radio 2 show, The Love Supreme Jazz Festival, The London Jazz Festival, Cheltenham Jazz Festival (to name just some of the places). She has also appeared on large international stages and in festivals such as Bimhuis in Amsterdam, Sunset Sunside Jazz Club in Paris, Baladoor Jazz Festival in Slovenia, Vossa Jazz Festival in Norway, Umea Jazz Festival in Sweden and Ystad Jazz Festival in Sweden and Fashing in Stockholm and Cankarjev Dom in Ljubljana.
Luca Boscagin – Guitar – is a guitarist and composer and arranger. After studying in Verona (Italy) with Dodo Castelli he developed his interest in improvisation and took several lessons with two of the foremost italian guitarists: Tolo Marton and Sandro Gibellini. His major musical influences were Led Zeppelin, Genesis, E.L.P, King Crimson, Wishbone Ash, Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix, Albert king and others. Later, he also started listening to jazz, coming across artists such as Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Wes Montgomery, Herbie Hancock and many many others.
Fulvio Sigurtà started playing the trumpet at a very early age, and at 15 he entered the “Conservatorio Luca Marenzio” in Brescia. He later moved to Boston to take up a scholarship at the Berkley College of Music, before achieving a Masters with Distinction at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.
While based in London, he recorded with Cam Jazz on the very prestigious project, “Pure and Simple”, with The Guildhall Big Band and John Taylor. He was also involved in Gianni Coscia’s quartet together with Dino Piana and Enzo Petropaoli, with whom he recorded the album “Frescobaldi per noi” which is a “jazz revisited” version of some fabulous music of Girolamo Frescobaldi from the renaissance period. In 2012 Sigurtà was the recipient of the “Best New Talent” Award in the Italian Top Jazz Referendum.