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Tomorrow, April 17th the Icelandic Music Awards will be televised and I am nominated for both artist of the year and song of the year in the jazz/blues category!!!

The album The Whale came out last month and has already received amazing reviews (in Swedish mostly)! You can check a few out here:

The music video for The Whale is available on Youtube:

This last year has been a whirlwind of concerts and new exciting projects!

Some highlights include:

- Participation in a seminar with SEB bank in Stockholm, where jazz was used as a tool to demonstrate empathic listening

- Concert at Múlinn Jazzklúbbur in Iceland on the international day of jazz with fantastic guitarist Erik Söderlind.

- Receiving a grant from Rannis Hljóðritastyrkur to record with Anna Gréta Sigurðardóttir pianist and Mikael Máni Ásmundarson guitarist and recording.

- Singing for the German and Icelandic presidents with Julia Hülsmann and other amazing jazz ladies!

- Singing for ambassadors and diplomats in different embassies around the world.

- Concerts in Montreal and Ottawa with saxophone legend Dave Turner

- Being able to travel and perform with Henrik Linder bass phenomenon, Carl Mörner Ringström guitarist and Jonathan Lundberg drummer.

- Stockholm Jazz Festival

- Christmas album, Hjörtun okkar Jóla with Marína Ósk vocalist, Mikael Máni Ásmundsson guitar player, Þorgrímur Jónsson bass player and Matthías Hemstock drummer and receiving amazing reviews!

- Release tour for Hjörtun okkar jóla in Northern Europe

- Concert with the Reykjavík Big Band at the huge and beautiful Eldborg in Harpa Reykjavik and getting to perform Diamonds are a girl's best friend in a red gala dress in front of a great audience and receiving the most wonderful review for it. :-)

...and that's just some of it!!!

It's been such an amazing year of music and growth and I am very thankful and excited about the coming year!

I'm still here...

Next week I'll be attending the Jazzahead conference in Bremen, like I did last year. It's a great place to network and meet other jazz people and I'm very excited to meet some old friends from both Canada and Iceland.

I've been having fun in the last months doing vocaleses (a style of singing in which singers put words to jazz tunes, especially to previously improvised instrumental solos) and you can find some of them on my YouTube channel:

I performed these in both Iceland and Sweden and had so much fun doing it!

I work quite a bit with an Icelandic pianist called Anna Gréta Sigurðardóttir and our latest project is called Grow. You can listen to some demos we recorded under Music>23/8. :-)






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