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Anna Lundqvist Quintet

Bookings: MWW Management, Angie Seegers www.mwwmanagement.com

Anna's born in 1977 in Stockholm but she was raised in a small town called Mellerud in west of Sweden. After growing up with classical music, she decided to change direction and became a singer of jazz. After studies at Skurup (Jazzmusician education) she's been working profesionally, since 2000. Anna Lundqvist now lives in Gothenburg. Her quintet is the head project and after three higly claimed releases she's now one of the leading singers and composers of jazz in Sweden. Her second project is the new band Anna Lundqvist Brass Magic.

about ALQ: Anna Lundqvist,vocal: Fabian Kallerdahl, piano: Mattias Grönroos, bass: Jon-Erik Björänge, drums: Björn Almgren,saxophone

About new release, TEN (release April 2015) Ten years ago singer and composer Anna Lundqvist decided to go on her own musical journey. After finishing her education and spending some years out in the freelance world, she wanted to work exclusively with her own music and concept. She started ALQ together with her childhood friend, pianist Daniel Fredar, and drummer Jon-Erik Björänge whom she'd known since her time in music school. Bass player Mattias Grönroos had played with them in other constellations and he was found to be a perfect match. Together with this group of solid and skillfull musicians she started developing her sound and material. In 2008, after the recording of their first album, BORDERLINE FIESTA (2009), pianist Fabian Kallerdahl replaced Daniel. At the same time saxophone player Björn Almgren joined in and ALQ went from a quartet to quintet. Since then they have released two more albums, CITY (2010) and BEFORE YOU I WAS ALMOST FINE (2012) (dB Productions). So now it's 2015! TEN is ALQ's forth album and is a collection of live recordings celebrating ten years together. It's a “best of ALQ” album with twelve of their most popular songs. Recorded during 2014 at several jazz clubs around Sweden, put together in a mix of energy, joy and awsomeness!

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  • Ten by Eyal Hareuveni
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”Anna dissolves all artificial boundaries between technology and the internal power of expression and necessity. She sings with supreme contained and agile voice. She climbs quickly like a weasel in the scales and improvises playful both on the melody and the rhythm..”

“Anna’s strength is her unusually powerful, self-assured attitude. Her clearly schooled, but at the same time very natural, personal voice, diction and phrasing is not commonplace in today’s jazz climate”

”Among all young singers/composers who have come forward these last few years, Anna Lundqvist is one of the most convincing, and it will be interesting to follow what’s to come.” “A young new group, Anna Lundqvist Quartet feat

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Primary Instrument

Voice / vocals

Willing to teach

Advanced only

Credentials/Background

Right now I'm looking for jazz camps, higher educations for jazz or similar in Europe. I'd like to work for a shorter while outside Sweden. A new goal and dream. Contact: [email protected] Gives workshops and private lessons in vocal technique/jazz, all ages/levels. Both national and international. Booking: [email protected]

Clinic/Workshop Information

Works both solo and together with the band. Clinics for composers/musicians. All ages/levels

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Albums

TEN

Prophone Records
2015

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Before You I Was...

db Productions
2012

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City

db Productions
2010

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Borderline fiesta

db Productions
2009

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Bordeline fiesta

db Productions
0

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Restless feet

From: Bordeline fiesta
By Anna Lundqvist Quintet

The goodbye song

From: Before You I Was Almost Fine
By Anna Lundqvist Quintet

Album teaser for new release TEN

From: TEN
By Anna Lundqvist Quintet

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