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!