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Jazz och Blues Gotland

Viktoria Tolstoy

Viktoria Tolstoy (born 1974, née Kjellberg) is a Swedish jazz singer who is said to have never taken a single singing class. She is the daughter of Erik Kjellberg, and the great-great-granddaughter of Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy.

Her debut album was 1994's Smile, Love and Spice. She followed that with the release of För Älskad in 1996. Pop-influenced and recorded in Swedish, the album firmly established her as a household name in Sweden.

To date, she has released eight albums, her latest being My Russian Soul (2008). Of particular note among these is Pictures of Me (2006), which features music written by artists like Jacob Karlzon, Lars Danielsson, Prince, Paul Simon, Seal, Stevie Wonder, Peter Gabriel, Van Morriss...

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Sofie Reed (US)

Sofie Reed Soulful, spunky, raw and refreshing, Swedish born and raised – Sofie Reed.
Sofie is a Vocalist, Composer and Visionary formatted into a One-Woman-Band. She plays harmonica, McSpadden Mountain Dulcimers, lap steel guitar, ukulele.. and she stomps her foot on an old wooden wine box!
You could call her music roots-blues or folk-blues or even roots-appalachian-with-a-dalecarlian-twist. Or – you could not call it at all. But you can feel it.
Yes, it’s blues, but it’s blues played on dulcimer: go ahead, Google it …look thru the blues history books …I cannot find a single artist of note anywhere who has applied the dulcimer to the blues. Then the voice — the lap steel — the harmonica — and the stomp...

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Jonas Kullhammar

Jonas Kullhammar (September 2, 1978) is an Swedish jazz composer, saxophonist and is one of Sweden’s most promising jazz musicians.

Kullhammar has passed over the Swedish jazz scene like a proverbial whirlwind. In year 2000 he released his debut recording, the self-produced Salut. It won him Sweden Radio’s Jazz Cat as the newcomer of the year. He followed up his success with The Soul of Jonas Kullhammar, even this CD produced and distributed by himself. Jonas third cd Plays Loud For The People received excellent reviews and got a nomination for the Swedish Grammy Award. He also received the Django D’or award and received the price Sweden Radio’s Jazz Cat as Jazz Musician of The Year in Sweden two years in a row. The group also...

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Ida Andersson