Anna Jalkéus is a Boston based singer, harpist, and composer known as a powerful, creative musician who writes genre bending music with fearlessness and originality. She has received many national awards such as the JEN Young Composer Showcase, Swedish Monica Zetterlund and Ted Gärdestad awards, scholarship from STIM (Swedish ASCAP), and was awarded “Outstanding Performance” with her band in DownBeat Student Music Awards 2017. She is a sought-after collaborator and frequently appears as a side(wo)man in experimental, contemporary jazz groups. Born in 1992 in Stockholm, Sweden, Anna grew up traveling worldwide with Swedish a cappella phenomenon The Real Group, seeing as both of her parents were original members. Since then, Anna has performed at major venues in US cities such as NYC, Chicago, Dallas and Kansas City, as well as internationally in Hong Kong, China, Germany, Norway, and all over Sweden, including a performance at the Stockholm Jazz Festival in 2013.
Anna Jalkéus Group’s debut album “Estrogenia” was released in 2018 and features ten of Anna’s compositions. The album’s title is the name of a super heroine created by Anna in 2016; Estrogenia is the protector of equality between all people regardless of gender, race or sexual orientation. Anna has also written and premiered a concerto for jazz voice, harp and orchestra entitled “The Rise of Estrogenia” covering Estrogenia’s origin story and her fight against her nemesis “The Nasty Orange Monster”
Anna Jalkeus has carved her way onto the jazz/fusion world with her distinct band and sound of
her own. Her debut album Estrogenia is a journey inside the artist. It's not linear or simple. It's a
thought-provoking work of art. (...) Estrogenia is a compelling debut recording by a fascinating
artist and equally compelling group. This is original jazz at its best.
- Devon Doc Wendell, LA Jazz Times
Willing to teach
Intermediate to advanced
Bachelor of Music, Jazz Performance from Royal College of Music Stockholm '15
Graduate Artist Certificate, Performance from University of North Texas '17
Graduate Teaching Fellow at University of North Texas 2016-2017
Adjunct Faculty at University of North Texas 2017-2019 teaching jazz voice private lessons,
advanced vocal improvisation and directing the UNT Jazz Singers and Avenue C vocal jazz
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