Cathrine Legardh , born 1973, jazz vocalist singing swing, bebop and Nordic tunes. Studied with Fionna Duncan (Scotland) and most recently in New York with vocal mentors Sheila Jordan and Jay Clayton eg.. Just released jazz debut featuring the awardwinning, Scottish Brian Kellock (p) and Hugo Rasmussen (b) + Jacob Fischer (g) eg. CD was launched in June 2008 by Storyville Records in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Cathrine also writes and performs for children in her project NullerNix for sjov!. She organizes charity concerts + vocal jazz workshops, and continuously tries to build up the network among musicians, in particular jazz singers, in DK and abroad
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'Cathrine Legardh, the Danish singer with the smoky, sultry voice, takes you into emotional places and makes you part of her world...'
- JAZZ CENTRE THE LOT (Edinburgh Int. Jazz Festival), Aug. 2008.
'A Danish-Norwegian singer with relatively conventional repertoire, Legardh is nevertheless not easy to summarise. Her contribution to the liner notes is entirely frank about her mixed bag of inspirations… Although there are numbers associated with each of them in the programme, she doesn’t really sound like anybody. Also on the plus side... she has a quirky timbre (intonation too at times)!’
- JAZZWISE (B
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