So, who is this Elin, what is her music all about, and how did she end up on this journey?
Born and raised in Sweden by an Irish mother and a Peruvian father. Grew up in three distinct cultures and continents: Europe, North and South America. Oldest of six children, fluent in five languages, eight-year resident of New York City, instrumentalist and student of music since the age of seven, and utterly obsessed with Brazilian music! This should give you a start at understanding the colorful complexities and remarkable adventures from which Elin draws her inspirations and expressions.
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All About Jazz (June ’07):
“Elin is not a dark singer. This is not a criticism. Brazilian jazz celebrates that which is radiant and
joyous and moving and in this regard, Elin more than matches the material she sings.”
Down Beat Magazine (Jan ‘07):
“Zeal, ambition and musical ESP fire Elin’s Lazy Afternoon… [she] delivers a debut that has all the
wonder of a magical discovery... Elin draws you in, turning familiar songs into an intimate and personal
concert. Like a Frank Sinatra devotee, she controls the song’s tempo and demeanor through her lush
phrasing and luxurious delivery, each word flowing like liquid chocolate.” Ken Micallef
AllMusic.com (Aug ’06):
“Elin's story is one of dogged determination…she's a Swede who fell in love with Brazilian music, then
fell in love with jazz, decided she would learn Portuguese and immerse herself in Brazilian culture, and
finally put it all together to become a singer of Brazilian jazz