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Emilia Mårtensson

Emilia Mårtensson is a London based Swedish/Slovenian vocalist and composer of considerable repute. Since graduating from Trinity College of Music, Greenwich in 2007, Emilia has built a well- deserved reputation as one of the most exciting young vocalists on the UK Jazz scene and she was recently awarded 'VOCALIST OF THE YEAR-2016'at the Parliamentary Jazz Awards.


Her gently expressive voice and highly personal compositions are firmly rooted within the folklore and countryside of her native southern Sweden, adding to the mystique and allure of a distinctive and truly original artist.

She has toured extensively around The UK and other parts of Europe and performes reguarly at venues such as Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, The Vortex, The 606 Jazz Club, Elgar Rooms-Royal Albert Hall and Festivals such as London Jazz Festival, Manchester Jazz Festival, Ystad Jazz Festival, Vossa Jazz Festival etc. 


Her critically acclaimed contributions (both as vocalist and lyricist) to Kairos 4Tet no doubt helped them bring home a 2011 MOBO Award, while her distinctive voice led The Observer to deem her ‘The New Face of British Jazz 2012′. Emilia har released two albums so far in her own name and about to release her third one later this year. 


-"There's a brilliantly judged and utterly natural sounding balance between duskiness and pure-toned clarity in her voice, but what really impresses is a talent for story-telling within the context of her songs and for drawing the listener in". -JazzUK


...."A voice of quite remarkable expressive depth" -JAZZWISE


…”Martensson invest every sound with a skimming, rapturous lightness and clarity”… JF, The Guardian

Matt Robinson 

​Matt Robinson is a London based pianist, composer and improviser, working primarily in jazz and contemporary music. He is much in demand as a sideman and recording artist as well as performing regularly in various collaborations and original music projects.

Matt studied at the Royal Academy of Music and was awarded the Edwin Samuel Dove prize and a Yamaha Jazz Scholarship upon graduation in 2012.

Since then, Matt has performed and recorded with many leading musicians on the UK scene and is a member of several regularly performing bands including Snowpoet, Flying Machines, Nick Costley-White Quartet, Fini Bearman Group, Sam Rapley's Fabled and Corrie Dick Group.


Matt is featured on several critically acclaimed albums:

Thought You Knew, Snowpoet and Butterfly - EP by Snowpoet

Flying Machines with Alex Munk, Conor Chaplin and Dave Hamblett

Detour Ahead by Nick Costley-White

Impossible Things by Corrie Dick

Burn The Boat by Fini Bearman

Verde by Yuko Yokoi

Between Shadows by trumpeter/composer Reuben Fowler amongst many others...

“Matt Robinson, a recent graduate of RAM, is rapidly making his presence felt on the UK scene.” – Lance, Bebop Spoken Here

“Robinson is also an impressive composer and this fact allied to the quality of his performance on this album suggests that he has a very bright future ahead of him.” – Ian Mann, The Jazz Mann

“The long Mehldau-like piano intro to the graceful For Anya highlights resourceful young pianist Matt Robinson’s spontaneity” – John Fordham, The Guardian

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I have always dreamt about running my own Vocal Festival and in September 2018 I arranged my very first 'Beyond Vocals' Festival in my beloved Izola in Slovenia, which is my second home. The festival offers an exciting program of concerts and open mic sessions as well as workshops and masterclasses for singers of all levels, (age 18 and above) who are interested in jazz, folk and contemporary music. The festival takes place over a long weekend in September and is a chance to combine a summer holiday by the sea with inspiring and developing vocal workshops and masterclasses. In the evenings, after your afternoon swim in the Adriatic sea, you get to immerse yourself in amazing vocal music ranging from Jazz, Folk, Art.Pop, Classical, World etc. All concerts takes place in the evenings on the local square. -VOCAL MASTERCLASSES AND WORKSHOPS -ENSEMBLE SINGING AND GROUP WORK -EVENING CONCERTS presenting some of Beyond Vocals favourite singers -OPEN TO ALL SINGERS of all musical backgrounds and experiences 18+ Last years performances were:The Magic Lantern, Fini Bearman, ELDA Trio ad Marina Martensson. FOR MORE INFO GO TO 'BEYOND VOCALS FESTIVAL' or email me: