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 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
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