Emilia Mårtensson

London based Swedish vocalist and composer of considerable repute.

Emilia Mårtensson

After her three latest album releases Emilia has built a well- deserved reputation as one of the most exciting vocalists on the UK Jazz scene and she was 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.

Emilia is supported by PRS for music foundation and was  awarded the ‘Women make music’ funding scheme for her latest project ‘ELDA Trio’. She was selected for the ‘Made in The Uk’ Scheme in 2019, which took her and her ELDA Trio to Rochester Jazz Festival in New York where she performed two sold out shows at Christ Church. Elda trio features Brazilian percussion player Adriano Adewale and Slovenian Accordion player Janez Dovc. Their debut album ‘ELDA’ celebrates the beauty and importance of exploring and merging cultures.

Emilia is the featured vocalist in several projects and has been collaborating, both as singer and as a composer, with artists such as Iain Ballamy(Uk), Kit Downs(Uk), Eric Legnini(Fr), Jasper Hoiby (Uk) and Monocled Man, (UK). Her most acclaimed collaboration led to a MOBO Award with the British group ‘Kairos 4tet’. 

In the past Emilia has also received recognition from The Observer as ‘The new face of British jazz’ in 2012, and in 2013 she was chosen by ‘Svensk Jazz’ for Pulsslags Turnen, which took her on a two week long tour around Sweden to promote her album ‘Ana’. Her success as a band leader also led her to be chosen to partake in ‘The Take Five’ Artist Program delivered by national music producers Serious in 2015. 

Emilia is a regular performer at some of Europe’s leading venues and festivals and has appeared at The London Jazz Festival, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, Bimhuis in Amsterdam, Sunset Sunside in Paris, Fasching in Stockholm, Ljubljana Jazz Festival and The Love Supreme Jazz Festival in UK to name just a few.