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RECENT EVENTS - Late Night Jazz - Emilia Martensson

Thursday 3 April 2014 - 9:45 PM

Emilia Martensson | Royal Albert Hall

Unlike most of today's singer songwriters, Emilia Mårtensson's teenage years were not spent exploring the catalogues of Dylan, Waits, Young and Drake, rather, her evenings were spent listening to Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and Anita O' Day in the depths of Southern Sweden's countryside where she lived. Blurring the lines between folk and jazz, Emilia takes inspiration from the jazz vocal legends, yet it is the Swedish folk songs of her country that underpins who she is.

Emilia moved away from her home in Sweden in 2000 to study music at one of London's most prestigious conservatories, Trinity College of Music. She graduated in 2007 and has since then been making her mark on the UK Jazz Scene and has performed at venues and festivals such as Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, The Vortex, The 606, Cheltenham Jazz Festival, The Love Supreme Jazz Festival as well as festivals and venues around big parts of Europe with a focus on Scandinavia.

"The new face of British Jazz 2012" The Observer

Late Night Jazz

Our intimate Late Night Jazz series presents sensational music in the relaxed setting of the Elgar Room. The series is part of a wide range of events to enjoy outside our main auditorium. For more on these events visit the More at the Hall page.

Delicious sharing boards, snacks and drinks will be available to enjoy in the Elgar from 9:00pm. View sample menu

The Hall’s Café Bar (located on the Ground Floor, Door 12) will also be open before the concert and offers light snacks and drinks.