Christina Bjordal

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Christina Bjordal
Birth name Christina Elisabeth Nesse Bjordal
Born (1980-09-25) 25 September 1980 (age 37)
Haugesund, Rogaland, Norway
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician, composer
Instruments Vocals
Labels Universal Music
Associated acts Christina Bjordal Band
Website christinabjordal.com

Christina Elisabeth Nesse Bjordal (born 25 September 1980 in Haugesund, Norway) is a Norwegian Jazz singer.[1]

Career[edit]

Bjordal let out her debut album Where Dreams Begin, within Christina Bjordal Band in 2003. Two years later she signed up with Universal Music, which resulted in a new solo album Brighter Days (2006). On the latest solo release Warrior of Light (2009) Bjordal is joined by a cream team of musicians, among them Bugge Wesseltoft, Nils Petter Molvær, Mathias Eick, Bendik Hofseth and Nils-Olav Johansen. During the last couple of years she has established her name in the Norwegian vocal jazz genre. They were granted great reviews. She puts her heart into the album with her own lyrics and melodies. Bjordal received the Sildajazzprisen in 2007.[1]

Recently Bjordal has performed at several jazz festivals, like Kongsberg Jazzfestival, both with her solo projectsand opening a concert together with Karin Krog, Nattjazz in Bergen, Oslo Jazz festival, Canal Street, the Jazz and Blues Festival in Arendal, Sildajazz in Haugesund, and Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival. She has also performed at Norwegian embassies in both London and Edinburgh.[2]

Honors[edit]

Discography[edit]

Solo albums[edit]

Within Christina Bjordal Band
As soloist
  • 2006: Brighter Days (Universal Music).
  • 2009: Warrior of Light (Universal Music).

Collaborative works[edit]

With various artists

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Christina Bjordal Biography" (in Norwegian). Last.fm. Retrieved 2013-08-19. 
  2. ^ "Christina Bjordal Biography". MyMusicBase.ru. Retrieved 2013-08-19. 

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Staffan William-Olsson
Recipient of the Sildajazzprisen
2007
Succeeded by
Olav Dale