Rigmor Gustafsson

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Rigmor Gustafsson
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Rigmor Gustafsson (2009)
Background information
Birth nameRigmor Elisabeth Gustafsson
Born (1966-04-12) April 12, 1966 (age 53)
Värmskog, Sweden
GenresJazz
Occupation(s)Singer
LabelsACT
Websiterigmorgustafsson.com

Rigmor Elisabeth Gustafsson (born 12 April 1966) is a Swedish jazz singer.

Gustafsson comes from a musical family. Her sister Christina is also a singer in the field of jazz. At the age of eight she learned how to play the guitar at the public school in Grums, Sweden.[1] She studied at Sundstagymnasiter in Karlstad where she studied classical guitar but moved to singing. She began to study at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City and at Mannes College of Music.[2] While living in New York she met other musicians and started the Rigmor Gustafsson Quintet. She graduated in 1995, and the quintet went on tour in Sweden, Germany, and Switzerland between 1996 and 1997.[3]

In 1996, Rigmor Gustafsson's debut album In the Light of Day was released but in 1994 one could listen to Gustafssons children's record Sånger från TV-serien Planeten Pi where she sings with Anders Lundin and Lars In de Betou.[4]

In 2003, she signed with the German record label ACT, which released I Will Wait for You, recorded with the trombonist Nils Landgren.[5] During the same year Gustafsson performed at the Nobel Banquet.[6] In 2004 the album Close to You was released in which she recorded a version of Dionne Warwick's songs written by Burt Bacharach. The album achieved gold status.[7] On the album On My Way to You, from 2006, she sings songs by French composer Michel Legrand.[8]

On 19 June 2007, Gustafsson participated in the radio show Sommar, which was broadcast on Sveriges Radio P3. The same year the music album Alone with You was released.[9]

Discography[edit]

  • Sanger Fran TV-programmen Var Och Varannans Varld Och Planeten Pi (Philips, 1994)
  • Live (Prophone, 2000)
  • I Will Wait for You with Nils Landgren (ACT, 2003)
  • Close to You with Jacky Terrasson (ACT, 2004)
  • On My Way to You (ACT, 2006)
  • Alone with You (ACT, 2007)
  • Jazz Divas of Scandinavia (Red Dot, 2009)
  • Calling You (ACT, 2010)
  • When You Make Me Smile (ACT, 2014)
  • Come Home (ACT, 2019)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kända personer". Retrieved 3 December 2014.
  2. ^ "DIG-Music". DIG Jazz. Retrieved 3 December 2014.
  3. ^ Ingrid Strömdahl. "Rigmor hittar rätt i New York", Svenska Dagbladet 12 August 1997, page 25
  4. ^ "Lars Betou & Rigmor Gustafsson & Anders Lundin - Ljusa nätter och mörka dar – Lyssna på låten i WiMP". WiMP. Retrieved 3 December 2014.
  5. ^ Knut Johansson. Helsingborgs Dagblad 30 August 2003, page. 25
  6. ^ "Rigmor har koll på jazzhaken". Retrieved 3 December 2014.
  7. ^ Jonna Sima. "Rigmor Gustafsson säljer guld med Bacharach", Aftonbladet 19 July 2005, page 32
  8. ^ Ulf Johanson. "Rigmor Gustafsson växlar ned", Göteborgs-Posten 8 March 2006, page. 84
  9. ^ Linda Kling. "Hon sprider jazz till breda massan", Aftonbladet 25 September 2007, page. 31

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