Rigmor Gustafsson

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Rigmor Gustafsson
Rigmor Gustafsson @ Brunkebergstorg 01.jpg
Rigmor Gustafsson (2009)
Background information
Birth nameRigmor Elisabeth Gustafsson
Born (1966-04-12) April 12, 1966 (age 52)
OriginVärmskog, Sweden
GenresJazz
Occupation(s)Singer
Websitehttp://rigmorgustafsson.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 Rigmor learned how to play the guitar at the public school in Grums, Sweden.[1] She later studied at Sundstagymnasiter in Karlstad where she studied classic guitar-work but moved to singing. She later began to study at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City, USA and at Mannes College of Music.[2] While living in New York she met other musicians and created the Rigmor Gustafsson Quintet. She graduated in 1995, and the quinted continued to tour between 1996 and 1997 in Sweden, Germany and Switzerland.[3]

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

In 2003 the German record label ACT signed her and released I Will Wait for You along with the trombonist Nils Landgren.[5] The same year Rigmor performed at the Nobel Banquet.[6] In 2004 the album Close to You was released in which she makes her own version of Dionne Warwick's songs made by Burt Bacharach, the album sold gold.[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 in which she had written all the songs.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kända personer". Retrieved 3 December 2014.
  2. ^ "DIG-Music". 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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