"Brazilian jazz celebrates that which is radiant and joyous and moving, and in this regard, Elin more than matches the material she sings." – ALL ABOUT JAZZ – Internationally acclaimed jazz vocalist, Elin, will add a touch of class to your event with the smoothest, most authentic Brazilian bossa nova, Latin and Jazz classics. A headliner at the Blue Note and Jazz at Lincoln Center, Elin (Eee-a-leen) and her first class ensemble perform internationally at top venues and are highly sought after for corporate & private events. Singing in more than 7 languages and covering many styles, Elin offers a versatility that is second to none. If what you're looking for is truly authentic Brazilian jazz, samba & bossa nova, you have come to the right place. Elin also covers the classic jazz and Latin repertoires, thanks in part to her heritage and extensive jazz studies.
Born and raised in Sweden by Peruvian and Irish parents - and fluent in five languages - Elin is the embodiment of multiculturalism. She began singing as a teenager in jazz clubs, and as the lead singer of Norrköping's Big Band when she was only 19, but quickly worked her way up to top venues, major events, international festivals, radio, and tv. She earned a degree in jazz & studio music at the University of Miami, where she was the first student ever to receive the Jon Secada scholarship award. While performing regularly in clubs and at private events in South Beach and the Miami area, she also recorded with the likes of Julio Iglesias and Roberto Carlos as a studio vocalist. Elin has been living in NYC for 10 yrs and just sold out Jazz at Lincoln Center for the second time. This year she also opened for Chaka Khan, George Benson, Stanley Clarke & George Duke at Miami's Jazz in the Gardens Festival. Her debut album "Lazy Afternoon" topped the jazz charts when it was released in 2006 and she is now working on her second album.
Elin brings 20 years of experience & the utmost professionalism to every event and loves working intimately with a client to ensure that their vision is fulfilled. Her extensive experience has made her a very detail-oriented person who understands how to work well with different people in a variety of settings. She can easily provide a small & intimate sound or a large, energetic ensemble that will have you dancing all night! A male vocalist can also be added to the group for even more versatility and variety. Brazilian or Latin dancers & percussionists are also available for larger productions.
"A skillful improviser, a clever manipulator of melody and a confident bandleader...this European with Brazil in her blood has thoroughly carried out her dream." - ALLMUSIC
"An urbane work that unfolds with exotic jazz and pop sensibility" - MIAMI NEW TIMES
"..each word flowing like liquid chocolate." - DOWN BEAT MAGAZINE
"Overall, Lazy Afternoon is an impressive debut." - JAZZREVIEW
"Lazy Afternoon has the sultry, laid-back feeling so frequently brought on by the smooth sounds of Brazilian jazz." - GLOBAL RHYTHM
"…[the CD contains] beautiful and gratifying renditions of familiar tunes...a primmer on how these songs should be done." - LISTEN HERE RADIO