Josefine Cronholm (S), b. 1971, participated
in Django Bates' Human Chain Plus at the JAZZPAR 97 Event and was a featured
soloist with Marilyn Mazur's groups at the JAZZPAR Event 2001.
Josefine Cronholm (S), b. 1971, was member of various
Swedish vocal groups as a teenager and appeared at clubs in Brazil as
early as 1991. She has studied music in Sweden and in Copenhagen.
When Cronholm appeared at the JAZZPAR Event 1997 she
was unknown to the public at large. But in addition to other indications
Prize Winner Django Bates' choice of her to be featured as a soloist during
part of the Human Chain set of the JAZZPAR Concerts raised the expectations.
The beguiling voice of the young Swedish vocalist added a new dimension
to Bates' work, resulting in a more mellow and reflective style than his
accustomed pyrotechnics. Cronholm is solid and gives sensitive, forthright
readings to the melodies in a straightforward yet unconventional manner.
What on the surface might look like ice-cool, impassive minimalism only
expands the impact of her deeply emotional and moving singing.
Based in Copenhagen since 1995, Josefine Cronholm is
one of the busiest vocalists in town.