International Jazz Artist Emma Sundvik Finds Her Voice Around the World

Emma Sundvik is a promising young international jazz artist. Inspired by old school greats such as Chet Baker and Ella Fitzgerald, she will take you back in time with her smooth vocals, melodic scatting, and warm trumpet tone. So far in her career, Emma has worked with jazz greats Kurt Elling, Sheila Jordan, Peter Eldridge (New York Voices), Maggie Scott, and Steve Zegree, among others. She has performed at private and public venues around the globe such as Jazz at Lincoln Center (NYC), La Ribera Jazz (Bilbao), Húrra (Reykjavík), Cafe Mercedes Jazz (Valencia), and Wally's Cafe (Boston).

Emma spent the past two years living between Boston, Massachusetts and Valencia, Spain while studying at the prestigious Berklee College of Music. She received a Downbeat Award with her vocal jazz choir in 2017 for Outstanding Performance. Additionally, while attending Berklee, she received the Outstanding Jazz Vocalist Award, Berklee Achievement Grant, and Voice Department Achievement Award for her personal successes.
Emma loves traveling. She says that music is the best way to communicate and connect with someone who speaks a different language or is from a different culture. Her music has taken her to Iceland for an innovative recording project, to a Mardis Gras themed swing dance night in Valencia, and to Maureen’s Jazz Celler for an intimate show in her hometown. Everywhere it has taken her, she’s valued the musical communities she has been welcomed into.

At the end of September 2018, Emma flew to Iceland to meet with a group called Apartment Sessions. Apartment Sessions is a Brooklyn-based multimedia artist collective centered around building a strong, diverse community through music and collaboration. In Iceland, the 40 musicians, video crew, and audio crew spent 10 days learning original compositions and arrangements and recording them in some of the most beautiful locations around the island. Many of the sessions were powered by solar energy thanks to Sun Lab Studio. Some notable settings include the inside of a cave, on a fjord, and in front of the northern lights.

In December 2018 Emma started a swing band: Emma Sundvik and the Midnight Excursion. The 6-piece band consists of voice, trumpet, trombone, clarinet, and violin, with a rhythm section of double bass, piano, and drums. Performing hits by Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Ella Fitzgerald, the Andrews Sisters, and more, they have an extensive repertoire of classic jazz of the 1920s-40s and are sure to get you out of your seat and onto your feet. The band performed numerous shows in Spain and worked with Spirit Valencia Lindy Hop in Valencia, Spain for some of their events.
Emma’s flexibility and musicianship in many other genres outside of jazz have led her to additional opportunities to record and perform. Last week, she appeared in a show at the Delancey in the Lower East Side, NY playing trumpet with up-and-coming rapper and producer, RickyRick. As one of her side projects, she currently plays the trumpet and sings in The Font Club, an acoustic folk-rock band based in Providence, RI. The band just finished recording their new album, Beach House, which is the first of the band’s that Emma appears on. The album is heavily inspired by Of Monsters & Men, The Head and the Heart, Mumford & Sons, and Carbon Leaf, and it will be released on November 22, 2019. 

This fall, Emma will be recording her debut album, which she plans to release in early 2020. It will celebrate the great jazz vocalists who inspired her to pursue a career in music. For now, you can listen to her debut single, “Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most” on Apple Music, Spotify, iTunes, and other major streaming channels.

Emma will be living in Boston, MA until the end of the year. After then she plans to move either back to Spain or to fall in love with a new country and call it home. Emma wants to learn more about jazz scenes around the world and how it’s influenced by a country’s culture and native music.
Though she was featured in recently released Lifoti's October/November 2019 issue 10, you can check it from below link's for your country:

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