Northern Realms World Music Showcase 2009 Coinciding with APAP in New York

Building on its success in 2008, the On Queue Performing Artists agency is again producing the Northern Realms Showcase, featuring world music and jazz talent from Northern Lands. The concerts will take place Monday, January 12, 7:30-10:30pm at  Scandinavia House – Victor Borge Hall located at  58 Park Avenue at 38th Street in New York.

  • Boot (World) 7:30 – 7:55pm
  • Josefine Lindstrand (Jazz) 8:00 – 8:25pm
  • Jakob Karlzon (Piano Improvisation) 8:30 – 8:55pm
  • Carina Reich + Bogdan Szyber (Performance Art) 9:00 – 9:25pm
  • Genticorum (Traditional) 9:30 – 10:00pm


Brief artist biographies:

Boot – Sweden
In the hands of these powerful musicians the hurdy-gurdy, Baroque lute, bouzouki, electric mandora, viola d’amore, and percussion combine to incite an ecstatic, energized state. Veterans of the groups Groupa, Hedningarna, Hurdy-Gurdy, Den Fule, Triptyk, and Swåp and nominated for a Grammis Award in 2000.

Josefine Lindstrand – Sweden
A singer and pianist living in Stockholm, Josefine’s new album “There Will be Stars” will be released in February. In recent years she has established herself on the international jazz scene, collaborating with Django Bates and Uri Cane and is the current “Jazz in Sweden” Artist of the Year

Jacob Karlzon – Sweden
A uniquely talented and interesting jazz pianist, Jacob improvises over the works of French composer Maurice Ravel, using Ravel’s music as a vantage point for his own improvisations … digging into the soul and heart of the music instead of blindly following the scores. Since his debut in 1990 he has been playing with some of the best musicians in Sweden, Denmark and the world: Kenny Wheeler, Billy Cobham, Jeff Ballard, Jon Christensen and Cæcilie Norby just to name a few.

Carina Reich + Bogdan Szyber – Sweden
The Bastards of Grey, Everyday Living
Bold and disproportionate, daringly visual and explosive, the art of performers Carina Reich and Bogdan Szyber seems impossible to define. Together they create critically acclaimed performance and visual art in many genres and forms of media

Genticorum – Québec
Traditional trio; “Generous in spirit, meticulous in detail and flawless in execution”… “a sonic marvel of synergistic chemistry” – featuring flute, fiddle, guitar, bass and vocal harmonies. Two-time winners of Canadian Folk Award (Best Trad. Ensemble, Best Trad. Album).

Reservations required, contact:
On Queue Performing Artists: Sandra Peevers
Phone: 607-547-9494


Author: World Music Central News Department

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