Annika Skough Quartet
Wednesday 25 January 2017
The Annika Skoogh Quartet is an exciting band fast gaining a reputation as a force to be reckoned with led by Annika Skoogh on vocals. Their music is an innovative re-working of mainly Jazz Standards but also contempoary tunes through alternate time signatures, re-harmonisations and a modern aesthetic. The result is a new fresh sound where the old meets the new. Adventurous Swedish singer Annika blends an effortless, rhythmical style with a warm soulful tone and daring scatting and she has picked a fine band for this contemporary jazz project, namely Matt Carter (piano), Al Swainger (bass) and Coach York (drums) and they frame Annika’s assured vocals very well indeed. Between them, they play many of the jazz circuits and festivals both locally and nationally. Expect to hear effortless improvisation, technical prowess, tight rhythms delivered with passion and high energy. A must see.
“Seriously good talent….what a voice!” Phonic FM
“What amazing voice…” CiCCiC Jazz Club
“A singular vocalist capable of both power and sweetness… ” St Ives Jazz Club