Rigmor Gustafsson

(born 1966, in Värmskog, Vrämland, Sweden, residence Stockholm) is a jazz vocalist and composer. Since 1992 Gustafsson has been working as a freelance vocalist. She performs all kinds of vocal jazz music but on the fourth CD on the German label ACT, all the compositions are Gustafsson's own originals. She was educated in New York and performed during her studies with her own quintet; The Rigmor Gustafsson Quintet- to which she also composed most of the material. The Quintet was formed in New York in1994. During 2012 she performed with her trio in different European countries, but was also a featured guest with other constellations, among others Norrbotten Chamber Orchestra and Dalasinfoniettan.  Gustafsson's three earlier CD's on ACT On my way to you, Close to you, I will wait for you have all sold Gold in Sweden and  Close to you with Jacky Terrasson Trio, was as well as I will wait for you  nominated for a Grammy Award. I will wait for you also received the Jazz Award in Germany. In Sweden her engagements have ranged from working with several big bands and symphony orchestras to leading various small groups. She has been a featured guest on a number of Swedish National television shows and done many recordings for the radio, in Sweden but also in the rest of Europe. Gustafsson's 7th CD Alone with you went straight up to no. 1 on the jazz chart when it was released in Sweden, and was awarded with a Swedish Grammy for Best Jazz Record 2007. She also appeared in several Swedish TV shows, for example in the celebration of Crown Princess Victoria’s birthday as well as her wedding –which were both broadcast live on Swedish National TV. She has had collaboration with Radio String Qurtet Vienna which received a lot of attention and they made over 50 concerts together all over Europe in 2011.
Selected recordings: Rigmor Gustafsson Live Prophone Records, 2000; The Signature Edition, ACT, 2011; Plan # 46, Prophone Records, 1998; In the Light of Day, Prophone Records, 1997; Calling You, ACT, 2010

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