Madeleine Östlund

(born in Malmö, resident Malmö/Sweden), is a vocalist, arranger, drama leader and composer. She started to sing in choirs as a child. Later she did many productions together with the theater company Studioteatern in Malmö. She is a woman with many interests and has studied many different subjects such as an introduction course at EAS (Electronic Music Sweden). She studied at Reykjavik singing academy in Iceland and she also studied piano for a while but later on turned towards jazz music. Just to mention some of her interests, she had a workshop in throat singing. Her music has been broadcast on Swedish Radio. Östlund has worked with musicians such as Mathias Landaeus, Karl-Martin Almqvist, Andy Fite, Håkan Goohde, Mattias Windemo, Johan Leijonhufvud, B.G. Sahlin, Mats Andersson, Per Sjödin, René Sandoval, Max Schultz,Mathias Hjorth and Loic Dequidt among others.
Selected works: The sunken land, lyrics Madelein Östlund; Pictures, dreams; Vattenvägar, lyrics Madeleine Östlund.
Selected recordings: So it sings, 2006, Jiva Records.

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Maggi Olin

(born in1961, resident Malmö/Sweden), is a jazz composer, pianist, arranger and pedagogue. She studied at Berklee College of music and graduated with a IE/piano degree. She also studied to music pedagogue at Malmö Academy of Music and currently teaches piano and ensemble at the same university. Olin has released nine CDs in her own name but has also recorded with other artists such as Ingrid and Christine Jensen, Sofie Norling, Cennet Jönsson, Peter Danemo, Donny McCaslin, Maria Schneider, Gary Thomas, Clarence Penn, Lena Willemark, Miriam Aida, Karl-Martin Almkvist, Anders Bergcrantz, Thomas Frank, Torben Waldorff and Amanda Sedgwick. She has toured with her own music to festivals and clubs in Canada, Mexico, the US, Sweden, Denmark, Turkey, Spain and Germany. And among the festivals where she has performed, are can Montreal Jazzfestival, Vancouver Int. Jazzfestival, Rochester Int, Jazzbaltica-festivalen, Istanbul Jazzfestival, Eurojazzfestival in Mexico City, IAJE festival in Toronto, Copenhagen Jazzfestival, Århus Int. Jazzfestival and Umeå Jazzfestival. Olin has also arranged music to bands like Relay orchestra, Pappas skägg and Daish Toneart. She plays in many different bands: Nordic Connect with Ingrid and Christine Jensen, Davids Angels with Sofie Norling, Scott Stroman/Cennet Jönsson vocal group, Kopa Orchestra and Mats Ingvarssons HOPE. Olin has also co-composed together with Swedish saxophinst/composer Cennet Jönsson and written music in collaboration with lyricist/vocalist Sofia Feuer. Strong melodies are important in her music. In the mid 90's Olin was one of the arrangers and founders to the festival Gal's n'jazz.
Selected recordings: David's Angels, Substar, 2010, Kopasetic; Eliveation, Eliveator, 2010, Kopasetic; Maggi Olin & Cennet Jönsson, Relay, 2007; Nordic Connect, Flurry, 2007, Artist Share; Maggi Olin Band, Le Specialité, 2005, Prophone; Maggi Olin Band, Live at Fashing, 2005, Prophone; Maggi Olin Band, Dreams, 1999, Prophone; Maggi Olin Band, Landofme, 1996, Prophone;
Publications direction: Available at Svensk Music/Swedmic AB
Awards, selection: SKAP (Swedish Copmosers of Popular Music) 2002; Jazzkannan 2004; Jazzkatten 2008; 5 -years grant The Swedish Arts Grants Committee 2011-2014.

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Maja Osojnik

(born in 1976, in Slovenia, resident in Vienna), composer. The Slovak musician Maja Osojnik, has made a name for herself as recorder player, singer, composer and electronic musician in various projects of early, new, experimental and loud, agitated music. She completed her master’s degree in recorder and an instrumental and vocal pedagogy diploma at the Vienna university of Music with distinction. She studied jazz singing there as well at Konservatorium Wien University. Osojnik has been awarded numerous Prizes and scholarships, among them: Gradus ad Parnassum 2003, YYAP- EM 2004(1st prize Ensemble MIKADO), Voices Jazz Fest Vienna Award 2005, SKE (LFO), Publicity prize 2007. She concertizes throughout Europe on well-known stages and at recognized festivals with various groups. Among them the Maja Osojnik Band, Ensemble MIKADO, low Frequency Orchestra, Frufru and Subshrubs. Osojnik partecipates as a guest in many other projects (Bulbul, Toxic Dreams)
Works/publications: Oblaki son rdeči, Slovenian folk songs with the Maja Osojnik band (cd 2006), songs from Mortagapenija for 2 recorders, voices, 2 electric chit, vibr, b, cb (electric bass), batt, electronics, tape and various toys; composition & text & tape: Maja Osojnik (2007), 3.3 vor über. nach for wheel, voice, two Paetzold recorders and electronics (2008)
Performances: Good morning, who are you? with choreographer Vita Osojnik, Arge Kultur (Salzburg, 2006), Aus dem Mund, collaboration of Schweden Wochen, Dischungel Wien and Wien Modern (2007), Vienna Venu(e)s, vernissage and concert of own works by Frufru at the Echoraum, Vienna (2008).
Awards: Bank Austria Artist of the Year (2008)

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