Sarah Riedel

(born in Stockholm, 1982, resident Stockholm/Sweden) is a vocalist, musician and composer in the jazz, classical and experimental fields. She studied at the Academy of Music And Drama in Gothenburg with a baccalaureate degree in 2009. As a five year old she débuted on the CD Världens bästa Astrid with the song Lille katt written by her father Georg Riedel, a song that has been heard in almost every home in Sweden. Since that Riedel has participated on many different CD: s, radio and TV programs and performed on many different stages. Her first CD in her own name, Memories of a Lost Lane was released in 2010 and the same year she was nominated for Swedish Radio's prestigious award Jazzkatten in the category Rookie of the year. Riedel runs and writes for several bands such as Sara Riedel Timeline and Riedel/Svensson/Skokic. She has toured in Japan, USA and Europe and performed at the Institute Suèdois in Paris for example, Umeå Jazz festival, Stockholm Jazz festival, Rockwood Music Hall, the Kennedy Center and Kids Euro Festival - where she played several concerts for children. In 2012 the CD Cornelis vs Riedel, with compositions by her father and vocals by Sarah Riedel and Nicolai Dunger, was nominated for a Swedish Grammy.
Selected recordings: Common Creature with Daydreamers 2011; Hemligheter på vägen Footprint Records, 2008; Impro in the djungle, while we're sipping a smooth cocktail with Amazonas, 2010.
Awards, selection: Sten A Olsson's Foundation for research and Culture 2008.

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