"Zeal, ambition and musical ESP fire Elin's 'Lazy Afternoon'... a debut that has all the wonder of a magical discovery...like a Frank Sinatra devotee, she controls the song's tempo and demeanor through her lush phrasing and luxurious delivery, each word flowing like liquid chocolate." -Down Beat Magazine
"Brazilian jazz celebrates that which is radiant and joyous and moving and in this regard, Elin more than matches the material she sings." -All About Jazz
"Elin proves a skillful improviser, a clever manipulator of melody and a confident bandleader...this European with Brazil in her blood has thoroughly carried out her dream." -AllMusic.com
Brand new rising star, Elin (pronounced EE-a-leen), has reached astonishing heights by twice selling out Jazz at Lincoln Center - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola and completing three tours in Japan, most recently at the "Lost in Translation" hotel in Tokyo. She has performed at prestigious NYC venues like the Blue Note, Joe's Pub, Iridium & Smoke, and her star is also on the rise in other major US cities such as Boston, San Francisco, and Miami, where she shared the stage with Chaka Khan, George Benson, and Nancy Wilson at the 2008 Jazz in the Gardens festival. Elin has headlined at premier festivals and venues in the Canary Islands, Peru, El Salvador, Brazil, Guam, Japan, Miami, Boston, California, Washington, DC and New York City.
Born and raised in Sweden by Peruvian and Irish parents-and fluent in five languages-Elin is the embodiment of multiculturalism. Her debut album, Lazy Afternoon, released in the U.S. to rave reviews by jazz radio and critics alike, is a genre-bending mix of American & Brazilian standards combined with fresh new originals. On the US JazzWeek charts, where it spent 22+ weeks, it debuted as the #1 most added album on the World Music Chart then peaked at #6. On the Traditional Jazz Chart, it debuted as the 6th Most Added CD, and on the College Jazz Chart it peaked at #4. Performing in seven languages, she's a polished jazz vocalist with a pop sensibility who showcases an ardent vocal style and an uncanny ear for melody.The Full Story