"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.

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Elin will be singing on her birthday in Times Square, Wed. March 11th. Come celebrate it with her! The show will feature some of her favorite Brazilian music, past and present, as well as originals from her debut album and her latest collaboration with Thievery Corporation. Get your tickets now!
Alma Tropicalia, Elin's psychedelic Brazilian band, just released a brand new 2-song single! "What Makes You" written by Elin & "Last Road Out" by Ben Takis. Come see the band LIVE Sunday, Feb 22nd at the Bethesda Blues & Jazz Club opening for "Dendê & Band" from NYC.
On April 1, 2014, Thievery Corporation released their first Brazilian tribute album "Saudade" which features Elin on three songs that she co-wrote (two in Portuguese and one in Italian): Para Sempre, Quem Me Leva, and Sola In Città. Elin debuted LIVE with Thievery Corporation in December 2014 at the Lincoln Theater in DC.
Every Thursday night in DC you can catch Elin singing LIVE with the Eighteenth Street Lounge Latin Jazz Orchestra from 10pm-1am, an 8-piece salsa band fronted by both a male and female vocalist, playing a range of music from classic mambo, to merengue, to fresh originals.
Elin was just nominated for 2 WAMMYS (Washington DC Grammys) including Best Latin Vocalist and Best Latin Group with Alma Tropicália!