Biography

JOSEFINE CRONHOLM Singer, composer

 

Growing up with the nature close and as an audience she knew in a very early age that she wanted to sing and dance so by the age of 16 she moved to the city and started highscool where she studied theater and dance. Here she experienced the magic of the stage.

Her childhood and youth gave her a strong foundation in swedish folk

and jazz.

 

When she started the Rythmic Music Conservatory 1995 she became a member of the ambient and improvised group Factum est.

During her time at the Rythmic Music Conservatory she started to work with Django Bates and recorded the acclaimed "Quiet Nights" (1998).

At the same period she founded her group IBIS and recorded two albums: "Wild Garden" in 2001 and "Hotel Paradise" in 2003. That year she also received the prize Swedish Jazz artist of the year 2003.

 

Her third soloalbum "Songs of the Falling Feather" was released 2010. In this production Josefine Cronholm wanted to leave the found and improvised and focus on the design and production. To obtain this she drew in the magnificent musician Henrik Lindstrand for support on the production.

ACT Music released this critically acclaimed record. She received The (Danish) Art Council Award for the album due to it extraordinary artistic qualities.

She began her work with Marilyn Mazur in 2001 as a member in Percussion Paradise and later in Cronholm/Mazur/Jonsson Trio and the quartet Celestial Circle with

John Taylor and Anders Jormin. Cd was released at ECM 2011. She is also a member in Mazurs eleven women orchestra "Shamania".

 

In 2013 a new Trio ARC is made with Paolo Russo and Thommy Andersson and the album is called "Archipelago".

 

Josefine Cronholm has also worked with artists like;, New Jungle Orchestra, Frans Bak, Ida Bach Jensen, Kirk Knuffke, Kenny Werner, Benjamin Koppel, Richard Galliano, Lelo Nika, Steen Rasmussen, Lotte Anker, Jacob Karlzon, Jacob Fisher, and many others.

 

Josefine Cronholm was born in the south of Sweden in 1971.

Since 1995 she is based in Copenhagen where she lives with her family.