Jazz from old times by the Gothenburg duo Sophisticated Ladies
Sophisticated Ladies delivers the 1920-40s jazz with passion and presence. It is music that touches and creates an inspiring and relaxed atmosphere. Elin and Mariana draws inspiration from legends such as Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday among others, and take the audience on a journey into jazz heyday, as perhaps also the name implies * Sophisticated Ladies.
With playful arrangements, a deep-bodied "old fashioned" jazz voice and contemporary outfits, Sophisticated Ladies offer an evocative nostalgic trip.
The duo's obvious stage presence and professional appearance suits the jazz club as well as culture centers, hotels and company events.
Sophisticated Ladies achieved a lot of things in their first year, such as becoming "house band" at Hotel Eggers, Hagabadet restaurant, and Skansen Crown. The gigs on Musikens hus, à La London design market, Askersunds jazz festival received a varm response from the audience as well as the organizers.
"I've had the honor of working with Sophisticated Ladies and I am struck every time by their musicality, Elin's warm and multidimensional voice and Mariana's virtuos talents. They are two true proffessionals, and it's always a pleasure to listen to their music," Bjorn K Johansson; writer, comedian and lecturer.
* Sophisticated Lady is a composition by the legendary big band leader Duke Ellington
Elin Dahl: vocals
Mariana Palacios: piano