@ the Love Supreme Jazz Festival
6 July 2014
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Cecilia Stalín, who got her largest breakthrough in her
collaboration with the nu-jazz duo Koop and their song “Waltz
for Koop” which was made soundtrack to Woody Allens film Match
Point, has worked in different constellations over her years in
the business, amongst them Charles Tolliver Big band. First and
foremost she has focused on her own ensembles and has played some
of the great venues in Stockholm (Fasching, Nalen) and London (Jazz
Cafe, Ronnie Scotts, The Vortex, Round house) and done some major
recordings for the National Radio in both Sweden and UK. She recorded
her debut cd “Straight Up,” as soon as she was done
with college, with her Swedish quintet in 2005 which was released
in Japan and USA in 2006. In 2009 her EP “Afro Blue”
was released worldwide via Ajabu! This was the first step towards
her full length album “Step Like A Giant”.
At the same time she has been involved in a large number of different
collaborations (Kira Neris, Dhundee, Kev Brown, Jay Soul, Replife,
UFS, Nate Smith) and this combined has given her an international
Since moving to London Stalin has expanded her musical palate
to singing backing vocals for UK pop stars like The Streets (Electric
proms), Alesha Dixon (Live Lounge BBC), Nate James and Cinematic
Orchestra (on tour), getting booked to play solo piano/singing all
over Europe and expanded her vocal coaching. In her music, Cecilia
Stalín explores genres from hip hop to nu-jazz to bop/swing.
Her voice is her trademark and differs through a wide spectra off
closeness and fragility to great willpower. Great willpower is also
something that can be said about her successful career, which is
filled with exciting collaborations and brilliant reviews.