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PERGITTE (ALBUM OUT!)

Birgitte Soojin-vocal

Per Møllehøj-guitar

With special guest: Thomas Vang-bass

 

 

Buy the album on iTunes or use the contact-form for ordering a CD

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SOOJIN TRIBUTE TO SHIRLEY HORN

Birgitte Soojin-vocal/NO/DK

Johannes Wamberg-guitar/DK

Ben Besiakov-Piano/DK

Tyler Mitchell-bass/US

Steve Williams-drums/US

 

Expected cd-release 2018

More info soon.

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GREEN CONCERT/GRoN KONCERT

Jazz For The Love Of Plant Nurseries

 

Birgitte Soojin-vocal

Michael Carøe-vocal

Mads Mathias-vocal/saxophone

Henrik Silver-tuba/cornet/sousaphone/harmonica/violin

Per Møllehøj-guitar

Ida Hvid-bass

Dan Hemmer-organ

Frands Rifbjerg-drums

 

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SOOJINS TRIBUTE TO BILLIE HOLIDAY

Birgitte Soojin-vocal/DK/NO

Anders Aarum-piano/NO

Jens Fossum-bass/NO

Hermund Nygård-drums/NO

 

TBA

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SWING LOW

Birgitte Soojin-vocal

Hugo Rasmussen-double-bass

Henrik Silver-sousaphone

Jakob Munch Mortensen-tuba

Carl Petter Opsahl-bass-clarinet

Thomas Winkler-vocal

 

Swing Low sounds as timeless as the songs Birgitte Soojin has selected for this voyage. The orchestra’s sound is that of a spiritual marching band from the woods, celebrating an ancient holiday. Relaxed and tidal, the way the oceans and winds breathe. Painting delicate and primal scenes in the mind of the listener. All the instruments sound like they’re made out of pieces of the landscape. It’s magically otherworldly.

 

There’s so much space - the instrumentation so sparse, the sound so full. A reminder that the eternity surrounding us can be both a warm blanket of escape and a harsh smack of truth. Birgitte sings each syllable as if she had written it, and had been singing it for 100 years already. Hugo navigates through the strong, yet intimately delicate arrangements with the enchanting sound he shares with only Grandfather Time. Each song is its own unique world, but is also clearly and tastefully connected to the others, relatives in the intimate family of this sound universe.

 

The choice of material reminds the listener of another, simpler time, but not with the homesick longing one might expect. Instead, the reinventions bring a warmth and appreciation for what we have right in front of us

 

 

 

PUT THE BLAME ON ME/SOOJIN SINGS ELVIS

Birgitte Soojin-vocal

Steen Nikolaj Hansen-trombone

Ida Hvid-double-bass

Frands Rifbjerg-drums

 

With “Put The Blame on Me,” Norwegian songstress Birgitte Soojin has dived head (voice?) first into a collection of classic songs, made famous by, among others, the one and only Elvis Presley. In towing are neo-traditionalists Steen Nikolaj Hansen (trombone), Ida Hvid (bass) and Frands Rifbjerg (drums), who all keep it classy, loose, and dreamy. The vocals are warm and true, and the band swings with the freedom and togetherness of a world class house band in an old jazz club.  The atmosphere is often imitated and rarely recreated. One could sip a drink and listen casually or prop your ears open and hang on every moment. I choose both



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BIRGITTE SOOJIN: HI-LO LIVE

HI-LO BAND: 

Birgitte Soojin-vocal

Jakob Dinesen-tenor-saxophone

Mads Hyhne-trombone

Christina Von Bülow-alto-saxophone

Peter Rosendal-flugelbone

Ben Besiakov-piano

Dan Hemmer-organ

Morten Ankarfeldt-bass

Frands Rifbjerg-drums

 

The band performes concerts as: quartet, quintet, sextet and octet and nonet.

 

 

 

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SOOJIN/GEMMER PLAYS COLE PORTER

Birgitte Soojin-vocal

Søren Gemmer-piano