Liselotte Östblom (1992) is one of the most innovative vocal artists and composers emerging from the Swedish Jazz Scene in recent years. A virtuosic and versatile performer that continues to stretch her sound both in improvisation, harmonic sophistication combining traditional jazz vocabulary with contemporary styles. She has performed at international festivals such as Stockholm Jazz Festival, EFG London Jazz Festival and the prestigious Apollo Theatre in New York. In 2015 her composition was featured in the exhibition Nobel Creations interpreting the Nobel Prize in music. Her self-produced debut EP “A Paintbrush Unfold” mixed by Grammy winning Dave Darlington (Gretchen Parlato, Herbie Hancock, Sting) in New York was listed as 2017’s neo-soul record of the year “Undoubtedly the best Swedish soul”(Dan Backman, 2017), and has been highlighted in printed jazz magazines such as Orkesterjournalen and played on SR P2 National Radio.
“An Impressively focused debut” Dan Backman, Orkesterjournalen #3 2017
”A new star has been born on the jazz heavens” – Kyrkans Tidning, April 2017
Liselotte won the Swedish version of Junior Eurovision Song Contest as a 12-year old and later found herself interested in the music from her parents; jazz, improvisation and soul. Liselotte holds a bachelor in Jazz Voice at The Royal College of Music in Stockholm. In 2017, she was accepted as one of the few ever vocalists to enter the jazz program at The Royal Academy of Music in London, and is now studying with the legendary UK Jazz star Norma Winstone. Since moving to London, she has performed on National Radio BBC3 “Jazzlineup” with Kit Downes, Nick Smart, Martin France and Tom Herbert, and is starting to establish her name on the international jazz scene. In 2018 she will perform in Switzerland, Sweden, Latvia and France.
Liselotte is also an alumni from the prestigious “Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead”-program at the John F Kennedy Center of Performing Arts in Washington D.C. working together with hand-picked upcoming jazz talents from all the world under the mentorship of Jason Moran.