singer and composer
Josefine Cronholm was born in the south of Sweden in 1971. Since 1995 she is based in Copenhagen where she lives with her family. 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 RMC she started to work with Django Bates and recorded the acclaimed “Quiet Nights” (1998).
In 1999 she recorded with Danish pianist Frans Bak the CD “Natsange” (Stunt Records). 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.
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 Mazur/Cronholm/Jonsson trio (CD Flamingo Sky was released at Stunt Records 2014) and the quartet Celestial Circle with John Taylor and Anders Jormin. The CD was released at ECM 2011.
In 2012 the Trio ARC is made with Paolo Russo and Thommy Andersson and the album “Archipelago” is released in 2013. The album is nominated to a jazz grammy for “Best vocal album of the year” and the trio recives The Art Council Award for the album. Josefine Cronholm has also worked with groups like New Jungle Orchestra, String Swing, Frans Bak, Steen Rasmussen and Lotte Anker.