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Terese Lien Evenstad

"She has become the new face of jazz violin” (Classical Jazz Association, 2018)
Jazz/ImprovJazzahead -2019
Terese Lien Evenstad is one of the most promising jazz violinists in Sweden and is the first jazz violinist in history to graduate from the Bachelor’s Programme in Jazz at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. She has received several scholarships and performed at festivals and jazz clubs both in and outside Sweden. Today she has released two albums, is the bandleader for four groups and composes music.
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"She has her own voice and her mind for suggestive melodies stands out in class. Influences from Miles Davis modal Jazz, Hans Zimmer's film music and Nordic nature can be heard in “Woodland”, but to the seventh and last, “Woodland” only sounds like Terese Lien Evenstad Quartet and nothing else!".
Johan Jakobsson, Orkesterjournalen (Swedens largest jazzmagazine)

 Terese has been nominated to the prestigious jazz prize of “Jazzkatten” which is awarded by the Swedish national radio P2 (Sweden’s largest jazz prize) and she was also awarded the “Louis Armstrong-scholarship” in 2018. This year she has been honored to play with Bohuslän Big Band, one of the two most well known big bands in Sweden. Terese was invited to their project called “Up and coming artists 2019”, where they present young musicians who have made a name for themselves in the Swedish jazz society. 
 
She is breaking new ground by introducing modern violin-jazz into the Swedish jazz scene with her debut album Woodland (2017 Jotun Records) that contains her own compositions. 

”Woodland is an album with Terese’s compositions; atmospheric modern jazz, variedly lyrical and pressure-pulsating, with melodies capable of painting images in the head of the listener.”- Alexander Agrell, Sydsvenskan

"Suggestive and Nordic harsh but also loving warmth. Everything has personal sound that stays with the listener after first replay of the album." DIG Jazz , Thord Ehnberg. 

"Terese has composed the music and the interaction is responsive, almost telepathic, with nice improvisations from all the involved" Lira Musikmagasin, Andreas Backelund