Biography

ENGLISH

 

Malene Kjærgård

(Born 1986)

 

Jazz vocalist Malene Kjærgård was born in Copenhagen, but raised in the suburb of Kolding. Malene's childhood was filled with music, theater and arts of all kinds. In 2007 Malene moved back to Copenhagnen where she performs as a singer in many different collaborations.  In november 2012 Malene got the 2. place in DPA's competition "Young Jazz Composer of the Year" with her composition "Temporary Love Affair". In april 2013 Malene's debut album "Happy Feet" was released at Calibrated Music. Songs from her CD are being played at the Danish National Radio Jazz Channel P8, and she was the 3rd most played artist in october 2013 with the song  "Undecided" from her debut album. Malene is educated as Singer and Vocal Coach from Complete Vocal Institute in Copenhagen, she has studied acapella vocal improvisation in NY, Hawaii, Italy, Holland and Denmark and she teaches singing students on a daily basis.

 

The Press says

 

"Remarkable delicious voice ... A very mature composer" ***** Lydtapet

"Great debut from a potential star" **** Fyns Stifttidende

"She's definitely got both voice and authority" **** Berlingske Tidende

"Attracting the listener's attention" **** Jazzstjerner

"Blatant sense of communication" Gaffa

 

The audience says

 

"I've had the pleasure of booking Malene Kjærgård Group for an evening concert at Godset in Kolding. The concert exceeded all our expectations! Malene is a an involving and technically skilled singer who performs her songs with a rare ease an effortlessness not to mention her very natural way of being present at stage. Thorugh the entire concerts she had a a nautral and authentic contact with an enthusiatic audience. I would warmly recommend her to any booker!" Breide Nielsen, Booker at Jazz6000 in Kolding

 

"I have booked Malene Kjærgård for a Lunchtime Jazz Concert at Værket in Randers. The concert was really great and Malene was highly admired by the audience - both because of her beautiful voice and her fine presence." Inger Kaad, Booker at Værket, Randers

 

"Malene is one of the best and most compelling singers I've ever worked with.  I cried when I heard her.  She sang with deep humanity and wild, truthful freedom.  You will love hearing her music." David Brunetti (NYC)

 

"Malene is an outstanding musician who is blessed with a beautiful voice! Her jazz arrangements are notable and compelling-keep your ears on this budding new artist!" Bob Stoloff (USA)

 

"Marlene is a strong, intelligent, creative singer with beautiful teaching skills and a life ahead with her gifts of music." Rhiannon (USA) 

DANSK

Malene Kjærgård

Født 19. April 1986

 

Malene Kjærgård er boblev født i København, men voksede fra 3 års alderen op i Kolding. Malene's barndom var fyldt med musik, teater og kunst på alle tænkelige måder.

I 2007 flyttede Malene til København, hvor hun siden har optrådt som sangerinde i mange forskellige sammenhænge. I november 2012 modtog Malene 2. pladsen i DPA's konkurrence "Årets Unge Jazzkomponist" med sin komposition "Temporary Love Affair". I april 2013 udkom Malene's debutalbum "Happy Feet" hos Calibrated Music. Numre fra CD'en spilles på Danmarks Radios Jazzkanal P8, og i oktober 2013 var Malene den 3. mest spillede kunstner på kanalen med sangen "Undecided" fra debutlbummet. Malene er bl.a. uddannet sanger og sanglærer fra Complete Vocal Institute i København, hun har studeret acapella vocal improvisation i NY, Hawaii, Italien, Holland og Danmark, gået på MGK i Kolding, og når hun ikke står på scenen underviser hun i sang, improvisation, rytmik og musik. 

 

Pressen skriver

 

"Bemærkelsesværdig lækker stemme...Meget moden komponist"  ***** Lydtapet

"Flot debut fra potentiel stjerne" **** Fyns Stifttidende

"Hun har absolut både stemme og autoritet" **** Berlingske Tidende 

"Holder fast i lytterens opmærksomhed" **** Jazzstjerner

"Åbenlys sans for formidling" Gaffa

 

Lytterne skriver

 

“Jeg har haft fornøjelsen at booke Malene Kjærgaard Quintet til en aftenkoncert på Godset i Kolding, som forløb over al forventning. Malene er en personlig og teknisk dygtig sangerinde der formidler sine sange med en lethed og ubesværethed og ikke mindst en naturlighed der er sjælden. Hun var hele tiden i fin kontakt med et begejstret publikum. Mine varmeste anbefalinger.” Breide Nielsen, booker for Jazz6000 i Kolding

 

"Jeg har booket Malene Kjærgård til en frokostjazzkoncert på Værket. Koncerten var rigtig god, og Malene hittede blandt publikum både p.g.a. sin smukke stemme og sit fine nærvær." Inger Kaad

 

"Malene er en af de bedste og mest troværdige sangere, jeg nogensinde har arbejdet med. Jeg græd, da jeg hørte hende.  Hun sang med inderlig menneskekendskab og vild, sandfærdighed frihed. Du vil elske at høre hendes musik." David Brunetti (NYC)

 

"Malene er en fremragende musiker, der er velsignet med en smuk stemme! Hendes jazzarrangementer er bemærkelsesværdige og overbevisende- hold øje med denne spirende nye kunstner!" Bob Stoloff (USA)

 

"Malene er en dygtig, intelligent, kreativ sanger med smukke undervisningsfærdigheder og et liv foran sig med sine musikalske evner" Rhiannon (USA)