“I am Solveig Borgen. I was born in the north of Norway, surrounded by fairytale landscape with steep mountains, deep green fjords and trolls hiding behind every tree …”
The folkjazz group Solveig Sings is partly based in Oslo, Norway as well as in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Scandinavian singer and performer Solveig Borgen is an omnipotent, versatile vocalist who sings in different languages such as Norwegian, Swedish, English and Dutch.
The folk repertoire of Solveig Sings is mixed with jazz flavours and world music grooves from all parts of the world. The exquisite personnel plays originals and own compositions with a flair which is heartfelt. Vocals are accompanied by acoustic guitar and keys. Drums and double bass provide a strong foundation while different reeds give an extra colour to the music. Solveig Sings’ music is a happy marriage between traditional songs and the spirit of freedom of jazz music.
Solveig Borgen – vocals, mouthharp, kazoo, music box, ukelele
Hans Timmer – acoustic guitar
Iman Spaargaren – saxophones, clarinet, flute
Sebastiaan van Delft – piano and organ
Jochem van der Wal – double bass
Naut Ingen Hausz – drums and percussion