Anna Lundqvist Music
“From Major To Minor is haunting and captivating.
Again, the sense of rubato and the understanding of
each other’s direction is noticeable.” 
JazzJournal/Thomas Fletcher

Anna & Jonas Omslag demo 2019 v2



Reunion on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/5RvP3TpFvD53ueSHDsYNRy?si=qarrhA5EQdm45br7RMhNbw

RELEASE OF NEW ALBUM ’REUNION’ – out in stores and digital platforms May 8 2020. Check the calender under Home for gig-dates and Buy for ordering your copy – CD or vinyl!

A&J – Reunion – Digital (1500 x 1500 px @ 72 ppi)

booking: annalundqvistjonasandre@gmail.com

Press text ‘Reunion’:
“Anna Lundqvist & Jonas André – Reunion. After 20 years apart, Anna Lundqvist (voc) and Jonas André (piano) got together again to try and revive their musical partnership. To see if they could wield that old magic again that they realized they possessed back in the days when they first started playing together. Reunion is proof of that their musical connection is as strong as ever, and, over time, has both matured and rejuvenated. On Reunion, the duo displays a mix of original compositions, especially written for the album, as well aspersonal interpretations of some hidden gems from the world of pop and jazz. The result is an album that seeps of Nordic melancholy and tells lyrical and bittersweet stories of love and lust, life and longing. A Reunion worth waiting for.”

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JJ

Read the whole Review here: http://jazzjournal.co.uk/2020/09/10/anna-lundqvist-jonas-andre-reunion

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About ‘Anna Lundqvist & Jonas André’:

There is a special kind of magic happening when singer Anna Lundqvist and pianist Jonas André play together – a communication of a near telepathic nature. After a break for almost two decades, the duo came together again and recorded a new album – Reunion. It was released in during the Corona-year 2020, in May (Prophone records/NAXOS).

The music flows seamlessly between European jazz and pop, where original material intertwines with songs by, for instance, Joni Mitchell, Kenny Wheeler, Norma Winstone, Anders von Hofsten, and Jay-Jay Johansson. Melancholic harmony and drama are the key elements that make up the profound and honest repertoire with lyrics about life, passion, and will.

It was 20 years ago, when they both studied at Skurup’s Folk High School, that they played together for the first time. And despite coming from different musical backgrounds, they quickly realised they had a special kind of musical chemistry. However, life and further studies made them decide to pause the duo indefinitely. But the will to play together never went away, and now the duo has been revived to develop that chemistry and to make new Music.

Anna Lundqvist – celebrated singer and composer. She has studied at the Jazz programme at Skurup’s Folk High School, and has been active in music for 20 years. During that time she has released five critically acclaimed albums and published a book with original compositions. The last album, MEWE (Anna Lundqvist Quintet, 2018), was nominated in the Jazz of the Year category at the Swedish independent music award Manifest. The album received high praise in foreign press and media. Since a few years back, she is also active as a musician and lecturer in Lisbon, Portugal – a city she calls her second home.

Jonas André – musician and cultural all-rounder. He has studied at the Jazz programme at Skurup’s Folk High School and at the Malmö Academy of Music. Over the last 25 years he has been part of several musical projects – as a musician, producer, and graphic designer. He produced a number of albums during his time at the government funded Caprice Records label – for instance the debut album of Swedish singer Edda Magnason, and the highly appreciated recording series Improvisational (piano improvisations by Jacob Karlzon, Mats Öberg, among others). He is also active as an art director and photographer.