Marilyn, Krister and Josefine.
MARILYN MAZUR TRIO
This strong trio-format with Marilyn, Krister and Josefine has existed for many years. Marilyn has been working closely with the 2 other musicians – in several different constellations – ever since they met for the first time in year 2000, as part of a cultural celebration-project for the opening of the bridge from Denmark to Sweden. For that occasion Marilyn wrote a commissioned concert for a swedish/danish collaboration. In 2014 the trio finally released their richly faceted and nature-inspired music on the CD “Flamingo Sky”. The trio’s music is mostly written by MM, but all 3 contribute with words and music, and the expression is imaginative and collective. Poetic music with a strong rhythmic and energetic element.
Marilyn Mazur, composer, bandleader, percussionist and pianist.
Born 1955 in New York, lived in Denmark from 1961. In her young years, she was active as a dancer and pianist. Since the mid-70’s as percussionist/drummer, composer and bandleader in lots of constellations. She was a long time band member in the groups of i.e. Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter and Jan Garbarek. Marilyn leads many of her own Scandinavia-based orchestras and special projects: Celestial Circle (ECM-album 2011), Marilyn Mazur Group (2010 CD-Tangled Temptations &The Magic Box), Percussion Paradise, Future Song (with Nile Petter Molvær a.o.) and Elixir (her soloalbum 2008 for ECM) and the new large female group Shamania.
Josefine Cronholm, swedish singer, living in Copenhagen, educated at Rhythmic Conservatory.
Josefine was a member of Marilyn Mazur’s Celestial Circle and Percussion Paradise and now a part of Shamania. She also played and recorded with Django Bates, Pierre Dørge’s New Jungle Orch. and Steen Rasmussens brasilian Quinteto.
She has released 3 CD’s in her own name, most recently “Songs of the Falling Feather” on the german ACTlabel With her beautiful voice and strong musical versatility she is invited into many projects as a soloist.
Guitarist Krister Jonsson lives in Malmø, Sweden. He is a very popular og flexible musician with an all-embracing musical spectrum. He has played with Offpiste Gurus, Marilyn Mazur Group, Viktoria Tolstoy, Hanne Boel, Bo Stief and many others in Sweden, Denmark and further away. With his own trio, he has released “Truckload Deluxe” (2014, with Svante Henryson, Dan Berglund and Peter Danemo) and “Waiting for Antonesjka”, which was also performed together with Tromsø Kammerorkester in 2012