Cecilia Stalin sings the greatest divas from around the globe for the International Women’s Day celebration at
the Jazz Cafe POSK in London on Friday 8th March 2019 at 7:30 pm.
Her phenomenal voice sings out the soul of the songs. She grew up listening to
Oscar Peterson, Ella Fitzgerald, Abba, Tower of Power, Aretha Franklin and
many, many more… In the vibe of funk or jazz vocalises her body and all
around her. She’s the mistress of the vocal improvisation.
Swedish born Nu-Jazz songstress and London resident Cecilia Stalin’s
breakthrough came with a massive uber-cool hit, “Waltz For Koop”. Well
established on the UK jazz scene she has performed in the Queen Elisabeth
Hall, Barbican, Royal Festival Hall, at the Love Supreme Festival and has sold
out Ronnie Scott’s and the 606 clubs.
Having released the critically acclaimed ’Step like a giant’ album, celebrating
John Coltrane’s soul, spirit and songwriting, she started her own label, Step
Like a Giant Music. Her first release was “The Story of Love” – a celebration of
60’s Brazilian pop and jazz songs with bassist Khari Cabral Simmons (India Aire).
She knows exactly what is meant when asked about the Swedish ancient
And so, whether it is in tradition or modernity, she emphasizes the
crucial value of the woman’s voice. “It’s incredibly important to have female
representation in form of role models for women to look up too and get inspired
by. Women have always been creators and sources of inspiration but not always
been given the light that they deserve” she says.
For this special evening celebrating International Women’s Day, Cecilia will be
singing songs from some of the greatest female songwriters from around the
globe. Accompanied by the wonderful Yolanda Charles on bass, Tomasz Bura
on the keys and Jamie Murray on drums, she will recall the awesome Billie
Holliday as well as Esperanza Spalding’s musical output.
Celebrating the International Women’s Day,
Text and feature photo- Kat Pfeiffer
Last modified: February 25, 2019