Liselotte Östblom is a Swedish vocalist, improviser and composer/producer based in London, combining traditional jazz vocabulary with urban groove, gospel, and contemporary sounds. She is an eclectic and versatile artist emerging on the creative music scene who performs in various collaborations all over Europe, as well as composing for other artists and art installations.
After the release of her self-produced debut EP ’A Paintbrush Unfold’ (STBLM Records, 2017), Liselotte was named as ’a future jazz star’ by Swedish acclaimed critics. International recognition for her artistry has come from being selected by Jason Moran for the prestigious Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead in 2016, a two-week Residency at the John F Kennedy Center in Washington D.C for upcoming jazz artists-composers from all around the world, as well as performing at the Apollo Theatre in New York, Stockholm Jazz Festival, A Love Supreme Jazz Festival, Wigmore Hall and being played on BBC 3 and Swedish National Radio.
As composer and arranger, Liselotte works in a multiple genres with recent works including contemporary gospel, spoken word/Hip-Hop, electro-acoustic experimental music and jazz. In 2015 Liselotte composed her first installation work, which was a musical interpretation of Angus Deaton’s Nobel prize in Economics featured in the exhibition Nobel Creations at Nobel Museum, Stockholm, Sweden. Her commissioned work includes a rap for Investors 100th anniversary on the theme of innovation and in 2018 Liselotte wrote three new works for one of Sweden’s leading gospel choirs The Master’s Voice new EP “Kingdom Come”(two of which was co-written with Jonathan Alfredsson).
Liselotte is currently a fellow at Wigmore Hall for season 2019/2020 together with pianist Rupert Cox, being nominated for “UK Upcoming Jazz Award” and involved in projects taking place in London, Rome, Greece, Berlin and Stockholm of 2019.