The Scandinavian Project

Jenny Eriksson and her band Elysian Fields will launch The Scandinavian Project

Three TWT readers can win double passes to a performance of jazz group Elysian Fields on Thursday May 24 at Foundry 616 in Harris Street Ultimo from 8.30pm to 11pm.

Local musician Jenny Eriksson (pictured) and her band Elysian Fields will launch their Scandinavian Project on the night which features Scandinavian jazz and folk songs.

Jenny formed the jazz group three years ago and it is Australia’s only electric viola da gamba band.

Having featured at the Vivid Festival and Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival in 2017, they’ve quickly built a reputation for performances that blur the boundaries between jazz, chamber music and world music.

There’ll also be some newly composed music including the world premiere of a new piece by Putney-based Siebe Pogson, who is Jenny’s son and the bass player in the band.

Jenny’s grandfather was Swedish. She has previously released a critically acclaimed CD of Swedish music with her acoustic ensemble, The Marais Project.

“We’ve been working on this project for months now”, Eriksson said. “The music is fantastic, and I am sure anyone who comes along will enjoy it.”

Tickets are $20 or $15 concession.

TO WIN go to our website – weeklytimes.com.au – and click on the WIN with TWT tab and fill out the entry form; or write your name, address and phone number on the back of an envelope and send to TWT Elysian Fields Concert, PO Box 123, Ryde 1680. Entries close 9am Monday May 14 and winners published May 16.