“…She has a very fine voice and knows how to enhance it to its full quality. She’s a wow!” Nicholas Fogg MBE, Director of the Marlborough International Jazz Festival
“What amazing voice…” CiCCiC Art Centre
“A singular vocalist capable of both power and sweetness…” St Ives Jazz Club
Annika, born in South America and raised in Sweden, is a multilingual and soulful jazz singer and composer with a natural talent and a playful and vibrant stage presence.
Annika currently leads 3 ensembles – The Annika Skoogh Quartet, Orpheus (6 piece Brazilian/Latin band with Martin Jenkins) and her latest project, A Tribute to Anita O’Day. For more info about these bands, please see the Projects page.
In addition to the aforementioned projects, Annika is also involved in various 6 to 8 piece function bands and furthermore can be seen performing regularly with her jazz duos and trios locally in Devon and Cornwall.
Appearances; The International Duke Ellington Festival London, The Marlborough International Jazz Festival, The Bristol Harbour Festival, St Ives Jazz Club, Plymouth Barbican International Jazz & Blues Festival, Teignmouth Jazz Festival, Bude Jazz Festival, Dartmouth Music Festival, Ilminster Art Centre, The Pound Arts Centre, CICCIC Art Centre, Swing Unlimited Jazz Club, The Beaver Inn Appledore, Speakeasy Jazz Club as well as many other festivals, jazz clubs, hotels, restaurants and pubs throughout the Southwest and beyond.
Highlights; The International Duke Ellington Festival in London singing with Buster Cooper and Art Barton (Art Barton has performed with Buddy Rich, Stevie Wonder and Bruce Springsteen) former members of the Duke Ellington Orchestra. Singing with the legendary Kathy Stobart (Kathy Stobart performed regularly with the late Art Pepper and Humphrey Lyttelton). Performing for MP Ben Bradshaw at his birthday party by special request.