imageAnnika Skoogh

“…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

“What a voice!” Phonic FM

“A singular vocalist capable of both power and sweetness…” St Ives Jazz Club

Annika, born in South America and raised in Sweden, is a vibrant jazz vocalist with a natural talent. She has a wealth of singing experience in a wide variety of genres and multi-linguist Annika also adds another dimension to her performances by singing songs in different languages from time to time.

As well as performing, Annika also writes original music and is busy arranging songs with some of the band members in her Quartet. Whilst jazz is her primary focus, Annika is a versatile singer and is involved in various projects ranging from 6 and 8 piece function bands to a 6 piece Brazilian latin band.  In addition to her collaborations, Annika also takes on a limited amount of private singing teaching work.

Appearances; The International Duke Ellington Festival London, 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, Swinging 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.

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.