LENA JONSSON

In the new generation of contemporary folk music, Lena Jonsson is one of Scandinavia’s most influential fiddlers. Lena’s style is unique in combining her deep knowledge of traditional Swedish folk music and the youthful sounds of rock, pop, jazz, American old-time and bluegrass. Her inspired style earned her Swedish Grammy nominations both for her premier album “Places” (2019) and the follow-up ”Stories from the Outside” (2021), and performances for Barack Obama as well as Greta Thunberg. Effortlessly integrating virtousity and rockstar charisma, her music is joyous, sparking life and connection in every performance. Lena Jonsson is an artist you won’t want to miss and can’t forget.

AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

2008Riksspelman
2009Pekkos-Gustafs hederspris
2009Represented Sweden in the Nordic Championship in Traditional music
2010Nominated Newcomer of the Year at Folk and World Music awards
2010Bror Hjort Stipendiet
2010Bollnäs kommun’s culture scholarship
2011The Jernbergs scholarship
2013Landstinget Gävleborgs culture scholarship
2014Klingande Klenoder nominated Album of the Year at the Folk and worldmusic awards
2014STIM-stipendiat
2016Nominated Cross-over Project of the Year at Folk and World Music Awards for duo with Brittany Haas
2018SKAP’s Folk Musik Price for 2018
2019Lena Jonsson Trio nominated for Swedish Grammy (Grammis) with the album Places
2019Bolläs kommuns kulturpris
2020Stories from the Outside named Album of the Year by Lira Musikmagasin
2021Stories from the Outside wins the Manifest prize
2021Lena Jonsson Trio nominated for Swedish Grammy (Grammis) with the album Stories from the Outside