Agnes Persson is a new exciting young guitarist and composer on the Scandinavian jazz scene. After moving to Stockholm in 2018 she has successfully forged her own platform of creativity, both with her solo-project as well as in collaboration with other artists.
In the last three years she’s frequently been seen performing with her own quartet, as well as with Trondheim-based Starlight Big Band, with newly founded Stockholm Swingkollektiv and with Micaela Gustafsson’s jazz for kids project. She is currently studying her jazz degree at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.
In 2020, Agnes was awarded the prestigious Albin Hagström Scholarship for guitarists, as well as STIMs Scholarship for music creators. In May 2021 she performed her own compositions and arrangements with Bohuslän Big Band during their project Up & Coming Jazz Talents.
On her debut album In Collaboration With Flowers Agnes presents eight original tunes that together creates a compelling sphere where energetic improvisation meets introspective compositions. The album is a reflection on the act of movement - a liberating dance, a step in the hearts direction, or a swaying windflower in a sun-drenched forest glade. The record features tenor sax player Elin Forkelid and cornet player Tobias Wiklund. In addition, track one and five have been co-arranged with composer and musician Oskar Schönning.