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 Agnes has been performing regularly with her own music in different musical constellations, most frequently in trio or quintet. She's also part of other projects, such as Trondheim-based Starlight Big Band and newly founded jazz quartet "Lost in Lucerne". In 2020 she was asked to be a part of Bohuslän Big Band's yearly project "Up & Coming Jazz Talents", resulting in two concerts with said professional big band in 2021 and 2022. Agnes 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 January 2022 she was nominated for Best New Artist at SOM:s "Manifestgalan".
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.
"…but it’s always Perssons' round and soft tone that leads the music - her solos are relaxed and utterly pleasant to listen to. It’s in her solos that her blues feeling is best presented. Listen for example to the gorgeous tune ”What About Naples”, that is a gem of a blues. . . I am very certain that this is far from the last time we’ll hear Agnes Persson on record or live."
- Jan Granlie, Salt Peanuts