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About

Lena Jonsson’s ability to balance a deep knowledge of traditional Swedish folk music with innovative artistic sensibilities, sparkling joy of life and a charisma of a rock-star have made her one Scandinavia’s most visionary musicians. She has created a unique style inspired by traditional Swedish music as well as rock, pop and american old-time and bluegrass traditions. Together with guitarist Erik Ronström and bassist Krydda Sundström they create a virtuosic yet playful trio. In April this year, the Lena Jonsson Trio won Artist of the year at the Swedish Folk awards. Their latest album ”Stories from the Outside” won both a Swedish Grammis and the Manifest prize in 2021 and Album of the year by LIRA Music Magazine and song of the year by Swedish radio. Lena Jonsson Trio released their third album ”Elements” in June 2023.

Discography

  • Elements
    Lena Jonsson Trio

    Elements

    Hedgehog Music, 2023
  • Stories from the Outside
    Lena Jonsson Trio

    Stories from the Outside

    Hedgehog Music, 2020
  • PLACES
    Lena Jonsson

    PLACES

    Playing with Music, 2018
  • morsning
  • Sur le chemin
    Duo Jonsson Coudroy

    Sur le Chemin

    Compagnie Takatom, 2017
  • Snowy Side of the Mountain
    The Goodbye Girls

    Snowy Side of the Mountain

    2016
  • Allting Rullar
    Skenet

    Allting Rullar

    Subliminal Sounds, 2015
  • Lena Jonsson & Brittany Haas
    Lena Jonsson & Brittany Haas

    Lena Jonsson & Brittany Haas

    Playing with Music, 2015
  • Klingande klenoder
    Limbohofvet

    Klingande Klenoder

    Holmen Music, 2013
  • Funambules
    Duo Jonsson Coudroy

    Funambules

    Bemol Productions, 2011 (DVD)
  • Vind
    Duo Jonsson Coudroy

    Vind

    Bemol productions, 2011
  • Vågg
    Duo Jonsson Coudroy

    Vågg

    Bemol productions, 2009

Awards and Scholarships

2024Lena Jonsson Trio nominated for Swedish Grammis with the album Elements
2023Lena Jonsson Trio winner of Artist of the Year at Folk and World Music awards
2021Lena Jonsson Trio wins a Swedish Grammy (Grammis) with the album Stories from the Outside
2021Stories from the Outside wins the Manifest prize
2020Stories from the Outside named Album of the Year by Lira Musikmagasin
2019Bolläs kommuns kulturpris
2019Lena Jonsson Trio nominated for Swedish Grammy (Grammis) with the album Places
2018SKAP’s Folk Musik Price for 2018
2016Nominated Cross-over Project of the Year at Folk and World Music Awards for duo with Brittany Haas
2014STIM-stipendiat
2014Klingande Klenoder nominated Album of the Year at the Folk and worldmusic awards
2013Landstinget Gävleborgs culture scholarship
2011The Jernbergs scholarship
2010Bollnäs kommun’s culture scholarship
2010Bror Hjort Stipendiet
2010Nominated Newcomer of the Year at Folk and World Music awards
2009Represented Sweden in the Nordic Championship in Traditional music
2009Pekkos-Gustafs hederspris
2008Riksspelman

Tour dates

2024

January 13-14 Johanna Juhola & Lena Jonsson Folklandia Folk music cruise
January 16 Johanna Juhola & Lena Jonsson Mynämäki Finland
January 17 Johanna Juhola & Lena Jonsson Riihimäki Vihreä talo
January 18 Johanna Juhola & Lena Jonsson Tampere Telakka
January 19 Johanna Juhola & Lena Jonsson Naantali Kristoffer-Sali
January 20 Johanna Juhola & Lena Jonsson Helsinki Roasberg
February 22 Lena Jonsson Trio Katalin Uppsala Tickets
February 29 Lena Jonsson, Eliza Marshall, Arvid Svenungsson Järvsö Kyrka Järvsö
March 1 Lena Jonsson & Robin Cochrane Stallet Stockholm
March 14 Lena Jonsson Trio Club Passim Cambridge, MA Tickets
March 15 Lena Jonsson Trio The Ashokan center Olivebridge, NY Tickets
March 16 Lena Jonsson Trio SAC Park Shrewsbury, MA Tickets
March 16 Lena Jonsson Trio Shalin Liu Performance center Rockport, MA Tickets
March 17 Lena Jonsson Trio Chandler center for the arts Randolph, VT Tickets
March 19 Lena Jonsson Trio One Longfellow Square Portland, ME Tickets
March 20 Lena Jonsson Trio The Word Barn Exeter, NH Tickets
March 21 Lena Jonsson fiddle workshop Cabot arts Cabot, VTTickets
March 21 Lena Jonsson Trio Cabot arts Cabot, VT Tickets
March 22 Lena Jonsson Trio Town Hall Theatre Middlebury, VT Tickets
March 23 Lena Jonsson Trio The Parlor Room Northampton, MA Tickets
March 24 Lena Jonsson Trio Caffe Lena Saratoga Springs, NY Tickets
March 25 Lena Jonsson Trio Bird House center for the Arts Lambertsville, NJ Tickets
March 26 Lena Jonsson Trio Fort Hunter Barn Harrisburg, PA Tickets
March 27 Lena Jonsson Trio House of Sweden Washington D.CTickets
March 28 Lena Jonsson Trio Savannah Music Festival Savannah, GA Tickets
March 28 Lena Jonsson Trio Savannah Music Festival Savannah, GA Tickets
March 28 Lena Jonsson Trio Savannah Music Festival Savannah, GA Tickets
April 26-28 Ale Möller Quartet Dialaw Festival Toubab Dialaw, SEN
May 6 Lena Jonsson & Brittany Haas The Green note London, UK
May 7 Lena Jonsson & Brittany Haas Carberrys café Norwich, UK
May 8 Lena Jonsson & Brittany Haas Edinburgh Trad fest Edinburgh, UK
May 9 Lena Jonsson & Brittany Haas Lay low Glasgow Glasgow, UK
May 11 Lena Jonsson & Brittany Haas Baltimore Fiddle Fair Baltimore, IRL
May 12 Lena Jonsson & Brittany Haas Marrowbone Books Dublin, IRL
May 22 Lena Jonsson & Johanna Juhola Festival Imaterial Evora, PT
Juni 6 Lena Jonsson Trio Livets väv, dansföreställning Stenegård, Järvsö
Juni 28-29 Lena Jonsson Trio Saltofolk Saltoluokta
July 5-7 Lena Jonsson Trio Førdefestivalen Førde, NO
Augusti 2 Lena Jonsson Trio Urkult Nämforsen
Augusti 3 Lena Jonsson & Johanna Juhola Urkult Nämforsen
Augusti 23-31 Lena Jonsson Valley of the moon fiddle camp Valley of the moon, US
September 1 Lena Jonsson, Brittany Haas, Natalie Haas Sweetwater Music Hall Mill Valley, CA
September 2 Lena Jonsson, Brittany Haas, Natalie Haas The Sofia Sacramento, CA

Media

Stories from the Outside (2020)

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Press

Reviews of ”ELEMENTS”

I've mentioned a lot of songs here, but could really name all twelve. Every single one is strong and the variety is great, making Elements a really good album..

— Lira musikmagasin #4 2023 Read more

Strong. WOW!

— Folker Magazin #4 2023 Read more

Reviews of ”STORIES FROM THE OUTSIDE”

Tänk vilken gåva att få leva i en tid med så remarkabelt skickliga, egensinniga och uppfinningsrika spelmän som Lena Jonsson.

— Lira musikmagasin #2 2020 Read more

Reviews of ”PLACES”

What a delight this CD is. ... Lena and her co-musicians on this CD ... make up a closely knitted trio and the addition of at least 11 superb supporting musicians ... make this one of the best crafted ‘new traditions’ compilations I’ve heard for a long time.

— The Living Tradition, June/July 2018 Read more

Within ten seconds of playing the first track on this album, I found myself whisked away to another place. ... I love the balance between virtuosity and musicality on this album. Jonsson can play, there is no doubt about that, but she never attempts to outshine the tune itself or the players around her.

— Folk Radio 16 April, 2018 Read more

If you are already a fan of Lena Jonsson, you will be expecting an exciting mix of contemporary and traditional fiddle, American oldtime and Swedish dance music, folk rock and rockabilly funk: so this album won’t hold many surprises. If you are new to Jonsson’s music, welcome to a world of fine fiddling from both sides of the Atlantic.

— FolkWorld #65 Read more

Som fiolist är Lena Jonsson svårslagen. Hon svingar stråken som ett trollspö.

— Lira musikmagasin Read more

Lena Jonsson har en skön öppenhet i kompositionerna och en tilltalande lekfullhet i sitt sätt att spela. ... Hon låter melodin tala till lyssnaren utan att försöka tränga sig på. Hon säger här är jag, så här spelar jag, lyssna om du vill. Och man vill. Och vill en gång till. Och en till...

— Dala-demokraten 2018-05-02 Read more

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