Kuva/ photo: Maarit Kytöharju
Anni Elif Egecioglu is a Finnish vocalist, cellist and composer with roots from Sweden and Turkey. She is a firework of an artist and composer, combining a colourful classical- jazz crossover mezzo-voice with tones from her cello or synthesizer. Egecioglu has got what seems like an endless source of stylistic influences. She is known for her work in the alternative group Elifantree which makes music in the borderland between improvised and progressive music. Her solo album Anni Elif / Edith was nominated for "Best Finnish Jazz Album" at the Finnish Grammy Awards 2018. Egecioglu also works frequently with international musicians, artists and contemporary composers and her musicianship has brought her to many corners of the world.
"Anni Elif Egecioglu have a fantastic voice, a great sense of nuance and a daring attitude towards technical experiments." Pentti Ronkainen, Suomijazz "Egecioglu's singing and presence are exceptionally powerful. When delicate skill and raw talent meet the result is an artist like her." - Jyri Ojala, Karjalainen
"The cries and tunes from the singing cellist Anni Elif Egecioglu sometimes collide so forcefully that eyes, ears and mind lose grasp." - Jürgen Spiess, Reutlingen
"Talented, bold and versatile, Anni Elif Egecioglu is a welcome role model to all yearning to test the strength of their ideas and resolve." - Petri Silas, FMQ
"With her interpretation and improvisation, her presence and charisma, Anni Elif has at this stage disarmed even the most tenacious sceptic" - Egil Green, Borgåblandet