The exact type of evolution we’re looking for in music.
As a musician and a flutist, Elsa’s sound reflects the sense of awareness and urgency of this generation. A generation that is more aware than ever of our self destruction, after decades of habitual planetary abuse which also happens to be what propelled us into the technologically inclined world we are in today. Her music imbibes the energy of Rock N Roll, the cadence of street protest, the visceral improvisations of Jazz and the compositional language of Classical music. The resulting sound reflects the urgency of her generation - our world through her reactions, her passions, and her emotions.
From Gothenburg, Sweden to Brooklyn, New York City, Elsa’s musical journey began at the age of two, singing in her father’s ex-navy choir. She began playing piano at five and composing at six, and by 15 she had been playing the flute for a year improvising along with records.
After attending Hvitdfeldtska - a classical conservatory-style program in Gothenburg, Elsa landed in Seattle at the Cornish College of the Arts. She completed her degree in 2008, and two years later, moved to Brooklyn as she began her work on her masters in the NYU Jazz Studies program.
She has studied with Chris Potter, Peter Bernstein, Kenny Werner, Jean-Michele Pilc, Robert Dick, Jamie Baum, Brad Shepik and many more in the process of obtaining her Masters degree from NYU’s Jazz Program. Elsa has performed with the likes of Jon Cowherd, Davy Mooney, Marc Ferber, Brad Shepik, Kenny Werner’s NYU ensemble, The Jim Knapp Orchestra, Jovino Santos Neto and more.