Music & words

She made her 'stage debut' as a child on her parent's kitchen table, singing at parties for friends and family. Her first public appearance was a solo performance of Ave Maria in the local parish church at the tender age of 7. At 12 she taught herself how to play the guitar and started writing her own songs. Since then she has performed everywhere from coffee houses to concert halls, appeared on television and radio shows alike, opened for such artists as k.d. Lang and Emmylou Harris, worked as supporting vocalist for many artists including Swedish icon Lil Lindfors, Jacques Werup, Björn Kjellman, Randy Bachman, Keith Reid to name a few.

 

Shortly after the release of her acclaimed debut album "Daisy Roulette" Jennifer's career as a visual artist began to flourish and rapidly became the focus of her creative output. Today with her art in great demand she is still very dedicated to painting, but is once again making more time for music, her first love. She is currently in the studio working on new material, no release-date as yet. In the mean time stay tuned here, read the following words of praise, buy some CDs, check out her art, visit her new social media pages to listen, watch, like and spread the word!

 

Critically speaking....

....her musicality combines with American folk, rock, pop (and a hint of jazz). Her songs have few and simple but well placed chords making them original and personal, totally her own. She performs them with a voice that must be one of the best in Sweden (perhaps in her native country as well).

Håkan Olsson - Rootsy.nu

She has created her own style – somewhere between cocky neo-country, charming pop and slowburning soul – and applied it to finely crafted songs with a voice that is proud, sensual and saturated with intimacy...

Lennart Persson - music journalist, Arbetet/Sydsvenskan/Expressen

...a voice like mother-of-pearl: clear and expressive, simultaneously strong

and vulnerable. She writes and sings with a complete woman's entire voice. Her lyrics are written from a feminine perspective - full of love and longing,

ill-tempered and angry - to melodies so immediate.

As a songwriter/lyricist she ranks high in the highest of classes,

as a vocalist... world class, no less...

Bengt Eriksson - Freelance arts-journalist, music critic, author

...Jennifer Saxell provided the musical high point of the evening. Amidst the other charming, down-home offerings Jennifer's material provided a much needed poetic and musical excitement.

Like a fusion between Sophie Zelmani och Laleh, Jennifer effectively wove brittleness and beauty with a dramatic nerve that left one wanting for more...

- Michael Högberg/Ystads Allehanda

Daisy Roulette…a tastefully produced, intimate album one can listen to for the individual players’ contributions alone. But one can listen – and smile – even more so to Jennifer’s songs, with themes running from happy-in-love to treacherously murderous. And her expressive vocals…clear and understated, timid without becoming overly sentimental. Of course it doesn’t hurt that [her] sense of melody, on tracks like All In Your Head or Shine the Sun for example, could send any radio producer over the moon…’

- Lars Thulin, music critic

A beautiful night for the soul…

One of the great things about this job is that once in a while I get to discover something new that makes me feel good right down to my soul. I’ve never heard Jennifer Saxell sing, Thursday night was the first time...

...Above all it is her lyrics that capture the listener...artful commentaries on all sides of life….she sings about suicide and about how a woman might murder an unbearable husband as well as how wonderful true love and falling in love are - with urgency and conviction, but also with much warmth and humour.

Her encore song performance gave goosebumps and brought tears to my eyes. What a wonderful evening!

- Robert Dahlstörm, Arts Editor

DAISY ROULETTE

 

Released by Egna Händer

12 original tracks

produced by Jennifer Saxell & Peter Antonsson

 

Price: 150 SEK plus shippiong

CHRISTMAS - The Living Room Recordings

A lovely eclectic mix of original and traditional winter songs by Jennifer & Michael Saxell and family.

 

Released by Egna Händer

18 tracks

produced by Jennifer & Michael Saxell

 

Price: 150 SEK plus shippiong