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Veronica Mortensen

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Born in Aarhus (Denmark), singer VERONICA MORTENSEN was raised by her mother in Athens, Greece. At the age of 20, she moved back to Denmark to pursue a singing career - a natural choice, being the daughter of 2 musicians. She started her own soulband, a mini-bigband playing Aretha Franklin covers and Motown-classics, and soon after joined the more experimental acidjazzband Virtual Fantasy.

VERONICA graduated from Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus in the summer of 1996 and took her Diploma exam from Rythmic Conservatory of Copenhagen in 1998. She has performed on several albums and TV-shows, both as a lead singer and as a background vocalist.

VERONICA has been a popular guest with the Kluvers Big Band for the last 12 years, with whom she has played the Aarhus International Jazzfestival, toured Estland and played “Sacred Concerts” of Duke Ellington. She also has appeared in rockmusicals like “A tribute to the Blues Brothers”, “Another Brick In The Wall” and “Hair” playing in both Copenhagen and Paris.

VERONICA’s first album “Pieces In A Puzzle” (2003), was very well received by the critics and was chosen for “Album of the week” by the Danish national radio (DR P4). Following the album she played concerts in Denmark and abroad, among them at the “Bankok Heineken Jazzfestival” (Thailand) and at “Ladies’ Jazzfestival” in Gdynia (Poland). Beside her own music and band, she has also appeared with Peter Vuust Quartet, with whom she recorded the cd “Image Of Falling” (Imogena Records 2005).

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