Susanna And the Magical Orchestra

Susanna and the Magical Orchestra is a Norwegian duo consisting of Susanna Karolina WallumrĂžd (vocals) and Morten Qvenild (keyboards). Both hail from Kongsberg, a small Norwegian town most known for its free thinking jazz festival.

Susanna comes from a musical family with brothers Christian known for his trio Close Erase, and Fredrik being the drummer in rock band Span. Morten was a member of Jaga Jazzist until he quit to concentrate on his work with Susanna. He has also worked with Nils Petter Molvær and Norwegian pop diva Bertine Zetlitz.

Their debut album, List of Lights and Buoys (2004, Rune Grammofon), contais nine beautiful low key original songs plus highly personal interpretations of Dolly Parton's Jolene and Leonard Bernstein's "Who Am I". The record shows a surprising degree of maturity, especially consi...

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