Artist: Claudia Campagnol
Title: I’m Strong
Label: Giant Sheep Music

“A powerful new presence on the international scene…” – Peter Quinn, Jazzwise (UK)

“Her music captured me within the first 10 seconds…” – Nigel J., Jazz in Europe

“An incredible debut album! It’s jazzy, it grooves, and it’s full of new ideas…” – Michael’s Jazz Blog (Switzerland)

“A rare kind of debut…” – Niels Overgård, JazzNyt (Denmark)


Vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Claudia Campagnol has released her long awaited debut album ‘I’m Strong’ with world-class musicians Jimmy Haslip, Vinnie Colaiuta, Gerard Presencer, and Eliel Lazo guest starring on selected tracks.

Claudia Campagnol’s debut album ‘I’m Strong’ features nine of her own compositions + an emotional and affectionate take on Charlie Chaplin’s beautiful classic ‘Smile’.

The lead single ‘All Through You’ and second single ‘Conquer The World’ feat. Jimmy Haslip and Vinnie Colaiuta were both selected by Apple Music’s editors for their ‘Best of The Week’ playlist covering all genres.

Claudia moves playfully around in the musical borderland between different genres – yet always with jazz as the magic focal point running all through the songs. In addition to doing all the vocal work herself, this power girl also plays keys and bass guitar – with a hell of a lot of attitude – on all tracks except one.

You can call it jazz, pop, R&B, or soul – or you can call it whatever you want…

@photo Jytte Li

Claudia Campagnol is one of Denmark’s young rising stars on the jazz scene – with a broad crossover appeal. Her voice is extremely powerful, yet warm and soulful. She takes inspiration from pop, soul music, and R&B, and she constantly delivers a mature performance in a distinctive jazz style, showcasing an impressive flair for improvisation and vocal arrangements.

Claudia has worked with international names like Stevie Wonder, John Blackwell, and Nils Landgren to name but a few. And A-list musicians Jimmy Haslip, Vinnie Colaiuta, Gerard Presencer, and Eliel Lazo are guest starring on her album.

Double Nominee – Danish Music Awards Jazz 2019!

This year, Claudia was selected to play live with her band at the Danish Club Night at Jazzahead in Bremen, she played the Leopolis Jazz Fest in Lviv (Ukraine), Copenhagen Jazz Festival, and performed live on Swedish national television from ‘Skansen’ in Stockholm. Recently, she returned from a successful tour at the Côte d’Azur in France.

With the album ‘I’m Strong’ Claudia Campagnol is nominated for the Danish Music Awards Jazz 2019 (Nov. 18) in two categories: ‘Best Vocal Jazz Album’ and ‘Best New Danish Jazz Act’.

By Published On: marts 1, 2020Categories: In Focus, New Releases

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