Monica Zetterlund

Eva Monica Zetterlund, Nilsson was born September 20th, 1937 in Hagfors, died 12th of May 2005 in Stockholm, where a jazz and pop singer, revue artist and an actor. She was sometimes called simply Monica Z.

Monica Zetterlund debuted in adolescence with her father's orchestra in Hagfors, did a guest performance at the event "Eldfesten" in Hagfors with lb Glindemanns big band in 1957 and then went along with Glindemann to Copenhagen. Later in 1958, she came to Stockholm and sang with Arne Domnérus band at the dance palace Nalen and made his first recording in 1958 (Swedish Sensation). Two years later she toured the US and, among other things, recorded in an LP with the trumpet player Thad Jones and the tenor saxophonist Zoot Sims (not published until 1996). Cooperation with the duo Hasse och Tage did Zetterlund to the actor. She played with most of AB Swedish Prov revues. Truly loved by the people she was when she played the maid Malin in the swedish show Söderkåkar in 1970 and shortly afterwards Ulrika in the films The Emigrants and The New Land, her most remembered role performance, for which she received the prestigious award Guldbaggen.

Her achievements as a singer is often compared with Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Peggy Lee and Ella Fitzgerald. She collaborated with americans within the jazz genre, such as Louis Armstrong, Bill Evans, Stan Getz and Quincy Jones.

2013 was a film about Monica released; Monica Z, shows a period during the 1960s in Monica's eventful life and her stormy love and family life, from the telephonist in Hagfors to jazz singer in New York.

The Monica Zetterlund Museum/Hagfors Memories Museum
In Hagfors we have a museum in honor of Monica. Here you'll meet the world artist Monica Zetterlund in both picture and music. We have both stage clothes from as well the music scene as the variety shows and a beautiful photo exhibition from Monicas early years. All this accompanied by Monicas lovely voice. At the same museum you can also experience life in the industrial community Hagfors and the extensive music and athletic history that of course also characterized Monica while growing up.

A lingonberry set in a cocktail glass - a quote about Monica from the poem "Det eviga" by Tage Danielsson

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