The Kennedy Center

Sarah Riedel


Vocalist Sarah Riedel is a rising star in Swedish Jazz. Ms. Riedel has for some years now gotten much attention as a singer. She is elegant and emotional. With a reflecting voice, a lingering phrasing, and a natural diction her songs seem to float in the direction of the listener. In 2010 and 2011, she was nominated for the Swedish Radio’s prestigious Jazzkatten-award. She was Grammy nominated in Sweden for her participation on the jazz album Hemligheter på vägen and was awarded the Sten A. Ohlsson Cultural Grant in 2008. Audiences and critics have given her unified praise and the reception has also been very favorable internationally; she has toured countries such as Japan, Belgium, and Finland.

Watch Past Performances

Video 10/30/2011: Pippi in America (Sweden)

The jazz singer presents Pippi in America, an almost entirely acoustic performance that combines well-known Swedish children’s songs with jazz. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2011.

Video 10/25/2011: Sarah Riedel

A rising star on the Swedish jazz scene, the singer is known for her poetic yet bold take on the world of jazz. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Sweden.

Sarah Riedel