MARIA SCHILLING is many shining qualities merged into one artist. She is raw, untamed blues and warm, seductive romance. She is high energy, sassy up- tempo ecstasy and heartfelt elegance. Her voice gives the swing jazz of the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s a new renaissance, with a dose of cockiness, bringing these timbres into the new roaring twenties with no apologies.
BACK STORY. Between the year 2010 and 2016, I was employed as regional manager in Skane, Sweden, at the Foundation MinStoraDag (MyGreatDay), whose mission is to fulfill a pipe dream for seriously ill children and teens. During my working days, I fulfilled dreams for individual children and planned different kinds of group activities at the children's hospitals in my region and this was one of the most developing and rewarding periods of my life. After my years at MinStoraDag, I chose to fulfill my own dream – to perform the music I grew up to and have listened to since I was a child. I am more than grateful to my musical mentors who unselfishly has supported me every step of the way – Gunhild Carling, Sven Erik Lundeqvist, David Forss Norberg, Måns Persson. And a to everyone else who has encouraged me on this journey – a warm and heartful Thank you!