The Swedish Bouzouki player Jens Ulvsand and Danish/Norwegian singer Jullie Hjetland started playing together in 2008 in the successful group “KRYSS” and very quickly they found a partnership in there duo playing.
In 2013 they released the first cd, which has been played in radio show all over the world.
They have a common flair for the Nordic sound and with a gentle touch of electronic elements, voice, Bouzouki and other instruments, they create a wide spectre of atmosphere’s and soundscape’s.
The duo have been playing several festivals/concerts, and with their grounded knowledge of Nordic folk traditions and their own roots they put together traditional Scandinavian songs and traditional music with compositions of their own in a harmonic blend.
“A fantastic album. The musicality makes you completely happy”
Lira magazine – Sweden 2014
Jullie Hjetland Singer/Composer/Performer (1981 Danmark)
Received the Danish Music Award 2014 - Folk, ”Singer/ Musician of the year”. Supported by the Danish Art council in 2014. Received the Danish Music Award 2009 – Folk “Singer of the year”
Graduated in 2011, with a master degree from the “Nordic Master Of Folk Music Program”.
Among many musicians she has been working with Is Marilyn Mazur, Pierre Dørge, Karl Seglem and Rumpistol.
She has contributed on more than 20 musical publications with in the past ten year’s, in addition she has been musical director at theater and dance performances.
Her work is moving diverse through genres and she is a recognized name within Folk, Jazz, pop and electronic music styles, with her natural approach to her music she has given concerts and taken part in workshops in many countries
Jens Ulvsand bouzouki, guitarist /composer (1955 Sweden)
Since start of the 90s Jens has taken an active part of the Swedish world and folk scene working with bands like Avadå band and Gisen Malmquist Yölariis projects.
Together with Trio Mio , Faerd , Kryss (all Danish-Swedish projects) Jens has been touring Scandinavia , Germany , England , Italy , USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand .
Got 6 Danish Music Awards with Trio Mio (2006/2008) and is teaching at the Swedish Musical
Academy/Malmö, Skurups folkhögskola and at Odense Music Conservatory / Denmark .
With education and experiences from jazz , a strong influence from west African music together with deep knowledge of the Scandinavian folk music Jens plays and moves the music from the
past into the present.
Ulvsand&Hjetland is truly a delightful way of experiencing Nordic folk music in a new way.