Hanne Boel (born August 31, 1957 in Bagsværd, Copenhagen) is a best-selling Danish singer. She is a versatile artist and has sung in church choirs as well as gospel, soul, jazz, pop and rock, not to mention a short stint in techno.
Boel graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Music in 1980 and studied a year at the Berklee School of Music in Boston. When she returned to Denmark, she worked as a music teacher for several years, but at the same time she had also been a member of the group Blast from 1981 until 1986. After that she worked as a choir soloist until she released her debut album Black Wolf. The album became a huge hit and won her a Danish Grammy as the Female Singer of the Year in 1989. In the years that followed, Boel’s popularity as an artist continued with several successful record releases and concerts in Denmark and Scandinavia.
I really like Hanne Boel as a Jazz singer, she gives me chills. Yet she has a very warm voice, it's all in the presentation. I am just loving her new album "The Shining Of Things". There are some beautiful tracks on there. Check it out.
An interview with Hanne Boel.
As she say's she likes to interpret songs that other artists have sung/written. I think this is a beautiful version of a beautiful song.
A Thousand Kisses Deep
One of Leonard Cohen's most evocative songs amazingly interpreted on her new album.
From an earlier album, another beautiful song, beautifully sung.
Mad World plus other snippets.
Different version, just a snippet sadly this time with Carsten Dahl - Live i Oslo
These two updates 11.28.2011
Rock? Jazz? Soul? Whatever you want to call it, this is a great version of Donovan's song.
Season of the Witch
The more I hear of this ladies songs the more surprised I am that she is not a world wide superstar.
Soundtrack of the night