Kristjana Stefansdottir graduated cum laude as a jazz singer from the Conservatory in The Hague in the Netherlands in the spring of 2000, under the guidance of Rachel Gold (rec. with Chet Baker). Kristjana's first CD, “Eg verd heima um jolin” with the Kristjana Stefans quartet, was released in 1996, and she has since made recordings as a soloist and as a guest performer, and made regular appearances on radio, television and on stage. The solo album Kristjana released in 2001 (released in Japan in 2005) was nominated for the Icelandic Music Awards, as well as Fagra verold in 2002, where she sang songs composed by Sunna Gunnlaugsdottir set to the works of various poets. She has sung in many projects with the Reykjavik Big Band and worked with such esteemed conductors as Ole Kock Hansen and Daniel Nolgard. Her album made with pianist Agnar Magnusson, “Me For You”, was nominated for the Icelandic Music Awards 2005. Kristjana was nominated for the Icelandic Music Awards 2007 as the