She is a musician with the ability to express music and lyrics in a new way, and she has sung with a number of the most prominent musicians in Sweden within folkmusic and jazz. Her musical roots are in folk music from Gotland (the island situated in the Baltic sea outside the Swedish mainland), and earlier she was for more then ten years a member of the folk music group Gunnfjauns Kapell.
As a singer Gunnel works both in her own band Gunnel Mauritzson Band, the group Nåra and in projects as church masses and big band conserts. She is often invited to perform as a soloist with the repertoar from old Swedish church hymns to jazz standards.
Gunnel is also a composer of new songs and tunes, often build upon the style of traditional folk music. And with the ear of a contemporary musician she brings in new elements such as new lyrics, old poems, wordless singing, jazzimprovisation, world music and so on.
For her work she has been awarded with several scholarships amongst others from SKAP (Swedish Composers of Popular Music) 2001, Stockholm county council 2003, and the Scholarship of Lars Gullin 2002.
Track List of Gunnel Mauritzson - Silhuette :
03 Far och son
04 Gullebarns vaggsang
06 Fagel, fisk och mittemellan
07 Paradisets timma
08 I natten
09 Ensamhetens tankar
10 Manniskans dagar
12 Allt ar bingolotto
Gunnel Mauritzson - Silhuette