Viktoria Tolstoy Son: The Swedish jazz singer of Russian ancestry was Louise Viktoria Tolstoy (born 29 July 1974). She is Russian writer Leo Tolstoy’s great-great-granddaughter and Erik Kjellberg’s daughter. In the first part of the 2000 television series Big Brother, Tolstoy was a regular studio guest. While today there are numerous beautiful voices in jazz, Viktoria Tolstoy is of a sort. A great jazz melodrama, she sounds fragile and threatened with happiness and sweet and enchanting bitterness.
Her most recent recording, A Moment Of Now – for a simple reason: “I’m just the concept of Jacob [Karlzon] and I this time,” Viktoria said. It is a close album of the duo, in fact.
It is a close album of the duo focusing on their musical partnership. For almost 15 years now, Karlzon has been Tolstoy’s trusted partner with her band projects, and his playing thrives on nuances, transitions, ambiguities, whether inspired by classics like Grieg or hard rockers like KoRn.