Elias Ringquist

Jazz/Latin

Bio

Elias was born into a musical family and started performing at a very early age, singing, dancing and playing around on the piano..
At the age of 9, Elias received his first acting role in the Bille August Cannes-awarded film “The Best Intentions” (1992). Following, Elias became a sought-after child actor and garnered the most fame from portraying the son of Doris in two films from the Jönssonligan comedy series.Elias eventually left acting to study music and vocals in Sweden as well as in the United States, where he attended Berklee College of Music and the Los Angeles Music Academy. During these years Elias began composing and writing his own music, inspired by R&B and soul artists, for which he arranged, produced, played the instruments and wrote the lyrics.This resulted in album releases, both in Swedish and English, and various collaborations with other artists. The first solo release came in 2011 after having worked years on the project. While working on this first album, Elias also competed as a finalist in Swedish American Idol.While developing his own sound, Elias began exploring other genres including classical, musical theatre, jazz, French music, and film scoring.His latest musical project exhibits the foundation of his songwriting. Along with his vocals and piano playing, Elias engages a full string orchestra in his feature piece called “Whenever.”