Stina August, also known as Stina Agustsdottir, was born and raised in Iceland, but has lived in Iceland, Denmark, England, Canada and now resides in Stockholm, Sweden.
Stína studied at the Singing Academy in Reykjavik, Vocaltech in London and Concordia University in Montreal where she studied jazz for three years under the guidance of teachers like Madeleine Theriault, Jeri Brown, Dave Turner, Sheila Jordan and many more. She also toured with renowned Cirque du Soleil star, Francesca Gagnon before releasing her first solo album in 2007, a collection of jazz standards and songs recorded with some of the best jazz players in Canada. Stina's second solo album, Concrete World (2008), is a collection of songs written by Icelandic singer-songwriter Johann G Johannsson. The songs on the album were chosen by Stina out of Johann's vast catalog of originals and all the arrangements and many of the lyrics were created by Stina and producer Maury LaFoy (Barenaked Ladies, Jann Arden, k-os). She then moved on to become lead singer and songwriter of pop/rock band Nista and electronica duo AXXE (Mile-End Records, Rural Route Records), still keeping her jazz roots fresh with regular gigs and recordings. Amongst Stina's achievements in her career she has been voted as one of the top ten local jazz acts in Montreal, twice. She has performed at the Reykjavík Jazz Festival, Stockholm Jazz Festival and regularly performs in Iceland and Sweden with well known Icelandic and Swedish jazz musicians (Max Schultz, Petur Östlund, Sigurdur Flosason, Einar Scheving etc.) Stina released her third solo album in December 2016, Jazz á íslensku (Jazz in Icelandic), that is a collection of jazz standards and folk songs in jazz arrangements with lyrics in Icelandic. Currently Stina is working on her next original solo album and performing with her group 23/8 (Björkologi project with Björk songs in jazz arrangements) and various musicians in Stockholm, Sweden.