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Take Five With Cecilia Wennerstrom

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Meet Cecilia Wennerstrom:Cecilia Wennerstrom is a Swedish saxophonist who has received several awards by the Swedish Arts Grants Committee. During the '80s, she led the band Salamander and released several albums on Dragon Records. During the '90s, she led her own quartet and released records through Four Leaf Clover. Recently she formed Wela Records/Plugged. Instrument(s):Tenor and baritone saxophones, alto flute and flute.Teachers and/or influences?Ove Johansson, Helge Albin, Nisse Sandstrom, Bernt Rosengren, Joe Henderson, and others. I knew I wanted to be a musician when...An opportunity opened ...

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Cecilia Wennestr: Minor Stomp

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Minor Stomp, major talent. Women seem to be taking to the baritone sax these days like rice to krispies, and Sweden’s Cecilia Wennerström is well–nigh as impressive as any player one can name, male or female. Wennerström (born 1947) is no young lioness; she spent years paying her dues, first as a singer and pianist before moving to tenor sax and later to baritone. The experience has served her well, and is conspicuous on almost every note or phrase she chooses. Wennerström has fashioned her own voice on the unwieldy instrument, rough–textured but consistently plain–spoken and engaging. While there are ...



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