On This Day in Jazz History
February 25, 1951: Pianist Lars Jansson born in Rebro, Sweden.Added: 2008-07-10 Lars Jansson was born in Rebro, Sweden. In his early teens, a relative lent him some jazz records that got him interested in jazz. During the 1960s, he followed the trend and developed an interest in the organ and started playing a B-3 Hammond. In 1970, after graduation from upper secondary school, Lars moved to Gteborg and started studying at a dental college, but after a year and a half he decided to switch to music. He was accepted at the Gteborg College of Music, which gave him the opportunity to play with all the good musicians in Gteborg.
Lars became a member of such groups as: the Arild Andersen Quartet, Radka Toneff, Bjrn Alke's quartet, Egba, Hawk On Flight, Equinox, Red Mitchell, Tolvan Bigband, Jukkis Uotila with Bob Berg and Mike Stern, Ulf Wakenius, Lew Sollof, and Bohusln Big Band, among others. He also played with Danish musicians like Cecile Norby, Hans Ulrik, and Klyvers Bigband. Lars was also a member of The Jan Garbarek Group in 1987.
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