Jonas Kullhammar (September 2, 1978 in Nacka, Sweden) is a Swedish jazz composer, saxophonist and is one of Sweden's most established jazz musicians.
Since 1998 his main group has been Jonas Kullhammar Quartet, and he has participated on over 150 records as a sideman. In year 2000 he released his debut recording, the self-produced Salut. It won him Sweden Radio's Jazz Cat award as the newcomer of the year. He also received the Django D'or award and received the price Sweden Radio's Jazz Cat as Jazz Musician of The Year in Sweden two years in a row. The group also received the award for jazz group of the year. Since then the band has toured around the world and released more CDs. Jonas is also a founding member of the groups Kullrusk and Nacka Forum. Since 2000 he runs the record label Moserobie, that releases mainly Swedish and Norwegian jazz groups.
Kullhammar has worked with artists and bands The (International) Noise Conspiracy, Carlos Garnett, Nicolai Dunger, Fredrik Norén Band, The Torbjörn Zetterberg Hot Five, Sonic Mechatronik Arkestra, Peanuts Hucko, The Plan, Nina Ramsby, Goran Kajfes, Marcus Strickland, Eldkvarn, Jupiter Trio, The Core, Mulatu Astatke, Salem Al Fakir, The Hives, Ted Curson, Chick Corea, Jason Moran, Dungen, Rickie Lee Jones and many more.
Django d'Or award 2004 (Contemporary star of jazz)
Arne Domnérus Guldsaxen Award 2006
Alice Babs Award 2008
Lars Gullin Award 2016
Jan Johansson Award 2017
Guldbagge 2015 (best film music) (the swedish equivalent to an "oscar")
Svenska Jazzriksförbundets "Kjell-Ake Svensson" Award
Sigma award, co:Ellington society
Sandrew "Tore Browaldh" award
Royal Music Academy award 2015
Nominated for a Swedish grammy 2002 with Nacka Forum
Nominated for a Swedish grammy 2003 with JKQ for Plays Loud for The People
Nominated for a Swedish grammy 2004 with Kullrusk
Nominated for a Swedish grammy 2005 with JKQ & NBB - Snake City North
Nominated for a Swedish grammy 2006 with JKQ - Son of a Drummer
Nominated for a Swedish grammy 2009 with JKQ - The Half Naked Truth
Nominated for a Swedish grammy 2013 with JKQ - Son of a Drummer
Nominated for a Swedish grammy 2014 for the "Gentlemen - original motion picture jazz tracks"
Nominated for a Manifest Award 2006 with JKQ - Låt Det Vara
Nominated for a Manifest Award 2009 with JKQ - The Half Naked Truth
Aftonbladets "Jazz musician of the year" 2001
Swedish jazz critics "Jazzkatten" awards for:
Newcomer of the year 2000
Jazz Artist of The Year 2002
Jazz Artist of The Year 2003
Jazz Group Of The Year 2002 (Jonas Kullhammar Quartet)