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Klas Jervfors Turner

"I was born and now I'm alive... I play various brass instrument with various success. For me the longing to be able to live in harmony with family, nature, work and music has always been a soul searching quest. I still search for that state of mind and balance in life where everything is just flow. The last years in my life have had a lot of tragedies to offer. My wife and I have experienced several miscarriages and my wife also suffers from severe post covid-syndrome. But, we also have five beloved children in our life. Something to honour. The misfortunes over the last years has forced me to create new music. Music that you can listen to on my new album: ODONATA that I've released under the name KJT & The Dreamers."

Apart from the two album that Klas has released in his own name, He also participates in several other recordings. He has, over the years, played various horns behind many of Sweden's greatest artists both on recordings and on stage. His musical background reaches from world music and reggae to pop, blues and jazz. For example KJT played in Dennis Bovell’s dub band for 10 years backing up the great reggae poet Linton ‘Kwesi’ Johnson. He was also a member in the Algerian/Swedish raï band Hada Raïna for 12 years. Mentionable among other various projects is the collaboration with the Ethiopian artist Zjansiyom Henok and with the Persian vocalist Pari Isazadeh.

As a studio musician and on stage KJT has worked with many, mainly Swedish, well-known artists and band throughout the years. To mention a few there is: Helene Sjöholm, Million Stylez, Anna Ternheim, Simone Moreno, Dennis Bovell, Papa Dee, Evon, Daniel Lemma, GRANT, Baba Blues, Magnus Uggla, Jennifer Brown, Tityo, Freddie Wadling, Ulf Lundell, Svenska Akademien, Thomas Andersson Wij, Rebecka Törnkvist, Andreas Johnsson, Jessica Andersson, Desmond Foster, Peter LeMarc, Stures dansorkester, Joseph Beckford, Ebba Forsberg.

Now days he has his own band together with the ambient-/reggae/-world music- guitar master and composer Zilverzurf. The band is called KJT & Zilverzurf with The Dreamers. They regularly play gigs in Sweden, but are very keen on travelling abroad!

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Press Quotes from the album Suburban Dreams:

LIRA 22/11 2019 "A Jazzy, up beat, dance friendly vibe in the opening tune "Hot skank", a more esoterically swaying mood in the tune "In transit" and a strutting, jerky solo dance in "Cruising in night lights". In between, we get to rest in friendly saxophones, desolate Mark Isham trumpets and in a variety of sweeping, cinematic views. The whole stew is seasoned with a little classic reggae groove. And a psalm. Sprawling? Oh, yes. Good? Oh yes, Absolutely wonderful, actually!" - Fredrik van der Lee, LIRA

ALL ABOUT JAZZ 9/1 2020 "...It's always an impressive pleasure to hear an artist's debut arrive so fully formed... ... He can drift through a spooky Miles Davis-like passage almost unaccompanied, then have the crew step in and cook like a pickup band in a hot N'awlins street parade. Full of catchy hooks and with an unshakable sense of rhythm always at the center, Suburban Dreams takes us around the world and somehow always makes it feel like home."

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George Adams
saxophone, tenor
Mongo Santamaria
percussion
Charles Mingus
bass, acoustic
Mulatu Astatke
percussion
Rico Rodriguez
trombone
Björk
voice / vocals
The Skatalites
band/orchestra

Album Discography

Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Odonata

Krokodill Records
2022

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Suburban Dreams

Krokodill Records
2019

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