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Fredrik Lundin

saxophonist, composer and bandleader

About Me

Saxophonist, flutist, composer and band leader Fredrik Lundin is one of the major jazz profiles of his generation in Scandinavia. Since arriving on the Danish Jazz scene in 1981 this elegant and explosive musician has been searching relentlessly into the realms of contemporary music, respecting no boundaries. A truly original and virtuoso voice, performing in bands around Europe, such as his own 5 Go Adventuring Again, Offpiste Gurus, Fredrik Lundin Overdrive, Silhouette, as well as in the improv-trio Sound of Choice with Hasse Poulsen, Marilyn Mazur Group, Jon Balke magnetic North Orchestra, the jazz quartet Jonas Johansen Move, and the Lundin Danemo Kvintett, which he co-leads with Swedish drummer Peter Danemo, featuring the legendary Jan Alan. Also he is a distinguished composer for contemporary ensembles, jazz groups and big band, as well as theater and modern dance performances. He's released 13 albums as a leader - „Twilight Land“ with Quartet (1986, Stunt Records) - „The Cycle“ with Sextett (1987, Salut Records) - „Pieces of…“ with Paul Bley (1990, Stunt Records) - „People, Places, Times & Faces“ with Palle Danielsson, Kenneth Knudsen, Audun Kleive and Trine-Lise Vaering (1992, Storyville Records) - „Desde el norte…“ with Dos Mundos, playing Lundins arrangements of Argentinian folk songs (1997, Stunt Records) - „Music For Dancers And Dreamers“, with Lundin/danemo Kvartet (1997, Stunt Records) - “Choose Your Boots”, with the 11 piece band Fredrik Lundin Overdrive (2001, Stunt Records) winner of Danish Musikc Award for“Best Jazz Release of the Year” - “Fredrik Lundin & Overdrive Plays the Music of Leadbelly”, (2004, Stunt Records) also winner of Danish Musikc Award for“Best Jazz Release of the Year - “Offpiste Gurus” with the band Offpiste Gurus (2010 Stunt Records) - “Nat” with Lundin Danemo Kvintett feat. Jan Allan (2011 Copasetic Records) “Silhouette” with the band Silhouette (2011 Stunt Records) “In Case of Fire” with Offpiste Gurus (Enja/Yellowbird 2015) "5 Go adventuring Again" with 5 Go Adventuring Again (2017 Stunt Records) He appears on more than 40 other albums as soloist and sideman among them “All the Birds” with Marilyn Mazur and “Tangled Temptation and the Magic Box” (Stunt Records) with Marilyn Mazur Group and, “Saturation” (Jazzland) with Jon Balke and „Diverted Travels“ (ECM Records) with Jon Balke Magnetic North Orchestra. He's received numerous prizes and awards, among them two Danish Music Awards (Grammys) for best jazz release of the year, and the Ben Webster Prize for his musicianship. For music, videos and more info on bands and concert schedules visit these various websites: Fredrik Lundin Offpiste Gurus Music for theatre and dance performances Silhouette Lundin Danemo Kvintett

My Jazz Story

I was first exposed to jazz as a baby. If I was upset, my parents always new to calm me, by playing jazz. Especially "Jazz på Svenska by Jan Johansson. Lying in my dads lap, while he made conducting motions to the music of Jan Johansson was a sure way to make me happy again.