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YstadSweden JazzFestival 2018

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YstadSweden JazzFestival
Ystad, Sweden
August 1-6, 2018

Ystad on the Swedish South coast is known for two things: Henning Mankell's crime novels (and the tv movies) about his police detective Wallander, who investigates spectacular murder cases in the small town of just nearly 30,000 people; and since 2010 for the ...

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Karin Hammar With The Mathias Landaeus Trio At Underground

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Karin Hammar with the Mathias Landaeus Trio
Underground
Lund, Sweden
April 25, 2018

Trombonist Karin Hammar blows her horn with authority--her technical control in all registers impresses without slipping into self-indulgence, and she has a pleasing, warm sound on the instrument. On her Wednesday night gig with the Mathias Landaeus trio, ...

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Christopher Dominique

On the borders of Pop and Cool Jazz is where you find Mighty Terror, The Solo Debut from pianist Christopher Dominique. It´Jazz for everybody. It doesn’t exclude, It is composed to bring all listeners pleasure and joy. The personnel consist of pianist Christopher Dominique, international guitar legend Georg “ Jojje “ Wadenius ( Blood Sweat and Tears, the SNL band…) , Swedish Trumpet star Peter Asplund, Tenor-saxophonist Inge Petterson – Lindbäck, Trombonist Ola Åkerman, Björn Edqvist on Trumpet and the superb rhythm section with Rasmus Kihlberg on drums and Johnny Åman on double bass. All with a lightness, flow and flexibility within the confines of a definite form and overall sense of structure that make you want to dance. Mighty Terror was recorded in the legendary Tambourine Studios and produced by the pop wizard Per Sunding who produced international pop acts like Bob Hund, The Cardigans and Peter, Bjorn and John. Christopher Dominique has a very varied background in music

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Black Flower at Moriska Paviliongen

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Black Flower
Moriska Paviljongen
Malmo, Sweden
February 16, 2018

Black Flower opened their concert at Moriska Paviljongen with a trance-like song redolent of early Pink Floyd, but soon enough the bpm picked up and seismic bass notes started resonating. We've all heard of EDM, but is IPM (instrumental ...

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Lisa Bjorange at Bullret Jazz Club

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Lisa Bjorange Quintet
Bullret Jazz Club
Malmo, Sweden
January 29, 2018

“Bullret Jazz Club," in the “Kuben" space at Malmo Live hosted an appearance by the Lisa Bjorange Quintet on January 29, 2018. The group offered two sets filled with youthful energy and risk taking.

Bjorange's quintet is very ...

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Isabella Lundgren at Bullret Jazz Club

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Isabella Lundgren with the Carle Bagge Trio
Bullret Jazz Club
Malmo, Sweden
November 20, 2017

From time to time the “Bullret Jazz Club" uses the “Kuben" space at Malmo Live to host performances. On November 20, 2017, it was jazz singer Isabella Lundgren's turn to appear. Accompanied by the Carle Bagge ...

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Gunhild Carling: Sweden's Incredible Talent

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Sweden's Gunhild Carling is truly a musical experience to behold. The talented vocalist and multi-instrumentalist is an Internet sensation and a marvelous throwback to the days of the Classic Entertainers of the '20s and '30s.

All About Jazz: Tell me briefly where were you born.

Gunhild Carling: I was born in Gothenburg ...

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Monday Night Big Band with Kristin Korb at Malmo Live

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Monday Night Big Band Featuring Kristin Korb
Malmo Live
Malmo, Sweden
October 30, 2017

The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra recently celebrated its fiftieth anniversary. While its longevity is impressive, so is the wide-ranging the influence of the organization, which was started by Thad Jones and Mel Lewis in the mid-sixties. In ...

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Los Angeles Guitar Quartet's European Debut of Pat Metheny Commission Highlights Uppsala International Guitar Festival

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14th Annual Uppsala International Guitar Festival
Uppsala, Sweden
October 11-15, 2017

While much if not most of this year's Uppsala International Guitar Festival-once again held in the music-friendly Konsert & Kongress building-was devoted guitarists and music emanating from the worlds of classical, Brazilian, Tango and Flamenco, other musical strains were ...

Various Artists: E.S.T. Symphony

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Before Esbjorn Svensson's tragic death in 2008 there were clear signs that e.s.t. was hungry to explore new musical terrain; Leucocyte (ACT Records, 2008), the trio's live-in-the-studio improvisation with its metal-jazz thunder, brooding electronics and epic excursions was proof of that. However, five years previously, Svensson, Dan Berglund and Magnus Ostrom had played a handful of ...