Content by tag "Sweden"

NEWS: RECORDING

Stockholm Pianist Max Agnas releases Komposition VII on Loumi Records

Stockholm Pianist Max Agnas releases Komposition VII on Loumi Records

Max Agnas’s compositions find surprising and elegant ways to express himself within fairly traditional frameworks. You’ll hear captivating and atmospheric ballads next to rhythmical tunes with jingle-like melodies, often with a twist that puts everything into a new light. Although it’s paradoxical to say about a twenty-year-old, Agnas's playing sounds remarkably refined and mature. Having the ...

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Jakob Norgren

Jakob Norgren is a Swedish saxophonist, composer, arranger and big band leader. Main instruments are baritone sax, tenor sax, clarinet, bass clarinet and contra alto clarinet. He started his orchestra, initially named Jakob Norgren Big Band Splash, in 2004 and first released two albums that mixed contemporary jazz with soul/R&B. From 2010 Jakob let the band develop into a pure soul-jazz/R&B orchestra under the shortened name Big Band Splash, while introducing Jakob Norgren Jazz Orchestra (with almost the same members) where he could refine his contemporary jazz writing. Jakob Norgren is the arranger and producer of all his albums

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Martina Almgren

Drummer and composer Martina Almgren is described as a colourful addition to the contemporary Swedish jazz scene. Her passion for playful improvisation, enticing rhythms and expressive melodies reflects her drumming as well as her compositions. She has through the years been involved in several international collaborations -with the the British pianists Zoe Rahman and Nikki Iles, the Scottish alto player Laura Macdonald (album Open Book 2008), pianist Steve Hamilton to mention a few- and has composed commission works for the Swedish Jazz Radio and for contemporary ensembles. For many she is previously known as a colourful leader of Martina Almgren Quartet and the tentett Oh Yeah Orchestra

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Philip Glass & Philip Glass Ensemble at Malmo Live Konserthus, Sweden

Read "Philip Glass & Philip Glass Ensemble at Malmo Live Konserthus,  Sweden" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

Philip Glass & Philip Glass Ensemble
Malmo Live Konserthus
50th year jubilee
Malmo, Sweden
May 26, 2019

Throughout his nearly 6-decade career, composer Philip Glass continues to light up stages around the world. Particularly during this past May, his music lit up many stages throughout Europe as there was a ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Guitarist Erik Borelius Releases New Video Of The Latin Jazzy Melody Silver Echo

Guitarist Erik Borelius Releases New Video Of The Latin Jazzy Melody Silver Echo

Time for release of the video Silver Echo from the album Erik Borelius №13. It takes place in a dreamlike moonlit landscape and has a Latin temper with echoes between electric and acoustic guitars. Silver Echo was frequently played on Swedish Radio when released and was also featured as “Track of the Day" on All About ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Susanna Risberg: Bold As Love

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Listen to Susanna Risberg playing and it doesn't take long to realize that the twenty-eight-year-old Swedish guitarist is a bit special. Despite her relatively young years Risberg has been gigging for fifteen years already, turning more than a few heads along the way with a style that is unflashy yet exciting, technically impressive yet emotionally keen. ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Guitarist and composer Erik Borelius’ releases New Album - Expedition Inside

Guitarist and composer Erik Borelius’ releases New Album - Expedition Inside

Swedish Grammy winner, guitarist and composer Erik Borelius, releases his fourteenth album Expedition Inside. It contains the nine singles Erik Borelius released during 2017-18. For Erik, this is a new and exciting way to present his music. For each song, Erik painted and took photos for the single cover design based on his interpretation of the ...

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Mwendo Dawa

SUSANNA LINDEBORG'S MWENDO DAWA is always an adventure listening to. They were a bit of pioneers when the group was formed in the 70th when it came to combining expression of Jazz and traditional instruments together with the possibilities given by new instruments of the time. And they still are. Apart from most others fascinated by the same possibilities at the time. Musically MWENDO DAWA is now working with improvisation in serial technique with electro acoustical backgrounds but with a strong rythmical approach. The group is still now, 30 years later, as much pioneers as ever before

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Susanna Lindeborg

Susanna Lindeborg, piano,keyboard, composer. After receiving a classical education she came during the 70th into contact with improvised jazz music, which became an important source of inspiration.


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Gustav Lundgren

Gustav Lundgren is one of Sweden's most prominent jazz guitarists right now. He was born in Stockholm 1980, started to play guitar at age 12. He studied music in Stockholm, Bollnäs and Svalöv between 1996-2000. Gustav started to play at clubs around Stockholm at age 16 and made his first tour to Spain with his own trio at age 19. Between 2000-2010 Gustav toured Japan, USA, England, Brazil, France, Syria, Turkey, Scotland, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Denmark, Norway & Finland with different jazz groups. He has recorded over 70 CDs as a side man and over 20 solo albums. Gustav Lundgren has been working with names like: Chris Cheek, Jimmy Rosenberg, Jorge Rossy, Doug Weiss, Bill McHenry, Lelo Nika, Marian Petrescu, Rasmus Faber, Antoine Boyer & Gustavo Bergalli. Gustav Lundgren is well known within Jazz, Gypsy-Swing and House