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Anders Helmerson

Anders Helmerson was born in a musical family in Sweden where his mother was a piano teacher and his father was a jazz musician. Anders has initially studied classical piano. However, his primary interests evolved toward progressive rock, such as Yes, King Crimson, as well as jazz music as Chick Corea, Bill Evans etc. In 1981, his first album “End Of Illusion” was released, initially by Swedish label TMC, but 15 years later it was re-released at French label Musea Records where it got cult status and became a big seller. According to a Japanese music magazine Euro-Rock Press, Anders has became famous by End Of Illusion and remembered by progressive rock fans in Japan for over a decade as a mysterious man

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Rolf Jardemark

A top guitarist from Sweden, Rolf Jardemark is a versatile player with a long series of recordings for the Imogena label. Jardemark started on guitar when he was 12. ”I bought my first guitar from a friend for one dollar! I had no teacher. I started with a blues record and a chord book.” Inspired by Barney Kessel, Larry Carlton and Pat Metheny, Jardemark also learned about jazz from Peter Almqvist when they both worked in a guitar store. Jardemark went to music college when he was 16 and after that went on to The Academy of Music in Gothenburg - studying classical guitar but playing jazz at night

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Anders Nilsson

Guitarist and composer Anders Nilsson moved from his native Sweden to New York in 2000. Since then he has performed, recorded and/or toured with Anders Nilsson's AORTA, Mohsen Namjoo, Fay Victor, Ken Filiano, Elliot Sharp, Sabir Mateen, Satoshi Takeishi, David Ambrosio, Michael Attias, Gordon Beeferman, Gerald Cleaver, Raoul Björkenheim, and has composed music for string quartet, film, dance and theatre. Current bands: Anders Nilsson Group, The Why, Afro Polka, Fackpamp, Mohsen Namjoo...