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Andreas Oberg

Swedish guitar virtuoso Andreas Oberg was born in Stockholm on August 6, 1978. At the age of 18, Andreas made a name for himself on the vibrant Swedish music scene performing with many of Sweden's top artists and he was also admitted to the Royal Music Academy in Stockholm. During recent years Andreas Oberg has been working with his own projects as well as performing with artists in many different styles such as Les Paul, Toots Thielemans, Bireli Lagrene, Larry Coryell, Barbara Hendricks, John Pisano, Martin Taylor, Stuart Hamm, Danny Gottlieb, Jimmy Rosenberg, Frank Vignola, Bucky Pizzarelli, Howard Alden, Ulf Wakenius, Joey DeFrancesco, Mark Murphy, Stochelo Rosenberg, Angelo Debarre, and Florin Nicolescu just to name a few. Andreas Oberg has mastered many different styles and his playing has impressed listeners all over the world, with his energy and technique

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Galway Jazz Festival 2019

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Galway Jazz Festival 2019 Various venues Galway, Ireland October 2-6, 2019 Bat song may be a first at a jazz festival, but then they do things differently here in Galway. Bats were in and plastic was out. No plastic laminates or cable ties, no plastic on outdoor advertising, no ...

Tommy Flanagan / Jaki Byard: The Magic of 2

Read "Tommy Flanagan / Jaki Byard: The Magic of  2" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

The story of this previously unreleased performance by pianists Tommy Flanagan and Jaki Byard at San Francisco's famous Keystone Korner begins with its unusual distributing label, Resonance Records. The original brainchild of studio owner George Kalbin, the label exists as part of the larger endeavor, the non-profit Rising Jazz Stars Foundation, dedicated to the discovery and ...

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Connie Evingson & The Hot Club of Sweden: Stockholm Sweetnin’

Read "Stockholm Sweetnin’" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

After the release of the top-drawer Sweet Happy Life (Minnehhaha Music, 2012), it was worth pursuing the All About Jazz review archives to see if there were any recent Connie Evingson releases we neglected to consider. Imagine our luck that a significant recording has been overlooked, one that appeals directly to Evingson's Scandinavian heritage: 2006's Stockholm ...

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Vivian Buczek: Dedication To My Giants

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Dedication To My Giants, is Vivian Buczek's tribute to those giants of jazz who have inspired the Swedish vocalist's own work. While Frank Sinatra and Ray Charles get a mention, Buczek's giants for are predominantly instrumentalists--John Coltrane, Miles Davis and Clifford Brown included--and as a result her song selection for this, her third album, avoids the ...

ARTICLE: DAN'S DEN

Discovering Discover and Doing a Double-Header

Read "Discovering Discover and Doing a Double-Header" reviewed by Dan Morgenstern

It took me only 27 years to discover the annual Discover Jazz Festival in Burlington, VT, but now, having attended part of the 28th, I must say it was about time! Burlington, where Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream was whipped up, is a charming college town. For 10 days in June, the festival dominates the community, ...

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Django Reinhardt Festival Returns to Birdland June 28 - July 3

It may start to get HOT in June but not as HOT as it will be at Birdland June 28—July 3 when the Django Reinhardt Festival, due to popular demand, returns for a summer week. The annual November event will perhaps become a bi-annual one. There is a thirst for Django's style of music , as ...

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Thailand International Jazz Conference, January 28-30, 2011

Read "Thailand International Jazz Conference, January 28-30, 2011" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Thailand International Jazz Conference Mahidol University School of Music Bangkok, Thailand January 28-30, 2011It's almost impossible to go anywhere in Thailand without hearing music at all hours: people sing for their own enjoyment as they go about their daily business, displaying a lack of inhibition generally absent in ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Andreas Öberg: Six String Evolution

Read "Six String Evolution" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

È la varietà stilistica il tratto distintivo di Six String Evolution, il nuovo lavoro in studio di Andreas Öberg, chitarrista svedese capace di guidare con piglio maturo un pugno di musicisti di riconosciuto valore internazionale che comprende, tra gli altri, John Patitucci - motore acustico ed elettrico dell'intero progetto - e il guizzante pianista Dave Kikoski. ...


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