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Marius Billgobenson

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A true musical citizen of the world committed to bridging longstanding cultural divides, Stockholm, Sweden based singer, songwriter and guitarist Marius Billgobenson has created a soulful and empowering fusion of jazz, blues, pop, R&B and the dynamic rhythms and vocal sounds indigenous to his homeland of the Congo. His invigorating blend of jazz instrumentation and African music seeks to bring awareness of disenfranchised communities. Starting with the release of his 2017 debut album The Sum of My Pardon, the multi-talented artist – also an award-winning anthropologist with intense interests in ethnomusicology and curating cultures - has used jazz as umbrella to bring about intellectual dialogues

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Mathias Lundqvist

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Pianist, composer, arranger, teacher.

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Johannes Gammelgaard Lauritsen

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Johannes Gammelgaard Lauritsen was born in Aalborg, Denmark, and grew up in a home with both piano, guitar and several flutes. He showed interest in music early on and started to play the saxophone at age 10. In 3rd grade he joined the school bigband with which he travelled to play in Germany and twice in the USA. This made a great impact on him, and he decided to continue to study music. At 10th grade he attended a boarding school focusing solely on music. Here he started his first jazz quartet with which he played for several years and won a number of music competitions for young bands. After high school, which he finished simultaneously with a 3-year pre-academic course in music, he took a year off to play and work

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Erik Borelius

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Erik Borelius, guitar-player, singer and composer, has worked professionally with music since 1986. During these 34 years he has released thirteen albums, eleven through his own company and two during his time at EMI. In 1994 Erik received a Swedish Grammy for the album “SexTioTvå” – the best instrumental album in 1993 and the first recorded under Erik’s own label EB Music. The following year he was nominated with the album “Duende”. Erik’s music is often described as a peculiar blend of styles and as a guitar player he is praised for using his outstanding technique in a tasteful manner. In 1984 Erik sent a demo to EMI


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