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Lina Nyberg – vocal

Lina Nyberg was born in 1970. To her generation, jazz music must have been anything but the obvious choice. To young people in the 1980s who found their way into jazz, curiosity and appetite cannot be put down to veneration of standing monuments. Many people probably found their way there by

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Anders Persson – piano

Pianist Anders Persson, born in 1958 in Gothenburg, Sweden, has for many years been one of the most versatile and highly respected pianists on the Swedish jazz scene. Since the early Eighties he has been working as a performing artist and composer, playing and recording with a large number of well-known

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Linda Pettersson – vocal

Linda Pettersson was born in 1972 on Alnö a small island off the east coast of Sweden near the town of Sundsvall, which is situated about 400 kilometres north of Stockholm. She grew up in a very musical environment, with her parents, sister and brother all actively involved with singing (particularly

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Gösta Rundqvist – piano

Gösta Rundqvist was born in 1945 and died in 2010. He grew up in Iggesund, a small town in northern Sweden. Music entered his life early, and at the age of 14 he started playing in a local amateur band with some other youngsters. His contact with ‘real’ musicians was in

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Max Schultz – guitar

After having attended a Jimi Hendrix concert, Max Schultz at the age of ten began learning the guitar. One year later he started playing the electric guitar and together with some school friends formed a band playing gigs around town. He played for a while with the reggae band, Jah-maica, before

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Amanda Sedgwick, saxophone

Amanda Sedgwick was born in Stockholm, Sweden. She completed her studies at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm in 1995. The next year she was selected to record “Jazz in Sweden”, an annual series of recordings of young Swedish jazz artists issued by The Swedish Concert Institute. This album, titled

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Rafael Sida – drums

Percussionist Rafael Sida was born in Mexico but Sweden has been his home for the last twenty-five years and he has collaborated with such groups as Hot Salsa, Makonde, Amadu Jarr¹s Highlife orchestra and Erik Steen’s Flamenco Fusion. He is a musician with a passion for all he does providing soul

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Irene Sjögren – vocal

Irene Sjögren was born in 1953 in Stockholm. She grew up in a family in which everyone was active musically. Irene began singing jazz already in her childhood but later on, instead of choosing a musical path, she decided on a university education in mathematics and physics. After doctoring in elementary

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Martin Sjöstedt – bass

Martin Sjöstedt was born in Uppsala in 1978. At the age of five he began playing the piano. Because of his father’s keen interest in jazz, Martin was exposed to the recordings of Armstrong, Basie, Ellington and Miles Davis at an early age. He was introduced to playing the double bass

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Christian Spering – bass

Christian Spering is considered one of the very best of the seemingly never-ending row of outstanding Swedish double bass players. He was born in 1963. In his early teens he started out playing jazz music on his Fender bass but when he was 15 years old he switched to double bass.