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Olle Steinholtz – bass

Olle Steinholtz, despite his stunning technique, is a self-taught bass player. Born in 1948 he has an impressive list of credits as a freelance bassist, having accompanied many visiting American musicians to Sweden including Woody Shaw, Thad Jones and Charlie Mariano. He has also been a member of such groups as

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Bobo Stenson – piano

“My playing has become more simple and more precise, I’ve come closer to what I want to say and more straightforward” says Bobo Stenson (born in1944). At the same time as this shift in his expression has taken place, the career of pianist Bobo Stenson has accelerated. Since 1988 he has

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Terje Sundby – drums

Although born in Sweden, Terje Sundby’s heritage is from Norway. He was brought up and educated in Gothenburg where he studied drums, ensemble and composition at the College of Music. Since the late ‘80s he has played with a large number of groups of all constellations with styles ranging from jazz

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Esbjörn Svensson – piano

Esbjörn was born in 1964 and died in 2008 in a tragic accident. When he was young jazz was not an obvious part of the times for him. But rapprochement knows no boundaries. Rock, pop, jazz and funk fuse together, giving a form of expression in which the differences are outweighed

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Erik Söderlind – guitar

Erik was born in Kristianstad, 1981, but grew up in Linköping. None in the family was a musician. At the age of six, he got his first guitar from his grandmother. Erik taught himself in the beginning, inspired by guitar giants like BB King and Eric Clapton. At ten he started

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Daniel Tilling – piano

Daniel Tilling was born in Nyköping, Sweden in 1975 but grew up in Stockholm. During his first years in school he investigated playing the piano, cello and oboe but without a great deal of success. It wasn’t until the age of 15-16 that his interest for jazz awoke and he began

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Hans Ulrik, saxophone

Born 1965 in Copenhagen. Studied at Berklee from 1984 to 1986. Resided in New York 1986 and 1996. Played with, among others, Steve Swallow, Gary Peacock, Mino Celu, Adam Nussbaum, John Scofield, Peter Erskine, Marilyn Mazur and Lars Jansson. He is leading various groups of his own, and is also part

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Lena Willemark – vocal

Lena Willemark was born in 1960 in the village of Evertsberg which is situated in the province of Dalecarlia. The heritage of folk music lies deeply enrooted in Lena’s music. She plays the violin and has become the best-known interpreter of traditional folk music in Sweden. In the early Eighties while

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Mads Vinding – bass

Bass player Mads Vinding is most well known for his involvement in jazz but his musical palette stretches over a very wide range. For example, he plays together with singer Eva Madsen, and in the duo “Back to Bach” he joins with Poul Rosenbaum in exploring the musical treasure chest of

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Magnus Öström – drums

Magnus Öström was born in 1965 in Skultuna just outside of Västerås.. He started his drumming career at the age of nine in the cellar at home where he built a drum set made of his father’s empty paint cans. When he turned eleven he got his first real drum set