Saxofonplayer, doubles on clarinets and flutes. Composer/arranger Born 1970 In Södertälje/Sweden.Graduated from the Royal College of Music in Stockholm in the mid 90’s, and has since worked as a freelance musician. Aside from Ann-Sofi Söderqvist Jazz Orchestra, he is a member of the Stockholm Jazz Orchestra.During his career he also has done a number of studio recordings, musicals, TV-shows and all kind of tours/concerts with different bands, both in Sweden and abroad.back_to_top


I´m playing alto- , soprano saxophone and flute. I started my musical studies at Kulturama higschool´s bigbandprogramme in Stockolm, followed by Skurup school of improvised music outside of Malmö. I have got the opportunity to meet musicians like Tomas Trulson, Mats Holmqvist, Fredrik Norén, Fredrik Kronkvist, Robert Nordmark, Johan Hörlén and Karl-Martin Almqvist during my education.I´m a current student at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. I am active in different ensembles in the area of Stockholm and Malmö. I am proud to mention “Stora Stygga Big Band”, “Ann-Sofi Söderqvist Jazz Orchestra” and my own trio. Last month I recorded my first record with the trio. The CD will be released in the beginning of 2011. The recording is a blend of my own compositions and standard tunes.back_to_top


Karl-Martin Almqvist, saxophonist and composer, is one of the most uniquely personal voices found on the swedish jazz scene today. He comes from the town of Karlstad, which he left at the age of 18 to take up his studies in music at Skurups Folkhögskola, continuing at the Conservatory of Music in Malmö, then moving on to the Mannes College of Music in New York City in 1994, where he remained for about two years. There Karl-Martin studied with musicians such as George Garzone, Bob Mintzer, Richie Beirach and Reggie Workman. In autumn 1996 he returned to Sweden, and 1998 he made Stockholm his home.  As a soloist/member Karl-Martin is found both on record and in performance with a range some of the finest groups and constellations in Sweden, such as “the Bjærv Encounters”, Martin Sjöstedt Band, Kesivan and the Lights, Stockholm Jazz Orchestra, Maggi Olin Band, Patrik Boman 7 Piece Machine, Mathias Landeus House of Approximation‚ Rigmor Gustafsson, Nils Landgren Funk Unit and Jacob Karlzon Big 5. He has played extensively throughout Europe and also toured Mexico, Latinamerica, Asia and the U.S.  Karl-Martin first formed his quartet in 1996. Full Circle‚ (Prophone PCD 068, 2004) is his second release as a leader, the debut record on the same label having been released 2001 (Prophone PCD 057). As the title suggests, Karl-Martin finds himself having come full circle in the partly new constellation, with Jonas Östholm, piano, Filip Augustson, bass and Sebastian Voegler, drums. The group is showing a new side in it´s overall sound and compositions. The concept and approach have further developed into something more personal, more sincere, and into a new found ease of expression, which is intensely melodic and rhythmical. The Karl-Martin Almqvist Quartet stands firmly in the grounds of tradition, at the same time as it continuosly searches for new streams.  The Karl-Martin Almqvist Quartet has played extensively throughout Scandinavia, appeared twice at the renown Stockholm Jazz Festival, and was in 2005 invited to tour South America, performing at the “Providencia Jazz Festival” in Santiago de Chile and “LaPataia Jazz Festival” in Punto del Este, Uruguay, with other appearances in Argentina and Chile. The group also performed at the “Rochester International Jazz Festival” in New York state summer of 2005. Since then the Almqvist Quartet has played festivals in Germany and the Baltic States.back_to_top


Swedish jazz saxophone player, has worked as side man in many famous groups. As a saxophonist from Sweden he was a member of Fredrik Norén Band in the early nineties and he is now a member of Stockholm Jazz Orchestra, Klas Lindquist Nonett, Peter Johannesson Sixtus, Ali Djeridi Quintet, Håkan Broström New Places Orchestra, Mats Holmqvist Stora Stygga, the new exciting group called “The Bjærv Encounters” and from time to time Blue House Jazz Orchestra and Lennart Åberg. He has more and more wanted to play his own music and started recently his group Robert Nordmark Quartet which he hopes to work with in the future. He has composed most of the music. Before he had a group called Robert Nordmark Sextet. With Blue House Jazz Orchestra he lately toured in Thailand. Robert has also toured with various bands in USA, Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay, South Africa, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, India, England, Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Norway och Estonia. Beside of course his home country Sweden.back_to_top


With the release of his 5th cd as a leader, Alberto Pinton continous to follow his heart and write the music he hears. Either blowing on his baritone saxophone or the assorted woodwinds he usually brings to a gig ( ranging from piccolo flute to contrabass clarinet ), Alberto Pinton is a hardworking improvisor concerned with the delivery of energy and the appreciation of form and beauty. His main forum for composition is currently the Albert Pinton Quintet, with performances and tours in Sweden, Norway and Canada.Alberto Pinton was born in the polluted flatlands of Porto Marghera ( Venice ), Italy. After childhood lessons on piano and guitar, he starts to play the alto saxophone in 1982, studying privately with multi-instrumentalist Renato Geremia.He moves to live in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1985.In 1988,Alberto moves to Boston to attend the Berklee College of Music on a fulltime scholarship, recieving a Bachelor’s Degree in Saxophone Performance, Summa Cum Laude, in 1990. He studies the saxophone with Joe Viole, George Garzone and Jerry Bergonzi.While in Boston he performs regurarlywith Herb Pomeroy jazz Orchestra, greg Hopkins Big band, Either Orchestra and plays in the Boston Area with musicians like Jim Black, Chris Speed, Dave Ballou.After moving back to Stockholm in 1995, Alberto performs regurarly on the Swedish jazz scene with musicians like lennart Åberg, Palle Danielsson, Bobo Stenson, Mattis Cederberg and the Sonic Mechatronic Arkestra, Peter Asplund and Magnus Lindgren big bands.Back To Topback_to_top


Patrik Skogh aka Pat Wood, a trumpeter born in Sandviken, Sweden early 70’s. I started my career in the music school through musikgymnasum and finally the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. I have over the years profiled me as the lead trumpet player and has over the years played with many of Europe’s best big bands as the Stockholm Jazz Orchestra, the Radio Jazz Group, Hr-Big Band (Germany) and the WDR Big Band (Germany). I’ve also been a frequent studio musician over the years and 2010 I released my first solo album My countryside with Pat Wood Quartetback_to_top


karl_olanderssonKarl Olandersson, jazz trumpet player, born in 1978 in Hedemora, Dalarna, Sweden. Moved to Stockholm in 1997 and studied four years at the Royal College Of Music. Karl has been working as a freelance musician since then and he is now one of the top trumpet players in Sweden. His first album, ”Introducing”, was released in 2003. The second is called ”I Like The Way You Shake That Thing”, but this album was only released in Japan, in 2005.Karl’s third album, ”Plays Standards”, was released in August 2010.A selection of the bands and projects that Karl is part of: Karl Olandersson Quartet, Trinity, Stockholm Swing All Stars, Let’ Dance (January-March on TV 4), Stockholm Jazz Orchestra, Klas Lindquist Nonet, Hacke Björksten Band, Ali Djeridi Quintet, Ronnie Gardiner All Stars, Patrik Boman 7 Piece Machine, Stora Styggaback_to_top


tomas_florhedTrumpet.Born 1958. Autodidact. Began playing trumpet at the age of 8. Has played with:Norrbotten Big Band, Visby Storband, Mats Holmqvist Stora Stygga, Hot Salsa, Leif Segerbergs Nonet, Composers Big Fun, Lasse Samuelssons OrkesterFreelance/studiomusician. Tomas has also worked as a sound designer/technician at Stockholms Stadsteater for the last 20 years.back_to_top


Trumpet. Stockholm, Sweden. Composes music besides freelancing as a trumpetplayer. His second album called “Excavation” was released at jazzclub Fasching on 15th of Sept 2010.  Member of: Stockholm Jazz Orchestra Linus Lindblom Quartet, Björn Jansson Super Eight, Klas Lindqist nonett, Björn Jansson Big Band, Lars Ekman Oktett, Balkan Blowjobs, Arveheim Berke upscale ten, Fredrik Hermansson Quintet and Unionen.  Also recorded with artists and bands as Hello Saferide, Stockholm Jazz Orchestra, Fatboy, Per Tjernberg, Louise Hoffsten, Linus Lindblom, Leona Lewis, Douglas Unger, Fredrik Norén Band, Ramsus Faber, Carl-Johan Wallgren, Anna Stadling and Idde Schultz and Klas Lindqist Nonet. Since the fall of 2006 Nils has been touring with Mando Diao around the world. Also a part of the Björn Dixgård (from Mando Diao) solotour in Europe 2009.back_to_top



Dicken Hedrenius, a freelance trombone player since the mid 80s, has performed with many Swedish groups, mainly in the jazz genre. He has been a member of Sumpen´s Jazz Angels, Gugge Hedrenius Big Blues Band, The Rune Carlson BB, Albrekt´s Swing Band among others. He has also been the leader of his own ensembles, where he has composed and arranged the music. A member of ASJO since the start in 2010 and also a member of Stockholm Swing All Stars.



karin_hammarKarin Hammar was born 1974 in the northern town Boden in Sweden. She studied at the Royal Conversatory of Stockholm between 1994-1999 and she has freelanced as fulltime musician since 1997.She has worked with most of the professional big bands in Sweden, but also with the European EBU Big Band, the Scandinavian April Light Orchestra and the South-african/Scandinavian World Music group Jazzmyne. She has also played with internationally acclaimed Jazz Baltica Ensemble (with top musicians from northern Europe),West Deutche Rundfunk Big Band fromGermany and Norwegian Trondheim Jazz Orchestra. Karin has toured and recorded with international jazz stars as Kenny Werner, Tim Hagans, Steve Swallow, Gary Burton, Bob Brookmeyer, Maria Schneider, Carla Bley, Jim McNeely and Nils Landgren.Karin is also a frequent soloist in smaller ensembles and has toured in China, Thailand, Holland, Germany, Norway, Japan, UK, France, Italy, Kosovo, Iceland, Denmark, South Africa, Russia, the US, Canada, Turkey, Latvia, Brazil,The Phillippines , Italy, Czech Republic, Lithuania and Estonia. Karin is at the time being co-leading projects with collegues from France, Norway, Brazil, Holland, the US and South-Africa.Karin composes music to her different projects and her CD “With Friends”, consisting of Karins original music, was warmly welcomed by Swedish press when it was released in the fall of 2004.2007, Karin Hammar Quartet was formed. The group´s first CD “Everyday Magic” is being released during 2009 by German label Skip Records.Karin Hammar Quartet played at the internationally important Jazz Festival Jazz Baltica in July 2009. Karin Hammar Quartet is touring regularly in Germany and Sweden.The quintet Sliding Hammers, which Karin led between 1997 and 2008 with her also tromboneplaying sister Mimmi Hammar, has toured a lot of the countrieswritten above.Sliding Hammers released 4 CD´s: A Place to Be(Gazelle), Spin Around(Gazelle), A beautiful Friendship (Prophone) and Slidig Hammers Sings (Spiceof Life).Apart from working as section/solo player in smaller and bigger ensembles, Karin also appears as solo artist.As much as Karin´s heart belongs to jazz, she is as thrilled playing salsa, brazilian music, pop and soul and her trombone has appeared on many of the albums of Swedish pop stars, film tracks and commercial jingles.At 2004, Karin Hammar was the first receiver ever of the prestigious Swedishjazz award in the singers Alice Babs´ name.Other prestigious awards received are for example the Jazz Club Fasching Award, The culture prize of Stockholm City and the award of the memory of Swedish pianist Thore Swanerud. 2009, Karin Hammar received a Composer´s Award of 400 € from SKAP (The Swedish Society of PopularMusic Composers)Please visit for listening, pictures and an updated concert schedule, or find Karin Hammar Quartet on Facebook.back_to_top




lisa_bodeliusThe last two years she´s been working regularly at the theatre/musical scenes in Stockholm (Buddy Holly, Sugar – I hetaste laget). At the same time she is studying at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and will graduate in June 2011.She´s a member of several jazz-, pop- and reggaebands, and besides that composes and arranges her own music. During spring 2011 she can be heard with her own quartet interpretating Faurés Requiem. That is also a part of her graduation projekt.back_to_top


Bass trombone and tuba.  Education: Lunnevads folk high school and the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. Has played with Blue House Jazz Orchestra, Håkan Broströms New Places and many other bigbands around Stockholm.back_to_top


lena_swanbergSinger and songwriter. Grew up in Bollnäs, Hälsingland. Moved to Stockholm in 2003 to study at the Royal College of Music.Lena has, since moving to Stockholm, played on different jazz scenes around Sweden. Among others, she has performed with Norrbotten Big Band and Ann-Sofi Söderqvist, and the group Charleston Sisters. They sing music from the repertoire of the legendary jazz vocal trio Lambert, Hendricks and Ross.As a bandleader with her own music, Lena has played live gigs with her group during the last years. Now she has recorded a CD that will be released in 2011 on the label Playground/Diesel.In 2008 she received the Faschings Vänners Grant, and in 2009 the Monica Zetterlund Award.back_to_top


amedeo_nicolatteiAmedeo Nicoletti was born in Rome on the 30th of April 1951. He lives both in Sweden and Italy. He became a professional musician in 1966. He is a composer, an arranger and he plays acoustic, electric guitar and percussions. He regularly performs in Europe and South America.

In 1974 he formed together with pianist Alvaro Is Rojas the band Energy. In 1977 he started Hot Salsa a band who´s recording output was well received by the influential American magazine Down Beat. From 1978 to 1982 the band performed in the most prestigious festivals of jazz and latin music in Stockholm, Copenhagen and Helsinki sharing the bill with Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, Machito, Patato Valdez and Latin Percussion Ensemble. Amedeo also played with Sabu Martinez (in the band Maldito Primitivo), in the R&B band Shine and in the big band Latin Company among others.

In the field of jazz and soul, Amedeo has worked with Lars Gullin, Red Mitchell, Bertil & Göran Strandberg, Kofi Bentsi-Enchill Ahmadu Jarr, Luis Agudo, Thomas Dyani, Johnny Dyani, Dudu Pakuana, Gilbert Mathews, Mimmo Mancinelli, Hector and Daniel Bingert, Gustavo Bergalli, Bernt Rosengren, Putte Wickman, Monica Zetterlund, Ed Epstein, Ann-Sofi Söderqvist, Elvan Araci, Maffy Falay, Okay Temiz, Elisabeth Kontomanou, Max Shultz, Olle Steinholz, Lars Sjösten, Fredrik Noren, Arne Tengstrand, Santiago Jimenez, Alfredo Chacon, Harald Svensson, Rune Carlson to name but a few. Amedeo has also worked within the gospel, blues, and funk genres and collaborated closely with Cyndie Peters and Brenda Russell (who has written for Al Jarreau, Earth Wind and Fire and Roberta Flack). He has played with the musician Ad Es Malando Gassama (percussionist of Al Jarreau, Jaco Pastorious and David Sanborn) and collaborated for many years with Eric Bibb (one of the most respected blues singers in the north American and English scene). Amedeo is a sophisticated guitar player with an exquisite and original style.back_to_top


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par-ola_landinPianist Oskar Lindström was born in Gothenburg. He started playing classical piano and cello at an early age. In high school Oskars attention turned towards jazz and improvised music. After he graduated he attended Fridhems Folkhögskola and continued after one year there his jazzstudies at the Royal College of Music (KMH) in Stockholm.Besides working with his own projects Oskar often appear as a sideman in jazz, as well as in pop and folk music settings.Oskar is a Betty Carter´s Jazz Ahead (at The Kennedy Center, Washington D.C) alumni and winner of Northern European Jazz Talent Award (Groningen, 2016).back_to_top


Rasmus Blixt is a drummer with a broad spectrum. He has played with such diverse artists like Ulf Adåker, Fredrik Kronkvist, Zara Larsson and Albin Gromer.