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Movements – world premiere!

World premiere for my piece Movements September 12, 2017 at the Stockholm Concert Hall in connection with the opening of the Swedish parliament.

Commissioned by Stockholm Concert Hall Foundation for the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Katarina Andreasson.

New CD – Move!!

ASJO:s new album – MOVE – recorded live at jazz club Fasching, Stockholm and Bangen Jazz & Blues Festival, Sandviken, SWEDEN is now released.

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The video contains samples of the numbers included in the record:

We had a wonderful release concert at Skansen, Solliden on August 21, 2017. Lots of people, nice weather, good sound and the band performing at its best as always.

ASJO at Ystad Jazz Festival 6/8 2017!

August 6 2017 ASJO is coming to the Ystad Jazz Festival!!

Venue: Teatern, Sjömansgatan 13

Concert time: 20 00 (8 pm)

For tickets, click here: Buy ticket

Ann-Sofi Söderqvist Jazz Orchestra

Ann-Sofi Söderqvist – composer, conductor
Anders Åstrand – vibraphone, percussion
Lena Swanberg – vocals
Amedeo Nicoletti – guitar
Oskar Lindström – piano
Pär-Ola Landin – bass
Rasmus Svensson-Blixt – drums

Saxophones:

Magnus Blom – alto sax, flute
Johan Christoffersson – alto sax, flute
Karl-Martin Almqvist – tenor sax, clarinet
Robert Nordmark – tenor sax, clarinet
Alberto Pinton – baritone sax, bass clarinet

Trumpets:

Patrik Skogh
Karl Olandersson
Tomas Florhed
Nils Janson

Trombones:

Mats “Dicken” Hedrenius
Karin Hammar
Mimmi Hammar
Magnus Werner – bass trombone

Our next record – Move – coming soon! Will be for sale at the festival.

ASJO at Jazz Club Fasching Friday January 13 2017!

My big band ASJO will kick off 2017 with a concert at Jazz Club Fasching, Stockholm on Friday January 13! New material and live recording. I´m so excited over this event! We have a guest – the wonderful percussionist and vibraphone player Anders Åstrand. And of course the incredible band! We´ve been together for 5 years now and the journey from start until now has been a constant joy filled with excitement and extraordinary performance by the band.

Concert time: 20 00. (Club opens at 17 00, restaurant at 18 00)

Be sure to book your ticket in advance, it will be a full house!

Tickets for sale here: Buy Ticket 

Check out Fasching Web Site

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ASJO – Ann-Sofi Söderqvist Jazz Orchestra

Ann-Sofi Söderqvist – composer, arranger, conductor, flugelhorn

Special guest: Anders Åstrand – vibraphone and percussion

Lena Swanberg – vocals
Amedeo Nicoletti – guitar
Oskar Lindström – piano
Pär-Ola Landin – bass
Rasmus Svensson-Blixt – drums

Magnus Blom – alto sax, flute
Johan Christoffersson – alto sax, flute
Karl-Martin Almqvist – tenor sax, clarinet
Robert Nordmark – tenor sax, clarinet
Alberto Pinton – baritone sax, bass clarinet

Jacek Onuszkiewicz – trumpet, flugelhorn
Karl Olandersson – trumpet, flugelhorn
Tomas Florhed – trumpet, flugelhorn
Henning Ullén – trumpet, flugelhorn

Mats “Dicken” Hedrenius – trombone
Mimmi Hammar – trombone
Lisa Bodelius – trombone
Magnus Werner – bass trombone

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Lena Swanberg and Nils Janson. Photo: Lasse Englund

Jazz Baltica All Star Big Band 2016

Now the concert we did with the Jazz Baltica All Star Big Band on June 24th 2016 is available on YouTube. Check it out and listen to this exciting, international orchestra:

Ann-Sofi Söderqvist (SWEDEN) – composer, conductor, flugelhorn
Lena Swanberg (SWEDEN) – vocals
Sandra Hempel (GERMANY) – guitar
Antje Rößeler (GERMANY) – piano
Eva Kruse (GERMANY) – bass
Lisbeth Diers (DENMARK) – percussion
Anna Lund (SWEDEN) – drums

Shannon Mowday (SOUTH AFRICA) – alto/soprano sax
Nicole Johänntgen (GERMANY) – alto sax
Elin Larsson SWEDEN) – tenor sax
Malin Wättring (SWEDEN) – tenor sax
Tini Thomsen (GERMANY) – baritone sax

Birgit Kjuus (NORWAY) – trumpet, flugelhorn
Hildegunn Øyseth (NORWAY) – trumpet, flugelhorn, bukkehorn
Elin Larsson (SWEDEN) – trumpet, flugelhorn
Alexandra Nilsson (SWEDEN) – trumpet, flugelhorn

Karin Hammar (SWEDEN) – trombone
Lisa Stick (GERMANY – trombone
Mimmi Hammar (SWEDEN) – trombone
Bodil Hallgren (SWEDEN) – bass trombone

ASJO at Bangen!

My wonderful big band ASJO playing at the Swedish jazz festival Bangen in Sandviken on July 2nd 2016. Besides myself as composer, arranger, conductor and playing the flugelhorn the musicians are:

Lena Swanberg – vocals
Amedeo Nicoletti – guitar
Oskar Lindström – piano
Pär-Ola Landin – bass
Rasmus Svensson-Blixt – drums

Magnus Blom – alto sax, flute
Johan Christoffersson – alto sax, flute
Henrik Westerberg – tenor sax, clarinet
Robert Nordmark – tenor sax, clarinet
Alberto Pinton – baritone sax, bass clarinet

Patrik Skogh – lead trumpet, flugelhorn
Karl Olandersson – trumpet, flugelhorn
Tomas Florhed – trumpet, flugelhorn
Nils Janson – trumpet, flugelhorn

Dicken Hedrenius – lead trombone
Karin Hammar – trombone
Peter Fredriksson – trombone
Magnus Werner – bass trombone, tuba

 

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Jazz Baltica All Star Big Band!

We had a great concert at the Jazz Baltica Festival on June 24th 2016 with the Jazz Baltica All Star Big Band. The concert was sold out 2 months in advance, and the band´s performance was really powerful. It´s a true joy to work with such great and committed musicians!

Ann-Sofi Söderqvist – composer, arranger, conductor, flugelhorn
Lena Swanberg – vocals
Sandra Hempel – guitar
Antje Rößeler – piano
Eva Kruse – bass
Lisbeth Diers – percussion
Anna Lund – drums
Saxes
Shannon Mowday – lead alto, soprano
Nicole Johänntgen – 2nd alto
Elin Larsson Folkelid – 1st tenor
Malin Wättring – 2nd tenor
Tini Thomsen – baritone
Trumpets
Birgit Kjuus – lead trumpet, flugelhorn
Hildegunn Øyseth –2nd  trumpet, flugelhorn, bukkehorn
Elin Andersson – 3rd trumpet
Alexandra Nilsson – 4th trumpet
Trombones
Karin Hammar – lead trombone
Lisa Stick – 2nd trombone
Mimmi Hammar – 3rd trombone
Bodil Hallgren – bass trombone

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Trumpet Stories

My piece “Trumpet Stories” for symphonic wind orchestra that was performed by Swedish Wind Ensemble (Blåsarsymfonikerna) at Musikaliska in Stockholm on 20 February 2016 can now be seen/heard as a video documentation. The piece is featuring the trumpet section and the players are Jonas Lindeborg, Martin Lood, Annika Welander and Nicke Karlsson.
Conductor: Kasper de Roo

ASJO at Fasching 24/3!

My wonderful big band ASJO is going to perform Thursday 24th of March 2016 at jazz club Fasching.
The concert starts at 8 pm. 2 sets.
For tickets go here:

http://www.fasching.se/evenemang/asjo2016

Ann-Sofi Söderqvist Jazz Orchestra:

Ann-Sofi Söderqvist – composer, conductor, flugelhorn
Lena Swanberg – vocals
Amedeo Nicoletti – guitar
Harald Svensson – piano
Pär-Ola Landin – bass
Chris Montgomery – drums

Reeds:
Magnus Blom – alto sax, flute
Johan Christoffersson – alto sax, flute
Karl-Martin Almqvist – tenor sax, clarinet
Robert Nordmark – tenor sax, clarinet
Alberto Pinton – baritone sax, bass clarinet

Trumpets/flugelhorns:
Patrik Skogh
Karl Olandersson
Tomas Florhed
Nils Janson

Trombones:
Mats “Dicken” Hedrenius
Karin Hammar
Lisa Bodelius
Magnus Werner – bass trombone, tuba

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