Knud Jørgensen – piano

Knud Jørgensen was born in Copenhagen in 1928 and died in 1992 in Stockholm. He decided to stay in Sweden while on tour with a Danish band in the mid-fifties, and remained for the rest of his life. For many years he was one of the most personal, versatile and talented

Niclas Knudsen – guitar

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

Jonas Knutsson – saxophone

Jonas Knutsson was born in 1965 and comes from the northern Swedish town of Umeå. His parents were involved with the annual jazz festival there and through them his interest for jazz was awakened. He chose the alto saxophone as his main instrument. He studied in the late 70s with the

Anders Lindskog – tenor saxophone

Anders Lindskog, was born in 1940 and died in August 2008. He was one of Sweden’s great tenor sax players, a swing musician of our times with undertones of sorrow and pain and an expressive style reminiscent of Lester Young, Charlie Parker, Gene Ammons and Stan Getz. “My interest in music

Leroy Lowe – drums

Leroy was born on his parents’ farm in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on 4th of July 1944. In the late ’50s when in his teens, his parents moved to Washington D.C. and there he started playing in local groups. “Every Sunday we sang gospel at church but on Saturdays we listened to the

Jesper Lundgaard – bass

Jesper was born in 1954 in the Danish town of Hillerød. He started playing the guitar but at the age of sixteen he changed to the double bass. For two years he studied music at the University of Aarhus. During this period he started playing with different groups in the province

Ove Lundin – piano

Ove Lundin is one of the most underestimated pianists in Swedish jazz while at the same time being one of the most sought-after. This assertion can at first seem contradictory but there are reasons, one being that he has not always played jazz. Since 1979 he has been a piano teacher

Johan Löfcrantz – drums

Johan Löfcrantz, born in 1969, has grown up in a music-loving environment where all the family members used to play or sing together. When he was four years old he started playing the cello but aged about five he built a drum-set of saucepans and he soon started taking private lessons

Gilbert Matthews – drums

Gilbert Matthews was born in 1943 in Capetown, South Africa. He began his career at the age of 15 as a guitarist playing in a quartet at “Tiffany’s”, a smart jazz club in Capetown. One night the owners announced that in future the group would become a trio and he was

Joakim Milder – tenor saxophone

Joakim Milder, born in 1965 in Stockholm, grew up in a home enamoured by music, his father being one of the best swing pianists in Stockholm, his mother being a singer and teacher of music as well, a musically talented older brother, an older sister who is also a music teacher