Andreas Hellkvist

Upcoming shows

  • January 30th, 2019, 8:00pm
    Trinity
    Fasching, Stockholm
  • February 19th, 2019, 7:00pm
    Trinity
    Folkkulturcentrum, Hjorthagen
  • February 20th, 2019, 8:00pm
    Trinity
    Glenn Miller Café, Stockholm
  • February 26th, 2019, 7:00am
    Claes Janson
    JazzPool, Uppsala
  • February 27th, 2019,
    Claes Janson
    TBA, Jönköping

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Trìtlar!

One of the highlights of last year was to do a few concerts witht my trio. We’re making a new album in the beginning of next year and got to try out some of the songs that we’re recording. Here one  of them,  my song Trìtlar, named after an Icelandig candy. Enjoy!

 

New CD out with Claes Janson!

October 25th was the release date of Claes Jansons new CD, “Ett ord till mina polare”. All with Swedish lyrics and mostly original songs, except two Ray Charles covers (with new Swedish lyrics). Arnesen Bluesband did the accompaniment for about half the tracks and on them I play the B3. We also to the full live shows with Claes. The record has quite a span musically, ranging from some bluesy heavier tunes to soft ballads. Check it out! I’ll post a few links below.

Spotify: open.spotify.com/album/4Y2UuWyfs0WSBMTxcON1Ax?si=kyEr6METTyeuGaciOPuBPA

Label: www.vaxrecords.nu/claes-jansson-ett-ord-till-mina-polare

Some reviews from the release concerts:
Uppsala Oct 25th –  www.uppsalanyheter.se/noeje/musik/item/7812-recension-claes-janson-firade-skivslapp-pa-katalin
Borgholm Nov 4th – www.olandsbladet.se/noje/claes-janson-gjorde-succe/  

Swedish-Noweigan blues & soul @ Stockholm jazz festival

As a part of Stocksholm jazz festival, Hans Bollandsås & Andreas Hellkvist In Concert will be playing at Stampen on October 17th. Here’s a clip from last time we played there. A version of BB King’s Heartbreaker. Enjoy!

 

Trio concert on jazztv.se

jazztv.se web tv channel that started earlier this year. Each week they present a newly recorded jazz concert, most often from somewhere in Sweden. Through a subscription service one can access all material at their site. Two weeks ago they filmed and recorded my trio in my hometown Uppsala, and yesterday it was released on their channel. Below is a little teaser. And if you want to hear the whole concert, do check out their site!

 

Arnesen Blues Band & Claes Janson – BB King tribute

For a few years, Arnesen Blues Band together with Claes Janson has done a BB King tribute. Here’s a video with some highlights from a concert earlier this year. Filmed and edited by jazztv.se. The whole concert is available though their subscription service (along with a lot of other great music!), so if you havn’t, do check out their site.

More info about Arnesen Bluesband:
andreashellkvist.com/projects/arnesen-bluesband

 

Preparing for trio concerts and recordings

I about two weeks I’ll be playing and recording with the trio. Two concerts, one live video recording and one studio recording. Really looking forward to that!  I put together a little promo clip with an organ solo from a concert last year. The is a composition of mine with the working title D-funk and will be featured on the recording. Enjoy!
Read more about the trio.

 

S.H.O.P – Söderlind-Hellkvist Organ jazz Project

In late July I was asked to join Erik Söderlind for a concert at Stampen, Stockholm. We didn’t have much time to prepare or rehearse, so we just put together a list of good old organ jazz from our heroes from the 50’s and 60’s. Misty in the Groove Holmes version, OGD like Jimmy Smith and Wes Montgomery and hard swinging blues like Jimmy Mc Griff. The video here is an example of the latter. We had so much fun so we formed the Söderlind-Hellkvist Organ jazz Project (S.H.O.P.) to do more concerts. Looking forward to that. Sometimes you just need to play some straight ahead organ jazz!

Kiralina Trio compilation

In the beginning of July there was the premiere tour of Kiralina trio. A spinoff of Funkups, but with more Gospel in the repertoire. We did 4 concerts on the beautiful island of Gotland, and here’s a compilation from the second. I used my A100 with two Leslies, one 142 and one 142P. Loved the sound! More information about the trio here.

Enjoy the video!

New Trinity album out!

Last week we released out 4th Trinity album! It is named “Nuages”, after one of the songs on the album. It also contains other beloved standards, as well as some of our own songs. one of the latter is my composition “Philosophical Sunday Walk”. Another one of my favorites is Skylark, to which I made a thorough reharmonization. The last song of the CD is the Swedish pop song “Himlen är oskyldigt blå”, in a more gospel like version. 

It’s always a genuine pleasure to play and record with this group and I feel blessed that we’ve been able to keep it together for almost 15 years. 

You can already listen to the CD on Spotify

But if you have the opporunity, come see us play and get a physical copy as well!

 

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Upcoming shows

  • January 30th, 2019, 8:00pm
    Trinity
    Fasching, Stockholm
  • February 19th, 2019, 7:00pm
    Trinity
    Folkkulturcentrum, Hjorthagen
  • February 20th, 2019, 8:00pm
    Trinity
    Glenn Miller Café, Stockholm
  • February 26th, 2019, 7:00am
    Claes Janson
    JazzPool, Uppsala
  • February 27th, 2019,
    Claes Janson
    TBA, Jönköping
  • February 28th, 2019,
    Claes Janson
    TBA, Vetlanda
  • March 14th, 2019, 7:30pm
    Trinity
    Norrtälje jazzklubb, Norrtälje

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