Andreas Hellkvist

New place for making music!

I just got a new place to practice, rehearse and record, as well as storing and repairing organs and instruments. I recently also acquired an XK5 classic, to the left in the picture. The organ to the right is my B3 -70. So looking forward to spending time there!

I invited my good friend and favorite drummer Daniel Olsson to join me for the first jam. Here we’re mostly having fun. Enjoy and stay tuned for more videos!

Kiralina Trio

Went on a trip down south in Sweden with Kiralina Trio for a few gigs this week. It was so fun! Gospel, soul and jazz. B3 with two leslies. Love playing with Jesper on the drums and Kiralina is such a fantastic singer and perfomer. Can’t wait to play again! Here are a few videos from the concert at Fjällstugan, Jönköping. Enjoy!

More info about the trio available here.

Trio 2020

New year, new decade, new concerts! On Jan 25th, my trio opened the night at Katalin, in many ways the finest venue in my hometown of Uppsala. Following us was a soul band so we decided to make our set to get people in the greatest mood possible. One hour of non stop party jazz! It was such a blast! Here’s a compilation from the night.

Party jazz for the new year!

Here’s a video from the release tour in October of last year. The song is “Just Flowin'” from my new album “Becoming”. Enjoy!

New trio record release on November 1st!

I’m so happy to announce that on November 1st, I’ll be releasing a new trio record! It’ll be out on CD, vinyl and digital platforms, such as Cdbaby, Bandcamp, Spotify and others. The album contains 7 of my songs, recorded in January of this year.

The will be a release tour in Sweden the week before the release. The dates are as follows:

Oct 26th 7:30 PM Wasabryggeriet, Borlänge
Oct 27th 4:00 PM Aulinsalen, Konserthuset, Stockholm
Oct 28th 7:30 PM Biografbaren, Eskilstuna
Oct 29th 7:00 PM Jazzpool, Uppsala

You can preorder CD or vinyl now and I then I will put them in then mail on October 25th.

Please visit the record page for more info

Grooving in Bellingham

I went through some recorded material from Bellingham, WA earlier this year. Here’s a fun clip from the first concert. A B3 with two 122’s, and a sub. Great players Cole Schuster on guitar and Julian MacDonough on drums. It was such a blast! By the way, the clip is the ending of my song Just Flowin’ that will be released shortly on my upcoming album. So stay tuned…

Meeting with Þórir Baldursson

In november of 2018, me and my friend Palli Kristmundsson went to Iceland for a few days. Mostly we went around meeting musicians and locating Hammond organs in the Reykjvik area. One of the highlights was meeting Þórir Baldursson, Iceland’s nestor of the Hammond organ. He had renovated a B3 in a church and we went to try it. What an organ! Palli filmed some of it and I put together a little video to capture the occasion. Here it is!

Organ marathon at Sergels torg, Stockholm

Every day for about 30 years, a woman namned Maria Johansson sat at Sergels torg (a landmark square) in Stockholm, playing an organ and singing spiritual songs. I vaguely remember her from my childhood years.

Yesterday, as a part of a larger exhibition an organ marathon was arranged in her honor. The backline was a B3, two leslies and a drum set. 5 B3 players – Malin Ahlberg, Errka Petersson, Pierre Swärd, Merit Hemmingsson and me.

Given the occasion, what would be more appropriate than to play my song Jesus? So here it is, for Maria

Summer highlights – Stampen July 4th

Earlier this summer I got a date at Stampen, Stockholm on quite a short notice. Luckily I managed to get my trio together and we had a fantastic night on July 4th. The place was packed and we got to play all the fun songs. Here’s one of them, my old “hit” Morgonkaffe. Enjoy!

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