Andreas Hellkvist

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!

Up and away, live at Fasching

On September 24th 2018 my trio played at Fasching, Stockholm. We had a great night. I was really enjoying the sound of the two leslies.Just the other day I browsed through the recorded material and I thought I had to put some of it out. So here’s the last tune of the concert – Up and away. Enjoy!

Finally! 3 year anniversary

This day 3 years ago, May 27th 2016, the day after my 40th birthday, marked the release of my first solo album Finally! It was a long and cumbersome process getting it out, but stimulating and fun as well.

After the summer, my second album will released, and I’m really looking forward to that. I the meantime, I thought I’d try to get rid of some of my stock of Finally!. if you don’t have a copy, get it! I promise you it’ll be worth it. It’s a feast of organ grooves, sounds and screams together with the artistry of three excellent guitar players.

You’ll get it now for SEK 150 (about $15), shipping included anywhere in the world! Let me know if you also want it signed.

Read more about the album here
https://andreashellkvist.com/records/finally

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Upcoming shows

  • February 22nd, 2020, 8:00pm
    Arnesen Bluesband
    TBA, Fagersta
  • February 26th, 2020, 7:30pm
    Kiralina trio
    Fjällstugan, Jönköping
  • February 27th, 2020, 7:30pm
    Kiralina trio
    Missionskyrkan, Vetlanda
  • March 24th, 2020, 7:00pm
    Big Swing Face
    Katalin, Uppsala
  • April 4th, 2020, 8:00pm
    Solo organ
    Óháði söfnuðurinn, Reykjavik
  • April 5th, 2020, 3:00pm
    Solo organ
    Swedish embassy residence, Reykjavik
  • April 13th, 2020, 8:00pm
    Lindakirkja gospel choir
    Lindakirkja, Reykjavik
  • April 14th, 2020, 8:00pm
    TBA
    Kex Hostel, Reykjavik
  • April 22nd, 2020, 7:30pm
    Arnesen Bluesband
    Fjällstugan, Jönköping
  • May 7th, 2020, 12:50pm
    Trinity
    Fisksätra kyrka, Fisksätra

Latest shows

  • February 19th, 2020, 8:00pm
    Trinity
    Byggeriet, Härnösand
  • February 18th, 2020, 7:30pm
    Trinity
    Café August, Hudiksvall
  • February 17th, 2020, 7:30pm
    Trinity
    Sundsvalls jazzklubb, Sundsvall
  • February 13th, 2020, 7:00pm
    Solo organ
    Happy Duck, Uppsala
  • January 25th, 2020, 8:00pm
    Andreas Hellkvist Trio
    Katalin, Uppsala
  • January 24th, 2020, 7:30pm
    Andreas Hellkvist Trio
    Musikhuset, Gävle
  • January 23rd, 2020, 12:00pm
    Trinity
    Biblioteket, Tyresö centrum, Tyresö
  • January 18th, 2020, 2:00pm
    Hammond demo
    Hammond booth, NAMM
  • January 17th, 2020, 2:00pm
    Hammond demo
    Hammond booth, NAMM
  • January 16th, 2020, 2:00pm
    Hammond demo
    Hammond booth, NAMM