On this day, April 24th, Laurens Hammond filed the patent for the tonewheel organ in 1934. That calls for celebration! I’ll be playing some of my favorite songs to honor all the sounds of the Hammond organ. As usual, with jazz, blues, groovy beats and who knows what else. Tune in and join the fun!
Andreas Hellkvist and Daniel Olsson have been playing together in different forms over the last 20 years. Daniel is also the drummer och Anderas’ two solo records, Finally! and Becoming. Here they are in a duo setting, exploring the duo format. Apan & Grisen (The monkey and the pig) is the name of the group. Who’s who? They won’t tell…
It’s Saturday and it’s Hammond time! As usual, with jazz, blues, groovy beats and who knows what else. Tune in and join the fun!
It’s the 100th day of this year! That’s worth celebrating isn’t it? There’ll be tunes honoring Joey Derancesco, Freddie Hubbard and others. As usual, with jazz, blues, groovy beats and who knows what else. Tune in and join the fun!
This week there’ll be a concert in Jazz at the HQ series!
One of Sweden’s most beloved voices and one of its most virtuoso Hammond players. Claes Janson and Andreas Hellkvist have been working together in many years over the years but this is the first time as a duo. An intimate setting where both can play out the whole register. A solid combination.
Celebrating the birthday of Jimmy McGriff, Eric Clapton and Herb Alpert. Tune in and join the fun!
Earlier this week I had a visit at the HQ from Patrik at Swedish Hammond. He brought the brand new SK pro so I got to spend a day trying it out. A lot of fun! I like exploring various combinations of keyboard and pedal sounds. And it sounds really good! Here’s a version of Night train with paino on the keys and double bass in the pedals.Enjoy!
I’m always up for a challenge. And since quite a few a have asked me whether I could play in heels, so I thought I’d give it a try. And what better song to play than “High heel sneakers”? Not the most comfortable organ shoes, but still doable. Take a look!
As the title implies, red will be part of the theme. We’ll see in what way. Also I’ll be fulfilling some requests that have been made the last couple of weeks. As usual, with jazz, blues, groovy beats and who knows what else. Tune in and join the fun!
For the second concert in the new Wednesday series I proudly present Trinity! this band has been playing together for more than 15 years is is one of the cornerstones of my musical life. Three skilled and distinguished musicians, that together form a trinity in the true sense of the word. A union greater than the sum of its parts. Communication, playfulness and dedication are always key elements of a performance.