Hammond clinic

Hammond clinic

A presentation of the various aspects of playing the Hammond organ, aimed to improve the skill, plant new ideas, educate about the instrument and the origin of modern Hammond synths and clones. The clinic can be focus on different topics depending on age, level and interest of the students.

Claes Janson & Andreas Hellkvist

Claes Janson & Andreas Hellkvist

A voice, a hammond organ and gems from Claes’ whole repertoire.
One of Sweden’s most beloved voices with one of the most vistuoso organists. It simply can’t go wrong.

Claes Janson – Ett ord till mina polare

Claes Janson presents a variety of songs, some bluesy and heavy, some solemn and calm. Mostly original songs and Swedish lyrics. Arnesen Bluesband is the accompanying band on 4 of the songs

Vax Records CD 1067
Label: Vax Records
Release date: October 25th, 2018
Thomas Arnesen – gitarr
Surjo Benigh – bas
Kjell Gustavsson – trummor; 
Karin Hammar – trombon; 
Andreas Hellkvist – hammondorgel; 
Fredrik Jonsson – kontrabas; 
Joakim Jonsson – gitarr; 
Hasse Larsson – bas; 
Per Lindh, gitarr – lapsteel; 
Leif Lindvall – trumpet o flygelhorn; 
Björn Lundquist – elbas; 
Anders Neglin – arrangemang, musikproduktion, piano; 
Anna Rodell – violin; 
Dan Strömkvist – trummor; 
Anna Wallgren – cello; 
Nicke Widén – pedal steel; 
Anders Widmark – piano

Read more at the Vax Records website


Arnesen Blues Band – Live

After two studio albums Thomas Arnesen decided to release a compilation of some live recordings with his blues band. Though nothing can replace a real live experience, this CD do captures that extra nerve only present in performances on stage when the ensamble grooving together.

Release date: Jan 1st, 2014


Spotify: open.spotify.com/album/22AXdCqX116QAQnNKBNTPs?si=0rN7ppXXTz2vLMTcJtOBFg

Youtube music

Arnesen Bluesband – Later In The Evening

The first album recording with Arnesen blues band. The band had been around for about a year, and was starting to find its sound and form. I brought my A100 and a borrowed Leslie 145.

Sittel Records ‎– SITCD 9302 (2003)

Thomas Arnesen – Vocals, Guitar
Anders Forsberg – Electric Piano
Andreas Hellkvist – Hammond Organ
Martin Von Schmalensee – Bass
Kjell Gustavsson – DrumsTore Berglund – Alto Saxophone
John Högman – Tenor Saxophone
Bosse Broberg – Trumpet

Produced by Martin Von Schmalensee
Recorded and mixed By – Maxe Axelsson
Recorded at Pama Studios, Kristianopel, Sweden


Arnesen Bluesband – Walkin’ With My Baby

Arnesen Bluesband presents blues standards, a few originals and some Elvis B-sides with powerful arrangements, a tight band and great soloists.

Blaze Records BLAZECD118

Recorded at Decibel Studios
Mastered at The Mastering Room

Thomas Arnesen – Vocals, Guitar
Andreas Hellkvist – Hammond B3
Kjell Gustavsson – Drums
Björn Lundquist – Electric Bass, Double Bass
Anders Forsberg – Wurlitzer piano, Grand Piano
Johan Hörlén – Alto Saxophone
John Högman – Tenor Saxophone
Bosse Broberg – Trumpet



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

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

Erik Söderlind, Andreas Hellkvist and Chris Montgomery – three prominent Swedish jazz musicians from the same generation, sharing a love for the organ jazz from the 50’s and 60’s. This project is a celebration to the music and sound created by Jimmy Smith, Jimmy McGriff, Jack McDuff and their likes. Straight ahead and swinging, with taste and finesse.

Kiralina trio

Kiralina trio

A gospel trio, mostly focusing on the traditional repertoire of Mahalia Jackson and others. In this trio, Kiralina returns to her gospel roots, elegantly backed by the Hammond and the drums, played by Jesper Kviberg.
In addition to gospel concerts, this trio can also provide music for events, dinners and such.

Andreas Hellkvist – Finally!

Release dateMay 27th 2016
Producer:Andreas Hellkvist & Daniel Lantz
Recorded atMusikrum-1, Uppsala, Sweden
Recording engineerJanne Jutila
LabelDo Music Records
PhotoPalli Kristmundsson
Andreas HellkvistHammond B3 (all tracks),
Fender Rhodes (4)
Daniel OlssonDrums (all tracks)
Erik Söderlindguitar (1,2,3)
Samuel Hällkvistguitar (5,6,7)
Thomas Arnesenguitar (9,10,11)

Reviews (mostly Swedish)

Orkesterjournalen: orkesterjournalen.com/wordpress/?p=10323
key magazine (DE): andreashellkvist.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Rec-OKEY.pdf
Dalademokraten: andreashellkvist.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/DD_160527.jpg
Folkbladet: www.folkbladet.se/kultur-noje/en-rundtur-i-jazzens-varld-om4383189.aspx
DigJazz: www.digjazz.se/Diggat.SvenskJazz2016.html#Andreas
Norran: norran.se/noje-kultur/musik/andreas-hellkvists-nya-skiva-finally-ger-hopp-for-en-bortglomd-jazzgenre-603031
UNT: unt.se/kultur-noje/skivor/andras-hellkvist-med-forsta-soloplattan-4250248.aspx
Kulturdelen: www.kulturdelen.com/2016/07/15/cd-finally-med-andreas-hellkvist
Lira: http://www.lira.se/skivrecension/finally/
Rootsy (just a listing): www.rootsy.nu/bastiar.php?id=11

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You can also get it here

Finally! is available in different ways at a number of web sites. Here are a few of them:

CDBaby: https://www.cdbaby.com/cd/andreashellkvist
Bandcamp: https://andreashellkvist.bandcamp.com/releases
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/3TT6zjywHYYEdanrRgAvrO
OKEY: http://shop.mautnermedien.de/tontraeger/cds/jazzorgel-bluesorgel/23/andreas-hellkvist-finally?c=14

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About the musicians

Andreas Hellkvist skivinspelning Daniel Olsson

Daniel Olsson

Daniel has always been one of my favorite drummers and we have played together in different groups for about 15 years. When I was planning the record, the first thing I knew was that I wanted him to be the drummer. For the mix of beat and swing that comprises the album I knew that be would be the perfect fit.

Because of the record, we’ve been playing much more than usually and that’s really fun. Also, as a side project we’ve started to play as a duo, where most of the songs from the album fit nicely.

Andreas Hellkvist skivinspelning Erik Söderlind

Erik Söderlind

Erik has for some years been the rising star of Swedish jazz guitar, ever increasing his fame and reputation, and by many considered to be among the best that Sweden has to offer. He recently released his third solo album and is continuously praised by critics and audience.

I got to know him some years ago, but before the recording of the album we actually hadn’t played any gig together. When it comes to “classic” jazz guitar there’s no one I’d rather have on my album, so I’m very glad he accepted my invitation.

Check out his website as well: eriksoderlind.com

Samuel Hällkvist

Samuel Hällkvist

Samuel grew up not too far from my hometown and we got to know each other at the local jazz venue. We did our first gig together in the summer of 1998, and since then we’ve played together now and then. Though, we moved to live quite far from one another so it has unfortunately not been that often.

You might notice that our last names are quite similar. In fact, in Swedish they are pronounced the same while spelled differently. To my knowledge, though, we are not related in any way.

I have always admired his musicality, his imaginative ability and pure technical skills. Stylisticly it’s sometimes hard to define what he does, and that’s what I like. He is just his own, and I think he brings really a unique quality to the songs where he plays. So I’m really thrilled to have him on the record!

Do check out his other stuff as well!

Samuel’s website: samuelhallkvist.com

Andreas Hellkvist skivinspelning Thomas Arnesen

Thomas Arnesen

For more than four decades, Thomas has been an established guitar player in a variety of settings, touring and recording with different artists, bands and his own projects. As he says himself, it’s the blues that is his favorite music, and it is as a blues guitarist that I know him best.

I first heard him with Kjell Öhman Organ Grinders, which were among the first records I listened to when I began to play the organ. About 14 years ago he asked me to join a blues band he was starting, and this was the beginning of a great musical cooperation and friendship. Arnesen Bluesband is still playing and I’m very happy about that. After 14 years he can still surprise and amaze me and just blow me away!

I wanted Thomas to be on the record to add his touch to some of the songs. I knew that the songs would be right up his alley and he really brought it!

Check out Arnesen Bluesband as well: arnesenbluesband.se

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Apan & Grisen

Apan & Grisen

The Hammond organ and the drums. Two instruments that, when combined, provides almost unlimited possibilities to create various kinds of music. Andreas Hellkvist and Daniel Olsson explore these possibilities in different styles, depending on mood and occasion.

This duo works both for concerts and for soft background music. Depending on the size of the organ and drums used this duo can be compressed to fit into almost any corner.