Happy Duck is one of my favorite places in my hometown Uppsala. It's a kind of a hole in the wall pub, and when you enter it feels a little like an episode of Cheers. There's always someone there that you know, and most often you make a few more friends in an evening. This was the eve of Valentine's day, so naturally the event was called "Hammond for love". I relly love doing this kind of stuff!
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!
The organ hug is back! So nice to play with the trio again. Samuel came from Copenhagen earlier in the day and we went straight to Gävle.
First Trinity gig of the year! Lunch concert in Tyrsö, south of Stockholm. I was still quite tired from jetlag but it was fun, as always!
NAMM is such an experience! I was there as an artist for Hammond USA, and did a few demo spots at their booth, playing the XK5. There were also some cool jams. And then of course everything else that happens there. All the people you meet, instruments and other things,. Amazing!
My first Norwegian Christmas concert! We did 3 shows in one day. Most of them with the trio, but some with guest artists. So nice and warm!
As usual, GMC is always a lot of fun. My friend and colleague Max Lorentz was in the audience and took this awesome photo.
New musical acquaintances! I've known about Per Thornberg for a long time. I even used some of his educational material many years ago . But I never met him. So, when asked to sub in his trio, I gladly excepted.
The Happy duck bar, one of my favorite places in Uppsala, celebrated their 3 years anniversary. I was happy to be part of the celabration with an evening of solo organ.
Playing for elderly where they live is so nice, especially when you have to squeeze into a corner of a living room. We did 5 concerts in two days in the city of Västerås.
Last gig of the tour, at the wonderful Biografbaren in Eskilstuna. Notice the odd shaped bass drum - one of the backline kits.
The main event of the tour, playing at Katalin in my hometown Uppsala! A memorable evening for sure!
This night at Katalin was a recreation of a concert held in Akureyri, Iceland two years ago when Eric's bluesband and Beebee & bluebirds shared the stage. I wasn't there, but I played with both bands this time. What a treat!
I didn't know about this place until working on booking the tour. Very nice scene in an old church. I'm sure I'l be back playing here!
First gig of a tour is always exciting, especially when you haven't played together before. The evening turned out very nicely both musically and audience turn out. Off to a great start!
Been in Tumba many times, at the Swedish Hammond office, but never visited the church. Today Triple A did a lunch concert there. Nice church with pleasant acoustics.
The first of three gigs in Skinnskatteberg this day. The first one at a home ofr elderly.
I was asked to fill in for Leo Lindberg at the organ hangout at Stampen. Johan Leijonhufvud and Miriam Netti also joined in. A great night, with a lot of brazilian music.
Trinity, summer and Glenn Miller Café. What could go wrong? Well, actually I had the worst cold in a long time, but that didn't stop us from having a blast.
Karl doing his usual stroll during his solo on The preacher. Brännkyrka, as always, is a fantastic church to play.
A wonderful organ festival at Sergels torg in Stockholm today. It was a tribute to Maria Johansson, a woman who for many years sat there almost every day playing and singing spritual songs. The backline was a B3, two leslies and a drum set. 5 B3 players - Malin Ahlberg, Errka Petersson, Pierre Swärd, Merit Hemmingsson and me. We all played a set each. And given the occasion, what would be more appropriate than to play my song Jesus?
We've been playing churches for many years now but there are still places we haven't been, even in the Stockholm area. Thoguh, I hope to come back to this one. Nice church, great audience.
What a fascinating place! Klaverens hus has an enormous collection of pianos and organs. However, only Swedish made nstruments are exhibited, so no Hammonds.
The first Trinity gigs were on July 18th 2005.- Then we played first Årstakyrkan in Uppsala, and then Väddö kyrka in the evening. This day we did almost the same, except the Karl weren't with us at Väddö. Instead we we out jazz and poetry program. A very nice church with inspiring acoustics.
First Trinity gig in a while, but it sure doesn't feel like it. Once you count it in it's like it was only yesterday we played last. The church was full and we had a beautiful lunch concert.
A concert similar to the one in Boda kyrka the night before. This one equally special. A gorgeous little chapel by the lake. Such warmth, both of the heart and by the sun!
A very special concert, to say the least. It was my first solo concert of this kind, and the concept was to both play and talk about music and life in general. Also, since it was the anniversary of my mother's passing and some of my closest relative were in the audience, parts of the concert was dedicated to her.
Picnic i parken happens on wednesdays in July in Eskilstuna. The idea is to combine good music of all kinds. People come in the thousands to enjoy the music, weather and to have a picknick. And they really seemed to dig organ jazz as well!
Ali sometimes does concerts at his summer house in the archipelago north of Stockholm. The weather was kind of iffy and we were hesitant as to whether go through with the concert, but we did and it turned out nicely. A little cold but cosy.
Katalin, my favorite place in Uppsala, were going to close for the summer and I proposed to them about doing something fun the last night before closing. They jumped on the idea so I got together some of my younger collegues and we played some jazz, some of my songs and a happy hammond version of Van Halen's Jump. Love the sound of a B3 and a piano together.