Claes Janson @ Borgholms bio

Claes Janson @ Borgholms bio

A friend of mine moved from Uppsala to Borgholm (on the island of Öland), where she had bought an old movie theatre. They've made it a fantastic concert hall! Hope to come back there soon.
Blueskvintetten @ Bollsta Folkets Hus, Kramfors

Blueskvintetten @ Bollsta Folkets Hus, Kramfors

It is starting to become a tradition to go to Bollsta once every spring and fall and play with hits band. This time we also got to do a little sightseeing around the town. Here we found a chair placed in the middle of nowhere.
Claes Janson @ Katalin, Uppsala

Claes Janson @ Katalin, Uppsala

Release concert for Claes Janson's new CD "Ett ord till min polare". Arnesen Bluesband is the accompanying band on some of the songs on the record and live we do it all. Looking forward to playing more of this!
Funk Up's @ Scalateatern, Stockholm

Funk Up’s @ Scalateatern, Stockholm

You never really know what's gonna happen at a Funk Ups concert and that's fun. It keeps you on your toes. There are usually some guests coming up. On this night, one of them was Albin Grahn on trumpet.
Andreas Hellkvist Trio @ Stampen, Stockholm

Andreas Hellkvist Trio @ Stampen, Stockholm

This day started out a little strange. Me and Daniel were supposed to play with Max Schultz, but around noon I got a call saying he was at the hospital and would not be able to do the gig. As a replacement we called Thomas Arnesen and let the concert be in my name instead, and it all worked out. The place was packed to capacity, and the crowd and the mood was on top.
Hans Bollandsås & Andreas Hellkvist In Concert @ Stampen, Stockholm

Hans Bollandsås & Andreas Hellkvist In Concert @ Stampen, Stockholm

Sometimes its a gamble when bringing the B3 to small places. Luckily, we managed to squeeze it in. It's been a while since we played with the full two keyboard line up. Always a blast!
Arnesen Bluesband @ Piren, Norrtälje

Arnesen Bluesband @ Piren, Norrtälje

Sometimes its a gamble when bringing the B3 to small places. Luckily, we managed to squeeze it in. It's been a while since we played with the full two keyboard line up. Always a blast!
Kiralina trio @ Metropol, Härnösand

Kiralina trio @ Metropol, Härnösand

An explosion of gospel and jazz at beautiful Metropol. Playing with these guys, you never really know what to expect but it always is a blast!
BB King Tribute w. Claes Janson & Thomas Arnesen @ Blidösund, Stockholm

BB King Tribute w. Claes Janson & Thomas Arnesen @ Blidösund, Stockholm

Great night onboard steam ship Blidösund! The band was on fire and the audience very appreciative. It got quite crowded back in the stern, but it also makes coozy and intimate. 
Johan Leijonhufvud Quartet @ Stampen, Stockholm

Johan Leijonhufvud Quartet @ Stampen, Stockholm

Always interesting with new musical acqaintances. Got called the day before by Johan Leijonhufvud to do a gig at Stampen. He came directly from Berlin where he lives. I picked him up at the airpost and we went straight to the gig. Max Schultz and Sabsian Ågren were also playing. We had a lot of fun!
Andreas Hellkvist Trio @ Fasching, Stockholm

Andreas Hellkvist Trio @ Fasching, Stockholm

Best. Sound. Ever. I brought my B3 and one 122 and a 142P. The 122 has a deep and round sound, and the 142P is quite sharp with a bite. Together it was just bliss. Alos I think this was the first concert ever where I played only my own compositions. A milestone, both for me and for the trio. Days after, I'm still high from the experience!
Triple A @ Rasbokils kyrka

Triple A @ Rasbokils kyrka

Rasbokil is located just about 20 minutes from my hometown, though I think I have never been there before. The church is from medieval times with nice acoustics. I also got to try the church organ. A real gem! And the concert was fun too. This is a great trio for these kind of gigs.
Andreas Hellkvist Trio @ Uppsala Konsert & kongress, Uppsala

Andreas Hellkvist Trio @ Uppsala Konsert & kongress, Uppsala

What a joy playing my own music, with my own trio in my hometown! Though, there were some technical problems. I brought two leslies and in one of them, one of the wires to the bass jumped off so the bass went silent. Luckily we could finish using only the other cabinet. The concert was also filmed and will be available at jazztv.se. Photo: palli.se 
Triple A @ Gamla riksarkivet, Stockholm

Triple A @ Gamla riksarkivet, Stockholm

Corporate gigs can be different, for better or for worse. This one was definitely for the better. No expenses spared. Beautiful old building, excellent food and drinks, music in almost every room. A choir, a balkan horn orchesta, a string quartet, a rock band - and a Hammond trio.
Ferlin i ord och musik i jazzton i Blidö kyrka

Ferlin i ord & musik i jazzton @ Blidö kyrka

Last church gig of the summer, on the island of Blidö in the northern archipelago. The mix of poery and jazz is quite insteresting since because we choose the music based on the poems, the span of the music stylistically is quite large.
Trinity Brännktyrka kyrka 23 aug 2018

Trinity @ Brännkyrka kyrka

The concerts at Brännkyrka kyrka are amazing. It usually crowded, people cheer, applaude and show appreciation in a way not so common at the churches. This time was no exception. A nice way to end the summer with Trinity.  
In the studio with Claes Janson and Thomas Arnesen

Recording with Claes Janson

We did two recording sessions for Claes Janson's new record, to be released this fall. Arnesen Blues band is recording the music, though it won't be announced as such on the record. I played my Hammond B3 custom with my Leslie 142P. 
Trinity Bergs kyrka 19 aug 2018

Trinity @ Bergs kyrka

A nice little church situated on the countryside some hour from Uppsala. It was the 3rd time we played here and each time has been really nice. 
Kent Wennman Elvis tribute @ Parksnäckan, Uppsala

Kent Wennman Elvis tribute @ Parksnäckan, Uppsala

The Elvis show in the middle of august each year is a nice tradition, especially since gospel choir Afro was there. In the first set however, there was a major technichal issue. Look at the picture and you'll how we fixed it. 
Funkups at Svartsö

Funk Up’s @ Svartsö

Wedding gig in the beautiful archipelago of Stockholm. We really had a blast. Funkups sich a nice band for parties!
Trinity relaxing Ystad

Trinity @ Ystad Jazz Festival

It was a long way to from Uppsala to Ystad, I'll admit that. But what an experience! The hotel was excellent, food superb, the concert was sold out and the weather great. It was like a combined vacation and work (as proven by the picture). And we got to release our 4th album, Nuages. Yay!
S.H.O.P at stampen. Photo: Palli Kristmundsson

S.H.O.P. @ Stampen, Stockholm

Erik Söderlind called me for a last minute gig at Stampen. We didn't have that much time to rehearse so we just played a whole evening of hard swinging organ jazz. What a delight! We had so much fun we decided to make a project and play more. It has been named S.H.O.P - Söderlind-Hellkvist Organ jazz Project.
With Ali Djeridi & Krister Andersson @ Valbo kyrka

With Ali Djeridi & Krister Andersson @ Valbo kyrka

A fun reunion! The three of us hadn't played together for at least 10 years. Hope it won't be that long until the next time.
Andreas Hellvksit Ali Djeridi in Stora Tuna kyrka

Ferlin i ord & musik i jazzton @ Stora Tuna kyrka

Playing in my hometown and the church where I have been many times growing up is always special. My friend Martin Pettersson took some very nice pictures. Doing this duo project with both music and poerty is both challenging and fun.  
Kiralina Trio in Slite kyrka July 10th 2018

Kiralina trio @ Silte kyrka

Last gig of the Gotland tour. Also this a nice little church on the countryside. 

Kiralina trio @ Etelhems krukmakeri

Back to where it all started. At this particular venue, me, Kiralina and Jesper played together for the first time a year earlier (almost to the day). My two leslies filled the room in such a nice way, and the cozyness of this venue certainly contributed to the mood. 
Kiralina Trio, Fiket, Burgsvik

Kiralina trio @ Fiket, Burgsvik

Premiere gig! I was really excited to get started with this trio, and it was just as fun as I had imagined. Due to some problems with my B3 I decided to bring my A100 with two leslies instead. It worked out really nicely. 
Trinity Sundbybergs kyrka 5 juli 2018

Trinity @ Sundbybergs kyrka

Nice church in Sundbyberg, outside Stockholm. Second time we played there. A few problems with the sound, but it worked out.
Gröndals kyrka 30 juni 2018

With Ali Djeridi & Anders Färdal @ Gröndals kyrka

Interesting to play the Trinity repertoire with a guitar instead of the trumpet. It worked really well! It was also the first time I played with Anders Färdal, and I hope it won't be the last.