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.
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?
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.
This day started in a crisis but we managed to solve it. As you may notice in the picture, it is not Erik Söderlind playing the guitar, but Claes Askelöf. We found out the night before that Erik was unable to do the gig but luckily Claes Askelöf could sub. And it turned out a great night.
Now and then Krister Andersson joins me and Ali, often for a church concert. The repertoire is similar to what we do with Trinity, and it's interesting to have another lead instrument than the trumpet. Especially whn it's someone like Krister.
One of the highlights of this summer, for sure! I got a date at Stampen with just a few weeks notice. My first choice was of course to get my own trio there but I was certain that my fellow musicians would be elsewhere occupied. Only they weren't! So I got Samuel on a train from Copenhagen and we had a fantastic night at Stampen. Three sets and a crowded house! Photo by Palli Kristmundsson, palli.se
Mondays at Skansen are all about jazz. First a band at the restaurant Gubbhyllan (today that was Triple A). Then a bigger concert at the main stage and later in the evening you can see and dance to big band jazz.
Interesting and fun to play with new people. I've known of saxophone player Anders Ekholm for a long time but we've hardly met and never played together. But a gig is usually the perfect way to get to know each other. Photo: Palli Kristmundsson
It's been a while since we did our jazz and poetry program but it's always fun. If you're wondering aboutr the guy in the back - he's the sound guy.
Jazz brunch, what a nice way to spend a Sunday! First time in about 10 years I played with Robert Ikiz, but I hope it wont be as long until next time.
My first collaboration with Gloryfires, an Uppsala based gospel choir. A varied repertoire of gospel tunes and some of my songs. The place was packed i capacity and I think everyone had a blast! Photo: Palli Kristmundsson
It's always a special event when you play in your hometown. It's like you want to show them what has happened since last time and you always want to bring something new. So I was thrilled come there with Kiralina & the Funkups, since that's one of the most exciting projects I've been involved with lately. And did we bring it! It was a fantastic evening with lots of old friends and mentors in the audience. Photo: Palli Kristmundsson
"The audience is usually never this quiet", one of the arrangers said after the concert. Always glad to hear things like that! The place was pckaed to capacity and we had a wonderful evening.
Fun playing with new people once in a while. This night I subbed in Claes Askelöf's trio, playing mostly his music. We had a lot of fun!
Last time I was in Tingsryd was about 20 years ago when I did a church gig there. Can't say I remebmber much from that, but this concert surely will be a new pleasant memory.
One of the nicest concert venues in Sweden, I would say. Always great to play at Skottvångs gruva.
Playing in Eskilstuna again, but this time at the old move theatre Royal. Nice venue for this band.
Another sold out concert. First time for me in Vetlanda. A nice looking room to play, though a little harder acoustically. With most of the light coming from the back, the camera got mostly silouettes. Here's one.
Having played quite a lot in Jönköping over the years, it's nice to still find new places and audiences. Fjällstugan is beautifully situated on the top of a hill outside the city. One of these rooms where the B3 really fits in. It was sold out as well, so it was a great start of the tour.
First gig of a tour with Claes Janson, accomapnied by Arnesen Bluesband. We play the music form Claes' lastest record, "Ett ord till mina polare". I managed to break a key on the lower manual during a solo. Second key ever i broke.
It has been a long time since we played Glenn Miller Café, which made it all the more fun. Always nice when you have som new songs to present, and not having been there for a while also makes it fresh in a way.
Back at cosy Folkkulturcentrum! There were some logistic problems getting there both for me and Ali but it worked out in the end.
A crowded hall at the inne city jazz club Swejs in Stockholm. A little tricky getting the organ on stage but a very nice plae to play.
The classic organ trio format, and a repertoire consisting purely of soul jazz from the 60´s. We played the tunes of Jimmy Smith, Jimmy McGriff, Groove Holmes and Jack McDuff. What a fun night!