April 17th, 2021 6:00pm

Saturday is Hammond day stream

Celebrating Herbie Hancock, Beessie Smith and Dave Edmunds. And even a strip to space remembering Jurj Gagarin! Read more
April 10th, 2021 6:00pm

100th day of 2021 stream on the Hammond B3

The 100th day of 2021! How are we doing so far? Not that bad I think, although I did expect that we'd be further along fighting the pandemic. But what good is that vaccines are being distributed all across the globe. This day, April 10th is also the birthday of organ giant Joey DeFrancesco and that of course needs to be regognized. But the were also some other significant jazz birthday this past week. Read more
April 7th, 2021 8:00pm

Jazz at the HQ – Claes Janson

Playing with Claes is always a joy and the duo format makes it even more intimate and playful. This was a great third edition of "Jazz at the HQ" Read more
April 3rd, 2021 6:00pm

Easter stream

Celebrating Easter with my extended family of viewers all around the world, observing the birthdays of Jimmy McGriff, Eric Clapton and Harb Alpert as well as some musical candy handout in form of requested songs. Read more
March 27th, 2021 6:00pm

Going red stream on the Hammond B3

Sometimes it's really easy to find a theme for the stream. This was definitely one of those times. A color is often a good starting point and with the red dress the choice was obvious. Also celebrating birthdays of Aretha Franklin and Ben Webster. Read more
March 24th, 2021 8:00pm

Jazz at the HQ – Trinity

hen I decided to do my Wednesday band streams, Trinity was the first band to be booked. This trio is truly one of the cornerstones of my musical life. We've been playing together for more than 15 years and released 4 albums so far. Due to corona we havne't played together since October so this was a welcome reunion in that sense as well. Read more
March 20th, 2021 6:00pm

Spring equinox stream

This Saturday is the very date for the spring equinox. A point of balance between light and dark. A day of unity in the sense that day and night is equally long all across the globe. And here on the northern hemisphere - we're also heading towards lighter times! Read more
March 13th, 2021 6:00pm

International women’s day stream

Monday of this week was March 8th, the International Women's day. And so I thought it might be nice to honor some of the female jazz organists the I have listened to over the years, like Shirley Scott, Rhoda Scott, Trudy Pitts and the Swedish queen of the Hammond Merit Hemmingsson. Also recognizing the birthday of Wes Montgomery and the 7th anniversary of Trinity's release "Three". Read more
March 10th, 2021 8:00pm

Jazz at the HQ – Hellkvist, Tengholm & Johansson-Werre

Today was really exciting! First concert in a new series of band streams, called Wednesday jazz at the HQ. It felt like turning the studio into my very own jazz club. Every other Wednesday there'll be a streamed concert with one of the bands with whom I play. First up - a trio that was formed in the summer of 2020, with Erik Tengholm and Oscar Johansson-Werre. And I actually don't play the organ! Read more
March 6th, 2021 6:00pm

Blue velvet stream on the Hammond B3

The theme for this stream was easy. As soon as I'd taken the picture the week before I saw the blue color stocking out so much I thought that would have to be the theme. So, a few blues tunes, and the actual songs Blue velvet, and some other stuff as well. A lot of fun! Read more
February 27th, 2021 6:00pm

Springtime stream on the Hammond B3

A springtime stream indeed! The last couple of days has been some really beautiful spring days. The snow has melted, the sun is shining and even though it's windy, they aren't cold winter winds anymore. Except spring I also wanted to celebrate the birthdays of George Harrison, Fats Domino and Max Martin. Read more
February 20th, 2021 6:00pm

Pre-corona nostalgia stream om the Hammond B3

At this time one year ago, everything was just rockin'. I had made a small tour with Trinity earlier in the week. Over the weekend I went to celebrate my dad's 80th birthday by throwing him a party, bring the B3 and play some of his favorite organ tunes. the week after the was a short tour with Kiralina Trio. After that everything went blank in the calendar. So, after a year with corona I thought a suitable theme could be to have some nostalgia and remember the times before. Read more
February 13th, 2021 6:00pm

Valentine’s eve stream, Hammond for love

On the day before Valentine's day, the theme has to be love. So I got to play some of my favorite love songs. Also a tribute to Chick Corea, who sadly passed away this week. Read more
February 6th, 2021 6:00pm

Back at the B3 livestream

After 2 weeks on the XK5 it was nice being back at the B3. Celebrating Joe Sample and Joshua Redan, as well as playing a few tunes from "Groundhog day" and some Swedish 60s schlager . Read more
January 30th, 2021 6:00pm

On the rockish side Hammond stream

Another stream at the XK5 classic! This one a littre more rockish than the previous. Also feeling a little nostalgic that it was one year ago I could play with my trio so I included a couple of my own songs as well. Read more
January 23rd, 2021 6:00pm

Instead of NAMM stream at the Hammond XK5 classic

It's nice to change things up once in a while. I've had my XK5 classic for almost a year now and have been playing it quite a few gigs (well, given the corona situation...). Also. this week is NAMM week and it was after last year's exhibition that I got the XK5. So, a lot of reasons to use it in a stream! Read more
January 16th, 2021 6:00pm

Mostly requests stream at the Hammond B3

It's been an interesting week preparing for this stream! Got a lot of requests for songs that I haven't heard or played so a lot of new stuff to digest. The result, as usual, is a quite diverse set of songs, including both jazz, soul and Elton John! Speaking of the latter, playing "Funeral for a friend" was the big challenge this time. A song that I spent a lot of time with. Read more
January 9th, 2021 6:00pm

Saturday stream at the Hammond B3

What a week it has been! It sure was a relief to just sitt down at hte Hammond, play Elvis songs and others and just hang out with the wonderful audince. Read more
January 2nd, 2021 6:00pm

New Year’s stream at the Hammond B3

Finally we get to celebrate the end of 2020. A year that I think we all have wished would be over. This stream is all about the party which is reflected in the set list. Party jazz and nothing else. Cheers and Happy new year! Read more
December 26th, 2020 6:00pm

Boxing day stream at the Hammond B3

No doubt about it, this Christmas was special. I usually celebrate with my father, who lives nearby where I grew up. And while in the area I usually meet old friends and hang out. This year there was none of that. But it's nice to have the means of communication that the internet provides. Video chats to keep in touch with our loved ones. It was also such a joy to do this stream as part of the Christmas holiday. Read more
December 19th, 2020 6:00pm

Christmas stream at the Hammond B3

The last stream before Christmas of course has to be a little more Christmassy (is that a word?). So, some songs of the season in the set list, and I also did something I was planning to do already last year - to play "Silent night" together with my little church. Merry Christmas everyone! Read more
December 12th, 2020 12:00am

Saturday stream at the Hammond B3

First multi channel stream! It was broadcast simultaneously on Youtube, Facebook, Twitter and VK. The themes for this stream was Jimmy Smith and John Lennon. December 8th is both the birthday of Jimmy Smith, and the day John Lennon got shot. So I wanted to honor this fantastic artists. But of course, since we are one week closer to Christmas, there are some songs for that too in the set. Read more
December 5th, 2020 6:00pm

Livingroom stream at the Hammond A100, Dec 5th 2020

Due to some technical issues, I had to relocate this week's stream from my studio to my living room where I have my A100. Which in a way was approrpiate for the occasion. One of the themes was my first concert on Dec 3rd, 1997, and on that concert I played to particular organ! Read more
November 28th, 2020 6:00pm

Mellow tones at the B3, livestream

First livestream in a while, but I'll plan to do them more regularly inte the time to come. This time at my B3, and the lamp used to belong to my grandfather. A cozy setup for a Sturday night stream. Read more
Apan & Grisen @ Glenn Miller Café, Stockholm on November 18th 2020
November 18th, 2020 8:00pm

Apan & Grisen @ Glenn Miller Café, Stockholm on November 18th 2020

First time playing my own music at Glenn Mille Café! the government had imposed new Corona restrictions just days before, so threre weren't too many there, but it was also streamed. Regardless, we fun playing! Read more
S.H.O.P. @ Glenn Miller Café, Stockholm on November 7, 2020
November 7th, 2020 8:00pm

S.H.O.P. @ Glenn Miller Café, Stockholm on November 7, 2020

Some nights just about everything goes wrong, and this was one of those nights. When I was setting up the organ, a fuse blew and made my Nord stop functioning, almost. All the drawbars and most buttons stopped responding. However, there one present sound available and the worked to do the concert. Also, Erik's guitar had technical problem. Though, we still had a good time! Read more
S.H.O.P. @ Ludvika jazzklubb, Ludvika on November 4, 2020
November 4th, 2020 7:30pm

S.H.O.P. @ Ludvika jazzklubb, Ludvika on November 4, 2020

So great to get out and play! Ludvika jazz club had arranged for a Corona safe concert with 50 chairs evenly spaced in front of the stage. The repertoire of the trio is so fun. Straight ahead organ jazz from the 50s and 60's. Nothing more, nothing less. Read more
Claes Janson & Andreas Hellkvist @ Café August, Hudiksvall on October 24, 2020
October 24th, 2020 4:00pm

Claes Janson & Andreas Hellkvist @ Café August, Hudiksvall on October 24, 2020

Afternoon gig at the cozy Café August in Hudiksvall. Even better than than night before I think. Anyway, these two gigs have been a great start to our duo. Read more
Claes Janson & Andreas Hellkvist @ Musikhuset, Gävle on October 23, 2020
October 23rd, 2020 7:00pm

Claes Janson & Andreas Hellkvist @ Musikhuset, Gävle on October 23, 2020

First live gig with this duo! Really been looking forward. Unfortunately the recent rise in corona numbers and restrictions probaböy made most people stay at home. But we played for those who were there and it was a great start for the duo. Read more
Claes Janson @ Engelen, Stockholm
October 10th, 2020 8:00pm

Claes Janson @ Engelen, Stockholm

Day 2 of the jazz festival and Claes Janson with Arnesen Bluesband played at Engelen in the old town of Stockholm. A wide mix of Claes' songs, some BB king and a couple of songs from ABB's repertoire. Read more