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 for some years it wasn’t 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.

He has never been afraid of following his own path. A musician with an integrity and confidence to dare to challange norms and traditions, though also not afraid of sticking to them if the music demands it. He was the last one to achieve the prestigious “Jazz in Sweden” award 2010, and has produced and played on a number of albums, several of which has some very interesting international collaborations.

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 music when he plays. 


Andreas Hellkvist Trio @ Wasabryggeriet, Borlänge




Past gigs

  • January 25th, 2020 8:00pm

    Andreas Hellkvist Trio
    Katalin, Uppsala
    My trio opened the night at Katalin, in many ways the finest venue in my hometown of Uppsala. Following us…
  • January 24th, 2020 7:30pm

    Andreas Hellkvist Trio
    Musikhuset, Gävle
    The organ hug is back! So nice to play with the trio again. Samuel came from Copenhagen earlier in the…
  • October 29th, 2019 7:00pm

    Andreas Hellkvist Trio
    JazzPool, Uppsala
    Last gig, and the most important - in my hometown Uppsala! It was such a party. And what better way…
  • October 28th, 2019 7:30pm

    Andreas Hellkvist Trio
    Biografbaren, Eskilstuna
    Biografbaren in Eskiltuna must be one of the most genuine vintage bars in Sweden. The whole place breathes nostalgia and…
  • October 27th, 2019 4:00pm

    Andreas Hellkvist Trio
    Aulinsalen, Konserthuset, Stockholm
    Second concert of the release tour, at Konserthuset, Stockholm. Quite a different venue compared to the previous night. First time…
  • October 26th, 2019 7:30pm

    Andreas Hellkvist Trio
    Wasabryggeriet, Borlänge
    First release concert of my album "Becoming", and in my hometown nonetheless! Friends and family in the audience. And Wasabryggeriet…

Samuel Hällkvist

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