Thomas Arnesen

For more than four decades, Thomas has been an established guitar player in a variety of settings, touring and recording with different artists, bands and his own projects. As he says himself, it’s the blues that is his favorite music, and it is as a blues guitarist that I know him best.

I first heard him with Kjell Öhman Organ Grinders, which were among the first records I listened to when I began to play the organ. About 14 years ago he asked me to join a blues band he was starting, and this was the beginning of a great musical cooperation and friendship. Arnesen Bluesband is still playing and I’m very happy about that. After all these years he can still surprise and amaze me and just blow me away!


Claes Janson @ Kulturverkstan, Tingsryd
Claes Janson @ JazzPool, Uppsala
Arnesen Bluesband @ Fjällstugan, Jönköping
Arnesen Bluesband @ E-street, Sundsvall on March 31, 2022 7:30 pm
Arnesen Bluesband @ E-street, Sundsvall on March 31, 2022 7:30 pm
Arnesen Bluesband @ Bruksgården, Domsjö on April 1, 2022 8:00 pm
Claes Janson @ Ekebyhovs slott, Ekerö, Oct 28th 2021
Claes Janson @ Ekebyhovs slott, Ekerö, Oct 28th 2021
BB King Tribute w. Claes Janson & Thomas Arnesen @ Borlänge jazzklubb




Past gigs

  • April 20, 2023, 7:30 pm

    Claes Janson & Arnesen Bluesband
    Nya Föreningsgården, Lidingö
    Never played this jazz club before. Always nice to see new places and meet new people! As usual, the Hammond…
  • July 21, 2023, 9:00 pm

    Arnesen-Hellkvist Experience
    Strandnära, Öregrund
    A floating stage! Once you're out there, you'd better play well so they'll bring you back. We had a fun…
  • August 12, 2023, 3:00 pm

    Arnesen Bluesband with Claes Janson
    Thuleparken, Flen
    Last gig of the summer with the blues band and Claes. "Jazz & glass" (Jazz and ice cream) is a…
  • June 2, 2023, 8:00 pm

    Arnesen Bluesband
    Musikhuset, Gävle
    First time playing at Musikhuset with Arnesen Bluesband! I've been thinking for a long time that this would be a…
  • April 26, 2023, 7:30 pm

    BB King Tribute w. Claes Janson & Arnesen Bluesband
    Contrast, Eskilstuna
    Always fun to be out with the blues band and Claes!
  • July 28, 2023, 7:00 pm

    Claes Janson & Arnesen bluesband
    Gustafsbergs Badrestaurang, Uddevalla
    This was the last night of the jazz festival "Sommarjazzveckan". Beautiful venue, an old restaurant in a recreation and swimming…

Thomas Arnesen

Upcoming gigs with Andreas

October 5, 2023, 7:00 pm
Arnesen Bluesband
Piren, Norrtälje