Andreas Hellkvist American Trio

Andreas Hellkvist – Hammond B3
Cole Schuster – guitar
Julian MacDonough – drums

About

Swedish Hammond phenomenon Andreas Hellkvist has for many years been making his signature blend of jazz, funk and fusion. He has toured mostly Europe, and outside he is mostly known on youtube, where some of his performances has been immensly popular. In 2019 he did his first concerts in the USA, and was also added as B3 artist at Hammond Organ USA.

In this trio, aimed for the american scene, he has teamed up with WA based guitarist Cole Schuster and drummer Julian MacDonough, both in their own way highly accomplished and skilled musicians. The chemistry between the three is palpable and together of offer a blend of Andreas’ own music and more hard swinging organ jazz in the tradition of Jumimmy Smith and others.

Video

Concert compilation
Ending of Up and away
The sermon, full version
Solo on Jesus
Duffin’ ‘Round

Members

Andreas Hellkvist

Andreas Hellkvist

Swedish Hammond organist Andreas Hellkvist has earned a reputation as an organ player always in the moment, performing his music with an outstanding technique (especially with his left foot) and relentless groove. He amazes his audience with the expressiveness, virtouosity and playfulness that flows into the music. Rooted in the soul jazz tradition he has developed a style of his own, both in terms of composition and playing.
Julian MacDonough

Julian MacDonough

Julian MacDonough is an American jazz musician, studio drummer, and educator based out of Bellingham, Washington, USA. Since 2002, Julian has performed throughout North America with such notable musicians as Jimmy Heath, Harold Mabern, Joey DeFranscesco, Terell Stafford, Peter Bernstein, Joe Magnarelli, Gary Smulyan, Marcus Printup, Walter Banding Jr., Dr. Lonnie Smith, and many more.

Photo

All photos by Dustin Crum.