Andreas Hellkvist Trio
My own group, playing mostly my own music. A traditonal format with organ, guitar and drums, but with a fresh take on sound and style. In a way hard to label, but it merges elements of jazz, fusion, gospel and popular music. The trio features the inspiring sounds and playing of guitarist Samuel Hällkvist, and the exquisit drums of Daniel Olsson.
Trinity is mainly a jazz trio, playing jazz standards mixed with some originals. However , the repertoire can vary a little depending on the venue. We play mainly jazz clubs, festivals, churches, schools and homes for elderly. This trio has over the years developed an intimate, almost telepathic interplay. Regardless of whether it’s evergreens, pop songs or originals, the Trinity sound is there. Sometimes intense and loud, sometimes soft and whispering.
Double organ madness
How can you combine two organs in a way that they complement and strengthen each other without it turning in to a competition in volume and technique? As it turned out – a lot of things that are both fun and musically interesting. Jazz standards, “classic” organ jazz, a few original compositions and some funk and groove. Jesper Kviberg sits in the middle at the drums and ties it all together. So much fun!
Welcome to a party where Andreas Hellkvist is entertaining at his Hammond. Those who have followed him, both online and IRL knows that when he sits down at the organ, anything can happen. The repertoire spans a wide range of music between jazz, rock, gospel, pop and everything in between. And the organ is being played in the unique way that has become one of Andreas’ trademarks. Sometimes with guest artists.
HQ piano trio
Believe it or not, a trio without a Hammond! Andreas, Erik Tengholm and Oscar Johansson-Werre got together in the summer of 2020 to jam and it was the perfect group to use a setup with piano and bass pedals connected to a Moog synth. The repertoire spans a wide spectru of jazz, with influences from Oscar Peterson as well as Moccy Tyner.
S.H.O.P. – Söderlind Hellkvist Organ jazz Project
Erik Söderlind, Andreas Hellkvist and Chris Montgomery – three prominent Swedish jazz musicians from the same generation, sharing a love for the organ jazz from the 50’s and 60’s. This project is a celebration to the music and sound created by Jimmy Smith, Jimmy McGriff, Jack McDuff and their likes. Straight ahead and swinging, with taste and finesse.
A presentation of the various aspects of playing the Hammond organ, aimed to improve the skill, plant new ideas, educate about the instrument and the origin of modern Hammond synths and clones. The clinic can be focus on different topics depending on age, level and interest of the students.
A gospel trio, mostly focusing on the traditional repertoire of Mahalia Jackson and others. In this trio, Kiralina returns to her gospel roots, elegantly backed by the Hammond and the drums, played by Jesper Kviberg. In addition to gospel concerts, this trio can also provide music for events, dinners and such.
Claes Janson & Andreas Hellkvist
A voice, a hammond organ and gems from Claes’ whole repertoire. One of Sweden’s most beloved voices with one of the most vistuoso organists. It simply can’t go wrong.
Thomas Arnesen’s own band, offering a variety of blues standards and original songs. The approach to the blues can be described as modern, not adhering to a certain style or time period. Having two keyboard players in the band gives the music a rich sound and allows for more variation of arrangements. There’s also an ongoing collaboration with singer Claes Janson doing a BB King tribute.
“Pop, soul and party jazz with its roots in the 60’s and 70’s.” Having both the Hammond and the Fender Rhodes in the band combines the two most influential keyboard instruments of the era and offers great possibilities in sound. The repertoire consists of songs by Steve Wonder, The beatles, The Meters and others. It’s the perfect music for a saturday night! (or for any other night for that matter).