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Release date May 27th 2016
Producer: Andreas Hellkvist & Daniel Lantz
Recorded at Musikrum-1, Uppsala, Sweden
Recording engineer Janne Jutila
Label Do Music Records
Photo Palli Kristmundsson
Andreas Hellkvist Hammond B3 (all tracks),
Fender Rhodes (4)
Daniel Olsson Drums (all tracks)
Erik Söderlind guitar (1,2,3)
Samuel Hällkvist guitar (5,6,7)
Thomas Arnesen guitar (9,10,11)

Reviews (mostly Swedish)

key magazine (DE):
Rootsy (just a listing):

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Buy, download and listen

Finally! is available in different ways at a number of web sites. Here are a few of them:


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Here are 2 minute samples of the songs.

1- The Hellkvist Shuffle (w. Erik Söderlind)

2- Midnight Cruiser (w. Erik Söderlind)

3- Maybe September (w. Erik Söderlind)

4 – Snowflakes

5 – Danslåten (w. Samuel Hällkvist)

6 – Piecewise Continuity (w. Samuel Hällkvist)

7 – Morgonkaffe (w. Samuel Hällkvist)

8 – Jesus

9 – Up And Away (w. Thomas Arnesen)

10 – Headin’ Downtown (w. Thomas Arnesen)

11 – Old Gal Blues (w. Thomas Arnesen)

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About the musicians

Andreas Hellkvist skivinspelning Daniel OlssonDaniel Olsson

Daniel has always been one of my favorite drummers and we have played together in different groups for about 15 years. When I was planning the record, the first thing I knew was that I wanted him to be the drummer. For the mix of beat and swing that comprises the album I knew that be would be the perfect fit.

Because of the record, we’ve been playing much more than usually and that’s really fun. Also, as a side project we’ve started to play as a duo, where most of the songs from the album fit nicely.


Andreas Hellkvist skivinspelning Erik SöderlindErik Söderlind

Erik has for some years been the rising star of Swedish jazz guitar, ever increasing his fame and reputation, and by many considered to be among the best that Sweden has to offer. He recently released his third solo album and is continuously praised by critics and audience.

I got to know him some years ago, but before the recording of the album we actually hadn’t played any gig together. When it comes to “classic” jazz guitar there’s no one I’d rather have on my album, so I’m very glad he accepted my invitation.

Check out his website as well:

Samuel HällkvistSamuel 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 has unfortunately not been 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.

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 songs where he plays. So I’m really thrilled to have him on the record!

Do check out his other stuff as well!

Samuel’s website:

Andreas Hellkvist skivinspelning Thomas ArnesenThomas 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 14 years he can still surprise and amaze me and just blow me away!

I wanted Thomas to be on the record to add his touch to some of the songs. I knew that the songs would be right up his alley and he really brought it!

Check out Arnesen Bluesband as well:

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Finally! at CDbaby

Upcoming shows

  • February 23rd, 2018, 7:00pm
    BB King Tribute w. Claes Janson & Thomas Arnesen
    Ystads teater, Ystad
  • February 24th, 2018, 8:00pm
    BB King Tribute w. Claes Janson & Thomas Arnesen
    Munthe jazzklubb, Karlshamn
  • March 14th, 2018, 8:00pm
    Funk Up’s
    Scalateatern, Stockholm
  • March 24th, 2018, 8:00pm
    Bollsta Folkets Hus, Kramfors
  • April 7th, 2018, 4:00pm
    Ludvika kyrka, Ludvika
  • April 7th, 2018, 10:00pm
    Funk Up’s
    Private gig, Stockholm
  • April 14th, 2018, 8:00pm
    Arnesen Bluesband
    Williams Pub, Uppsala
  • May 7th, 2018, 8:00pm
    Hans Bollandsås
    Stampen, Stockholm
  • May 8th, 2018, 8:00pm
    Hans Bollandsås
    House of blues, Borlänge
  • May 22nd, 2018, 7:30pm
    Folkkulturcentrum, Hjorthagen
  • May 24th, 2018, 8:00pm
    Funk Up’s
    Mornington hotell, Stockholm
  • June 2nd, 2018,
    Apan & Grisen
    Private gig, Uppsala
  • June 27th, 2018, 8:00pm
    Stora Kopparbergs kyrka, Falun
  • June 30th, 2018,
    Gröndals kyrka, Gröndal
  • July 5th, 2018,
    Sundbybergs kyrka, Sundbyberg
  • July 8th, 2018,
    Kiralina, Andreas & Jesper
    Etelhems krukmakeri, Etelhem
  • July 17th, 2018,
    BB King Tribute w. Claes Janson & Thomas Arnesen
    Falkenberg Jazz Festival, Falkenberg
  • August 3rd, 2018,
    Ystad Jazz Festival, Ystad
  • August 11th, 2018,
    Funk Up’s
    Private gig, Stockholm
  • August 15th, 2018, 7:00pm
    Kent Wennman Elvis tribute
    Parksnäckan, Uppsala
  • August 19th, 2018, 6:00pm
    Bergs kyrka, Hallstahammar

Latest shows

  • February 16th, 2018, 8:00pm
    Guest artist
    Jazzbaren, Upplands nation, Uppsala
  • February 4th, 2018, 5:00pm
    Mälarhöjdens kyrka, Stockholm
  • January 27th, 2018, 7:30pm
    BB King Tribute w. Claes Janson & Thomas Arnesen
    Hallsbergs jazzklubb, Hallsberg
  • January 8th, 2018, 7:30pm
    Funk Up’s
    Globen, Stockholm
  • December 20th, 2017, 2:30pm
    Parkgården, Västerås
  • December 14th, 2017, 3:00pm
    Herrgärdets mötesplats/ servicehus, Västerås
  • December 14th, 2017, 1:30pm
    Skiljeboporten, Skiljebo mötesplats, Västerås
  • December 4th, 2017, 2:30pm
    Oxbackens mötesplats, Västerås
  • December 4th, 2017, 1:00pm
    Bäckby mötesplats, Västerås
  • November 29th, 2017, 8:00pm
    Nanna Sveinsdottir
    Katalin, Uppsala