More acts are now ready for the Stockholm Jazz Festival

By on June 10, 2017

Rigmor Gustafsson, Mandekan Cubano, Azymuth, Roy Hargrove Quintet, Tigran Hamasyan, Tonbruket, Oddisee, Damn! + Kristin Amparo + Shirin, Ida Sand, Peter Asplund Aspiration – and many more are ready for Stockholm Jazz Festival 2017. See all artists at stockholmjazz.se – tickets are out now! The complete festival program will be presented in August.

This year’s festival takes place on October 6-15 on a variety of scenes around Stockholm, such as Kulturhuset, Fasching, Berwaldhallen, Konserthuset, Glenn Miller Café, Musikaliska, Skärholmens Church and the Plugged Records record store.

– We want a breadth in the program to showcase the possibilities and diversity of jazz. In line with that, we are also proud of the variety of scenes the concerts take place on; established concert venues, concert halls, churches and record stores, says Louise Nordgren, Vice President of the Stockholm Jazz Festival.

Last Thursday the second round of artists was released with world stars such as …

Bass virtuoso Richard Bona – which is a well-known name for the Stockholm public with many sold-out plays on Fasching on the CV. When he comes to the Stockholm Jazz Festival, it is with the other musicians in the six-man orchestra Mandekan Cubano. Together they explore both the Caribbean, South American and African music with true virtuosity and curiosity.

Swedish funk legends Damn! make common sense with jazz and soul singer Kristin Amparo and star shot Shirin and form a ten-headed musical super group. Damn! looking forward to the festival with joy.

– The jazz festival in Stockholm is one of a kind, we have always wanted to play at the festival with Damn! One evening many years ago we played with Timbuktu & Mapei at Skeppsholmen and jamed all night at Fasching. Then Christian Falk jumped into bass – an incredibly legendary jam. Christian was rarely good at playing James Brown basals. We are all looking forward to this concert. It’s really not often we’re playing with Damn!: this time with Kristin Amparo & Shirin – it’s going to be at least as legendary! says Måns Block, musician in Damn !.

Joy is also expected when the cult trione Azymuth invites her samba doido (“crazy samba”). Since the end of the sixties, the trione has been considered as Brazil’s biggest music export. Since its inception, they have eclectically mixed samba, funk, jazz and fusion into an infectious dancer, cosmic embrace and extremely strong music. Beautiful swing will be with American Roy Hargrove Quintet. The trumpeter and band leader Roy Hargrove was once discovered by Wynton Marsalis – today Hargrove is considered one of the most interesting trumpeters of the time with its irresistibly brilliant play.

Armenian piano virtuoso Tigran Hamasyan comes as well as Swedish Tonbruket – which has received several Grammises for best jazz album and has been nominated for this year’s group at the Swedish Radio’s Jazz Cat Gala 2016. While continuing to be amazed and honored by this fact, they continue to create self-contained music that may not Is pure jazz – but lends expression and attitude from jazz, progressive rock, kraut, fusion, avant-garde and more.

Rigmor Gustafsson has the whole world as a field of work and is often on gigs around the world – to the Stockholm Jazz Festival she brings a trio for an intimate sound.

Some of the contributors at the Stockholm Jazz Festival 2017 (more will be added): Rigmor Gustafsson, Mandekan Cubano (US), Azymuth (BR), Roy Hargrove Quintet (US), Tigran Hamasyan (US / AM), Tonbruket, Oddisee, Damn! + Kristin Amparo + Shirin, Ida Sand, Peter Asplund Aspiration, Dianne Reeves (US), Al Di Meola (US), Hiromi Duet: Featuring Edmar Castaneda (JP / CO), Nate Smith’s Kinfolk (US), Souljazz Orchestra (CA) , Lina Nyberg Band, Bohuslän Big Band with Maria Schneider and Kaah. The entire festival program will be presented in August.

The play with Kamasi Washington, previously announced, is canceled unfortunately due to a late-made tour.

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