20 Apr 2024
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Melodifestivalen 2024 – Get Ready for Heat 4!

It’s week 4 in Melloland, the fourth preliminary heat of the musical cirkus travelling around the country in order to find the Swedish representative for the Eurovision Song Contest. The Melfest final of the 9th of March is getting closer, and we are already looking forward to the big Europe-wide show to be held in […]

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Melodifestivalen 2024 – Get Ready for Heat 3!

We are already on the third week of Melodifestivalen, the music extravaganza that has most Swedes transfixed every Saturday for six weeks. The song competition is an institution in itself, but it also results in finding the Swedish representative for the Eurovision Song Contest, to be held in Malmö this May. There are another six […]

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Melodifestivalen 2024 – Get Ready for Heat 2!

We are on to the second week of Melodifestivalen, the music bonanza that has the Swedes benched in front of their TVs on Saturdays for six weeks straight. The whole thing is geared to find the Swedish representative for the Eurovision Song Contest, which will be held in Malmö this May. There are another six […]

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Melodifestivalen 2024 – Get Ready for Heat 1!

It is finally time to kick off Melodifestivalen again, the music extravaganza that has the Swedes filling arenas around the country and sitting glued to their TVs on Saturdays for the next six weeks. The winner will go on to represent Sweden in Eurovision Song Contest, which will be held in Malmö this May after […]

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Stockholm Jazz Festival: The harp reinvented in Brandee Younger Trio

Grammy-nominated harpist and composer Brandee Younger is one of the leading voices of contemporary jazz that moves between Western classical music, soul, funk, hip-hop and bop. Collaborating with artists such as Beyonce, John Legend, Lauryn Hill, and more, she demonstrates her ability to seamlessly inject the harp into arrangements and venues where it has historically […]

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Stockholm Jazz Festival: Jazz is a woman and her name is Lakecia Benjamin

On an average week, Tuesday night is not the most hip time to go out in Stockholm. Fortunately,  there is nothing average about Stockholm Jazz Festival or Lakecia Benjamin.  The overly hyped audience was queuing and patiently observing the long sound-check motions. The musicians’ flight from the previous gig got cancelled so they had to […]

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Stockholm Jazz Festival: An ode to bass and organ 

Stockholm Jazz Festival gave the audience a great opportunity to witness an ode to bass and organ. The first is quite often overlooked by the critics and overpowered by the enchanting saxophone and eloquent piano. The second tends to be perceived as a spice that can be added on demand. But this time, the Clayton–Hamilton […]

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Stockholm Jazz Festival: Bagarmossen Bebop taps into the drumming

If you’re curious about the usual temperature in a wine cellar, it typically falls within the cosy range of 13-15°C. This was absolutely not the case last Saturday when Bagarmossen Bebop fired up the stage at Musikvalvet Baggen. It wasn’t about the candles or the heating, but rather the unconventional drums embodied in the form […]

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Stockholm Jazz Festival: New age jazz by Jasmine Myra

Jasmine Myra is a saxophonist, composer and band leader, based in Leeds. Part of the bustling, creative, cross-genre music scene in the city, she has surrounded herself with some of the best young talent in the north of England. Her original instrumental music has a euphoric and uplifting sound, influenced by artists as diverse as […]

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Spoiler alert: Stockholm Jazz Festival is coming!

Every year, October brings several autumn essentials: overpriced pumpkin spice lattes, Halloween baking, new knitted collections and Stockholm Jazz Festival. While missing some of those could be good for your wallet, the latter one is not to be skipped but invested in! At the end of the day, who needs therapy when there is jazz? […]

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