21 Feb 2024
Stockholm Jazz Festival
Concerts Festivals Music

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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Festivals Music

The Stockholm Jazz Festival

So the Stockholm Jazz Festival has come and gone.  Ten glorious days where you get to sample the very best that the jazz world has to offer right now.  Consider it a crash course in Jazz greats then and now.   Now if you happen to be one of those who missed all of it because […]

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Elin Ruth live at Fasching

Elin Ruth filled Fasching with her bluesy and soulful voice, and the Stockholm crowd was treated to strong emotions and special guest appearances.

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