Caius Cat – Studio time

Final recordings finished. Here together with Gunnar Åkerhielm that got in on two of our tunes!



Intensive Caius week

With the longest rehearsals we ever had, gig every evening and lots of preparations for the first long studio day we’re pretty tired at the moment in Caius Cat. However I am at the moment at Stockholm Youth Jazz festival playing with my students in Uppsala Musikskolas Storband.

Tomorrow is gonna be competition playing with the big band and then back to the studio the rest of the day and night. So for now, I am finishing with a picture borrowed from my friends at One Touch Edit!

Caius Cat in Sweden and the studio!

Just got back from a little vacation with some rehearsing with Caius Cat Trio for the upcoming gigs at St Clara (26/3) and Hijazz (27/3) plus studio recording next weekend in One Touch Edit‘s studio. I am really excited about that, especially the recording sessions that’s gonna be awesome!

Scheduling will be busy though, Pedro and Raphael are gonna be here for five days and then there’s the ongoing Stockholm Youth Jazz Festival where one big band I’m co-teaching will participate and try to win this year as well! See Uppsala Musikskolas Storband.

Then the first weekend of April I am teaching a Jazz Improvisation Workshop together with Uppsala Jazz Collective, see here:

SZ Conspiracy at Kayak Republic, Republic Winter Festival

As a part of the Copenhagen Winter Jazz Festival, my favorite Danish bar/nightclub had their Republic Winter Festival and we where able to go there with SZ Conspiracy and make a wonderful gig. I really want to give a big hand to the wonderful staff arranging this festival and running this place. Thank you for a great evening and we hope to get back soon, as soon as the weather is warmer and nicer!

Exciting plans for 2014!


I am currently working really hard to get all projects ”a float” and running. It’s a busy job setting up a Record label, Turbo Sax, as well as record, mix and produce your own recordings. We have got a tight deadline with Caius Cat trios first official record coming out in March, with a small release tour in Sweden. But already before that, before anything, I am going back to Switzerland to play a couple of gigs next week with the band. See the gig list below. I am very very excited about this week, I can’t wait!

Then we got our first international gig with SZ Conspiracy, playing at Kayak Republic in Copenhagen 21st of February!

Caius is also having a residency in Barcelona first week in May, I can imagine that will be a blast! In the meantime I am also teaching another semester, at the moment five days a week. We are in the planning of a workshop here in Uppsala for all interested music lovers, but more info will come when it’s official.

Thanks to my dear friend Johan that showed me Photoshop and made a graphical profile for me my work comes out a bit nicer, don’t ya’ll think?



Gigs in Switzerland with Caius Cat (January):

14th Jam Session, Geneva

15th Buzz Club, Lausanne

16th Diese Pub (again!), Bex

18th Cave Marignac, Geneva

Caius Cat Trio in Switzerland

So currently I’m out on a tour with Caius Cat in Switzerland, it is going to be awesome and this is our plans so far:

thurs 21: Rehearsal

fri 22: Diese Pub – Dex – 8:30 pm

sund 24: Blew Note – Lausanne – 6pm


tues 26: Jam Session – Bern

wed 27: Jam Session – Geneva

thurs 28: Chorus – Lausanne

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Caius Cat Trio - Lausanne
Caius Cat Trio – Lausanne



The CASSETTE is finally here!

The project that started out in early 2011 and got finalized and recorded during autumn of 2011 in Denton, TX is finally done!

It started out with me and Felix Tellez going through the world of ‘free improvisation’, or Free Bag as we used to call it back in High School. This time around we worked hard and consistently of trying different ideas, entries and mindsets. We added Andrew Miller and started out testing. We recorded the sessions and occasionally we’d bring in some musicians with totally different ideas, like Jake Dester and Alex Fraile. While experimenting in every stage of the production, from writing music, recording, session times, inspiration and flow, post-production and so on this made a really exciting product. We decided duplicate it in a cassette form since we all always had wanted to release a cassette.

However the project was halfway forgot when I moved out of Texas and back to Sweden, but now I decided to go ahead anyway because I really enjoy this tape and find it amazing!

If you want to get your copy it is priced 60sek (plus postage) at the moment and just send me an email at ativism (@) and you’ll get it!

Buy it via bandcamp!

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