Efter att ha hållit på med ljudteknik sedan jag var i förskolan så funderade jag ett tag på att pensionera mig, men har nu bestämt mig för att satsa på det, jag har ju ändå grejerna.I alla fall på uthyrning!
Så jag håller nu på att gå igenom alla sladdar, mixerbord, högtalare, monitorer, slutsteg mm för att se till att allting är i bra skick och i bra ordning samt se över var jag behöver investera i.
Så behöver ni hyra ljudutrustning med eller utan ljudtekniker, hör av er!
So finally I have contemplated enough to be able to share this summers events.
With 25 young musicians divided into 2 orchestras with 3 weeks each, we did 40 gigs in total. With some interest in media as well as a huge number of applicants I think it is not too brave to say that it has been a success!
And the music! Each and every member of the two bands have performed flawlessly and way beyond my expectations and their previous level. I am so happy to have been leading these young musicians.
So tonight, as a part of the Swedish Flutefestival I performed a set of jazz flute together with Emil Ingmar, Daniel Forsberg & Daniel Olsson in the ”Uppsala Jazz Group”. Might not sound that strange, but I think it is the first time I’ve performed as a solo artist without my saxophone. I actually brought the saxophone with me on stage in case I would feel too lost, but the band performed beautifully and it was fun to play! I got a lot of positive comments afterwards, but I’ve got no idea weather they where right or not.
After me there was the Finnish flute goddess Annika Gummerus-Putkinen performing with the same rhythm section, which was very nice! After that there was Janne Bengtson and Anders Åstrand playing some songs too! So it was a full night 🙂
We where finally re-united the whole group of three guys of Caius Cat in Alicante and Elche in south of Spain last week!
The same day we arrived we did some rehearsing and a gig at the Jazz Bar in Alicante Villavieja 6. That was huge fun and felt great to be back together! Next day we spent the whole day in the studio, what a great place to be and really pleasant engineers working with us. Pedro was interviewed for a Spanish Jazz Radio station, keeping updated how and where you could hear it.
On Saturday we played at a big concert hall in Elche with great sound engineer and light engineer and aweseome staff! Super acoustics, it is really fun to play in concert halls from time to time although I prefer the intimacy of clubs. After that had a great night out with some really cool guys and girls!
Sunday morning then was the last gig at a music school where they have concerts from time to time. I was really honored when a couple came to that show, they told me afterwards that they had been to the concert the night before but wanted to come and see us again while they had the chance.
Me and my dad have been booked a long time for the concert we did tonight in Danmarks kyrka outside of Uppsala.
We’ve been working a lot past week with the material. We picked and choosed some of our favorite songs, both of our own and from idols such as Zawinul, Pastorious, Shorter and Lars Gullin. We’ve been going through every song meticulously thinking and testing out all the little details as well as the big sound. It’s been a very fun and rewarding process, and one that unfortunately is not possible to do in most projects because of lack of time and budget, we did how ever put the time into it this time.
Today I started getting nervous though, by the idea of playing overly complex fusion songs, mixed up with some blues and gospel songs in a Church on a big church day with synthesizers and an audience compound of the regular church visitors, and maybe one or two of our friends.
I really loved playing this concert, the full sound and acoustics of a medieval church (it is 700years old!) was amazing to feel and I think we both did a good job and went in there well prepared. I had no idea what the audience was feeling about it though, even afterwards I was skeptical. However, I have never in my life received so many messages and emails from peoples thanking me for a show as tonight. I feel really happy that we managed to get our music and emotions across and that it touched so many peoples, this have been amazing!
Six Black Cordelias har beskrivits som en blandningen mellan mörk psykedelisk rock och motown soul med ett smutsigt back beat som grund och den karismatiske Johan Johansson på sång. Debuten släpps den 20 november och första singeln släpps 30 oktober.
I have had the great pleasure to play saxophone together with cool DJ’s and awesome percussionist Elia Jarjis on two occasions during September. It’s been huge parties and awesome visitors, as a house-sax guy I sometimes feel a bit out of place and people have a tendency to treat you like any piece of shit laying around, but these guys and gals hanging around at these parties have been amazing. I have not been treated this good and honest that often.
And as a bonus, pretty much all of the staff at Victoria and from the event management team and club management team have been treating me very nicely too!
Just wanna give a big hand to everyone and say thank you!
Jag kommer spela med egen trio på Katalin, Vin/jazzbaren ett set vid 19.30, med Daniel Olsson på trummor och Mattias Åström på kontrabas. Mattias har jag aldrig spelat med tidigare, så det blir spännande!
Dessutom har jag hört att det kommer vara något riktigt coolt på Nannaskolan kl 17 och 18, det händer massor med grejer med Uppsala Jazzklubb på Katalin och dessutom spelar såklart Grievous Angels någonstans! Cool natt, önskar bara varje helg vore såhär i Uppsala…
Sedan kommer jag dra till Stockholm för att spela på Harem Nights.
So Pedro was visiting me again in Sweden, this time with his cool girlfriend. We went kayaking, had a few drinks and did a really cool gig in Uppsala at Creperie Lemonie and another with great weather outside in Skansen, Stockholm at Gubbhyllan!
We also did the annual Family concert in Linnés Sävja, playing music dating back to my grand-fathers father, grand-pa, dad, sisters and me! Pretty cool, but so far no photos. Though I am happy we all survived this the toughest test any family can go through.
So I did my first gig ever at a hard rock/metal festival, at least from what I can recall. I am not really sure about the exact categorizing, but somewhere along that line came this Swedish ”Rock, blues (psycadelica?) band” and made a pretty nice performance. There was a camera crew and a video crew and as soon as I get my hands on that I’ll update the post.
The festival was at location Pumpehuset or PH cafét, a place I visited before during Copenhagen Jazz Festival. I also wanna make a shoot out for the best brunch I had in a long time at Café Obelix at Versterbro Square.
I just wanna keep on with a music tips, found out a band called Morphine. So I’ll post a video of them until I get to find the videos of our performance. BTW, there’s some videos already on the facebook page Six Black Cordelias
Two weeks ago I had amazing bassist Pedro Martinez Maestre visiting me and we worked hard with our Caius Cat project. This time with two (for us) new musicians, Jakob Hjalmarsson playing drums and AWESOME Gunnar Åkerhielm playing piano.
Did a couple of gigs on quartet and three on duo as Caius Cat duo, that we’ve been doing a lot before. Aswell as some street jams with dreadlock-girl, Markus Sundbom on sax and some other loose peoples…
We did some low budget recordings that I am gonna post here and facebook soon, but for now enjoy these photos 🙂
Had the exciting honor of being a part of the fundraising for this years Musikhjälpen, live TV and radio broadcast. I was a part of a late night show doing ”Night Radio” with cheesy saxophone. I don’t know how cheesy I played in the end, but it was def a fun experience!