Jan Johansson tribute

Some of Europe's foremost jazz musicians join forces in an unforgettable tribute to Jan Johansson, the jazz pianist and composer who was instruemtal in shaping modern Swedish jazz.

The concert is broadcasted live in Swedish Radio P2 August 25 at 18.55.
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For more than 30 years, the legendary “Radiojazzgruppen” assembled the Swedish jazz elite, recorded dozens of albums and worked with the world’s leading musicians and composers. Among the many prominent musicians were Lennart Åberg and Georg Riedel who, for this first Baltic Sea Festival jazz concert, have gathered both old and new stars on the jazz firmament. One of them is Rita Marcotulli, the Italian musician and composer who has lived and worked in Sweden and is one of Europe’s greatest jazz pianists.

Participants are:
Big band and jazz ensembles
Lennart Åberg, musical direction, saxophone
Georg Riedel, musical direction, base
Rita Macrotulli, piano
Hannah Holgersson, soprano
Amanda Sedgwick, saxophone
Magnus Lindgren, saxophone and flute
Jan Allan, trumpet
Mats Bergström, guitar




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