I play keyboard and saxophone in a band called Bloomfield Avenue and we just did a photo shoot. Looks pretty good, if you ask me. You can see us goofing around a bit on a Vine I made. I’m not in that since I’m behind the camera. Anyway, the music is all the hits from the 50′s until today. Check out the web site and like on Facebook.
As a bonus I got some solo photos as well. Here is an example:
I’m playing with a new band – the Voodoo Love Orchestra and I love it! We are 10-15 wind players and 3 percussionists playing Voodoo inspired music from Africa, South America, New Orleans and other places. An amazing face painter makes sure we have the right skullfaces on. You can catch us at The Blind Tiger Club in Brighton 24th Jan or 25th Jan at Movimientos in Bethnal Green.
It’s time to play some jazz again! My beloved jazz quartet “Nybakat!” are doing a tour in Israel after a little warm up gig in Café Mazarin in Bro, Sweden. We have been invited by the festival Jazz Globus in Jerusalem and has tagged on a little tour with gigs in Tel Aviv and Mitzpe Ramon as well. Have a look at the clip below from a concert we did in Sweden Summer 2011.
To be Benny again with ABBA the Show. I know this confuses the people who knows me as a jazz saxophonist and folk clarinetist but I am a musician who wears many hats Except Benny doesn’t wear a hat. And I’m not even wearing a wig since my hair is cut just the right length… Tour schedule on the right and a promo video for he show below.
The album is finally here! After 3 years of recording, mixing, mastering and cover designing the album has now been released through my label DartBird music. Both Maria and I are very proud! Get your downloadable copy below. I will set up a store for the physical CD’s as well but it might take a while. If you are interested in that send me an email at email@example.com
Posted by: Björn on: September 27 2012 • Categorized in: Stage
Maria’s play “My Friend Lester” was a great success when we did it at the Jive Monkey in August. I am happy to tell you that we will perform it again, this time at the distinguished Marlborough Theatre. Get your tickets for either October 26 or 27! £8 Advance and £10 on the door.
My wonderful wife got all creative when we got back from our honeymoon and wrote an amazing play about the music and relationship between Billie Holiday and Lester Young. She’s Billie and I’m going to play Lester! It’s probably the first time the world sees a Swedish, bearded Lester Young. It has been so interesting doing the research for this. I have dived deep into his music and I feel like it has made my own jazz playing better. What a great man!
I just added a new item at the top menu – Music Trancription Service. If you need sheet music of any kind, of any song, transposed into any key feel free to contact me. I’ve written hundreds of arrangements from lead sheets to big band and everything in between.
Swedish musician living in Brighton, UK. Favors saxophones, clarinets and piano but anything that makes a sound is interesting. Composes, arranges and performs in a wide variety of styles like jazz, world, pop, rock, blues and more. Current projects include Maria McAteer, Nybakat!, My Friend Lester, The Magic Number, The Adventurists, ABBA The Show, Bloomfield Avenue and more.