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Bloomfield Avenue photo shoot


Bloomfield Avenue band photo
Bloomfield Avenue



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:

Björn Bloomfield shot

Voodoo Love Orchestra

Photo Thomas Brajter
Photo Thomas Brajter

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.

Israel Tour with Nybakat!

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.

My Friend Lester

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!

The show has so far only one performance, 3 August at the Jive Monkey in Brighton. Get your tickets here!

Björn Dahlberg Quartet at the Brighton Blue Note

I’m super excited! Tonight I will be playing all my saxophones and clarinets at the Brighton Blue Note together with Paul Richards – Guitar, Jim Whyte – drums and Terry Pack – bass. Since I moved to the UK I haven’t really found an outlet for this material. The jazz I play have mostly been swing with the Magic Numbers and others and standards at the jam sessions. I love doing that and it’s been great exploring the earlier styles but to be able to play some of my own favourite compositions will be something extra. We will play several tunes from my old project Boogaloo B – A Technicolor soundtrack of twist and New Orleans funk and more. It’s 11pm-1am (jazz hours!)  underneath the Greenhouse effect, 63 Church Rd, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 2BD.

Read more about it at Paul Richard’s site You can hear some of the music at my old MySpace site