I teach guitar and play music for a living. My main style is jazz/ improvisational music.
Educated at the Jazz program at Capilano University in Vancouver. Originally from Sweden where formal music education was also attended. Plays a wide range of improvisational music, with both feet planted in the bebop and hardbop Era. As a solo act I play mainly jazz standards arranged for solo guitar. In duos with bass players, the music is often rooted in the jazz standard repertoire but gravitates also towards more jammy and free improvisations. In trios and quartets, I play the standard repertoire with some, and groove based, improvised music with others. When hired as a sideman for Alex Ginella in the Alex Ginella Band, the music is mainly rock with one foot in folk and bluegrass music. I have also played in several reggae and hiphop bands.
Art type: Live Music
What this Artist plays most of the time
Home base: Calgary
Appeals most (but not limited) to: Jazz shows at jazz venues are usually attended by an older crowd, mixed with young people who are themselves playing jazz. However, when I have played jazz at rock and punk venues, the music has also been met by a much younger crown (18-35), and I must say the response has always been positive.