Tengholm Ullberg Big Band

This band was formed at the Royal College of Music and thus consists of the youngest generation of top jazz musicians in Sweden. The leaders, Erik and trombone player and arranger Lars Ullberg put the band together as an examination project. After a couple of more praised concerts outside of the conservatory, there was no doubt that the band had to make an album record out of the music. TUBB went into the studio in November 2020 and the result can be heard on the new album, Blue And Green With a Touch of Brown, which will be released soon.


Blue And Green With a Touch of Brown - Album teaser


Sebastian Mattebo, Leonard Werme, Björn Bäckström, Samuel Muntlin, Emma Josefsson - reeds

Isac Åberg, Max Stark, Linnea Jonsson, Emma Granstam, Erik Tengholm - trumpets

Lars Ullberg, Agnes Darelid, Hannes Junestav, Simon Skogh - trombones

Mattias Olofsson, guitar

Anna Gréta Sigurðardóttir, piano

Johan Tengholm, double bass

Oscar Johansson Werre, drums

Lovisa Jennervall, vocals

  

  

  

Mimmi and the Original Blue

Swing band based in Stockholm, fronted by singer and super star swing dancer Mimmi Gunnarsson Bringlöv. The band has a unique touch with the classic swing music of the 30's and early 40's, playing both standard tunes from the era and original music written in the same style. Debute album with the band, excuse me, but this is my place!, was released on September 18, 2021.


"excuse me, but this is my place!"


Mimmi Gunnarsson Bringlöv, vocals

Erik Tengholm, trumpet

Björn Bäckström, saxophone/clarinet

Jonny Ek, piano

Johan Tengholm, double bass

Oscar Johansson Werre, drums

 

 

 

Jonny Ek

Jonny Ek is a piano player from the Norrköping area, today based in Stockholm. Through meticulous studies of legendary piano players like Bud Powell, Thelonious Monk and Barry Harris, then adding his own personal touch and soul, Jonny developed a his very own unique way of playing jazz piano. This can be heard on his debute album Live at the Valley, which was released on October 15. The album features Jonny Ek Trio, with Tomas Sjödell on double bass and Jonas Bäckman on drums, one of the most popular bass/drum duos in Stockholm. 


Live at the Valley - Album teaser

 

 

 

 

 

Johan Tengholm

Besides being one of the TengTones founders, Johan is without doubt one of the most interesting musicians on the Swedish jazz scene right now. Already at the age of 22, in 2020, he graduated from the Royal Collage of Music in Stockholm and is now a rising star among the many great bass players in Sweden, playing with plenty of the top bands and musicians. He is also coming out with his debut album, Migration, on November 25, consisting of only original compositions. Pre-listen below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Erik Tengholm

TengTones other founder, Erik Tengholm, has been one of the most active jazz trumpet players in Sweden over the last five years. He plays with many of the hottest bands and is also a band leader or front figure in some of them, not only as a trumpet player, but also as composer and arranger. Erik has a wide estethic palette, playing all sorts of jazz music, all the way from early New Orleans music, to the modern sounds of today. Erik was recently awarded the Ola Carlsson Scholarship with the motivation: "Erik is a stunningly musical and skillful jazz trumpet player, who with exquisite feeling moves freely between different styles of jazz". Erik's debut album, Stories From the Club, was released on November 18, featuring the amazing Erik Tengholm Quintet (pre-listen below). More about Erik on his website eriktengholm.com.

 

 

 

 

Hannes Junestav

Hannes Junestav is one of the hottest young trombone players in Sweden right now. He can be heard in many of the greatest bands on the scene, such as Stockholm Jazz Orchestra and Ekdahl Bagge Big Band. Junestav's unique musical style can be recognized by a deep harmonic knowledge combined with excellent intstrumental tecnique and "infallible timing", to borrow the words of Uppsala Concert House Society. In April 2022 he released his debut album "Reassembled", together with his Quartet and Swedish legendary saxophone player Håkan Broström, with whom Junestav has been collaborating with for a while. The album is getting great reviews and can be found in our catalog.


"Here's the old composition, but the quartet treats the songs as if they were new and gives them lively expressions. [...] Hannes Junestav Quartet is a fresh aquaintance on the jazz scene and the debut album is very promising."

 

 

 

 

Mainland Jazz Collective

Mainland Jazz Collective is an award winning and hard swining jazz sextet with the roots in Uppsala. The band took form when the members still went to high school and since then, MJC has toured all over Sweden and was also invited to play at the Jazz in July Festival on Crete 2019, where they played a praised concert. MJC har released three albums, Crimson Red (2017), The Messenger (2019) and Slobodan's Puzzle (2022). All albums represent what makes the band famous - thoroughly written arrangements by the band members, equilibristic solos and a swinging, tight groove.


https://mainlandjazzcollective.com/


Leonard Werme, alto saxophone

Erik Tengholm, trumpet & flugelhorn

Hannes Junestav, trombone

Britta Virves, piano

Johan Tengholm, double bass

Oscar Johansson Werre, drums

Klas Toresson

Klas Toresson has been one of the most prominent swing tenor players in Sweden for the last 20 years. He can be recognized by his warm tenor sound and strong melodic sence, which makes his saxophone playing hit straight into the listeners heart. Toresson has toured all over Sweden and internationally with all of the greatest musicians on the Swedish jazz scene. In May 2022, Toresson released his third album under his own name, Fundamentals, featuring a new outstanding jazz quintet. Read more about the album in the catalog.

Lina Lövstrand

Lina Lövstrand is undoubtedly one of the best reed players in Scandinavia. She is one of very few who masters the the jazz flute at the very highest level, which is proved on her first album, Lina Lövstrand Stories. Before the release of her first album under her own name, she has been working for over 20 years as a freelance musician, being one of the most sought after reed players in different theatres, big bands and touring shows all over Sweden. Lövstrand is also a respected composer, e.g. she is one of the main composers and arrangers in the great Elaria Orchestra.

Marína Ósk

Marína Ósk is a vocalist and composer from Iceland, but over the years she has been based in several different places around the globe. Her music has a strong poetic touch, filled with inspiration from the jazz tradition, blues and folk songs. Her next album, One Evening In July will be released in August 2022 and consists of music by Marína, some jazz classics and Icelandic songs.





Coming in August 2022