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Fredrik Ljungkvist

”Ljungkvist is one of the best kept secrets of the European continent..” All about Jazz
Jazz/Improv
”Fredrik Ljungkvist is among the pathfinders of new Swedish jazz. His attitude is: 'Keep the senses open for old jazz, new jazz, classical music and folk music from around the world.”
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Through the years Fredrik has been performing at festivals and clubs all around the world and he has collaborated with groups and musicians as: Per Henrik Wallin, Axel Dörner, Ken Vandermark Territory Band, Bobo Stenson, Marylin Crispell, Mats Gustafsson, LSB, Atomic/Schooldays, Anders Jormin, Sten Sandell.

He ´s participated on over 60 jazzrecords. 2005 Fredrik received the Swedish Radio award ”Jazzkatten” as the Jazzmusician of the Year. In 2010 he was, the first jazz musician ever to be nominated to the prestigeous Cultural prize of Dagens Nyheter (the major newspaper in Sweden). His main thing is the work with the Norwegian/ Swedish group Atomic but he also regularly work with his own bands Yun Kan 5 and Yun Kan 10 where his own music is in focus with a double band and a tremendous get together of Sweden’s top jazz/impro musicians.