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Magnus Lindgren

Named by Quincy Jones as one of the most versatile and talented woodplayers of this time
Jazz/ImprovJazzahead -2019
Magnus Lindgren is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger and jazz musician with an extensive body of work. He has won numerous awards over the years including a Swedish Grammy and the Swedish Radio listeners’ prize for best jazz album of the year. He has also been highly successful outside Sweden, collaborating with many symphony orchestras, choirs and internationally renowned musicians in different genres including Herbie Hancock, Gregory Porter, Till Brönner, Barbara Hendricks and David Foster. Another collaboration was with the Berliner Philharmoniker, where he arranged music in conjunction with the 25th anniversary of the Kammermusiksaal. 
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Magnus latest album Stockholm Underground - tribute to Herbie Mann (ACT 9846-2) was released in the autumn of 2017. A re-connection with a musical icon or tradition – it is often the way something new, maybe even game-changing emerges. That was the idea in curator/ producer’s Siggi Loch’s mind when he suggested to Magnus Lindgren that he might look at re-tracing the footsteps of Herbie Mann. Stockholm Underground is a homage to the one of the greats of the jazz flute, and to his legendary 1969 album Memphis Underground, listed by Rolling Stone in 2013 in the “100 Best Jazz Albums” of all time

Magnus was chosen to compose music and perform as a soloist at the Nobel Prize Banquet in 2003 and 2016.

Anna Claësson anna@jazzanna.se
phone: +46(0)73 663 0112