18.05.11 - Ronneby Jazz Bridge Festival 2011:
Jan will be 'Artist in Residence' at this year's edition of Jazz Bridge Festival
situated on the south coast of Sweden and scheduled from august 26-28.
At the festival the pianist will have two concert performances with Magnum Mysterium
and Jan Lundgren Trio
. Please visit the festival's website www.jazzbridge.se
20.04.11 - German Jazz Award for 'Mare Nostrum':
The acclaimed Mare Nostrum album (ACT 9466-2) with Paolo Fresu and RIchard Galliano has become a classic. It has now offi-
cially reached gold status in Germany. The 'hand over' of the German Jazz Award will be announced later on Jan's website.
30.11.10 - FIrst concerts with 'Brotherhood':
The new quartet with Paolo Fresu, Lars Danielsson and Clarence Penn had its first concerts in Basel (26.10.) and in Hamburg (18./19.11.). The reaction of the public has been overwhelming. 'Brotherhood' will start to perform on a regular basis in 2011 and a studio session is equally planned.
© Röne Bringold, 2010
12.8.10 - German press review of Ystad Sweden Jazz Festival:
The first edition of the festival under the artistic direction of Jan Lundgren was a nice success and attracted more than 3,000 jazz fans buying a ticket. Here is the link to the festival review by Christoph Giese, a well-known German freelance journalist, covering the new festival for several German medias: http://www.ruhrjazz.net/reviews/rew_100810_ystad.html
12.7.10 - Article in 'Musica Jazz', july 2010:
A nice article on Jan written by Michael Alberga has been published in the latest edition of 'Musica Jazz', Italy's most important
3.6.10 - 1. Ystad Sweden Jazz Festival:
5.5.10 - Thore Ehrling Grant 2010:
Jan Lundgren is the recepient of the 2010 Thore Ehrling Grant. One of the most prestigious music awards of Sweden, this grant
has previously been given to such renown artists as Monica Zetterlund, Benny Andersson (ABBA), Arne Domnerus or Alice Babs. Thore Ehrling (1912-1994) was a pioneer of Swedish popular music.
The ceremony will take place at 'Nordiska Museet' in Stockholm on may 24, 2010.
24.3.10 - Jan Lundgren Trio headlines 'Jazz & Tzaz' magazine in Greece:
For the occasion of the recent concert with 'European Standards' at the renown Amphitheatre 9.84 in Athens, Jan Lundgren Trio made it on the cover of the march issue of the main jazz revue in Greece. Please visit:
1.3.10 - No 1 in Jazz Journal Critics Poll 2009:
UK Jazz Journal's Critics Poll, consisting of 30 jazz reviewers, selected the album The Film Music of Ralph Rainger with bassist Chuck Berghofer, pianist Jan Lundgren and drummer Joe LaBarbera (released by Fresh Sound in 2008) as no 1 album of the year, together with Tomasz Stanko's Dark Eyes album (ECM)
25.2.10 - Jan Lundgren originals enter new series of Wallander movies:
Avenue de Wagram and Belgian Blues, two originals by Jan Lundgren as well as Waltz for Philipp, composed by bassist Mattias Svensson (a longtime member of the Jan Lundgren Trio !), have been selected for the new series of films about Henning Mankell's popular detective Kurt Wallander. The two movies in question are The Phantom and The Heritage, both to be released in Scandinavia as DVD in spring 2010. All 13 movies will be shown on TV4 in Sweden and Canal+ during 2010/2011 and are coproductions between
Yellowbird, TV4 Sweden and the German ARD/Degeto.
By chance Jan lives and creates music in Ystad, the home town of the legendary Kurt Wallander.
21.1.10 - Ystad Sweden Jazz Festival 2010:
The very first Ystad Sweden Jazz Festival is scheduled from aug. 6-8, 2010 and Jan will be the artistic director of the new event.
Definitive program will be available in early spring 2010 !
3.9.09 - Asia Tour in october 2009:
The Jan Lundgren Trio will present the actual European Standards album in several Asian territories: Hong Kong, Korea, China and Japan. For details please visit the "Concerts" section !
Jan will be in Brussels (Belgium) as guest of the TV show "Strada", broadcasted on Canvas+ on august 28 & 30, 2009, to promote the upcoming European Standards concert at the Klara Festival (sept. 3). Please visit: www.canvas.be/strada
June 2009 - European Standards enters German jazz charts:
Jan's new trio album reaches ≠25 in Germany (Media Control) !
3.4.09 - Swedish Standards in the jazz charts:
Almost 12 years after its first release the legendary Swedish Standards album makes it again into the Swedish jazz charts on position ≠16 !
27.3.09 - European Standards in the Swedish jazz charts:
Released on march 18, Jan's new album immediately reaches position ≠2 in the Hitlistan !
13.3.09 - Jan Lundgren Story in Jazz'N'More (CH):
In a long interview Jan speaks about his upcoming new trio album "European Standards" (ACT). Please visit the "Press" chapter !
13.3.09 - In memoriam Lars Estrand:
The great Swedish Vibraphonist Lars Erstrand passed away Wednesday the 11th of March after a long battle against cancer.
1936 he was from the beginning very much influenced by his idol Lionel
Hampton whom he later (early 90s) recorded with. Among other early
sources for inspiration were Terry Gibbs and Milt Jackson. Through the
years however he developed a very individual style of his own,
including trademarks that meant that nobody could mistake him for
somebody else. His long musical relationship with clarinetist Ove Lind
was one of the most fruitful collaborations in the history of Swedish
jazz. As a musician Lars belonged to the best in the world which was
acknowledged by Benny Goodman after making appearances together in
France. Lars was a great explorer of the American Song Book and I´m
proud to have been on some of his recordings. Especially do I recall
the CD “The Complete Songs” on Opus 3 where we played the verses to all
The passing of Lars Erstrand is a huge loss for
Swedish jazz as well as for myself. He is now included in the quite
long line of important Swedish jazz artists deceased recently. Arne
Domnerus, Esbjörn Svensson, Putte Wickman and Monica Zetterlund will
be joined by Lars somewhere hopefully.
(Jan Lundgren, Florence, march 13, 2009)
31.1.09 - European Standards (ACT 9482-2) - release dates:
first release dates of the new trio album are already known: Sweden
(18.3.09), Switzerland (27.3.09), Germany/Austria (24.4.09) !
10.11.08 - Time in Jazz Festival 2009:
In 2009 Jan will be the featured artist at the prestigious Time in Jazz Festivalof
Berchidda (Sardegna); the festival has been created by trumpeter Paolo
Fresu who also is its artistic director ! The pianist will be present
in a solo piano recital and appear with the acclaimed ACT projects Mare Nostrum and Magnum Mysterium.
Detailed program in soon !
17.10.08 - Concerts with European Standards:
We invite you to check out the "Concerts" chapter regularly. The trio will tour extensively from spring 2009 on.
The recording session in Italy went very smoothly and we are especially happy to announce an incredible version of the famous
Kraftwerk disco hit "Computer Liebe" - to discover on the upcoming album !
30.9.08 - Recording session at Artesuono Studio:
Jan will be back into the recording studio from oct 2 to oct 7. The new trio recording with Mattias and Zoltan is entitled European Standards, a musical journey to the popular music of 12 European countries. To be discovered in spring 2009 !
4.9.08 - Tribute to Arne Domnerus (1924 - 2008):
"Having worked with some great musicians through the years there is still nobody that had such an enormous emotional
impact on me as Arne. The secret was in his sound and in his way of nuancing each tone. As a jazz musician he reached a
whole nation of people. People who wouldn't normally listen to jazz included. He was loved by the audiences. Anyone with an interest in jazz should take a listen to "The Midnight Sun Will Never Set", recorded in the 50s with Quincy Jones leading the Swedish Radio Big Band - a classic.
Arne was one of the world's finest interpreters of the Great American Songbook; but not only that, he was also one of the
pioneers in playing music of Swedish origin, popular songs and folk music, in a jazz context.
Arne Domnerus truly was one of the great ones and he will be missed by thousands of fans."
(Jan Lundgren)27.6.08 - News in the Projects chapter
A short presentation of Jan's new trio recording project European Standards
has been added.
You also find infos on his ongoing projects Lockrop
and Scandinavian Super Trio.
Please click on "Details" !17.6.08 - New entries for MARE NOSTRUM in 2009
Please check the Concerts
chapter !30.5.08 - Recording projects: EUROPEAN STANDARDS and MARE NOSTRUM 2
Today we can announce two upcoming Jan Lundgren recording projects: Jan's NT with Mattias Svensson (on basses) and
Zoltan Csörsz jr (on drums & percussion) will be in the studio in october 2008. European Standards
is a kind of natural exten-
sion of the critically acclaimed "Swedish Standards" which has been a bestseller in Sweden. The CD will be released on ACT
in march 2009 and European Standards
will be Jan's main concert project in 2009.Mare Nostrum ≠ 2
with Paolo Fresu and Richard Galliano is scheduled for a release on ACT somewhere between november 2009 and january 2010.30.4.08 - On Tour with MARE NOSTRUM
Jan starts a new concert series with Fresu and Galliano, culminating in Rome at Sala Santa Cecilia, one of Italy's most renown classical venues with a capacity of 2600 seats. Watch out the "Concerts" section for further infos !2.4.08 - Winner of the Swedish Django d'Or 2008
Jan wins the Django d'Or Trophy in the category "Contemporary star of jazz". Please visit: www.djangodor.se17.3.08 - New articles & reviews on MARE NOSTRUM
Please visit the "Press" corner and discover new articles and a concert review in relation with the current Mare Nostrum
concert tour.4.3.08 - New article in the "Press" corner
Long interview with Jan (available in English, German, French, Italian) for the emagazine of the Credit Suisse in connection with the upcoming Swiss concerts by "Mare Nostrum".1.3.08 - On Tour with MARE NOSTRUM
Next week Jan will start extended touring activities with Paolo Fresu and Richard Galliano; until august 2008 30 concerts with "Mare Nostrum"
are scheduled in different European territories. Please check the "concerts" chapter for further details ! More concerts are in planification for spring 2009.28.2.08 - LE MATIN (Switzerland)
Please visit the "press" corner and discover a long article on Jan, written by Jean Ellgass for the biggest daily newspaper in the French speaking part of Switzerland.13.2.08 - MARE NOSTRUM enters jazz chart in France
After only three days of sales Mare Nostrum
has reached ≠12 in the French jazz chart !7.2.08 - Swedish jazz chart for MARE NOSTRUM
The album entered the official "Hitlistan" at ≠1115.1.08 - UK jazz chart for MARE NOSTRUM
The critically acclaimed album with Paolo Fresu and Richard Galliano enters the UK Jazz chart at ≠3, produced in conjunction with HMV.
20.12.07 - MARE NOSTRUM (ACT 9457-2)
The successful trio album with Paolo Fresu and Richard Galliano will be released in the following territories: Benelux and UK (7.1.08), Norway (january, week 1), Australia (12.1.08), Italy (14.1.08), France (8.2.08), Sweden (23.1.08), Spain (february 08). List to be completed !14.12.07 - 18.12.07 - SOLO PIANO IN SARDEGNA
Jan has been invited to the island of Sardegna for a series of five solo piano recitals entitled "Wishing a Swedish Christmas". Please check the "Concerts" section !12.12.07 - LUNDGREN/LANDGREN/LINDGREN/RIEDEL
Broadcast of the concerts recorded at the NDR Jazz Workshop in november 2007, 22:05 - 23:00 (NDR Info, 92,3 MHz).10.12.07 - ORKESTER JOURNALEN (SWEDEN)
The december issue brings a long cover story of Jan, to be found in the "Press" section under "Articles" !4.12.07 - SWEDISH GRAMMY NOMINATION FOR MAGNUM MYSTERIUM
The "Magnum Mysterium" album has been nominated for the Swedish Grammy Award. Definitive winners will be celebrated on january 9, 2008. Starting Monday, december 10, you can vote for Jan online, www.grammis.se15./16.11.07 – LUNDGREN/LANDGREN/LINDGREN/RIEDEL
Rehearsals & Public Concerts at NDR Hamburg (Germany), Rolf-Liebermann-Studio, 20:00, www.ndr.de/bigband26.11.07 - MAGNUM MYSTERIUM
Release of the album in the UK8.11.07 - MAGNUM MYSTERIUM
Release of the album in France26.10.07 - MAGNUM MYSTERIUM
Jan's new album on ACT with the Gustaf Sjökvist Chamber Choir and special guest Lars Danielsson will simultaneously be released in Germany, Austria and Switzerland26.10.07 - MAGNUM MYSTERIUM
Week 43: the album reaches ≠4 in the Swedish Jazz Charts14.10.07 - TV COMMERCIAL:
Jan Lundgren's trio version of "Close your Eyes" has been included in the new "Toyota Auris" spot in Italy; please visitwww.toyota.it/toyota/gamma/aurisgamma/welcome/index.html8.10.07 – MARE NOSTRUM
On Deutschlandfunk, broadcast of the concert at this year’s JazzBaltica (21:05 – 22:00)5.10.07 – MAGNUM MYSTERIUM
Concert world premiere at the occasion of the album release in Sweden: « ACT Blue House Night » at Concert Hall Stockholm (Sweden), 19:30, www.konserthuset.se7.9.07 – STEINWAY ARTIST
Jan Lundgren becomes – as the first Scandinavian jazz pianist ever - an official member of the Steinway familyJuly 07 – MARE NOSTRUM
Jan’s new album with trumpeter Paolo Fresu from Sardegna and French accordionist Richard Galliano is released in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The album make its entry in the German Top 30 Jazz Charts on ≠15. The trio gives a thrilling concert at the German JazzBaltica in Salzau, filmed by 3Sat and considered by many as one of the highlights of the festival. Excerpts of the concert under "Audio/Video" !