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Karl Olandersson Quartet

With Karl Olandersson Quartet we can expect a wide musical palette containing lots of swing, melodic and rhythmic elegance, great dynamic range and an intricate interplay of the highest class. All of the band’s musicians belong to the absolute top of Swedish jazz musicians and possess a broad knowledge of the jazz tradition which is combined to put a personal touch on Karl Olandersson’s music. The quartet has been around since 2017 and has now released three records. Most recently the critically acclaimed “Walk And Talk”, both on CD and LP. The concert at Fasching will consist of a well-balanced mix from previous records, but a number of new songs are also promised that will be recorded on the upcoming record. It will be recorded in the summer of 2024 and is scheduled to be released in the fall of the same year.

Karl Olandersson originally comes from Hedemora and is one of the most appreciated jazz trumpeters in Sweden. In addition to his own quartet, he is frequently employed as a jazz soloist in many contexts, but also frequently appearing in TV productions such as Let’s Dance, Idrottsgalan, Vilket liv and Allsång på Skansen. As a trumpeter, Karl is inspired by all the giants of jazz history, from Armstrong to Marsalis, and through them has developed a personal way of expressing himself characterized by spontaneity, technical and rhythmic finesse, a nice sense of melody and a great variety in register and dynamics.

Karl Olandersson – trumpet
Magnus Hjorth – pian
Martin Sjöstedt – bass
Daniel Fredriksson – drums