Jazz at Konserthuset
Konserthuset is one of the most prestigious and historic jazz stages in Stockholm. Everyone has performed here, from Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald to the stars of our time, such as Esperanza Spalding, Pat Metheny and Gregory Porter. Konserthuset also has its own big band, Blue House Jazz Orchestra, which is led by Peter Asplund and Magnus Lindgren.
Blue House Jazz
In our Blue House Jazz subscription, each season, listeners get to hear the greatest Swedish and international jazz musicians. Concerts in the jazz subscription are held in the Main Hall at Konserthuset, but the smaller Grünewald Hall is often used for more intimate jazz concerts.
Stockholm Jazz Festival
For many years, Konserthuset has also been one of the partners for Stockholm’s major jazz festival and many of the festival’s concerts take place at Konserthuset each autumn.
Blue House Youth Jazz Festival
Konserthuset is the principal organiser of the annual festival, which focuses on members of big bands and jazz ensembles from all of Sweden’s culture schools, upper-secondary school programs focused on the arts, folk high schools and music colleges. The grand finale of the event is the Storbands-SM (the Swedish Big Band Championships) and a jazz ensemble competition.
Jazz on KonserthusetPlay
KonserthusetPlay is your online concert hall. Experience jazz concerts and the rest of our music offering whenever and wherever you like. Completely free.
On KonserthusetPlay, you will find full-length concerts featuring the Kurt Elling Quintet, John Scofield & Blue House Jazz Orchestra and more:
Upcoming jazz concerts
A tribute to the American Parisian’s songwriting genius.Thursday 11 April 2019 19.30
Hans Andersson bass, Peter Asplund trumpet/vocals, Johan Löfcrantz Ramsay drums
Claes CronaGenre: Jazz
A tribute to the American Parisian’s songwriting genius.
Thursday 11 April 2019 19.30Ends approximately 21.45
Songwriters’ Guide is a new concert subscription that pays tribute to the top songwriters of history. These major names added musical colour to Broadway and Hollywood, and created the timeless classics of the Great American Songbook. This concert shines the spotlight on Cole Porter, creator of musicals such as Kiss Me, Kate, and hits like I Get a Kick Out of You, What Is This Thing Called Love? and Let's Misbehave. In the glow of jazz, we will be guided through his life with music, history and anecdotes.
Peter Asplund – trumpet player, vocalist, composer – will lead, together with his trio Aspiration with Hans Andersson on bass and Johan Löfcrantz Ramsay on drums. Two guests participate in each portrait concert, and here we will meet singer Veronica Mortensen, acclaimed for her vocal elegance and charismatic stage presence, and pianist Claes Crona, one of Sweden’s most renowned jazz musicians.
Cole Porter was born in 1891 in the city of Peru, Indiana, and died in 1964 in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California. Thanks to a wealthy relative, he was able to study law and music at Harvard. After joining the French army during World War I, he spent the 1920s in Paris. In 1930 he moved back to the US, to New York, but he was always a Parisian at heart.
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Songwriters’ Guide: Cole Porter
- Peter Asplund trumpet/vocals
- Hans Andersson bass
- Johan Löfcrantz Ramsay drums
- Veronica Mortensen vocals
- Claes Crona piano
Landgren, Wollny, Danielsson and Haffner in a new jazz supergroup.Friday 26 April 2019 19.30Genre: Jazz
Landgren, Wollny, Danielsson and Haffner in a new jazz supergroup.
The name 4 Wheel Drive easily sparks associations with a polished car magazine. But this isn’t about cars. Behind the vehicular-inspired name are instead trombone player Nils Landgren, pianist Michael Wollny, bassist Lars Danielsson and percussionist Wolfgang Haffner. Together, this newly formed Swedish-German, and above all democratic jazz supergroup presents music that defies labels and genre descriptions.
“We’re all here on equal terms, hence the name,” says founder Nils Landgren. “Just like a four-wheel-drive car, we’re all driving. You might say that we’re all doing we want to do, but we’re also all doing what everyone else wants.”
Individually, each member is an internationally recognised improvisational musician with the whole world as a platform. Here they share the task of offering personalised interpretations of both well-known and less familiar music. This magnificent music has space for intimate interplays and the whims of the moment, without ever losing respect for the origins and history of each song.
Meet this new quartet at the final concert of their first, but certainly not their last European tour.
Spring’s Blue House Jazz subscription
Reserve spring’s jazz subscription. Three concerts for SEK 920.
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- 4 Wheel Drive: Landgren-Wollny-Danielsson-Haffner