Jazz at Konserthuset
Photo. Yanan Li
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
Genre: Jazz, Livestream
Viktoria Tolstoy, guitarist Erik Söderlind, Stockholm Voices and Blue House Jazz Orchestra – finally concert-goers are welcomed to a new Blue House Jazz series.Friday 29 October 2021 19.30
Viktoria Tolstoy. Foto: Josefine Bäckström/ACT
Stockholm VoicesGenre: Jazz, Livestream
Viktoria Tolstoy, guitarist Erik Söderlind, Stockholm Voices and Blue House Jazz Orchestra – finally concert-goers are welcomed to a new Blue House Jazz series.
Friday 29 October 2021 19.30Ends approximately 21.50
A welcome back concert! Blue House Jazz Orchestra with prestigious guests invite you to an evening of classic, swinging big band music. Yes, Happy Days are Here Again, the tune of 1929, stands as a motto for a programme that will put a smile on your face.
Trumpeter and singer Peter Asplund leads the big band and we get to meet the prize-winning guitarist Erik Söderlind and the impeccable vocalist Viktoria Tolstoy (who recently performed in Konserthuset Stockholm in a livestreamed concert with her own band, available here) as well as the playful and multi-talented singers of Stockholm Voices (they also did a livestream during the pandemic, available here).
So yes, Happy days are here again – and that’s something that is now vividly confirmed by high-energy big band music.
The musicApproximate times
Programme to be announced
- Blue House Jazz Orchestra
- Peter Asplund leader
- Viktoria Tolstoy vocals
- Erik Söderlind guitar
- Stockholm Voices
Genre: Jazz, World music
Double concert with internationally acclaimed and Grammy-winning Swedish jazz and captivating joyful afroblues.Sunday 7 November 2021 19.00
Ebo KrdumGenre: Jazz, World music
Double concert with internationally acclaimed and Grammy-winning Swedish jazz and captivating joyful afroblues.
Sunday 7 November 2021 19.00Ends approximately 21.30
Trumpet player, band leader and composer Goran Kajfeš is one of Sweden’s great musicians. His supergroup Subtropic Arkestra has been acclaimed in international press, including by the New York Times, The Guardian, and by audiences worldwide. The group took home a Grammis Award for Best Jazz Album in 2018 for the album The Reason Why vol. 3.
Goran Kajfeš Subtropic Arkestra is a mixture of nations, musical styles and eras, with musical influences ranging from Turkey and Nigeria to Brazil. At Konserthuset Stockholm, Subtropic Arkestra continues to explore new horizons with guest-performer Avin Omar.
Ebo Krdum is from Darfur, western Sudan, but his warm, captivating music represents Darfur, Sudan and the entire African continent. Ebo is a self-taught guitarist, songwriter, composer, singer, actor and activist. The style is blended, but heavily focused on Afro-blues, storytelling, Afro-soul and Afro-beat. Justice, peace, love, compassion, gender equality and joy are clear themes of Ebo’s inviting music.
These concerts are part of Selam Festival Stockholm 2021.
- Goran Kajfes Subtropic Arkestra
- Goran Kajfes trumpet
- Jonas Kullhammar tenor saxophone/flute
- Per ’’Ruskträsk’’ Johansson baritone saxophone/sopranino saxophone/flute
- Jesper Nordenström keyboard
- Reine Fiske electric guitar
- Johan Berthling electric bass
- Johan Holmegard drums
- Avin Omar vocals
- Ebo Krdum guitar/vocals
- Robin Cochrane balafon/calabash
- SugarRay Napunyi bass
- Anna Möller fiddle/viola d’amore
- Anna Rubinsztein viola/viola d’amore
- Kebba Jobz percussion
- John Runefelt keyboard
Tribute to a legend with the SWR Big Band from Stuttgart, along with John Beasley and Magnus Lindgren.Friday 12 November 2021 19.30
Illustration: Jenny Svenberg BunnelGenre: Jazz
Tribute to a legend with the SWR Big Band from Stuttgart, along with John Beasley and Magnus Lindgren.
Friday 12 November 2021 19.30Ends approximately 21.30
Multi-instrumentalist Magnus Lindgren is one of Sweden’s leading names in jazz. Alongside the super-swinging SWR Big Band from Stuttgart and American pianist John Beasley, at this concert he will pay tribute to the legendary alto saxophonist, “Bird” or “Yardbird” – whose lightning-quick, masterful playing and harmonic boldness set a new standard for what jazz could be. Charlie Parker would have turned 100 years old in August last year. Due to the pandemic, we celebrate now instead.
The Grammy and Emmy award-winning composer, arranger and pianist John Beasley has played with legends like Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Dianne Reeves, Steely Dan, Marcus Miller, Chaka Khan and James Brown. He has also composed music for film (the Bond movies Spectre and Skyfall; Finding Dory and more). For several years he was Music Director at the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, which is now the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz.
Magnus Lindgren has released ten albums and along with trumpet player and singer Peter Asplund, he is Artistic Director of Konserthuset’s Blue House Orchestra. Since 2018, he has been active in a three-year Artist-in-Residence position with the guest-performing SWR Big Band (Stuttgart Radio Big Band).
- SWR Big Band with Strings
- John Beasley leader
- Magnus Lindgren leader
External organiser: Glenn Miller Orchestra ScandinaviaFriday 17 December 2021 19.30Genre: Jazz
External organiser: Glenn Miller Orchestra Scandinavia
Friday 17 December 2021 19.30Ends approximately 22.00
More than 75 years have passed since Glenn Miller disappeared in an airplane over the English Channel, but his music is still played all over the world.
Now the world-renowned and incomparable Glenn Miller Orchestra is returning to Konserthuset Stockholm – better than ever before!
They will be performing a fantastic selection of songs from Glenn Miller’s incredible repertoire, as well as a few arrangements of Christmas songs. If you love the music of Glenn Miller, swinging Christmas classics, and a great show, then you won’t want to miss this concert!
“After a year-and-a-half long break because of the pandemic, we’re using much of the autumn to rehearse for the reboot we have planned for November. The band will be very well-synced for the performance at Konserthuset,” says leader of the orchestra, Jan Slottenäs.
Glenn Miller Orchestra Scandinavia formed in 2010 and performs with a license from Glenn Miller Productions, Inc., New York, USA. The orchestra regularly tours Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland and is considered the frontrunner among the four orchestras in the world with rights to use Glenn Miller’s name and to perform the original arrangements. Based in Stockholm, the orchestra is led by trombone player Jan Slottenäs and includes several young musicians from among Sweden’s elite jazz players.
Welcome to the 2021 Christmas Show with the Glenn Miller Orchestra!
THE MILLER SOUND LIVES FOREVER!