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Christmas Jazz with Jessica Pilnäs Quartet

Jessica Pilnäs in an intimate concert together with trumpet player Karl Olanderssson, Mattias Ståhl on vibraphone and Fredrik Jonsson on bass.

The last time singer Jessica Pilnäs performed in Konserthuset was in 2018, in conjunction with the opening of the Parliamentary Session, together with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra and several soloists. Jessica Pilnäs has participated in the contest Melodifestivalen, she has worked with artists like Carola and Robyn, and she has composed songs for artists like Laura Pausini. Jessica Pilnäs also works as a medical doctor. 

In this intimate concert she performs with Karl Olanderssson, one of Sweden's foremost jazz trumpet players, the versatile vibraphonist (and composer) Mattias Ståhl and the well-merited bass player Fredrik Jonsson. These very musicans were also on Jessica Pilnäs’ celebrated album Norma Deloris Egstrom – A Tribute to Peggy Lee (Act).

  • The music

  • Frank Loesser What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?
  • Leroy Anderson/Mitchell Parish Sleigh Ride
  • Hugh Martin/Ralph Blane Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  • Gunnar Svensson/Tage Danielsson Karl-Bertil Jonssons julafton
  • Vince Guaraldi/Lee Mendelson Christmas Time is Here
  • Jacques Brel/Andreas Mattsson En förtvivlad vän
  • Gustav Holst/Christina Georgina Rossetti In the Bleak Midwinter
  • Hoagy Carmichael/Mitchell Parish Stardust
  • Johnny Marks/Eric Sandström Rudolf med röda mulen
  • Bob Thiele/George David Weiss What a Wonderful World
  • Thad Jones/Alec Wilder A Child is Born
  • Joni Mitchell River
  • Sammy Cahn/Jule Styne Let it Snow!
  • Mel Tormé/Robert Wells The Christmas Song
  • Participants

  • Jessica Pilnäs vocals
  • Karl Olandersson trumpet
  • Mattias Ståhl vibraphone
  • Fredrik Jonsson double bass
  • From a livestream 18 December 2020.
  • The video is approximately one hour long.


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