Nordic World Jazz - A Melodic Melange between Scandinavia and the Orient.
Critically acclaimed and innovative virtuoso Anders Hagberg is a unique soloist on a variety of flutes and soprano saxophone. His musical synthesis, combines the improvised freedom of jazz with Scandinavian lyricism and influences from Oriental music. Creative, and with instrumental mastery, these elements are merged into a profound and personal expression.
Improvisation and boundary crossing collaborations are the hallmarks of Anders, and his projects often includes artists from various genres and cultures as well as other art forms such as dance and visual arts. His artistic platform, Connecting Worlds has organized new encounters and performances.
Anders has been touring worldwide with his own groups and as a soloist with Yggdrasil, Mynta and New Jungle Orchestra as well as musicians like Marilyn Mazur, John Tchicai, Anders Jormin and many others. His international collaborations include artists from India, Japan, Brazil, West Africa and the United States.
He has composed music for films and dance performances and made many albums in his own name, which have received grammy nominations and prizes. He also works as a Senior Lecturer in improvisation at the University of Gothenburg, Academy of Music & Drama.
“Exquisite world jazz, both rhythmically rich and mellifluous... “
– Lira Music Magazine (SE)
"Anders Hagberg is a master of creating presence and feeling." SvD
"Magical Melange" (Times of India)
”Celestial inspiring music freed from the annoyance of labels.” all about jazz
”Human communication, crossing musical borders... astoundingly expressive”. – JazzLife, Tokyo
WOMEX 2018 SELECTION
Anders Hagberg: Contrabass Flute C- Matusi bamboo & overtone flutes, soprano sax, mouth harp, percussion, electronics
Melodic Melange: a breathless meeting between Nordic jazz and Arabic maqam.
Ahmad al Khatib – oud, Johannes Lundberg – double bass, voice, Lisbeth Diers – percussion.
Hagberg-Landgren: Johannes Landgren – pipe organ. Improvisations taking their point of departure in Gregorian chant, chorales and lullabies. NEW ALBUM 2018.
Japan – India – Sweden: Karin Nakagawa – 25 string koto, voice, Suranjana Ghosh – tabla.
Sounds without boundaries.
Solo: The contrabass flute and its´ amazing sound is an important color in this performance that has been given at openings, art exhibitions, concerts, dance performances and caves.