Magnus Blom – alto sax, flute
Johan Christoffersson – alto sax, flute
Karl- Martin Almqvist – tenor sax, clarinet
Robert Nordmark – tenor sax, clarinet
Alberto Pinton – baritone sax, base clarinet
Mats “Dicken” Hedrenius
Magnus Werner – base trombone, tuba
Amedeo Nicoletti – guitar
Oskar Lindström – piano
Pär-Ola Landin – bass
Anders Åstrand – vibraphone, percussion
Rasmus Svensson-Blixt – drums
The Ann-Sofie Söderqvist Jazz Orchestra is a 19-piece Swedish big band that has gained a strong reputation since it was formed in 2010. ASJO performs the music of composer and arranger, Ann-Sofie Söderqvist. The orchestra has toured widely in Sweden and reviewers often point to the ensemble’s similarities with a symphony orchestra. ASJO’s album The Story of Us was extremely well received.
Ann-Sofi Söderqvist has not only composed extensively for big bands, but also for symphonic music, choral music, theatre music and works for small ensembles.
She has provided arrangements for Swedish artists such as Marie Bergman, Rigmor Gustafsson, Victoria Tolstoy, Nils Landgren and Lisa Nilsson, as well as European orchestras such as Bohuslän BB, Norrbotten BB, Frankfurt HR and Orchestre National de Lorraine.