//Bobby Medina with XL Big Band and Special Guest: Frans

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Bobby Medina (US/MX) – trumpet
Frans – vocals

Saxophones:
Claus Sörensen
Janne Klep
Ludvig Samuelsson
Tobias Sandén
Niklas Vennerqvist

Trombones:
Stefan Wikström
Calle Lindberg
Åke Letandersson
Magnus Klügel
Trumpets:
Jocke Wickström
Carl Lindecrantz
Hans Wiklund
Johan Elmquist

Rhythm section:
Anders Apell – guitar
Pete Rogers – piano
Jonas Castell – bass
Pelle "Trazan" Jonasson – drums
Leif Jonsson - percussion

Leading US trumpeter Bobby Medina thrilled the audience with his dynamic Latin-inspired jazz at YSJF 2015. His influences include Astor Piazzolla, Sergio Mendes, Duke Ellington, Paco de Lucia and Herb Alpert, and he has performed with stars such as Ray Charles, Mel Tormé, Bobby Vinton and the Temptations.

XL Big Band has worked with Swedish and international artists, toured extensively in Europe and the USA, and released 10 albums.

Tonight’s special guest is Ystad-based singer, Frans, who represented Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 with the song, If I Were Sorry.