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Tommy Körberg – vocals
Svante Thuresson – vocals
Hannah Svensson – vocals
Jan Lundgren – piano
Tom Alandh – MC

Ekdahl/Bagge Big Band

Per Ruskträsk Johansson
Johan Christoffersson
Robert Nordmark
Linus Lindblom
Fredrik Lindborg
Karl Olandersson
Nils Janson
Jonne Bentlöv
Emil Strandberg
Kristian Persson
Magnus Wiklund
Peter Fredriksson
Staffan Findin
Rhythm section:
Carl Bagge – piano
Martin Sjöstedt – bass
Per Ekdahl – drums

Tonight’s concert celebrates Monica Zetterlund, the legendary Swedish jazz singer, whose career spanned from the 1950s to the 1990s.

The concert features two of Sweden’s leading male singers Tommy Körberg and Svante Thuresson – who both worked with Monica Z – vocalist Hannah Svensson, pianist Jan Lundgren and a big band led by Carl Bagge, the son of Monica Z’s favourite pianist, Lasse Bagge. The MC for the evening is the leading Swedish journalist and documentary maker, Tom Alandh.

The opening concert of YSJF 2017 is the first at a new festival venue, Ystad Arena, which opened in 2016.