Tommy Körberg – vocals
Ekdahl/Bagge Big Band
Per Ruskträsk Johansson
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.