Cecilia Persson – piano, composition
Cennet Jönsson – saxophone, clarinet, composition
Tobias Wiklund – trumpet, flugelhorn
Lisa Långbacka – accordion
Thommy Andersson – bass
Lisbeth Diers (DK) – drums
In cooperation with Musik i Syd, Ystad Sweden Jazz Festival presents a new jazz supergroup. Led by pianist Cecilia Persson and saxophonist Cennet Jönsson, both composers, the sextet brings together leading Swedish musicians with long experience of folk music, jazz and free improvisation. The music for today’s concert has been specially commissioned for this performance at the festival.
Cennet Jönsson has played with many well-known names such as Dizzy Gillespie, David Liebman and Michael Brecker.
Cecilia Persson, who is active nationally and internationally as a musician in constellations such as the Lina Nyberg Band, says:
“I am really looking forward to collaborating with Cennet, as he is an important musical role model for me. We have jointly selected the musicians for the project for their strong personal and musical expression, and because we believe that together we can present our music in the best possible way”.