Jan Lundgren – piano
Georg Riedel – double bass
Georg Riedel, the YSJF guest of honour for 2021, has been a prominent figure in Swedish music for decades as a composer, arranger and bassist. Tonight, he joins Jan Lundgren for a duo concert that revisits one of their earlier collaborations, the album “Lockrop” (2006).
Pianist and composer Jan Lundgren has released around 50 albums under his own name since 1994. He has been the Artistic Director of YSJF since 2010 and took on the same role at Jazzhus Montmartre in Copenhagen in 2017.
During a long career, Georg Riedel has played with all the great names in Swedish music. Notably, he played with Jan Johansson on the classic album “Jazz på svenska” (1964), which became the best-selling Swedish jazz album of all time.
Tonight’s concert will mainly feature material from the “Lockrop” album – a mix of folk songs, Riedel’s music from the Astrid Lindgren repertoire and Jan Lungren compositions.