A new big band, the Scandinavian Jazz Orchestra, will be performing for the very first time at Ystad Sweden Jazz Festival.
The big band is the brainchild of the members of Fredbergs Orkester, a Swedish quintet. A little over one year after hatching the idea, they have succeeded in bringing together some of Scandinavia’s most sought-after musicians and soloists to launch the band. The ensemble’s first project is “Stories No One Has Heard” with music and lyrics specially written for the Scandinavian Jazz Orchestra.
One of the most popular jazz vocalists in Sweden, Isabella Lundgren, was invited to join the project. Since her debut album, “It Had To Be You” (2012), she has gone on to win some of Sweden’s major jazz awards.