Article number: PR0806
Stockholm Swingin' began a few years ago when guitarist Fredrik Olsson decided to bring 15 year old pianist Leo Lindberg to New York for the first time. Fredrik reached out to drummer Joe Abba, an old college friend and long time cohort of mine, to set up a jam session with some of his favorite musicians and much fun was had by all. This inspired Fredrik to apply for a travel grant from the Swedish Arts Council for Joe and me to fly to Sweden to make a 14 day tour. With the addition of acoustic bassist Lars Ekman, we piled into the van, braved the ice and moose, and was met with enthusiastic ovations across the Swedish countryside. Stockholm Swingin' represents a snapshot of the group at the end of the tour performing at the world renowned Glen Miller Café in Stockholm.