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Jazz Alloy #5


Four more musicians are now teaming up for the 5 th Jazz Alloy. Meet four true innovators and experimentalists on a journey with unexpected turns. Check out the short teaser below.

Qarin WIkström has been an active part of the blossoming avant-garde and experimental music scenes in Copenhagen (Denmark) for over a decade, having released 17 albums so far, as main composer or co-writer, including recordings with diverse projects such as Q (solo project), Kostcirkeln, Shitney, Sekten, Orbit Stern & Q and reBell, to mention a few.  Her last album UP UP UP received excellent reviews. ”It is her naked sincerity and compassionate, singular vision that would win you over and will make the experience of listening to UPUPUP a unique and highly rewarding one. Salt Peanuts.

Francesca Ter-Berg is a Hackney-born cellist, composer an musical collaborator. She is considered one of the most versatile cellists with a hyper diverse musial background and has collaborated with artists like Sam Lee, Talvin Sing, Floating Points, Portico and many others. Her folk duo with violinist Flora Curson, Fran & Flora is a continuous collaboration. ”A string duo bond for glory.” Max Reinhardt, BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction.

Bassist Putte Johander is taking his own paths both musically and geographically. Rooted at the windy island Nordkoster facing the North Sea , this amazing musician is renowned for exquisite taste in collaborations and is a member in bands like Moniswezi, Gunnar Halle 4tet, Lekverk & Sekten. Besides that, he’s running the studio Öljud. “Capturing like sticky glue between the drums and the piano.The putty that keeps everything together.” on 21st Century Jump

Ruth Goller electric and doublebass-player, composer, teacher living in London and with a totally own style of playing, masterful and combining the elasticism of jazz and energy of punk in projects include Melt Yourself Down, Gufo and Bug Prentice.  ”…Goller’s rounded tone and springy attack constantly give the underpinnings of the music shape and character.”  The Guardian on Let spin: Let go

The series of totally 6 concerts is organised by Musikcentrum Öst/Swedenthe Vortex Jazz Club and Emilia Mårtensson in collaboration with The Embassy of Sweden, EFG London Jazz Festival and Svensk Jazz. Jazz Alloy is supported by Musikverket.

Jazz Alloy is a project organised jointly where Swedish and British musicians meet and create, starting and developing new work across the two countries. The first so far have led to positive surprises and thrill. We were on the edge of our seats for the collaboration of Emilia Amper on nyckelharpa, Steve Williamson on saxes and Marque Gilmore on various percussion.

The rest to come are:


20th of MAY

Kristin Amparo (SWE: Voice)

Rob Luft (UK: Guitar)

A joint collaboration of Musikcentrum Stockholm and the Vortex. Emilia Martensson is the main person doing the creation of this work.

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