Category Archives: Inspiration

Maria Rylander is Planning a Becca Stevens Tour

Maria is a strong force for the jazz scene in Gothenburg, Sweden. She is the initiator of Gmlstnjazz.com and the coordinator for knutpunkt Nefertiti.

Now Maria is booking a tour with American jazz artist Becca Stevens in Sweden! We took the opportunity to speak to her about her plans.

For someone who has never experienced Becca Stevens live, what can we expect?

The tour is so far quite short with only two gigs. But what venues! Kosters Kyrka (The church on Koster island) in connection with their great closing celebration of their cultural trail that has been going on throughout October.

It is going to be totally magical with Becca Stevens in that environment.

The last gig is at Nefertiti in Gothenburg, the legendary jazz club in the middle of Gothenburg, Sweden.

Becca Stevens is an incredibly charismatic singer whose music borders on jazz, singer songwriter and pop. With collaborations with Snarky Puppy, Taylor Eigsti, Gretchen Parlato among others, she joins the contemporary jazz that is influenced by several popular genres. The music is beautiful, smart and sensitive. And then there’s something about Becca’s voice that strikes a tone in the listener. You can’t defend yourself, it goes straight in. 

You are now using the tool Samspel to plan the tour with Becca Stevens. What do you hope to get out of that?

I hope to extend Becca Stevens’ tour with at least one date to Friday, November 1st. Their gig in Norway was canceled so I am trying to help them fill their gaps. And this is not just for jazz and improvisation organisers – I hope someone joins me to expand the tour. [To do so, go to Samspel and click apply.]

Having a communication tool where one can easily find other organisers and quickly start a dialogue, well for me that is the dream!

As long as everyone is serious about their events and can offer a professional stage, it is great to find new collaboration partners.

What are your plans for Gothenburg in the near future?

I will continue to lead and develop Knutpunkt Nefertiti all the way to the end of the project, spring 2021. Continue reading Maria Rylander is Planning a Becca Stevens Tour

Upcoming Release: Mumford and Sons – Wilder Minds

May 4th is no longer far away, which means Mumford and Sons‘ upcoming album soon will be in our hands. This is their third studio album and will go under the name ‘Wilder Minds’.  For the eager ones it’s possible to pre-order your album on their website.

So far, three singles have been released from the album. Have a listen to them below.

Watch this: Kurt Cobain documentary

During the years, series of documentaries about Nirvana and their lead member Kurt Cobain have been made. This year on May 4th, HBO will send the latest production ‘Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck’ on television. The film has been described as

“an unfiltered Kurt experience”

and focuses on Cobain on a personal plan during his living years.

We are looking forward to dig deeper into the Nirvana and Cobain flow. Watch the trailer for the documentary below:

Photo credit: screenshot from biography.com’s page about Kurt Cobain: (http://www.biography.com/people/kurt-cobain-9542179)

Watch this: Friska Viljor

The Swedish duo Daniel Johansson and Joakim Sveningsson aka ‘Friska Viljor’ are back with the new single ‘In my sofa I’m safe’. The single was released on March 6th and totally lived up to my expectations. The duo is currently working on their sixth album and have been very generous to share some videos from the working progress of it. Watch them below.

And don’t forget to listen to the catchy, fresh single!

Check out Friska Viljor on their website, FacebookTwitter and Spotify

Watch this: Jonathan Johansson – Alla Helveten

The Swedish musician Jonathan Johansson is to release his new album ‘Lebensraum’ 18th of March. Jonathan recently released a video ‘Alla Helveten’  containing all the lyrics printed on screen. Jonathan once told that a lot of people are complaining because they can’t hear what he is singing. Therefore he decided to display the lyrics on the screen. When Jonathan and his friends were making the video, they came to realise that with the lyrics being shown on screen, the video became even more powerful.

Have a look at the video here:

We love this video. We love Jonathan Johansson. We love Malmö.

Jonathan is about to play in Sweden and Denmark in the near future, buy your tickets here

Check out: The People the Poet – The Narrator

The People The Poet‘ is a British band with the album ‘The Narrator’ in their portfolio. The songs on the album are based on people’s life stories that have been sent to the band by their fans. The album was written over three years and got released in 2013.

Since we believe good work deserves attention and publicity, we want to lift it again!

Have a listen to the album here:

New Swedish festival: Where’s the Music?

A few weeks ago the new Swedish festival ‘Where’s the Music?’ took its first place in Norrköping, Sweden. 4689 tickets where sold and the three days festival offered 144 artists performing on ten stages and a two days conference consisted by interesting lectures and delegates from all over the world.

The main goal with the festival was to introduce new talents to a bigger audience, to deliberate questions about the music business and build a platform for discussion and exchanges of ideas.

Two of the showcasing artists:

If you want to read more about the festival or find out which artists that performed, click here to get to the website.

We did not have the chance to attend, but looking forward to report live from the festival next year.