Magnus Lindgren’s constant search for new musical paths combined with an extraordinary talent has given him a position in Swedish musical life that is received with respect and fascination. In 2022 Magnus was nominated in two categories for the American Grammy, both for the album Bird Lives together with John Beasly and the SWR Big Band.
Winner of several awards (including Grammis, Swedish Radio’s award for Swedish Jazz Album of the Year, Orkesterjournal’s Golden Record, etc.) and with commissions as composer, arranger and soloist, Magnus Lindgren is undoubtedly one of the brightest stars in Swedish jazz. Magnus has collaborated with the Bohuslän Big Band, Nils Landgren, Rigmor Gustafsson and Marie Fredriksson, and has played with many internationally renowned musicians, including Herbie Hancock, Gregory Porter, Till Brönner, Nicola Conte, Ivan Lins and Barbara Hendricks.
Magnus‘ ability to express himself on tenor saxophone, clarinet or flute bears the hallmarks of a true master. As a composer, he has great potential to realize his own creative impulses. He dresses them in a melodic costume that perfectly fits the stylish environment that is available to him at the moment.
But perhaps Magnus Lindgren is most brilliant when it comes to his feelings in arranging music. The greatness is in the way he puts together the timbres, the rhythm figures, the harmony sequences.
Magnus is constantly working to expand his musical framework, whether it’s through small jazz combinations, large bands, choirs with instrumental soloists, the integration of classical orchestra and jazz group, Swedish folk, heavy funk rhythms, Brazilian samba, or traditional African music. Structures and genres are always given new dimensions in Magnus‘ careful hands.
Rooted in the post-bebop of modern jazz, there are influences from all corners of the world, which is reflected in Lindgren’s compositions from different decades, most of which the group performs along with versions of the song treasure of modern jazz.
The desire for groove mixed with extroverted energy as well as minimalist, modestly challenging interplay and playfulness is the group’s motto
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