On The Onion's Core saxophonist Ida Karlsson has done some soul-searching, revealing a dismissal of excess and a return to her familial roots.

Ida's composing has resulted in eight rather distinctive jazz pieces. In one piece, traces of gospel hymns can be found; another harks back to traditional Swedish folk; while still other pieces maintain a more subtle complexity. "Baking" is a blues piece inspired by Swedish folk music and Jimmy Giuffre. "Popish" is a five-stroke play off of pop music and jazz harmonies.

The quartet IDKA JAZZ was founded in Malmö, Sweden in the spring of 2017.

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Impressionist and dissonant. Melodic and dynamic. Expressive and playful. Fanny Gunnarsson Quartet lets different components reflects and shines through each other to create music that touches you and at the same time makes you want to move along. Sometimes there are lyrics to the songs; sometimes the music speaks for itself. The soprano saxophone and the piano unites in strong and powerful melodies that push the music forward or rest calmly on top of the double bass and drums. The result is delivered with love and great devotions towards the music and each other.

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We Float brings the listener on a journey of dramatically changing landscapes. What may seem peaceful and quiet can suddenly blow up to a heavy storm. We Float is a journey between acoustic and electronic, between hope and despair, between pop and jazz. The music is written by bass player Anne Marte Eggen. The band is currently working on their second album, which is expected to be released in the fall of 2018.

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Hellskotta is a jazz constellation formed by five musicians with differing roots in jazz, afro, ethnic, classical music and hip hop. The meeting evolves into an outgoing groove jazz where the focus is on rhythms, moods, melodies and communication. The group is performing original compositions, where loops and samples are adding up to the organic sound.
The second album “Kuling” was released in april 2017 on Periferi Records and has received many positiv reviews.

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The Gang is tight and energetic and offers wonderful Afro grooves with jazzy improvisations that make it lively, emotional and danceable. Sofi Hellborg is an established saxophonist, singer and composer and has released eight cd's. She has played with Mory Kante, Wasis Diop, Tony Allen and Etienne Mbappe. She lived and worked in London and Paris for 16 years, and has performed in many countries worldwide. Since 1999 she has her base in Sweden.

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