Sofi Hellborg Gang

Group members:
Sofi Hellborg – sax, vocals, thumbpiano
Ola Åkerman – trombone, b.vocals
Magnus Lindberg – guitar
Robert Tjäderkvist – keyboards
Mats Ingvarsson – bass, b.vocals
Jon Grinde – drums


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.

Sofi Hellborg has played with Mory Kante, Wasis Diop, Tony Allen and Etienne Mbappe. She has lived and worked in London and Paris for 16 years, and performed in many countries worldwide. In 1999 she moved back home to Sweden again, and formed a new band there.

Sofi Hellborg is a unique musician in many ways. And her music, mixing afro, funk and jazz is sophisticated and smart, at the same time as it will fill every dance floor, in the cool north as well as down south. She has played important festivals such as Tanjazz (Marocco) and Pori Jazz (Finland). Her band consists of top-of-the-line musicians from the jazz and world music circuit.

“The interaction is sublime and syncopations so well-oiled that it's easy to miss the details of the whole. There are currently no remarks, the disc is full of sunny music of varying tempo and intensity.” 
 – Andreas Lagercrantz, Lira magasin April 2013

Kuling 2017 – Periferi records
Hellskotta 2014 – Periferi records
Sun & Rain 2013 – Ajabu!
Drumming Is Calling 2008 – Ajabu!
To Give Is To Get 2006 – Ajabu!
Go Open 2001 – Gazell Music
Time Will Tell 1998 – Gazell Music
Hey Now 1996 – Gazell Music
Travel & See 1993