Fredrik Lindborg                                                         scrolla ner för svenska

Fredrik Lindborg was born in Fisksätra, a suburb of Stockholm, Sweden, in the spring of 1979. At a very young age he was determined to become a jazz musician. This was because his father started playing records with Charlie Parker, Billie Holliday, Sonny Rollins and many others from the moment he came home from the hospital.

At last, when he was nine, he started playing the saxophone at the music school in Nacka. After only a year he played with the school’s improvisation group and the big band.

For his high school studies, he went to Södra Latin which had a jazz program. There he met a lots of like-minded musicians and really started to develop. At this time he started to play matinee gigs at the jazz club Fasching. During the summers he played a lot with Gustav and Hampus Lundgren and Niklas Bodin at restaurants in the archipelago.

After high school he kept on studying music for one year at Skurups folkhögskola and for one year at Fridhems folkhögskola. During this time the band Hot Club de Suède was started. Fredrik has never been a full-time member but played with them on close to every other gig. This has included several long tours and broadcasts on the radio.

As many of the young jazz musicians of today, Fredrik continued studying jazz at the university, not in Stockholm, but in Gothenburg. The most profitable thing from the school was the arranging class with Peter Burman, which has been useful for him in the band Stockholm Swing all stars.

In Gothenburg he and his friend Victor Furbacken started the band ’’Marmaduke – a tribute to Charlie Parker’’ which had been a dream of Fredrik’s since his childhood. Before this he only played the tenor, but now he had to pick up his alto which he hadn’t been playing since the age of twelve. Since then, Marmaduke has done a lot of gigs, among others a gig at Stockholm Jazz Festival. Two records has been the result,"Marmaduke – a tribute to bird" (2004) and"Marmaduke – Conflictions" (Imogena 2008)

During this period he also started to play a lot with The Bohuslän Big band which is one of the best big bands in Sweden. The band played among others with Dick Oats and Steve Swallow. Here he didn’t play the tenor or the alto, but the baritone and the bass clarinet which he has kept on playing in the Swedish jazz trio and Klas Lindquist nonet.

In 2003 he moved back to Stockholm where he soon started the eight piece band Stockholm swing all stars.  As the name says it is a swing band playing arrangement by Fredrik. At first they played mostly at the jazz club Stamen but now they play above all at concert halls and bigger festivals.

In 2005 he started his quartet. He hired his old friend Gustav Lundgren on guitar and on bass and drums the two great musicians Kenji Rabson and Moussa Fadera.  The band has since then been touring both in Sweden but also in Japan, Turkey and other European countries.  The quartet has become one of the most popular in Sweden and the record that was recorded in 2006 has received dazzling reviews both in Swedish and international press.  Fredrik recently received the award ‘’the jazz cat’’ from the Swedish radio. The repertoire in the quartet consists mostly of Fredrik’s originals but also one or two standards with his arrangements. The music is above all inspired by early 1960’s - bop and Sonny Rollins, but includes other influences as well.

The trio LSD was formed in 2011 with Martin Sjöstedt on the bass and Daniel Fredriksson on the drums. A record was made in 2012 which has received great reviews

In 2012 Fredrik received the prestigious price "the Golden Sax" in memory of the late Swedish saxofoninst Arne Domnerus. Fredrik also played the part of Domnérus in the film about Monica Zetterlund. It was filmed in the summer and will be released in the autumn of 2013.

In 2013 he formed a new trio with Daniel Tilling on piano and Emeli Jeremias on cello and vocals. Trio Mirsidrü plays the music of George Gershwin

 

Fredrik is highly appreciated for his inventive improvisations, his strong passion, and the convincing rhythm in his phrasing as well as his strong and warm sound. Fredrik is proficient in many of the genres of jazz, from early swing to modern jazz.

 

Biografi

Fredrik Lindborg föddes i Fisksätra, strax utanför Stockholm våren 1979. Redan i mycket unga år var han fast besluten att bli jazzmusiker till följd av att hans pappa direkt efter hemkomsten från BB spelade plattor med Charlie Parker, Billie Holiday, Sonny Rollins och många andra, dagarna ut och dagarna in.

När han var nio år fick han äntligen börja spela saxofon i Nacka Musikskola. Redan efter något år fick han vara med i skolans improvisationsgrupp och något senare med skolans storband.

När det var dags för gymnasiet kom han in på Södra Latins yrkesmusikerutbildning. Där träffade han många likasinnade och började utvecklas på allvar. Det var också nu som han började spela i professionella sammanhang, bland annat mycket på afterwork– och lunchjazzen på Fasching med hans och Calle Bagges kvintett. På somrarna spelade han mycket på skärgårdskrogar med bröderna Gustav och Hampus Lundgren och Niklas Bodin.

Efter gymnasiet fortsatte han studera musik, ett år vardera på först Skurups Folkhögskola och sedan Fridhems Folkhögskola i Svalöv.
Som de flesta jazzmusiker idag fortsatte Fredrik till musikhögskolan, dock inte till Stockholm utan till jazzmusikerutbildningen vid Göteborgs Musikhögskola. Det mest givande där var arrangeringsundervisningen med Peter Burman som han framför allt har haft nytta av i bandet Stockholm Swing Allstars.

Det var också i Göteborg bandet ’’Marmaduke’’ som spelar en hyllning till Charlie Parker startades, vilket varit en dröm för Fredrik sedan barndomen. Inför detta blev han tvungen att börja spela altsaxofon vilket han inte gjort sedan tolvårsåldern. Marmaduke har sedan dess gigat väldigt mycket, bl.a. på Stockholms jazzfestival. Två skivor har också blivit resultatet, ”Marmaduke – a tribute to bird” (2004) och ”Marmaduke – Conflictions” (Imogena 2008)

Han började också under den här perioden att spela mycket med Bohuslän Big Band, bl.a. med Dick Oats, Victoria Tolstoy och Tomas Frank. Där spelade han varken alt– eller tenorsax utan bariton och basklarinett. Dessa instrument har han fortsatt med ibland annat Svenska Jazztrion, Klas Lindquist nonett, Stockholm Jazz Orchestra och Lindborg/Sjöstedt/Daniel.

2003 skedde flytten tillbaka till Stockholm. Det var ungefär nu som han och Gustav Lundgren startade bandet Stockholm Swing All Stars. Det började med en massa gig på jazzpuben Stampen i Stockholm men numera spelar bandet mest på konserthus. Arrangemangen skrivs av Fredrik och Klas Lindquist.

2005 startade han sin kritikerrosade kvartett som 2006 släppte skivan The General. Han fick detta året utmärkelsen Jazzkatten av Sveriges Radio. Bandet har gjort konserter i dom flesta svenska städer och även turnerat en hel del utomlands, bland annat i Japan, Turkiet och i Finland. Bandet har också spelat på många stora festivaler och spelats in av radion vid flera tillfällen. Under 2009 spelades skivan The One in. Även den fick utmärkta recensioner, bland annat kom den tvåa i omröstningen om årets gyllene skiva.

2011 startades trion Lindborg/ Sjöstedt/Daniel som året därpå kom ut med skivan TrioColossus.

2012 hade Fredrik rollen som Arne ”Dompan” Domnérus i filmen om Monika Zetterlund.



Fredrik är medlem i många andra band och förutom dessa jobbar han som frilansande musiker med en massa inhopp i olika konstellationer Han har gjort sig uppskattad inom många av jazzens genrer, från den tidiga swingen till modern jazz. Särskilt hyllad är han för sina uppfinningsrika improvisationer, den starka glöden i spelet och den rytmiska skärpan i fraseringen. Även hans mustiga och varma ton anses vara någonting extra.