JAZZ ACROSS CONTINENTS
Konserthuset Stockholm’s Blue House Jazz All Stars, featuring Peter Asplund and Magnus Lindgren, welcomes back global artist John Beasley for a unique concert showcasing internationally renowned musicians from several continents. Expect the unexpected when they come on stage together with Tunisian Oud and vocalist Dhafer Youssef, Brazilian drummer Kiko Freitas, soul and jazz diva China Moses and Italian-American bassist John Patitucci for an intercultural musical experience. This act of musical collaboration hopes to show the power of music to diminish borders.
Grammy winning recording bassist John Patitucci has been at the forefront of the jazz world performing with living legends Wayne Shorter, Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock. China Moses has a long career as a singer as well as a presenter for MTV France. She tours as a solo artist and has worked with Meshell Ndegeocello and DJ Mehdi.
Kiko Freitas was born into a family of musicians, poets and artists and grew up learning and drumming with the who’s who of Brazilian and world music, including Ivan Lins, Milton Nascimento, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Michel Legrand.
Dhafer Youssef discovered the echo of his voice and its resonances at an early age, then in his youth he picked up an Oud and his career as a musician became extraordinary. He is a recording artist and can also be heard in movie soundtracks.
Much of the music for Jazz Across Continents is arranged by versatile composer-arranger-pianist John Beasley who seeks to create musical bridges sparking cultural collaboration and creating joy in the process. Beasley is known for his work with Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard and as Music Director for the Thelonious Monk Institute’s International Jazz Day global concerts.
Magnus Lindgren, renowned saxophonist, flutist, composer and arranger, has released ten albums; the latest being Stockholm Underground, focusing on the jazz flute. Trumpet player and singer Peter Asplund has released eight albums and as a widely sought-after musician apperad on countless more. Lindgren and Asplund are both immensely versatile musicans, and leaders of Konserthuset Stockholm’s big band Blue House Jazz Orchestra.
- Magnus Lindgren saxophone/flute/clarinet
- Peter Asplund trumpet
- Dhafer Youssef ud/vocals
- China Moses vocals
- John Beasley piano
- John Patitucci bass
- Kiko Freitas drums