Andreas Andersson

Andreas Andersson - baritone, alto and soprano saxophones, flutes.

Born in 1975, raised in Kalix and resident in Malmö since 1997.
Educated at Skurups Folkhögskola and at Malmö Academy of Music.

Andreas has, with his powerful sound and lyrical playing, marked himself as one of Sweden's most personal baritone saxophonists. He is one of the leading figures in Plunge and has quite recently formed a duo with Swedish organ improviser extraordinaire Markus Wargh. Andreas also has a duo with pianist Ola Hedén and has performed with Bobo Stenson, Marilyn Mazur, Tomas Jäderlund, Henrik Frisk, Sten Sandell, Lotte Anker, Dror Feiler and Herman Müntzing among others.

Andersson has composed music for improvising big band,
amateur theatre, documentary movies, and numerous tunes for smaller ensembles. He also does solo performances.

During recent years he has been active in FRIM SYD,
organizing concerts of improvised music in Malmö.

Andreas teaches instrumentalists and ensembles at Skurups Folkhögskola and at the Music Conservatory in Malmö.

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Selected recordings:

Artist/Group   Title Year   Label
Punge with Bobo Stenson Origo 2009 Kopasetic
KOPAfestival 2006, vol.1 KOPAcoustic 2007 Kopasetic
Plunge Refreshingly Addictive 2007 Kopasetic
Plunge With Bobo Stenson 2005 Kopasetic
Plunge Plunge 2004 Kopasetic
Div musiker  SOUNDS 2000 Blue Tower

Voices about Andreas Andersson:

”… Andreas Andersson is a storyteller and lyricist on both of his saxophones”  - Torsten Eckerman, Jazzlife

”… an unusually beautiful tone in both of his instruments and an impressive technique. Most significant in his playing is a continuous search  for beauty and a melodic imagination which is particularly appealing.”  - Jan Olsson, Skånska Dagbladet      

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Andreas Andersson, Plunge  Photo: Ninja Agborn
Andreas Andersson, Plunge 
Photo: Ninja Agborn