This Friday at Doug Elingford’s jazz bar Brighton Blue Note, Hove actually, we have special guest multi-instrumentalist Bjorn Dahlberg. Björn Dahlberg is a Swedish musician, best known for his saxophone & clarinet work. Born outside of Stockholm Björn started playing piano at the age of 5 and clarinet at the age of 11. While studying classical clarinet he fell in love with the music of Paul Desmond, Wayne Shorter, Chick Corea & Miles Davies and picked up the saxophon. Focusing at first on the Baritone and Soprano sax (studying soprano with master musician Cenneth Jönsson) he added tenor to his collection and found his voice and began his studies at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.Björn is a founding member of world jazz groups Nybakat and Lele Lele. He has played with the elite musicians of Sweden such as Jan Schaffer, Mats Ronander, Ulf Andersson and more. Liane Carroll called his clarinet playing “The sexiest clarinet I’ve ever heard!”. Nigel Kennedy called him a “Killer player!” He has toured all over the world and played on the biggest stages, from Fashing, Glenn Miller Café, The Royal Albert Hall, the Hollywood Bowl and to a crowd of 85000 in São Paolo. A player with one foot deeply set in folk music and another in groovy danceable hard-bop, bringing his entire arsenal of wind instruments this is one not to miss!
The band kicks off at 10.30pm with Joe Malone drums, Paul Whitten bass and me strumming guitar. bands from Brighton jazz school from 8pm, free entry. brighton blue note 63 Church rd Hove East Sussex.