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Klubb Kom In presents Pombo+Josef&Erika
2013.12.19
 
Dear friends! Here we go again. Last time for this season. Which by the way has been a completely matchless one! Great bands and great crowd! Last time, when Huntress Bow was with us, we counted 85 people who sat and shared warmth and experience inside the Victoria school. It was big!
Something that was also big, was that the little one (The Tiny) together with Pombo would get to finish this season! Due to various reasons, The Tiny will unfortunately not be able to participate. But, you can be calm!
Because none other than Josef&Erika together with Martin Öhman and a bunch of new songs will help Pombo make our ear canals seethe with glory this evening. We are extremely proud to have managed to get hold of these replacements for The Tiny at such short notice!
Read, listen, watch
Pombo:
pombo.se
Josef&Erika
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Josef-Erika/641872602512625?fref=ts
Playlist:
http://open.spotify.com/.../playlist/4EO4Q1KDWlPMkEOUKPBZft
 
 
As usual, it's also a Picnic Concert. So bring your Christmas table and kick start Christmas with us! If we're lucky, Santa will appear too. Full and fucking. No, we mean ugly and damn, of course! Who knows what he has to offer?!
So spread, invite and share and we'll celebrate an early Christmas Eve together!
Pombo+Josef&Erika
19.00
Victoria School,
Engelbrektsgatan 1
FREE Entrance
Picnic Concert!!
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2013.12.04
Time for the third and last Lupino Live of the year. We proudly present:
Blue-Eyed Hawk
In 2011, this quartet started, which delivers jazz and rock with openness and feeling. The band takes its name from a line in Under the Moon, a poem by W.B. Yeats; ..the wood-woman whose lover was changed to a blue-eyed hawk. At the forefront we hear the very exciting trumpeter Laura Jurd. The debut album is on the way!
Lauren Kinsella - vocals
Laura Jurd - trumpet
Alex Roth - guitar
Corrie Dick - drums
 
 
Elin Larsson & Adam Forkelid: Dreamland
Lena Willemark has unfortunately been prevented at short notice, but the good news is that we get to enjoy another very interesting duo constellation instead!
Saxophonist and composer Elin Larsson made a big breakthrough in 2009 with the debut album "Live And Alive" together with his own band Elin Larsson Group. Since then, she has released two more critically acclaimed albums under her own name and won a whole range of awards, including the highly prestigious Lars Gullin award. Elin Larsson has been praised for her ability to alternate expressively breakneck improvisations with beautifully fragile modesty. In addition to her own band, she allows herself to be heard with several different constellations, such as PACE, Attack! and FOUR! ORCHESTRA.
Adam Forkelid has been an obvious and vital part of the Swedish jazz scene for ten years now and has been praised as a pianist as well as a composer. Together with the eccentric and experimental trio Lekverk, he has turned all the conventions of jazz upside down and made concertgoers around the country drop their jaws.
With a virtuoso piano playing, lyrically beautiful and at the same time rhythmically intricate, Forkelid has made himself indispensable in a number of prominent jazz groups. Among these should be mentioned PACE, Örjan Hultén Orion, Soundscape Orchestra and Norrbotten Big Band.
When Elin Larsson and Adam Forkelid make music together, something special arises. They were struck by it themselves already at the first meeting on that dark November afternoon in the basement four years ago.
It is a meeting between melancholy and frenzy, between the written and the yet unsaid, between dream and reality. With common sources of inspiration such as the novelists Haruki Murakami and Paul Auster, they strive to create something of a parallel reality together. Or, if you prefer, a dream world.
Elin Larsson - Saxophone
Adam Forkelid - Keyboard
For more information, tickets, etc, see:
http://www.impra.se/klubbar/lupino-live/
http://www.sodrateatern.com/.../Lupino-Live-Blue-Eyed-Hawn/
As always, Impra members enter for free.
Warm welcome!
gates for a magnificent Lupino year!
Electro club in Piteå
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2013.11.25

A completely packed party night 110 percent dedicated to electro music and CSN's blessed arrival.
The electro band ME & SKINNY JOON flies up from Stockholm to brighten the night - We take everyday poetic moments out into stormy seas of monotonous, pulsating synths. Low-key cinematic pop at its best.

Heavy electro rhythms from the bass speakers, live bands and glow sticks. Probably can't get any better. See you at Kårhuset!

Kårhuset in Piteå
29th November
At 22.00-02.00
Entrance price: SEK 30, SEK 20 for corps members. Gold card = free. IMPRA members = free.
Band on stage 11.30pm

18 years - Valid ID

ATTENTION! This event is open to the PUBLIC. No LTU card is needed to enter. This also means that no guest game is needed to bring friends. Everyone is welcome!
Artistic freedom, quality or chance – what prevents art from becoming equal? Seminar with Vanja Hermele in Malmö
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2013.11.22

Impra and the artistic faculty in Malmö organize a seminar with Vanja Hermele on Wednesday, November 27 at 4:30 pm in the Red Room at the Inter Arts center, on Bergsgatan, in Malmö.

Artistic freedom, quality or chance – what prevents art from becoming equal?

Vanja Hermele is a gender researcher and writer with experience of feminist work in the cultural field. In her lecture, she goes through the arguments and ideas that prevent art from achieving its full potential. The conclusions in are based on her various publications on film, stage and visual arts.

The lecture is about 1.5 hours, including time for questions. After a break, the seminar continues with a panel discussion between Vanja Hermele and representatives from Impra and the art colleges in Malmö.

The lecture is only open to Impra members and staff as well as students at the Faculty of Arts in Malmö. Become a member here .
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2013.11.21
 
Autumn is trudging ever closer to winter and it has once again come time for us to invite you to Victoria School's fine dining room. This time we offer something that will really warm your frozen feet. Like a shot of the most expensive bootleg liquor, Huntress Bow will massage your senses as only these two amazing artists can. As usual, it's a picnic concert, which means you can bring food and drink to consume!
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Huntress Bow creates heavy, beautiful and dirty music. A big warm bass, dirty drums and two peculiar voices with the courage and power in the focus of the creation. And the energy, the playfulness.
Self-composed songs where improvisation constantly shows the way forward.
Huntress Bow is a dark tunnel with a bright, radiant opening.
Huntress Bow:
Lindha Kallerdahl-song, bass
Mariam Wallentin vocals, drums
Also listen to:
https://soundcloud.com/mariamthebeliever
http://www.lindakallerdahl.com
 
As if this wasn't enough, before the main act, Julia Olander will create a little magical shimmer around us all with her incredibly beautiful music. A little like the frost settles like glitter in nature does Julia's music in our ears. Simple, beautiful, close. Do not miss!
Listen:
https://soundcloud.com/flyflewflown
Warm welcome!
Thursday 21 November 19.00
Victoriaskolan, Engelbrektsgatan 1
Free Entry (Bring cash, however, to add to the collection that goes round and goes straight to the hospital)
Picnic concert!
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2013.11.20
 
Time for the year's second Lupino Live at Kägelbanan, Södra teatern. We proudly present: Rigmor Gustafsson trio and Anna Jalkéus solo.
This will be a concert in collaboration with the Royal Academy of Music, as Rigmor Gustafsson has recently been awarded KMA's jazz prize for bringing Swedish jazz to the world through her brilliant artistry and bringing international jazz to Sweden.
Rigmor Gustafsson is one of Sweden's most reputable jazz singers, also internationally. Her unfailing timing and expressive voice touch and have inspired many young musicians today. After studying at the Academy of Music in Stockholm, she moved to New York to study. In 1996, Rigmor Gustafsson's debut album In the Light of Day came out on Prophone records. In 2003, she was signed by German ACT and her career took off in earnest. They released I Will Wait for You, which also featured trombonist Nils Landgren. She has also collaborated with pianist Jacky Terrason's trio on the record Close to you in 2004. Both that and the record On My Way to You from 2006 have sold gold. In 2007, the album Alone With You was released, where she herself wrote all the music. The album sold gold and also won the 2008 Grammy in the Jazz of the Year category. In 2008, Rigmor, Silje Nergaard and Cæcilie Norby collaborated with Danmarks Radio's Big Band. In 2010, the album Calling You was released, on which Rigmor collaborates with the Radio String Quartet Vienna. In 2011, the compilation album The Signature Edition was released.
Right now, Rigmor is planning a new album where she performs her own music together with the Dalasimfonietta. Who knows - maybe we'll hear some of her new creations tonight?
Rigmor Gustafsson - vocals
Daniel Karlsson - piano
Martin Höper - bass
 
Anna Jalkéus
is the jazz singer who, in addition to singing, plays the harp and composes everything from jazz and pop songs to art music. With her clear voice and the undulating notes of the harp, she tells captivating stories from reality and dreams.
Anna is a multi-faceted musician who does many different types of projects, most recently the newly composed suite Neptunus for a total setting of voice, harp, jazz piano trio, wind quintet, trumpet and vocal quartet. In the elements of her songs, you can hear influences from both jazz and chamber music.
A unique singer-songwriter with the harp as a weapon, recently awarded this year's Ted Gärdestad scholarship.
Anna Jalkéus - vocals, harp
 
For more info/tickets see:
http://www.sodrateatern.com/.../Lupino-Live-Rigmor.../
http://www.impra.se/klubbar/lupino-live/
 
As always, Impra members enter for free!
 
The program is presented by Impra in collaboration with the Royal Academy of Music, the City of Stockholm and Swedish Jazz.
Outrageous post about the state of jazz education in Sweden
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2013.11.06

"Lisa Lundström" tells about what it's like to be a woman and a vocalist at one of Sweden's most respected jazz folk colleges; about not being counted, being silenced and finally losing their voice.

http://equalizer.se/2013/11/04/lisa-lundstrom-sveriges-framsta-och-samsta-jazzfolkhogskola/
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2013.10.24
 
Now it's time again for Klubb Kom In to open the gates of Victoria School and invite you to another evening of fantastic music.
This time the music and the musicians have even been transported across the country's borders. Yes Deer is a Norwegian/Danish collaboration that has existed since 2011. It consists of Signe Dahlberg, Karl Bjorå and Anders Vestergaard. The band has toured around Scandinavia and released their debut album in September
The music is the friction between intellect and libido, pre and post, collectivism and individualism. It's an eruption of twisting textures, manic hammering and distorted screams. It is enthusiastic despair.
Yes Deer
Signe Dahlberg-Saxophone
Karl Bjorå-Guitar
Anders Vestergaard-Drums
https://soundcloud.com/yes-deer
The group Solveig, which is quite new here in town, will paint the walls of the Victoria School with beautiful brass and also the occasional cello. This will be Solveig's premiere out in public, therefore a very special gig that you don't want to miss!
https://soundcloud.com/solveigband
WELCOME!
Location: Victoriaskolan, Engelbrektsgatan 1
Opens: 19.00
Price: free entry (but please tip our hat!)
ATTENTION! Picnic concert!
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2013.10.16
 
Finally, it's the premiere of Lupino Live 2013, which this fall will take place at Kägelbanan at Södra Teatern!
The first evening is a real highlight, and we are very proud to be able to present: The Tiny and Sommerfuglfisk (NO)
THE TINY
The Tiny is Ellekari Larsson and Leo Svensson Sander. The two members of The Tiny met and fell in love on the Kägelbanan in 2002. Since then, they have released three successful albums and a fourth is on the way. Ellekari Larsson's soft voice is enchanting. She moves easily and unpretentiously between singing styles. Together with their husband, they create music that crawls under the skin, into the bones and turns the soul inside out. With a voice, cello and piano as cornerstones, it's fascinating how BIG they can sound with just two people.
BUTTERFLY FISH
Sommerfuglfisk delivers unpretentious and simple jazz with elements of folk music and blues, and with inspiration from Africa, Latin America and India, among others. Sommerfuglfisk is a fearless and genre-crossing group that effortlessly moves between different expressions. They have been successful in Norwegian jazz clubs and festivals in recent years, and the debut album will be released at the beginning of September.
Nina Kristine Linge – Vocals, guitar, composition
Dan Peter Sundland – Elbas
Hans Hulbækmo – Drums, percussion
 
The evening is part of the Stockholm Jazz Festival, for more info see:
http://www.impra.se/klubbar/lupino-live/
http://www.sodrateatern.com/.../Evene.../Lupino-presenterar/
http://www.stockholmjazz.com/
Entrance: SEK 160/ SEK 70
Members of Impra enter for free
Few women apply to the jazz courses - chairman Gunilla Törnfeldt answers and clarifies
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2013.10.10
 
IMPRA's chairwoman Gunilla Törnfeldt was interviewed the other week regarding Kulturnytt's review of the number of applicants for music education programs with a jazz focus at the country's universities. The feature can be found here.
 
It was a roughly ten minute long interview that was cut down to a few quotes and Berit Nygren then commented on this. Gunilla responds here to Berit Nygren's comment and clarifies her own position as the picture given in the feature is a bit unvarnished.
After working with the association IMPRA for seven years, being a pupil, student and finally now a teacher in jazz courses at both high school, folk high school and university and writing a C thesis on Gender in jazz teaching (KMH, 2008), I consider myself to have a great overview and insight into the mechanisms that may lie behind the low number of female instrumentalists on the courses. The journalist Berit Nygren partly makes incorrect assumptions about what she thinks I mean by my statements, partly she lacks experience and knowledge from the educational system and lacks a musician's perspective, and therefore her comment is unfortunately superficial, only from a media point of view and is sometimes downright incorrect.
 
Choosing to become a musician is a complex chain of influences and stimulation of an individual's interests. Role models are part of this and was one of all the reasons I highlighted in the ten-minute long interview with Kulturnytt's reporter, but became the main reason highlighted in the feature, which is why this is also what I will dwell on the most.
 
Berit Nygren wanted to emphasize that it is the personal expression in jazz that is important, not one or the other gender - as if there would be a contradiction in that and talking about justice in the number of active men and women. Among other things, I said in the interview, which was not included in the feature, that there are those who believe that there is a female and male tone of voice and there are those who believe that it does not, but I did not say what I thought and I believe that it is not relevant either. The point is that regardless of whether it is so or not, or whether you think so or not, it is an aspect of justice if women's thoughts or feelings are not expressed in music to the same extent. Not because they are specifically women, but because there can be interesting individuals among the large part of the population who happen to be female and who can actually be overlooked during upbringing and above all during the course of education.
 
Berit Nygren is also not sure about the lack of female role models. She believes that there have long been female jazz instrumentalists with an increase in recent years and especially that many more have now been exposed much more than before.
 
She is right that we have seen and are seeing increased exposure of female musicians, especially in the last five years and no one but us at IMPRA is happier about that! Just look at the Stockholm Jazz Festival's program this year! We see it as a receipt for our work and are extremely proud of it, it is a big and important step in the right direction. But even if it is so and those musicians in recent years have succeeded, and are now succeeding, in reaching curious young girls in their teens, let's say between 13-18 years and there to arouse an interest, it will still take at least 5- Another 10 years before we can possibly notice any difference in the number of female instrumentalists on the courses and, by extension, above all in music life. Changes take time, which Berit was also aware of.
 
But then, how does Berit Nygren know that these women who are now coming forward and being exposed really reach the young girls who need to see them? The jazz world in Sweden is a small duck pond and even if it is written about female musicians in OJ or Lira or in daily newspapers or if there are more female musicians playing at clubs and festivals around Sweden (which is of course fun and good!) it is still further another step towards really reaching the young aspiring musicians. This of course applies to both girls and boys and if we draw a parallel to the regrowth of jazz musicians and jazz audiences in general.
 
In order for a young aspiring musician to be exposed to a potential role model at all, you need to have someone close to you who encourages and shows them, most people do not discover them on their own and then we come to the music teachers, family and relatives, gender roles and the word identification. Identification in a deeper sense. The music teachers are the ones who can really show the existence of role models, either by presenting them or why not being one yourself. It is, for example, only at the Academy of Music in Malmö that they have employed half women and half men as ensemble teachers, and there we can also see a much more even gender distribution among the students.
 
In addition, if it is now the instrumentalists who are primarily being commented on, then Kulturnytt should report separate figures for that, in the figures on the page with the feature, the vocalists are included in the number of women and they are in a crushing majority, which unfortunately makes the figures completely misleading in the context. They also do not comment on the lack of male vocalists, where the problem picture is the same but with a reversed distribution.
 
Finally, it goes without saying that you get attached to a musician because he has an interesting tone of voice or an expression that appeals to you. I said nothing about the opposite, which Berit Nygren wrongly seems to take for granted. However, what I have been able to see when I have worked with children and young people and when I discuss these issues with teaching colleagues and other female musicians is that it is something special when that role model – with tone and expression you are addressed by – is the same gender as yourself. You can see yourself doing what your role model does on a deeper and more obvious level - "I could do that too".
 
Other factors that are of great importance and which I touched on most quickly above are the teachers' methodology and pedagogy as well as encouragement from family and relatives. However, developing the interaction between these areas may become another debate in another forum.
 
- Gunilla Törnfeldt, 11 October 2013
 
If you want to see and hear good music being played and, among other things, be exposed to a bunch of great role models (both men and women) and fantastic musicians, you are therefore warmly welcome to go to the Stockholm Jazz Festival, especially IMPRA's own club Lupino Live on October 16 at the Kägelbanan when can hear The Tiny and the Norwegian band Sommerfuglfisk! For more info see http://www.impra.se/klubbar/lupino-live/
 
Hope to see you there!
Few women apply to the jazz courses. - Why then?, SR's Kulturnytt wonders
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2013.10.09

Among other things, IMPRA's chairman Gunilla Törnfeldt speaks out in Kulturnytt on 7 October - the news is spread through TT.

http://sverigesradio.se/sida/gruppsida.aspx?programid=478&grupp=18771&artikel=5665777

http://www.svd.se/kultur/jazzlinjer-i-behoven-av-fler-kvinnor_8589224.svd

RIP Laurie Frink – “the trumpet mother of jazz”
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2013.07.29

American trumpeter Laurie Frink, a musician and brass teacher of great importance, died on July 13 at his home in Manhattan, NY. The cause was cancer of the bile duct. She turned 61.

Laurie Frink was a warm personality with a great deal of humor. Her teaching was a further development of Carmine Caruso's method for building embouchure. She combined a great understanding of the instrument and its physical conditions, with a personal teaching adapted to each student's difficulties, conditions and goals. She was called "The Trumpet Mother" because she taught and helped so many musicians, at all levels. Musicians from all over the world testify to the importance she had for their career choices, and how she helped them in moments when difficulties arose.

"She took each musician and figured out what was causing the problem - then she did it herself, so she could come up with a solution." says famed trumpeter Dave Douglas, who sought out Laurie Frink when he had embouchure problems in the early '90s. Meeting her, he says, "was like a combination of therapy, gym instruction and music lessons."

Together with trumpeter John McNeil, she wrote the book "Flexus: Trumpet Calisthenics for the Modern Improvisor".

In addition to giving private lessons to a large number of students from around the world, she also taught at New York University, The New School, Manhattan School of Music, and the New England Conservatory.

As a trumpeter, she belonged to the top echelon of New York's professional world. She worked repeatedly on Broadway and played with big bands such as the Benny Goodman Orchestra, the Mel Lewis Orchestra and Gerry Mulligan's Concert Jazz Band, where she often played lead.

She is on every album by Maria Schneider. "When I wrote these subtle inner voices, I always gave them to her," says Maria Schneider. "I knew she would play them with sensitivity and empathy."

Laurie Frink also worked in later years with other critically acclaimed big bands, including the John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble, Darcy James Argue's Secret Society and Ryan Truesdell's Gil Evans Project.

I got to know her about 35 years ago, when I came to New York for the first time. Seeing her play lead was a great experience, and had a defining meaning for me personally. At a time when few female instrumentalists were visible on the big stages, she was an example and a role model. She showed the way.

She was a wonderful, warm and lively person, and I still often think about the things she said when we met so many years ago.

Today, she is mourned by countless friends, musicians and students all over the world.

Ann-Sofi Söderqvist

2013-09-26
 
After the fantastic premiere when Lina Nyberg came and made one of the last evenings of late summer shimmer in purple and gold with the help of the bandage Mother Jack, it is now time for Kom In to invite you once more.
This time there are more autumnal tones, at least in terms of weather. The two Bands Teresa Indebetou Band and Magdalena Strandell Band will offer two well-tuned concerts that offer some of the best from all seasons. Winter, spring, summer and autumn.
More info about the bands:
Teresa Indebetou
www.teresaindebetouband.se
Magdalena Strandell
www.magdalenastrandellband.blogspot.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9hzNwj15D8
As an extra spicy bay leaf in the autumn stew, none other than Catti Brandelius, also Miss Universe, will tell, inspire and transpose under the theme Everything is possible. We want to promise that you won't want to miss this!
“I can do everything, know everything and own everything. I can bend my legs in different directions and I can lick my bottom. I am everywhere, in every little stone, in every capsule and in every microchip. When you shave in the morning, I am in the shaving foam and when you comb your child, I am in the comb. I am Miss Universe.”
The evening is organized in collaboration with Spotlight väst (Impra, Kultur i Väst, Ladyfest Gothenburg)
Welcome!
Location: Victoriaskolan, Engelbrektsgatan 1
The doors open at 18.30, Catti Brandelius on stage at 19.00
Price: free entry (but please tip our hat!)
ATTENTION! Picnic concert!
Klubb Kom In presents Lina Nyberg Band + Mother Jack
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2013.09.15
 
WELCOME BACK AFTER THE SUMMER BREAK!
 
To an absolutely crazy good autumn season with Klubb Kom In! We're off to a great start
LINA NYBERG BAND
After the success of the tour this summer in the USA and Canada, the Lina Nyberg Band is now ready for the autumn concerts and recording.
Don't miss the chance to get an exclusive preview of the upcoming record!
"Swedish singer Lina Nyberg and her backing trio performed a quirky, nuanced set full of inventive originals and imaginative covers, her approach sometimes tuneful, sometimes experimental."
The Vancouver Sun, June 2013
"Throughout the show, this innovative, creative Swedish singer seemed to be channeling internal conversations with herself... Nyberg was an instrument herself, vocalizing and scat-singing and muttering like excited rabbits whispering to each other in their warren. At times, she sounded more like an indie rocker than a jazz chanteuse." About the concert in Rochester in June 2013.
www.linanyberg.se
THE EVENING IS STARTED BY THE SUPER HOT DUO
 
MOTHER JACK
Casey Moir (AU/SE) – Vocals, etc
Johan Moir (SE) – Double bass etc
Mother Jack mixes her story-telling lyrics with whimsical melodies, rhythms that pulse and dynamics that surprise. Their songs are full of drive and raw energy. On a simple basis with the voice and double bass, they also create a complex web with the help of other instruments and loops to be able to explore both the small and large format.
Last Saturday, their brand new debut EP "Presents...." was released.
www.motherjack.com
WELCOME!
Location: Victoriaskolan, Engelbrektsgatan 1
Opens 19.00 Starts 20.00
Price: free entry (but please tip our hat!)
ATTENTION! Picnic concert!
Network picnic IMPRA East
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2013.06.11
 
Now that early summer is at its best, Impra Öst invites you to a network picnic! Impra Öst is growing and this will be an opportunity for both new and old members to meet and get to know each other, as well as forge plans for Impra's future. There are many members who have expressed a desire to get more concretely involved in Impra, and there are various opportunities to do so, including plans to start an Impra Öst group. At this picnic, we can jointly predict and think about what such a group could look like, and in what other ways it is possible to work together for an equal musical life.
We meet outside the main entrance of the City Library at 5 pm on Tuesday 11/6, and then go to the Observatory Garden for a picnic in the green. I think we'll go on until about 7pm, leaving the rest of the evening open to spontaneous whims. In the event of rain, backup plans will be announced. Impra offers coffee.
Osa to ost@impra.se or here on Facebook!
Everyone is warmly welcome, new and prospective members are especially welcome!
Sincerely
/Max Thornberg
Regional representative for Impra Öst
Member offer: Free entry to David's Angels + network meeting at Fasching 17/4
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2013.04.09

On Wednesday 17/4, David's Angels will celebrate their new album release by giving a release concert at Jazzklubb Fasching in Stockholm. All Impra members get in for free, send an email with your name to ost[a]impra.se no later than 16/4 and you will end up on the guest list and get in for free.

In addition, IMPRA Öst invites you to a networking meeting/mingling at Fasching before the concert. At 18:30 we meet, and all members are welcome. At the network meeting, there is an opportunity to meet other members and discuss future Impra activities. If you want to come, this is also reported to ost[a]impra.se.

For more information about the concert see: http://www.fasching.se/artister/davids-angels#.UWPXLpNhiTM

Member offer: Susanna Lindeborg's Mendo Dawa, Fasching 3 April
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2013.03.31

IMPRA members are offered a place on the guest list at Susanna Lindeborg's concert with Mendo Dawa at Fasching April 3! Send an email with your name to ordforande[a]impra.se no later than Wednesday, April 3 at 12 noon, and you will be added to the list and enter for free!

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2013.03.28
 
On Thursday we will be visited by Huntress Bow, this incomparable duo with Lindha Kallerdahl and Mariam Wallentin.
Come and bring everyone you know - it will be an unforgettable evening!
"Huntress Bow is a dark sky with a bright, radiant opening. Heavy, beautiful and sharp music.
A big warm bass, dirty drums and two peculiar and powerful voices. Self-composed songs where improvisation shows the way forward. Lyrics that bear witness to strength, will and friendship. Energy, courage and joy in a playful and exciting mix. Imagine The Black Keys meeting Alice Coltrane and Ornette in the X Ray Spex garage as a rehearsal space.
Mariam Wallentin and Lindha Kallerdahl are two singers who both operate in the borderland between fantasy and reality. Both Jazz in Sweden scholarship holders, Mariam with Wildbirds & Peacedrums in 2008 and Lindha (Svantesson) Kallerdahl in 2001.
Both have experienced success and creative encounters in their respective careers, but in the harmony of having finally found a band partner with the same main instrument and the same gender - but at the same time a fellow musician who both complements and pushes the other - this duo does nothing but challenge, enliven and discover. Both themselves and the listener.
The Huntress Bow calls to be brave, to dare."
New board elected at the annual meeting
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2013.03.18

At the annual meeting on March 17, 2013, the following board was elected:

Chairman: Gunilla Törnfeldt ordforande(a)impra.se
Vice Chairman: Almaz Yebio vice chairman(a)impra.se
Treasurer: Lisa Knudsen
Secretary: Lisa Grotherus

Members:
Max Thornberg (regional representative East)
Johanna Nordström (region representative West)
Ida Karlsson (regional representative South)
Louise Nordgren (regional representative North)
Biggi Vinkeloe (deputy)
Lina Nyberg (deputy)

As you can see, there are some familiar names and some new ones. We welcome Gunilla Törnfeldt back as chairman, and welcome Almaz Yebio and Ida Karlsson who are new to the board. In addition, Lina Nyberg and Biggi Vinkeloe, who have both sat on the board before, are back. Outgoing board members Anna Lundqvist, Carolina Wallin Perez, Elin Hörberg and Joakim Milder deserve a big thank you for their work for Impra.

Eva Engdahl – Sweden's first female jazz pianist
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2013.03.11

Article about pianist Eva Engdahl by Rebecca Linder from Annonsbladet Dalarna. Published with permission from the article author. Eva Engdahl was chosen together with bassist Harriet Sjösten as Honorary members of Impra 2012!

New scene in Gothenburg - PALMARUM
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2013.03.10

PALMARUM is music and performing arts in one and the same evening! A brand new scene in Gothenburg that takes place in Palmhuset, the core of the Garden Association. On 15/3 there is a premiere with music by none other than MIDAIRCONDO and stage art by and with Celia Berndtzen. Free entrance!

Read more here:
www.palmarum.se http://www.facebook.com/pages/Palmarum/450542304995565

The Skurup Festival
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2013.03.10

IMPRA members are welcome to attend Skurupfestivalen 2013 for free!

2013.02.28
 
TELEFUNCH (DK)
Behind the name Telefunch hide two young enthusiastic jazz musicians. Namely the 24-year-old guitarist, Anna Roemer and drummer Lasse Funch, 21 years old. Both are students at the Syddansk Musikkonsevarorium, where they live out their musical dreams - both individually, but also largely together.
With Telefunch, Anna Roemer and Lasse Funch have a clear vision of creating simple music in a new and alternative soundscape. It is very important for them in the compositions to create space for artistic expression in the otherwise fixed frame. Anna uses loop pedals that create the harmonic basis of the music. This fills it up and creates the backdrop for a musical playground where they can both express themselves on their instruments. The music is modal and is therefore based on simple chord progressions and bass variations, Telefunch combines the improvisational traditions of jazz with a Nordic sound and verse-inspired melodies.
Welcome to Lokal Thursday 28/2 at 19.00
SEK 30/set
LIRA highlights the women in the new issue - out now!
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2013.02.21

The music magazine Lira writes in its latest issue about only female musicians. This is how Karin writes at Lira about why they chose to do this:

"So: If you add up the number of women applying for the instrument electric guitar to the jazz courses at the music colleges in Gothenburg, Malmö and Stockholm last year, you come up with... 6!!! Respectively 124 men. Of the drummers, there were 6 out of 117. And of the applicant trombonists, not a single woman was!!!
Probably because we suspected even before the research for the report that it would be a very skewed distribution, but this skewed?!? How long will it be before it feels as "feminine" to my 1.5-year-old niece Ellen and her girl friends at kindergarten to bang on the drum set and blow headphones as it does to mime Loreen or take piano lessons?
Personally, I am convinced that it matters. If every Swedish girl had compulsory drum set lessons between the ages of 8 and 10, I'm sure the eternal wage gap between women and men would quickly shrink significantly. /Karin or
#1800taletherewecome”

read more here

Pulseslagfesten 2013
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2013.02.20

Tonight we can tell you about the following events that will take place at Fasching in Stockholm. As an Impra member, you enter for free (and can bring a friend). Email karin@fasching.se to get on the guest list.

Open networking meeting with Rebecka Lindstedt
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2013.01.30
 
Nu på onsdag den 30/1 klockan 18:30-20:30 tar vi igen den nätverksträff som snöade bort i december. Rebecka Törnqvist kommer att berätta om sin karriär i ett samtal lett av Lina Nyberg.
Missa inte denna höjdarkväll!
Adressen är Svenskt Visarkiv på Torsgatan 21 i Stockholm. Nätverksträffen är öppen för alla, så även om ni inte är medlemmar i Impra är ni välkomna. Det är fri entré, och Impra bjuder på fika. Anmäl ert intresse här på facebook, eller genom att maila till ost@impra.se.
Varmt välkomna!
/Impra genom Max Thornberg, regionrepresentant Impra Öst
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