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Cecilia Wennerstrom

Primary Instrument: Saxophone

Born: April 21, 1947    

Cecilia Wennerstrom

Cecilia Wennerström is a saxophone player, composer and arranger, educated at the music academies in Malmoe and Gothenburg. She was born in 1947 and lives in Stockholm, Sweden.
In 2013 she released her fourth solo CD “Lydian Mars” with a rhythm section containing Maria Kvist(p), Filip Augustson(b) and Jonas Holgersson(dr). The band on the recording session then formed Cecilia Wennerström New Quartet with Chris Montgomery replacing Holgersson on drums.
Other groups where Cecilia is a member are Wennerstrom Larsson Explicity (with her husband Sven Larsson) who released their first CD Tussilago in September 2011, and the octet LARS 8 which plays compositions by Lars Gullin and other Swedish jazz icons...
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Awards

2011: Scholarship award from STIM (the Swedish Performing Rights Society)
2010: 1-year music working grant from the Swedish Arts Grants Committee
2008: Författarnas Fotokopieringsfonds Punktstipendium (as an author(!))
1993: 1-year music working grant from the Swedish Arts Grants Committee
1986: 1-year music working grant from the Swedish Arts Grants Committee
1983: 1-year music working grant from the Swedish Arts Grants Committee
” ... Wennerström can once again be heard playing a great solo” Clarence Hines, ITA Journal Oct 2012

”Barytone saxofone player Cecilia Wennerström made an introduction to ”Soul Shoutin’” that literally made the audience loose its breath. Here she really got the opportunity to show her high standard. ...” Kjell Stockhaus, Nerikes Allehanda 05/11/2006

” ... In this 18 piece band, moreover, are a bunch of splendid soloists, like Bosse Broberg, Lars Lindgren, Hector Bingert, Cecilia Wennerström. Johan Hörlén and Dicken Hedrenius.” DIG-Music Gunnar Holmberg 07/21/2005

” ... Most of the solo acts are, however, very enjoyable. Here one must mention the only female member of the big band, the baritone sax player Cecilia Wennerström, who shows a bold and accurate style of playing.” Henrik Sjögren, Falu Kuriren 02/11/2005

”…This is exhilarating contemporary jazz performed by four musicians with unfamiliar names but world-class credentials.” Jack Bowers, allaboutjazz.com/REVIEWS/R1299_43

”…With this release, Wennerström demonstrates that she has gained a place among those relatively few practitioners of the big instrument who have given it a formidable presence in progressive jazz bands.” Dave Nathan, allaboutjazz.com/REVIEWS/2001

”...if after all the strongest card on hand among the saxophones probably is the Swedish Cecilia Wennerström who among other things designs a mighty baritone solo on a tango rythm in Hanne Rømers “Fragment of a Hidden Treasure”...” Kjeld Frandsen, Berlingske Tidende, Copenhagen, 11/7-94

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