Born: March 22, 1980
Pianist Joakim Simonsson was born 1980 in Umeå, a small town in the north of Sweden. After music studies in Umeå and Bollnäs Joakim found himself in Stockholm in his early twenties, struggling to do music fulltime. In 2004 Joakim released his first album with Open Trio, featuring Pär-Ola Landin on bass and Daniel Olsson on drums. The trio was at that time called Saga.
Joakim started as a jazz piano student at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and stayed there for four years. During this time he studied for teachers Ove Lundin, Alvaro Is Royas, Joakim Milder, Fredrik Ljungkvist and others....
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