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Johannes Zetterberg

Born: November 17, 1985    Primary Instrument: Bass, electric

Johannes Zetterberg

Johannes Zetterberg (a native of Stockholm, Sweden) was born on November 17, 1985. Growing up in a musical family, he was exposed to a lot of different music at an early age.

“Well, being that my father's a countertenor with a soft spot for Oscar Peterson, I guess I quickly learned to appreciate classical music & jazz. On the other hand, there were groups & artists like Stevie Wonder, Earth, Wind & Fire, Michael Jackson, Toto, Chicago & lots of others, all of which I found on my mother's mixtapes. It was like discovering a gold mine with all kinds of cool music, ranging from the hits of the 60's to the boy bands of the 90's! So yeah, it got pretty diverse right from the get-go.”...
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“From Sweden comes an electric groove that scores from the first note. Bassist Johannes Zetterberg pulls together a small, variable ensemble that easily shows the influence of artists who preceded him with Luna Nueva.” - Woodrow Wilkins, Allaboutjazz.com

“A full blown tapestry of multiple sound effects has been cleverly constructed into one of the neatest recordings to come out in some time. Bassist keyboardist Johannes Zetterberg and his cast of wonderfully talented musicians have created a sonic marvel in Luna Nueva. “ - Richard Kolp, Upbeat & More Internet Radio

“Albums like this should come with some kind of warning sticker saying, “Contains music by shamelessly talented young musicians and might hit you like a slap in the face”. Ouch! I was hit and floored but I managed to get back on my feet just in time to press the repeat button on my CD player. If you’re a fusion aficionado, this album will appeal to you. Period!” - Mikael Engström, Inside MusiCast

“It’s so rare to hear good electric jazz these days and if one has to go across the pond to find it, then be fearless and make the jaunt. If you like the Chick Corea Elektric Band, you’ll love this recording. If this recording is a portent for things to come, then Zetterberg’s future is bright indeed.” - Thomas R. Erdmann, Jazzreview.com

“…get this awesome CD if you’re into fusion/jazz of highest class.” - Ola Gränshagen, Melodic.net, Sweden


Painter's Portrait (Innate Groove Records, 2011)
Tracks: Ghost of a Second (Prologue); Dark Horse; Painter's Portrait; Rope Walk; Just a Thought (Interlude); Beyond Borders; Via del Mare; For What It's Worth; Up For Grabs; The Coming Storm (Epilogue).
Personnel: Johannes Zetterberg: Bass, keyboard; Aron Mellergårdh: Drums; Steinar Aadnekvam: Guitar; Jens Filipsson: Saxophone, flute; Brandon Fields: Saxophone; Jonas Isaksson: Guitar; Peter Fredriksson: Trombone; Steve Weingart: Keyboard; Karl Persson: Drums; Jonah Nilsson: Vocals; Bob Mintzer: Saxophone, EWI; Erik Linder: Guitar; Oskar Nilsson: Vocals; Jason Rebello: Keyboard; Andreas Ekstedt: Percussion; Jonne Bentlöv: Trumpet.
Luna Nueva (Innate Groove Records, 2009)
Tracks: Thrill Minute; Another Exit; Quintana Roo; Luna Nueva (Only a Dream); Splinter; Adrenochrome; Past Tense - Pt. I; Past Tense - Pt. II; Seven Summits; Tierra del Fuego.
Personnel: Johannes Zetterberg: Bass, keyboard; Aron Mellergårdh: Drums, percussion; Jay Oliver: Keyboard; Erik Linder: Guitar; Jens Filipsson: Saxophone; Arvid Svenungsson: Keyboard; Jonathan Fritzén: Keyboard; Eric Marienthal: Saxophone; Calle Stålenbring: Guitar; Jason Rebello: Keyboard; Jonas Isaksson: Guitar; Otmaro Ruiz: Keyboard; Andreas Ekstedt: Percussion.

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Basses: Yamaha TRB6II (6-string, fretted) Neuser (custom-made 6-string, fretless) Heads/cabinets: EBS TD650 EBS NeoLine 410 Pedals/strings: EBS pedals EBS strings Johannes Zetterberg is an endorsed artist of EBS.

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Painter's Portrait
Innate Groove Records (2011)
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