Born: April 18, 1952 Primary Instrument: Piano
Susanna Lindeborg, piano,keyboard, composer, After receiving a classical education she came during the 70th into contact with improvised jazz music, which became an important source of inspiration.
What you first think of together with Susanna Lindeborg is her virtuous play on the piano mixed with electronic instruments, which has been known most of all through the group Mwendo Dawa, which she is the leader of together with saxophone player Ove Johansson. Mwendo Dawa has been succesfully touring in 20 countries in Europe, North and South America performing at festivals like Montreux, Northsea and Montreal. The last few years she has been regularly visiting USA and Canada with Mwendo Dawa. Susanna also writes a lot of the repertoire for the group.
Besides Mwendo Dawa Susanna Lindeborg toured a great deal with the female jazz group Salamander during the beginning of the 80th. Salamander arouse a lot of attention on the European continent and in USA and Susanna came to tour a lot internationally with these two groups. Today you can also hear her in the Lindeborg/Johansson Duo and she also is performing solo doing a improvisational performance together with her computers doing electro acoustical backgrounds.
Susanna Lindeborg writes her own music and some of this got profiled when she released her first soloCD 1989. A second soloCD, ”Key Paintings” LJ Records LJCD5229, was released 2001 with acoustic piano together with electronic backgrounds.
The past few years Susanna has also been touring with the trio Natural Artefacts with performances both in the world of improvisation music as well as the world of electro acoustic music. Natural Artefacts has performed in places like Paris, Primavera en la Habana, Cuba, ICMC 2002, CNMAT, Berkeley University, California, Sonic cirquit X festival i Berklee, Boston, emf New York.
Susanna Lindeborg started playing the piano at the age of 5. She started with a classical training. After moving to Gothenburg she started her education on School of Music, Gothenburg University. There she came into contact with jazz and became a member of Mwendo Dawa from the start 1974. She became also the leader for this group together with Ove Johansson.
1974 -1994 she was teaching improvisation of piano and song at the School of Music, Gothenburg University. Started together with Ove Johansson the record label LJ Records 1989 presenting her own and other Scandinavian musicians music. Until now 46 titles. She is now member of the board of the Swedish Jazz Academy. Has been sitting in reference groups of the Swedish National Council of Cultural Affairs and the Arts Grants Committee. Awarded several art grants over the years.
"Basic Lines" - Sonet SLP2634 (1978)
"Live at Montreux Jazzfestival" - Dragon DRLP28 (1979)
"Mwendo Dawa 80" - Dragon DRLP30 (1980)
"Free Lines" - Dragon DRLP33 (1981)
"New York Lines" - Dragon DRLP41 (1982)
"Four Voices" - Dragon DRLP47 (1983) "Street Lines" - Dragon DRLP72 (1983)
"Live at Northsea" - Dragon DRLP78 (1984)
"City Beat" - Dragon DRLP92 (1985)
"Dimensions" - Dragon DRLP123 (1986)
"Human Walk" - Dragon DRLP155 (1987)
"Live is here again" - LJRecords LJCD5203 (1991)
"The New Scene" - LJRecords LJCD5208 (1993)
"Enter the Outloop" - LJRecords LJCD5211 (1995)
"Breathing Clusters" - LJRecords LJCD5217 (1998)
"Live in Göteborg" - LJRecords LJCD5225 (2001)
"Time Sign" - LJRecords LJCD5234 (2003)
"Live at Fasching" - LJRecords LJCD5244 (2006)
"A taste of four free minds" - LJRecords LJCD5248 (2008)
"Mwendo Dawa Music" - LJRecords LJCD5256 (2012)
"Susanna Lindeborg solo" - LJRecords LJCD5201 (1989)
"Key Paintings" - LJRecordsLJCD5229 (2001)
Excursions LJ Records LJCD5252 (2010)
"Bright Openings" - LJRecords LJCD5204 (1992)
"Structures" - LJRecords LJCD5222 (1999)
"Lines" - LJRecords LJCD5240 (2006)
Lindeborg/Johansson Duo+ computer:
"Natural Artefacts" - LJRecordsLJCD5228 (2001)
"LIke Jazz" - LJRecordsLJCD5241 (2006)
As a sideman:
"Live at Northsea Jazzfestival" - Dragon DRLP 31 (1981)
"In the darkest Month" - Dragon DRLP45 (1983)
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