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Goran Kajfes

Primary Instrument: Trumpet

Goran Kajfes

Goran is of Croatian heritage, grown up in Sweden in a family of musicians and artists. He is, since many years, an obvious authority at the very core in the Swedish music scene. A sought after session player, touring musician, arranger and producer. Goran has performed with José Gonzales, Stina Nordenstam, Eagle-Eye Cherry, Lester Bowie, The Soundrack of our Lives and many many others. Last year he was appointed Artist in Residence at Stockholm Jazz Festival. He was given the honour of composing and performing the opening ceremony of Stockholm Museum of Modern Art in 2006. He's written music to several movies and produced a number of albums including ”Clint” by Oddjob that was named Jazz Album of the Year by Sunday Times in the UK 2010...
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Awards:

Swedish Jazz Grammy Awards winner 2003, 2005. Winner Nordic Music Prize 2011.
Mojo Magazine (UK) 4/5 “a deep, rewarding journey into the past and present of cosmic travelling

The Independent (UK) 5/5 “a total work of art”

the Milk Factory (UK) 4.8/5 “a very unique record”

AllAboutJazz (UK) ”by a country mile, Kajfeš' most ambitious recording to date”

Rock-a-Rolla (UK) ”the packaging is as inspired and arresting as the album itself”

The Jazz Mann (UK) 4/5 “Kajfes orchestration brings out the vivid colours of his ensemble with effective restraint”

2000 Goran Kajfes "Home" 2002 Oddjob "Oddjob" 2003 Nacka Forum "Nacka Forum" 2003 Oddjob "Koyo" 2004 Goran Kajfes "Headspin" 2005 Berthling, Kajfes, Soderberg, Osterberg "The Well" 2005 Nacka Forum "Leve Nacka Forum" 2006 Oddjob "Luma" 2008 Oddjob "Sumo" 2009 Magnus Carlson and The Moon Ray Quintet 2010 Oddjob "Clint" 2010 Jobalites 2010 Magnus Carlson and The Moon Ray Quintet "Echoes" 2010 Goran Kajfes "X/Y"

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