Born: July 14, 1967 Primary Instrument: Vocal
My name is, as you probably already understood, Stefan Lindgren and I'm a former hardrock-drummer who got bored and tired of musicians that could'nt combine seriousness with a laugh. I started writing songs for the fun of it, very eclectic though...
In early 2008 I started working on my debut album JAZZISH together with the Johansson brothers. And the title of the album says it all, it will be great songs, with a touch of jazz. Patiently is the first song from the album.
Some words from James (JJ Rocks) Johnston: It actually took me a while to check out the structure of his songs because the vocals had all my attention. And with a display of perfectly executed interval jumps, heartfelt emotions, tonal rainbows, and an obvious mastery of vocal jazz, Stefan doesnt have to market himself like some guy on the corner selling a fake Rolex. His talents have enough polish to enable him to ride on the wave of artistic appreciation that never ends as long as the word quality is in the dictionary
On the compositional side Stefan is a real explorer while still being able to stay inside the ring. His songs show a high level of creativeness and musical knowledge. And the great players that he chooses like Thomas Johansson on guitar, and Leif Johansson on bass contribute much to his overall sound which includes the smoothest jazz ballads to the funkiest grooves.
I get the feeling that Stefan is trying to balance the artistic with the melodic as a songwriter. Obviously thats not a new idea. But doing it in a way that grabs both sides of the musical coin in perfect balance definitely demands respect. Let me just say that Stefan Lindgren is top shelf. This is as good as it gets without being a household name
”I said to myself, ”This guy sounds like Gino Vannelli!” What more could you want or what higher compliment could I give!? I have a feeling that I should be living in Scandinavia right now. Lots of exciting fresh and inspired tunes coming from that region!!! It’s like the early days of Jazz here in the States, when everyone was on fire to crank out the next great song!!” ”Hey! Just listened to your track ”One special star” loved it. Reminds me of Al Jerreau and artists that sing that kinda jazz. I’m definitley a fan!” ”I absolutely love your music. The songs are so well crafted. That’s a much higher level of jazz and bravo on achieving it. I also love the careful care you put into your vocal. Very soulful. Love it. You got a fan out of me, for sure.” ”Awesome material Stefan... And I love the way that you are able to blend some subtly different styles and make them come out just right. ”Patiently” is a masterpiece and I can’t wait to hear the entire song” ”You have such an amazing voice!! I had to keep checking your pictures to imagine a voice like that coming out from a being like you.... Was pretty tough - I didn’t know that ”white” boys could be infused with that much soul and funk!! Very nice - well done.” ”Your voice has finally found a home in a music genre that matches your soulful persona, fiery engagement positive drive and attentive focus! This is by far the best you have ever done. I hope you continue to push forward and find the success you deserve.” ”I took a listen to your music... Remarkable stuff. Reminds me of the extraordinary music from Detroit in the 60s and 70s. Great blue-eyed soul.” ”I’m very happy to discover your music and I’m very impressed by your voice and by your possibility to be good and natural in diferrent styles. To be open minded it’s a quality of the great musician.” ”I’ve just played ”One special star” and your voice blew me away. A great song and production made it for me. I like your style of music and will be checking out more of your tracks.” ”Mi amor is just beautiflul. Great band, great vocals, great musicianship-just great period. I’m losing myself in the dreamy atmosphere you’re creating.”