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Bjorn Wennas

Boston based composer and guitarist Bjorn Wennas is an active musician in Boston and it’s surroundings. He currently co-leads leads his own quintet together with Carmen Marsico featuring his original compositions drawing inspiration from both rock and jazz tradition as well as from contemporary music.

Bjorn made his debut on stage at the age of 12 with the Flamenco group Los Dos Jovenes led by acclaimed guitarist and educator Miroslav Simic. Bjorn eventually developed an interest in jazz and went on to play guitar in several big bands and smaller ensembles. Most notably performing with big bands under the direction of Johnny Olsson at Berns and Mosebacke in Stockholm. Bjorn has performed in some of the most distinguished jazz clubs in Sweden such as Fashing in Stockholm and Katalin in Uppsala.

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“His beautiful tone, which lends itself to his beautiful melodies, as well as his talent, warm personality and skills as a guitarist and composer are wonderful assets to be shared with the world.” - JOHN DAMIAN, JAZZ GUITARIST

...his dark-toned, electric lines surge forward with capacious voicings and probing chord progressions. ...Wennas conveys a mature vision during the preponderance of these craftily arranged works, awash with subtle surprises and the soloists hearty sojourns. - GLENN ASTARITA, JAZZREVIEW.COM

Bjorn Wennas has the chops you’d expect of someone who emigrated from Sweden to study at Berklee with guitar gurus Mick Goodrick and Jon Damian

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Primary Instrument

Guitar

Location

Jamaica Plain, MA

Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced students

Credentials/Background

I teach privately at home, my rate is $50/hour. I also teach at Music Maker School in Acton, please visit: http://www.musicmakerschool.com for more info.

Albums

Static
Static
Beartones
2005
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Early Summer Sketch
Early Summer Sketch
Beartones
2003
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