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Joel Illerhag

The Swedish bass-phenomenon and band-leader Joel Illerhag, is considered to be among the most gifted talents at the Scandinavian music-scene. Despite his young age (26) has he already proven that he has something extraordinary and new to offer! Joel Illerhag sextet is the name of Joel’s main project as a leader. He has established a collective with prominent musicians on the Danish music scene. This ensemble is characterized by 6 strong players who each contribute to a common expression that moves between wild, beautiful melodies and abstract rythms. !In the year 2012 will he attend the joint postgraduate program for young elite jazz performers and composers at three European conservatories in Amsterdam, Berlin and Copenhagen. At the same time is he working on his debut-CD that will be released in July. He has played and collaborated with well-established names such as Jerry Bergonzi, David Dorůžka, Thomas Hass, Jesper Løvdal, Tomas Frank, Doug Raney, Anders Mogensen, Carl Winther and August Rosenbaum.

The musicians in Joel Illerhag Sextet: Jesper Løvdal - barytone saxophone Franscesco Bigoni - clarinett Jimmy Nyborg - trumpet Andreas Fryland- drums Morten Hæsum - drums Lubos Soukop - sax Henrik Olsson - Guitar

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