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Susanna Risberg

Susanna Risberg is a celebrated and exciting young guitarist and composer from Sweden.

Having worked with a wide variety of musicians and artists, in different ways, such as Marit Bergman, Henric de La Cour, Svante Thuresson, Nils Landgren, Miriam Bryant, Blue House Jazz Orchestra among others, received numerous awards and toured all over the world with her own group ”Susanna Risberg Trio” she has already in her 20’s earned her place in the music world.

At the age of 10 she got her very first guitar. Inspired by her hero Jimi Hendrix she formed a blues/rock trio, which sooner developed into a quartet. They made great success around Sweden, performing at blues festivals and clubs.

Always searching for new and challenging things, Susanna got more and more into jazz music, which due to her being a 15-year old female guitarist, with a great talent for the music led to a lot of attention in the media.

In 2005 she was awarded a Scholarship from the Albin Hagström Fund for guitarists. Soon thereafter she was contacted by Fender Musical Instruments and Guild Guitars and offered an endorsement. The following three years she performed as soloist with Blue House Jazz Orchestra, led by Magnus Lindgren, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Gävle Symphony Orchestra, and with Mölndal Big Band in a collaboration with Svante Thuresson. She also formed her own trio, which has played at jazz clubs all over Sweden.

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“Special kudos go out to the sensational young Swedish guitarist Susanna Risberg, who—as heard here with her trio—worked imaginatively within a clean-toned jazz guitar approach. Most importantly, she captured our attention with her unpredictable, nuanced musicality.” - Josef Woodard, Downbeat Magazine

”Sweden's Susanna Risberg …… stakes a strong claim as a potentially significant new arrival in contemporary jazz …… Many of her pieces have pleasingly askew melodic lines and rhythmic frameworks that shift between the dynamic and static, introducing welcome subtleties into moments when the improvisations reach fever pitch

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Susanna Risberg
Stockholm, Sweden