Nils Landgren Christmas with my friends


Nils Landgren´s Christmas Project has been around for ten years now and it seems that all those great churches and concert halls we played in so far fill in more and more people every year who likes to listen to our concerts… . I am very grateful and happy to have become part of this fantastic group from Sweden where i have learned a lot and experienced enormous amounts of heartiness, humbleness and fun with all these great musicians. Looking very much forward to our upcoming tour in December!

X-mas IV

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Nils Landgren
Christmas with my friends III
ACT Records, 2012
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Nils Landgren
Christmas with my friends II
ACT Records, 2010


The Ensemble New Eyes On Baroque came together for the first time at the Bach-Festival in Leipzig in 2007 when Nils Landgren was asked to give a concert in the sound of Bach. He gathered the wonderful soprano Jeanette Köhn, Johan Norberg´s fine acoustic guitar, Jonas Knutsson´s soft but intense baritonesax, myself on bass and of course himself and NEOB was born. It is an exciting challenge to try to interpret Bach, Händel a.o. in a fresh way and it is  always a wonderful experience to be able to give concerts together with the Swedish Radio Choir conducted by Gustaf Sjöqvist or Peter Dijkstra.




Arne Jansen – git
Eva Kruse – bass
Eric Schaefer – drums

I am happy to having been part of the Arne Jansen Trio from 2002 until 2009. We recorded two albums for Traumton Records whereas the first one “In my tree” is an analogue recording made by sound engineer Ake Linton in Gothenburg / Sweden and the second one “Younger than that now” is recorded and produced by Arne Schumann and Josef Bach in Berlin.

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Arne Jansen Trio, In my tree
Traumton Records, 2006

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Arne Jansen Trio, Younger than that now
Traumton Records, 2008

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Photo: Fritz Meffert

Niels Klein, sax
Arne Jansen, git
Eva Kruse, bass
Nils Tegen, drums

In 2000 as i was about to give my pre-diploma-concert at the university i was studying, i asked my dear friends and colleagues Arne, Niels and Nils to join me for my examination concert. What started as a quartet called TETRACHORD soon became FIROMANUM. With this band we had lots and lots of fun! For a couple of years we played quite a lot of gigs, recorded two albums and received the JazzBaltica advancement award in 2008. During this period, Arne and myself learned all we could about the business side of the freelance jazz musician. We did all the booking ourselves and with a lot of Earl Grey Tea and chocolate cookies we motivated each other through countless disillusioning “booking meetings”.
When time had come for everyone of us to pursue our own projects such as Arne Jansen Trio, [em], Niels Klein Trio, Nils Tegen Trio etc. Firomanum fell into sleep and nobody knows if it ever will wake up again. If so, it´s form and content will definitely have changed.


Firomanum, Firomanum,
schoener hören music, 2002


Firomanum, Scope
Traumton Records, 2006

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