Celebrating 30 years of existence, the Nils Landgren Funk Unit new opus: RAW, is now out on Digital, CD & Vinyl!

“RAW” – the New Nils Landgren Funk Unit Album is out on 28.06.24

Heads-up! The Nils Landgren Funk Unit new album “RAW” will be out on 28.06.24 !
Celebrating 30 years of Nils Landgren Funk Unit, Raw marks a significant milestone in the history of the band featuring a mix of raw energy and celebratory spirit, Raw-Celebrating 30 Years is a dynamic collection of tracks that highlight Funk Unit’s unique blend of funk, jazz, and soul.
Here is for you the making off of the album in the Palma Music Studios:

The new Nils Landgren Funk Unit opus is in the making!!!!

3 years after Funk Is My Religion, the Funk Unit is back working at the Palma Music Studio (Palma de Mallorca) on the release of its 13th album, celebrating as well the 30th anniversary of the band) foreseen in the next couple of month.

Click here for a small teaser before you get the real thing

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Love & Peace,
Nils & the Funk Unit

Christmas With My Friends VIII (available in Vinyl, CD & Digital)

Nils Landgren’s Christmas With My Friends VIII new opus is now out!!!
Nils Landgren’s Christmas albums are an institution. Seasonal but never corny, with polished musicianship and simple intimacy.

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Coming soon ! The 4 Wheel Drive – Chapter II will be soon out on September 29th.

Recorded in Gothenburg in April this year the new opus of the Swedish-German Four first-league jazz musicians with pure joy of playing and a love of good pop music will be soon out! Stay tuned!

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Jazz Baltica 2023 – June 22 to 25 – Here is the program!

From 22 to 25 June 2023, JazzBaltica will once again take place in Timmendorfer Strand. In a total of 39 concerts on the grounds around Strandpark, international stars as well as young talents will present the most exciting facets of jazz. This year’s festival will focus on strong female bandleaders and their formations alongside brass instruments.

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Nils Landgren & Georg Riedel revive the Radiojazz Group in the BerwaldHall in Stockhollm, Sunday 19 March at 17:00 hrs.

On 19 March, the cult Radiojazz Group will be resurrected with a concert at the Swedish Radio concert hall Berwaldhallen, a retrospective that also looks to the future. The concert will be broadcast live on Jazzradion in P2 and on Berwaldhallen Play. It will be a tribute signed by Nils Landgren, new artistic director of Jazzradion, and Georg Riedel, one of the original members of the group. For several decades, the Radiojazz Group played a central role in the Swedish jazz music scene.

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Nils Landgren 3 Generations CD’s & LP’s are out on November 11th

As a singer, trombonist, composer, bandleader, and talent scout, Nils Landgren is a backbone of the ACT family. 40 albums by Nils Landgren as a leader have been released on ACT so far – and another 20 as a producer and soloist. With the album “Nils Landgren & Three Generations” all of Landgren’s roles come to fruition. Together with producer and ACT founder Siggi Loch, Nils Landgren brings together three generations of ACT artists in different line-ups on the occasion of the label’s 30th anniversary. The resulting recordings and selected pieces from Landgren’s previous work show the bandwidth and integrative power of the idea “jazz”.

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Nils Landgren becomes the Artistic Director of Jazzradion – the Swedish Jazz Radio.

Starting in 2023, trombonist and singer and producer Nils Landgren will be the artistic director of Jazzradion, the Swedish Jazz Radio in the Swedish public broadcasting radio channel P2.

The assignment entails curating the content and developing the jazz selection for the listeners – together with the jazz editors at P2 and in collaboration with Berwaldhallen, the Swedish Radio concert hall. Among other, Radiojazzgruppen – The Radio Jazz Group – will be revived.

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From June 23 to 26, 2022, JazzBaltica in Timmendorfer Strand

From June 23 to 26, 2022, JazzBaltica in Timmendorfer Strand will once again be a long weekend full of jazz right by the sea. On the festival grounds in and around the Maritim Seehotel, international stars will celebrate jazz music in all its facets together with young talents.
Watch the video: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=3120764344877943 

This year’s line-up includes renowned artists such as Wolfgang Haffner, Max Herre, Omar Sosa, Marialy Pacheco, China Moses, Jakob Manz, Aki Takase, Pablo Held, Diego Piñera and bands like Enders Room, Dirty Loops, XXXX, Jazzbaby!, Freedom Tree and the NDR Bigband.
A highlight of this summer will be the performance of Tropicalismo legend Gilberto Gil, who will celebrate his 80th birthday musically on the JazzBaltica stage with family and friends. A special musical experience will be the appearance of actor Christian Brückner, who will join the wild jazz orchestra in the family concert to tell the adventure stories of the wolf cub Mowgli from “The Jungle Book.”

For more info: https://jazzbaltica.com/programm-jazzbaltica-2022

The Nils Landgren limited-edition YSL-893ZD trombone!

Yamaha artist for more than 35 years, Nils Landgren is one of Europe’s best-known and most innovative jazz trombonists. Now Yamaha celebrates Landgren’s remarkable contribution to music with a special, YSL-893ZD Nils Landgren trombone.
Limited to an edition of just ten instruments, each one is played and tested by Nils himself, supplied with a signed certificate and engraved with its issue number.

For more info: https://de.yamaha.com/de/news_events/2022/Nils_Landgren_limited_edition_trombone.html


Your support is needed! You can help the community’s youngest with school uniforms, books and school fees – and basic packages including food and hygiene items such as soap and sanitary towels. For less than 15 euro, a girl gets sanitary pads for a whole year – which keeps her in class. For less than 500 euro, one youth can go to college.

Through the links we have with the community, we see the difference we can make together. Play your part in directly contributing to the work of three grassroot projects in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya. These projects help children and adolescents not only survive – but thrive!
More info here: Your support is needed!

The Nils Landgren Jazz Takeover playlist on Spotify

The Nils Landgren Jazz Takeover playlist on Spotify is now active.
This playlist is featuring for one month various artist that Nils likes and cherishes. Nils compiled a collection his favourite tracks over the years.
Please click on this link “The jazz takeover” to listen to Nils playlist and enjoy!

The Nils Landgren Funk Unit Album “Funky ABBA” is now out in Vinyl!

On 5 November, the new ABBA album “Voyage” will be released after 40 years. Just in time for the music comeback of the year and as a tribute to the Swedish supergroup, a classic is now being released on vinyl for the first time: “Funky ABBA” by the Nils Landgren Funk Unit from 2004. Fans and music magazines count the cover numbers by Mr. Redhorn and his cult band among the best in the world, and even today they are played on the radio and in clubs by DJs. Landgren, who once played trombone himself on the ABBA hit “Voulez-Vous”, personally asked ABBA mastermind Benny Andersson for his blessing for the album: “ABBA was never funky. But if you can do it, then do it!” replied Andersson. Andersson was so enthusiastic about the project that he was also present at the legendary Polar Studio during the recording sessions and did not miss the opportunity to record a bonus track for the album himself as a duo with Viktoria Tolstoy. The result was celebrated and “Funky ABBA” became the best-selling Funk Unit album of all time. “It’s hard to believe: ABBA grooves, and how!” STEREO reviewed after the CD’s release. For the limited vinyl edition, the album has been remastered and sounds modern and timeless.

Nature Boy – the last opus and the first Nils Landgren solo album is out!!!!

If you did not have a chance yet or hesitate to listen to it, here are for you a sample of reviews from around the world… Click here!

Coming Soon ! Nature Boy – Nils Landgren’s first solo album

Recorded during the February 2021 lockdown at Ingelstorps Church in Sweden.
Release on the 24/09/21
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JazzBaltica 2021 – June 24th to 27th.

Directly on the Baltic Sea beach, JazzBaltica invites you – from June 24th to 27th – to experience internationally celebrated jazz stars and newcomers in front of the wonderful backdrop of Timmendorfer Strand.
Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeWyZUBc81o
Here is the 2021 program: https://jazzbaltica.de/programm

On June 24th, Nils Landgren and Top-Stars celebrate 30 years of JazzBaltica with “Midsummer Rituals” at 20:00.

Nils Landgren at the O/Modernt Festival

Nils Landgren at the O/Modernt Festival – Tuesday 15th June – 19h00
O/Modernt’s creative adventure is now ten years old, and we will celebrate this milestone with our first ever festival live-streamed worldwide!
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The Nils Landgren Funk Unit’s new album is out !!

Funk is My Religion: the band’s eleventh album is released today 28th of May at ACT Music
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Nils Landgren Funk Unit’s New Album Release !!

“Funk is my Religion” is the band’s eleventh album – the album title just says it all. Landgren and his Norsemen bring a passion, an intensity and a freshness to their craft which has remained undimmed since the start.
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Live! Nils Landgren Funk Unit – International Jazz Day 2021

International Jazz Day 2021 (Kulturhuset Stadsteatern, Stockholm) Produced by Dan Sermand for Nakupenda Jazz Production Directed by Stefan Lundaahl for Ambium Studio Edited by Stefan Lundaahl & Dan Sermand Photography: Nikola Stankovic.
Click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfeJ5hYg4CI

The Nils Landgren Funk Unit celebrates International Jazz Day 2021: Embassies Jazz Series.

The “Embassy Jazz Series” is a muli-cultural, colorfully creative potpourri of artists, countries and music. The series concept was conceived over two decades ago when the United States discontinued their Jazz Ambassadors diplomacy program and began importing overseas jazz artists to America.
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The new Nils Landgren Funk Unit opus is in the making!!!!

3 years after Unbreakable the Funk Unit is back working on the release of its next album foreseen on April 30th 2021 for the International Jazz Day.
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Nils Landgren
Christmas With My friends VII

Christmas 2020 will be unlike the Christmases of the past, because the Covid-19 crisis and social distancing have fundamentally changed the way we live. Maybe they will also make us yearn more for the true spirit and the joys of Christmas. As we reflect and contemplate on what is important to us, we know that we want to keep hold of our sense of friendship and community. We feel a strong imperative to reach out for whatever can bring joy to the world. And with that thought in mind, there can surely be very few people who can gift-wrap the Christmas season in music for us – and do so quite as naturally, effectively and magically – as Nils Landgren. It is all of fourteen years since this risen star of the trombone, charismatic singer and established luminary of the European jazz scene first gathered together his closest companions
Read more: https://www.actmusic.com/en/Artists/Nils-Landgren/Christmas-With-My-friends-VII/Christmas-With-My-Friends-VII-CD

Nils Landgren “Live in Stockholm” in a 2 Vinyl LP is out!

It is 25 years since “Live in Stockholm” first appeared on CD, setting in motion Nils Landgren’s unparalleled career in music. And whereas the Funk Unit has long since had cult status throughout Europe, setting the standard wherever it goes, this live recording from 1994 does have something special: a particular roughness, freshness and power, and an untrammelled joy in playing. Plus the presence on the album of one of the greats of funk who delivers that extra kick, Maceo Parker. Irresistible funk-jazz with a strong sense of groove and superb soloing, then, are the essence of “Live in Stockholm”. John Coltrane’s “Impressions” evokes memories here of the Crusaders in their early 70s prime. Maceo Parker’s influence is palpable, his own special effervescence and his experience from his James Brown days…

The Nils Landgren Funk Unit is Live on the Stockholm Jazz Stream!

Under the great initiative of Fasching Jazz Club in Stockholm (to be supported without moderation) the NLFU will be live on the Stockholm Jazz stream on Saturday 30th of May 2020 at 20 h 00.
A live stream not to be missed with Nils Landgren (Trombone, Vocals), Jonas Wall (Saxophones, Vocals), Andy Pfeiler (Guitar, Vocals), Petter Bergander (Organ, Keyboards, Vocals), Magnum Coltrane Price (Bass, Vocals), Robert Ikiz (Drums, Vocals)

“We promise to do the funk, the whole funk and nothing but the funk!

For more info go to: https://www.fasching.se/stockholm-jazz-stream-nils-landgren-funk-unit/#2020-05-30T20-00

Nils Landgren & Jan Lundgren new album release – Kristallen

Duo – it’s the most reduced way of making music together. At the same time it can open a whole musical world without borders. Two musicians acting as one and in a dialogue at the same time. Call and response – it’s jazz in its purest form. Sometimes less is more…

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Nils Landgren to receive the German Order Of Merit – Bundesverdienstkreuz

Nils Landgren is to receive the Bundesverdienstkreuz (Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany) from the President of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier. This award is in recognition of Landgren’s major contribution to the German music scene. The award will be presented to him today, 13 June 2019 by Hans-Jürgen Heimsoeth, German Ambassador to Sweden, at the Ambassador’s official residence in Stockholm.

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Nils Landgren – 4 Wheel Drive – New Release!

Four European jazz stars for the very first time as a quartet: 4 Wheel Drive as an ensemble is like a high-performance four-cylinder engine with all the gears meshing perfectly. And the fuel: jazz.

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Nils Landgren – Christmas with my friends VI (2018)

“Christmas With My Friends VI” is a celebration, and everyone who enjoys exceptionally good Christmas songs from Bach to ABBA in new and characterful interpretations is most welcome to it. The established ensemble reinterprets also in the sixth issue Christmas songs from all over the world in a jazz spirit, bringing together the well-known with the less familiar, combining the cheerful with the contemplative.

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Redhorn Records present: Level up – Magnum Coltrane Price

Released August 2018

His name is closely associated with infectious and groovesome blends of jazzy-funk, but now with his own label and publishing company seeing the light of day, Price is pursuing a path which is centred around releasing his own music.
Read more : https://scandinaviansoul.com/reviews/album-reviews/level-up-magnum-coltrane-price

Das Landgren Alphabet

Redhorn Talent is proud to announce:
Andy Pfeiler’s new single video!- Space XPress

Officially released, Redhorn Talent can exclusively present Swedish funkster, Andy Pfeiler’s new single/video: “Space XPress”.

The ‘always cool’ singer proves soul, funk & hip-hop runs in the family as he’s joined by his daughter Astrid Pfeiler on backing vocals, and together leave this planet towards new destinations aboard Space Xpress.

Away from gorgeous beaches and swamps, Andy has been busy and recently produced Kaah’s new EP JUNGL, which he also participates in as a musician.
Frequently on tour with Nils Landgren Funk Unit, Andy will be playing throughout the summer and autumn across Europe and recording on Landgren’s new album.

At the end of June, he’ll travel to Nairobi to continue his charity work together with Doctors Without Borders (Läkare utan gränser) in the Funk For Life project. You can read more about this here.

Space XPress is out 19 May and Andy’s sure to deliver more funky goodness on his new album – Brain Boogie, due 15 September.

We better get our spacesuits ready!

Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4BQRB2BkyQ

Eva Kruse & Redhorn records wins a second Echo (German Grammy)!

Redhorn Records salutes bassist Eva Kruse for winning her second Echo as Bassist National
with the album “On the Mo” on Redhorn Records- probably the smallest label in the world.

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Nils Landgren Funk Unit New Album is Out! Unbreakable – With Ray Parker Jr

German Release: June 30
Some funk, some jazz and some straight-out party music, and when the likes of Ray Parker Jr., Randy Brecker and Tim Hagans are willing to come along for the ride, it’s bound to keep the recipe going and some good music playing. The title is important to Nils and marks something of a turning point in the history of his band: “Throughout all our years together, there have been countless moments of great joy and laughter, but also times when we had to fight to stay on the right track. Remembering the highs always helped us to face the lows and to get back up on our feet. The love for the music and for each other has always won and always will. We are unbreakable”

for more info: https://www.actmusic.com/Kuenstler/Nils-Landgren/Unbreakable/Unbreakable-CD

Mr Redhorn, Nils Landgren would never, ever mess with a good recipe. Unbreakable opens with the title song, Nils Landgren’s own composition. It begins with an unmistakeable guitar intro by Detroit funk legend Ray Parker Jr. (for the occasion an “Honorary Funk Unit member”) a funky riff that sets the pace for what’s to follow; a nonstop funk blowout. The Funk Unit rhythm section is tighter than ever before and lays down a groove like no other band. The horn arrangements (by band member Jonas Wall) are exquisitely precise and the process of arranging, mixing and performing they have developed over the years is unique and totally their own. If you add to that an outstanding trombone player/lead vocalist you have one of the most dynamic groups of musicians ever to hit the stage in Europe. Some funk, some jazz and some straight-out party music, and when the likes of Ray Parker Jr., Randy Brecker and Tim Hagans are willing to come along for the ride, it’s bound to keep the recipe going and some good music playing. The title is important to Nils and marks something of a turning point in the history of his band: “Throughout all our years together, there have been countless moments of great joy and laughter, but also times when we had to fight to stay on the right track. Remembering the highs always helped us to face the lows and to get back up on our feet. The love for the music and for each other has always won and always will. We are unbreakable”. Nils Landgren, one of the most successful European jazz musicians ever, has received a plethora of jazz awards and other honours, including the Swedish Grammy for “lifetime achievement” and the Royal Swedish medal ”Litteris et Artibus” from the hands of H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, for his outstanding achievements. When ACT Music founder Siggi Loch, first heard Landgren play in 1994, the band was called Unit. ”Why don’t you call it what it is?”, Loch said, and from that moment Funk Unit was born.

The first album on the – then young – ACT label would be Live in Stockholm, recorded in summer 1994 with Maceo Parker as special guest, and that would soon be followed by a string of Funk Unit records released on ACT. Some of the notable highlights are the Cannonball Adderley tribute Paint It Blue (1996) featuring Bernhard Purdie, Michael and Randy Brecker. Funky Abba (2004) and Funk For Life (2010) supported, together with Doctors without Borders, a project to support children and teenagers with their music in Kibera, one of the biggest slums in Nairobi, Kenya. Ray Parker Jr., guitarist, singer-songwriter and producer. Previously lead guitarist with Stevie Wonder. Parker wrote songs and did session work for Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, Diana Ross and many others. Parker has scored six Top 40 hits as a solo artist; including the million selling hit single Ghostbusters in 1984. Randy Brecker, trumpet player. Six-time Grammy award winner. Started his career as a member of Blood Sweat and Tears, and Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. His collaboration with younger brother Michael led to some of the most notable albums in the fusion genre, Brecker Brothers. Tim Hagans, jazz trumpeter, arranger, and composer from Dayton, Ohio. USA. Three-time Grammy Nominee. In his early years he toured with Stan Kenton and Woody Herman. Among other artists Tim has recorded with Steps Ahead, Maria Schneider, Joe Lovano. Unbreakable was recorded in November 2016 in the legendary Atlantis Studios in Stockholm, also the recording site for artists like ABBA, Scorpions, Elvis Costello and Esbjörn Svensson.

Christmas with my Friends shows sold out!!!

After 27 Sold out “Christmas with my friends”-shows between november 26 and December 21 2016, its time to spend some time at home.

It has been a fantastic tour with my dear friends and i’d like to say thank you to Jeanette Köhn Johan Norberg, Sharon Dyall, Ida Sand, Jessica Pilnäs, Eva Kruse,Jonas Knutson, Jan Ugand and our wonderful crew Jan,Jörg, Jörg, Jörg and Lennart.

Thank you Ina Lieckfeldt and Karsten Jahnke for believeing in us!

Thank you ACT in Munich for your outstanding work!

And to everybody coming out to listen to our concerts; a heartfelt thank you!

Lets enjoy Christmas as much as we can, with friends and family. Maybe some traditional foods and drinks. Letting go of the everyday stress that surrounds this time of the year, focusing on being together.

This is a time that calls for solidarity. It could be us out there in the cold, without food or shelter.
Please do not forget the ones not being as lucky as we are.

I wish each and everyone following us a very Merry Christmas and a happy new year!

The Nils Landgren Christmas the 5th edition is out!

Nils Landgren’s “Christmas With My Friends” is one of the most beautiful times of the year, like the balls of the Christmas tree. Now appears the Fifth Edition. Fatigue phenomena excluded: 18 new pieces of jewellery have been unpacked by Landgren from the huge collection of Christmas Music. Soothing and warming, sensitive and delicate, this jazzy Christmas Music is a stylish gift with goose bumps guaranteed.

Nils Landgren Funk Unit Swedish Tour: From the 2nd to the 10th of September

Like every year during that season, The Nils Landgren Funk Unit will lay down its groove on Swedish ground for 9 amazing consecutive gigs in major cities in the country.
Summer is not over, come and party with us like if it was 1999!
The tour you can not miss
See you there!

Jazz Under The Stars in Brantevik – 2016 Edition!

Come and have a great time with:
Loa Flakman – July 6
Lisa Nilsson – July 13
Louise Hoffsten – July 27
Nils Landgren Funk Unit with Lira (SA) – August 3
for more info go to www.jazzbrantevik.se

Redhorn Records & Naxos present Eva Kruse: “ON THE MO”

On her new album ”On the Mo” Eva Kruse created a unique
and intriguing quintet sound. ”Mo” stands for ”Moped” and Eva made up the motto ”On the Mo – on the Go” that inspired her to compose the music for this album.
Read more: http://www.nilslandgren.com/redhorn-records-naxos-present-eva-kruse-on-the-mo/

Red Horn Records present: Imprints – Karin Hammar new album!

Released on February 10.
When the Stockholm-based trombonist Karin Hammar now releases her new album we meet 
a long span between the songs.
Read more: http://www.nilslandgren.com/red-horn-records-present-imprints-karin-hammar-new-album/

Happy 60th Birthday Nils Landgren!

Thank you dear ACT-Family and each and everyone who has sent me happy birthday wishes for my 60’s.
I am so happy and proud to know you and for the love of music that we all share.
love you!
Watch the video here : http://www.nilslandgren.com/happy-60th-birthday-nils-landgren/


Support the Wings of Life Children’s Center

Since September 2009, during the first edition of the Funk For Life Project in Nairobi, Kenya, Nils Landgren visited The Wings of Life Children’s Centre which has been established in 2004 as a childhood development centre in the slum of Kibera (Nairobi) on the Wings of Life Gospel Center foundation early 2000. The Wings of Life centre has for ambition to support and help destitute children of the slum and other street children in Nairobi victims of poverty, family breakdown, abuse and neglecting who live in a precarious situation of suffering, hunger, lack of education, of love, etc. The children the centre helps are from a range of 4 to 8 years old often from single parents/guardian, abandoned or orphans. The Wings of life team, composed of 3 volunteering teachers and one subordinate staff, are providing counselling, education and food to around 200 children. Nils Landgren launched in December 2009 an initiative to assist this programme managed by Pastor Jane Macharia by supporting financially, together with close friends, the feeding programme of the Centre in order to ensure that’s these kids have access to food daily.

To support The wings of Life Children’s Center together with Nils Landgren, please send your Donations at:

IBAN nr: SE85 6000 0000 0007 3718 4752
Kontohavare Nils Landgren/Wings of Life


Jazz Baltica 2015 is on! – July 2 – 5, 2015

In this anniversary year, JazzBaltica 2015 will again focus on the jazz scene of the Baltic region and beyond from July 3-5. This 25th installment of JazzBaltica will be wonderfully celebrated. In addition to Nils Landgren, Günter Baby Sommer and Manfred Schoof will be performing, who were also present at the very first year of the festival. Other stars including Enrico Rava, Maceo Parker, Nils Petter Molvær, Axel Schlosser, Vladyslav Sendecki, Marcin Wasilewski, Wolfgang Haffner and Michael Wollny and other long-time friends of the Festival will be performing this year. Paralell to concerts on the main stage, there will also be free performances going on as part of our Open Air Program.
Entrance to the Concerts @ The Beach and the Night Stage concerts will also be free of charge.
for more info about the program go to: http://jazzbaltica.de/en/JazzBaltica-2015


Nils Landgren Quintet – Joe’s MoonBlues

Directed by Schiaffino Musarra and Produced by Dan Sermand
For Stockholm California & Nakupenda Jazz
October 24th, 2014 – Grunewaldesalen – Stockholm Konsert Huset
Watch the video here : http://www.nilslandgren.com/nils-landgren-quintet-joes-moonblues


Funk For Life in Soweto – Watch the Video!

The Nils Landgren Funk Unit & The Funk For Life Project in Soweto – November 2014
140 Instruments have been distributed to the Magnet Music Schools Program in the South West Township of Johannesburg at Thaba-Jabula Secondary School.
This project has been sponsored by Air France/KLM, YAMAHA SA – Global Music Instruments & The Swedish Embassy in South Africa.Watch the video here : http://www.nilslandgren.com/funk-for-life-in-soweto-watch-the-video/


Nils Landgren – Christmas With My Friends IV is out!

Nils Landgren – Christmas With My Friends IV

And year after year it rings out at Christmastime: Nils Landgren’s “Christmas With My Friends” ensemble is a loyal companion for the most wonderful time of the year. The fourth edition again presents a diverse selection of international, Swedish, traditional and modern carols and atmospheric secular popular songs, with the familiar hushed and intimate mood we have come to know and love.
Christmas With My friends IV received the German Jazz Gold Award.
More info: https://www.actmusic.com/en/Artists/Nils-Landgren/Christmas-With-My-Friends-IV/Christmas-With-My-Friends-IV-CD



Do you want to support part of the work we do with the the Funk For Life Project?

Raising awareness about the TB programs run by MSF/Doctors Without Borders Team in South Africa is part of what we have been doing over the past 2 years.

One of the patient we met was Phumeza. Here is her story: www.youtube.com/watch?v=CD1uLtl_eOA
Phumeza Tisile lost her hearing from one of the drugs she took during a harrowing extensively drug-resistant TB treatment. Despite her deafness, she fought to improve DR-TB treatment for thousands of others by becoming DR-TB treatment activist, so that TB sufferers won’t have to lose their hearing just to survive.Today, Phumeza has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get her hearing back with cochlear implants. Join ‘Friends of Phumeza’ and help this remarkable young woman get her hearing back.So if you want to join our efforts, you can donate via Given Gain:
http://www.givengain.com/cause/6014/projects/15291/#contentLove.Nisse & The Funk Unit


Hamburg – October 8th, 2014. Another donation/financial contribution from Nils Landgren & Siggi Loch to support the work of Doctors Without Borders (MSF)Nils---MSFHamburg – October 8th, 2014. Another donation/financial contribution from Nils Landgren & Siggi Loch to support the work of Doctors Without Borders (MSF) around the World within the frame of the Funk For Life© initiative, launched in 2009 by Nils Landgren, Magnum Coltrane Price & Dan Sermand.


The Funk For Life Project is back to South Africa!

Nils Landgren Live
Nils Landgren Funk Unit Tour 2014 in South Africa
The Nils Landgren Funk Unit will be returning to South Africa with the Funk For Life project
supporting Music Schools in the South West Township (Soweto) of Johannesburg & the work of Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) around the world.CLICK HERE TO READ MORE



Nils Landgren Redhorn Collection 2 CD / Album Release 10 of October

Nils Landgren Live
20 Years Nils Landgren and ACT – Two hours musical enjoyment with Mr. Redhorn and Maceo Parker, Brecker Brothers, Joe Sample, Roy Hargrove, Fred Wesley, Ray Parker Jr., Bernard Purdie, Till Brönner, Rigmor Gustafsson, Ida Sand, Esbjörn Svensson, Lars Danielsson, Per Ruskträsk Johansson, Magnum Coltrane Price, Magnus Lindgren, Wolfgang Haffner, Michael Wollny, NDR Bigband amongst others.CLICK HERE TO READ MORE



German Jazz Gold Award for Nils Landgren “Eternal Beauty”

Nils Landgren Live
Only six weeks after its release “Eternal Beauty”, the new album by Nils Landgren, has received the “German Jazz Gold Award” by the Federal Association of the German Music Industry (“Bundesverband Musikindustrie”).CLICK HERE TO READ MORE



Nils Landgren Funk Unit & Soul Queen Singer Lira:

Nils Landgren Live
When Sweden meets South Africa…To know more about it go to:



Eternal Beauty – Nils Landgren New Album

Eternal Beauty
Release: 31/01/2014
Genre: Swedish Jazz, Vocal JazzCLICK HERE TO READ MORE



Nils Landgren Funk Unit feat. Lira! 4th of February 2014 – Kulturhuset, Stockholm

Nils Landgren Live
19h00 at Hörsalen Kulturhuset Stadsteatern Stockholm.
The Funk Unit & South African soul queen Lira together on stage for the first time in Sweden for the Season’s premiere of Nisse Landgrens Hörna. Do not miss it!!!CLICK HERE TO READ MORE



Red Horn Talent Present: Andy Pfeiler’s New single & video “UFS”!

Nils Landgren Live
He is Swedish soul star Kaah’s brother in arms and trombonist extraordinaire, Nils Landgren’s, first supplier of funky guitar riffs.
December 9 is the release for Andy Pfeiler’s new single “UFS”. The song is the second single off Andy’s upcoming album “FutureMan”, to be released in early 2014.CLICK HERE TO READ MORE



Nils Landgren Funk Unit & Funk for Life à l’Institut suédois à Paris

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Invitation projection + concert. Nils Landgren Funk Unit & Funk for Life.
Samedi 30 novembre 2013 / 19:00 – 22:00

Projection à 19:00 – Concert à 20:00
Concert avec Nils Landgren : trombone, voix, Magnum Coltrane Price : basse, voix, Andy Pfeiler : guitare, voix, Robert Mehmet Ikiz : batterie. Dès 19h, projection du documentaire.CLICK HERE TO READ MORE



Nils Landgren Live

The Man With The Red Horn – The Movie
Watch the trailer.
Soon on screen, so stay tuned!
Directed by Schiaffino Musarra & Dan Sermand
Produced by Dan Sermand, Nakupenda Music.SEE THE TRAILER HERE


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Khayelitsha, South Africa, April 2013: Funk For Life Project.
Nils Landgren Funk Unit & South Africa singer Lira in support to Medecins Sans Frontieres.Produced by Dan Sermand
Directed by Schiaffino Musarra & Peter Östlund
Field Producer Kate Ribet
Photography by Schiaffino Musarra & Peter ÖstlundSEE THE VIDEO HERE



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Red Horn Talent proudly presents:
Andy Pfeiler’s Chances On The Dancefloor !!!!
New single music video here
For more information please go to:



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Jazz Baltica 2013 – June 27th to 30th

Hi old and new friends of Jazz Baltica!
Its time to visit Niendorf at the Baltic Sea again, for the Jazz Baltica Festival June 27-30.
We have a great lineup of artists, please check on www.jazzbaltica.de
Nils Landgren,
Musical Director Jazz Baltica



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SKAP:s traditionella vårfest den 20 maj
Gullan Bornemark, Jade Ell, Sarah Dawn Finer, Agnetha Fältskog, Toni Holgersson, Nils Landgren, Peter LeMarc, Mohammed Ryback & Ali Rawa, Mariam Wallentin & Andreas Werliin och Michel Zitron.
Det är de musikskapare som får ta emot priser och stipendier på SKAP:s traditionella vårfest den 20 maj.



Act Jubilee Concert

Release date: the 8th of May 2013, hold the date!

After nearly 3 years touring around the world with its last opus Funk For Life (ACT 2010), The Nils Landgren Funk Unit comes back now in full force with Teamwork (ACT 2013).
Simultaneously, The Nils Landgren Funk Unit will also on the road and starts as well in May touring around the world with its new productionFor more info go to: www.actmusic.com



In April 2013, after 3 consecutive years supporting the work of MSF in Kibera – Kenya, the Funk For Life project has for ambition now to support as well the work of MSF in Khayelitsha, South Africa (SA).




Honoray's award

The man with the golden heart & the red trombone has been awared this year honorary’s price for his lifetime achievement dedicated to music and promoting the Swedish genre around the world




Release in Sweden: 23rd January 2013
Release Concert in Sweden:
at Stockholm Radiohuset Studio 2, the 24th of January at 19.30



Christmas with my friends 3

In collaboration with singers like Sharon Dyall, Jessica Pilnäs, Jeanette Köhn and Ida Sand, as well as 1500 guests, Nils Landgren celebrated a dearly as joyful musical Christmas devotion in December 2011.
“For all of us it was a magic evening. Our hope is that we can give the listeners the same feeling as we had during our performance that became this album.”
Nils Landgren.
Line Up:
Nils Landgren / trombone, vocals- Sharon Dyall / vocals – Jonas Knutsson / saxophones – Jeanette Köhn / vocals – Eva Kruse / bass – Jessica Pilnäs / vocals – Ida Sand / piano, vocals – Johan Norberg / guitar, kantele – Produced by Nils Landgren
For more info go to: www.actmusic.com



The Moon, The Stars and You

Produced by Nils Landgren & Dan Sermand The DVD Live was recorded & filmed live at Jazz Club Fasching, Stockholm, December 10, 2011.

The DVD has been directed by Schiaffino Musarra with the an executive production by Dan Sermand.
Filmed by Schiaffino Musarra, Mikael Silkeberg, Andreas Esklund & Peter Östlund.
Recorded by Jan Ugand. Mixed & mastered by Andy Pfeiler.

For more info go to: www.actmusic.com



Act Jubilee Concert

“Virtuosic, full of vibrant energy, distinguished and courageous in terms of style and with a breath-taking interplay: The ACT Family Band around Nils Landgren explored Jazz beyond all boundaries during ACT’s highly acclaimed Jubilee Nights in February 2012.
This concert finally makes an amazing experience of what Jazz can be accessible
to a broad audience”.

Nils Landgren: Trombone, Vocals
Viktoria Tolstoy: Vocals
Nguyen Le´: Guitar
Verneri Pohjola: Trp
Celine Bonacina: Baritonesax
Lars Danielsson: Acoustic bass
Michael Wollny: Piano
Wolfgang Haffner: Drums


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Chinatime in Schleswig Holstein and Hamburg- what a success!
The two projects that I brought to SHMF this summer turned out to be a big success.
The Project with NDR Bigband and the Chinese Erhu star Ma XiaoHui was a great challence to all involved but thanks to the amazing arrangement skills of JörgAchim Keller, it became an instant success with two sold-out concerts…


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This year on October 27, the Berlin Philharmonic has invited the world famous Swedish jazzrombonist and singer Nils Landgren to perform a unique concert to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Berlin Chamber Music Hall, “Kammermusiksaal”.
Nils Landgren together with members of the philharmonic orchestra and drummer Robert Mehmet Ikiz, will present a very special program of well-known songs from different genres, arranged by world reknown Swedish jazz saxophonist
and composer Magnus Lindgren.
See you there!



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My first Jazz Baltica Festival as Artistic Director turned out to be a great success! With fantastic performances by each and every artist invited, even though the circumstancens sometimes were not the absolute best.
I know that there are things that has to be improved and personally as for my collegues, we promise that we will do everything we possibly can to make Jazz Baltica 2013 in Niendorf even better than this year.
With such a wonderful team around me, I know we can make it !
Thank you everybody for making Jazz Baltica 2013 to what I was hoping for that it would become: A warm and friendly Festival with great music and a fantastic audience.
To me, you are the best audience one could posssibly dream of. Thank you!
See you in 2013 in Niendorf for the next Jazz Baltica!!!



Nils Landgren

Jazz Baltica is literally heading for new shores: After 21 years the festival Jazz Baltica moves from Salzau to the coast of the Baltic Sea. From June 28th until July 1st the stars of the jazz-scene will be on stage in Husum and at the Evers-Werft in Niendorf. Besides the concerts on the main stage, this year there will be a free Open-Air-Program, the Night-Stage, and a program for children. As the new artistic director Nils Landgren will be responsible for this year’s program.
The Swedish trombonist represents Jazz around the Baltic Sea like no other. For many years he has a very close connection as an artist to Jazz Baltica. In this context Landgren wants to return to the original idea of the festival: The musical exchange between artists of the Baltic region. Therefore Scandinavian, Polish and German artists get together at the Jazz Baltica 2012.
SEE MORE ON: www.jazzbaltica.de/en



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Isbjörnarna? Tigrarna? Valarna? Framtidsutsikterna är dunkla. The Beatles, däremot? För bandets producent George Martin står det utom tvivel: deras musik kommer att överleva oss allihop.



Nils Landgren

The governing board for the Sir George Martin Music Award is pleased to announce that this year’s winner is Nils Landgren.

Nils Landgren is an inexhaustible ambassador for Swedish music. Like an explorer, he crosses all borders – both geographical and those between genres. Just as George Martin once started “The British Invasion”, Nils Landgren has led a Swedish jazz wave. Nils Landgren is a diverse, bold, and enthusiastic musician who from his base in Skåne, southern Sweden, sees a world without borders.



Nils Landgren

Virtuosic, full of vibrant energy, distinguished and courageous in terms of style and with a breath-taking interplay: The ACT Family Band around Nils Landgren explored Jazz beyond all boundaries during ACT’s highly acclaimed Jubilee Nights in February 2012. This double album finally makes an amazing experience of what Jazz can be accessible to a broad audience.


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Bengt is one of Swedens most experienced producers in the field of Jazz. After building up Jazzclub Fasching for over 20 years, he contintued to develop the jazz department at the Rikskonserter Sweden and now He is taking the next step, starting to work exclusively for Redhorn Talent. Welcome Bengt!



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UMO Jazz Orchestra meets Magnum Coltrane Price with
guest stars Nils Landgren & Viktoria Tolstoy
/ Co-produced by Nils Landgren
Sampler from the new Blue Note album Supermusic.
Pre-order Supermusic on iTunes itunes.apple.com
Album also available on : cdon.se
New album out digitally worldwide 16.03.2012 (EMI/Blue Note)



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Directed by Schiaffino Musarra & Produced by Dan Sermand



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Nils Landgren Quartet received a Gold German Award for his new opus:
“The Moon, The Stars & You”.



Funk For Live

Funk For Life© returns to Kibera

Two years after the launch of the Funk For Life project in September 2009, the team is going back to Kibera (Nairobi, Kenya) in November 2011.

Created & initiated by Swedish Jazz artists Nils Landgren & Magnum Coltrane Price, and supported by National Geographic Photographer Mattias Klum & Peter Östlund film-maker, and former General Director of the Swedish section of Doctors Without Borders, Dan Sermand. The project aims to raise public awareness about the acute and basic needs in the urban slums and has been endlessly advocated over the past two years in various media and in front of public audiences all around the world.

Striving for more than a year to return to Kibera, the team once more generously supported by Yamaha (instruments), AIR FRANCE KLM (transport) & Médecins Sans Frontières (logistics), will proceed with its second trip on the ground to perform a second musical instruments distribution to music schools in the slums of Kibera and musical workshops to sensitise and teach the kids about these music schools.

This second trip will also aim to finalise a movie/documentary about the Funk For Life project, which started in 2009. The documentary focuses on the living conditions of the population of the slum of Kibera and the role that Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders plays in providing free access to health care in their clinics inside the slums.

For more information please go to www.funkforlife.com


Nils Landgren on tour
From September 13 to September 22 Nils Landgren is touring Sweden together with jazz singer Isa Sand and Bohuslän Big Band. Their show Motown Soul is strongly influenced by the sound that made the Detriot based record label Motown famous during the 1960’s and 1970’s.
Landgren, Sand and Bohuslän Big Band will play at a total of ten venues starting in Habo and finishing in Östersund.



Nils Landgren’s new album: “The Moon, the stars & you” with a fantastic trio composed

of Lars Danielsson, Michael Wollny & Steve Gadd will be released on the 26th August 2011. European tour in October 2011.



Nils Landgren was elected to the Royal Swedish Academy of Music on Wednesday18th of May 2011. The Royal Swedish Academy of Music was established in 1771 by King Gustav III to promote “composition as well as execution”.– It is a great honour to be a part of the same academy as so many other great artists and composers, both Swedish and foreign, Nils Landgren explains.

Together with Landgren, court singer Anna Larsson and violinist Tobias Ringborg were elected from Sweden. New foreign members of the academy are Italian mezzo-soprano

Cecilia Bartoli, conductor Gustavo Dudamel from Venezuela and conductor Valerij Gergiev from Russia.


Now you have the chance to vote for Nils Landgren Funk Unit as the best Live act in Germany!The majority of the ECHO-Jazz Prize winners for 2011 have already been announced, Two categories are however still open for votes:  “Live Act of the Year” and “The Label of the Year”.The virtual voting will be open to June 7, 2011. For those of you who cast a vote, there is a chance to win a prize! One winner will receive 2 x 2 tickets to  the ECHO-Jazz Gala on  June 17, 2011 in Gläsernen Manufaktur von Volkswagen in Dresden.



Nils Landgren Will Speak at This Year’s TEDxAlmedalen. The independently organized TEDx event brings people together to share a TED-like experience, and this year’s edition of TEDxAlmedalen will focus on The Doers. The event is a joint effort by Greatness PR and Twingly. TedxAlmedalen will be held on the island of Gotland during the yearly political week.
For more information please visit www.tedxalmedalen.se



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A concert rasing money World Childhood Foundation is held Sunday May 8 in Storkyrkan in Stockholm. Both Her Majesty Queen Silvia and her Royal Higness Crown Princess Victoria will be attendeing the concert.
Participating artists are: Anne Sofie von Otter, Loa Falkman, Nils Landgren, Mikael Wiehe, Björn Johansson Lars Roos, Bengan Jansson, Andrej Power, Mathias Algotsson, Gustaf Sjökvists chamber choir, Storkyrkans choir, Stockholms domkyrkoförsamlings boys choir, Lilla Akademiens chamber orchestra dir: Mark Tatlow, members of Radiosymfonikerna
Condoctur: Gustaf Sjökvist et al.
For ticets please visit Ticnet



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New Album “Don’t fence me in – The music of Cole Porter” in collaboration with Colin Towns & the Bohuslän Big Band. Coming out in March 2011. ACT Music.



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Producing the new album of Joe Sample “Children of the sun”. Music composed by Joe Sample, arranged by Jorg Achim Keller featuring Steve Gadd and Nils Landgren.



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Producing Mo’ Blow (www.moblow.de), German Funk band from Berlin. Featuring Magnum Coltrane Price & Magnus Lindgren. Release April 2011. ACT Music