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e.s.t.
Swedish pianist and composer Esbjörn Svensson died in a diving accident on Saturday June 14, 2008 at age 44. Our thoughts are in sympathy with his mourning wife and children and his long time musical associates Dan Berglund and Magnus Öström.

Esbjörn Svensson was one of the most influential jazz artists in recent history and with his band e.s.t. considered the most successful European jazz group and beyond.
e.s.t. became famous for their innovative mix of jazz with contemporary rock as well as classical music elements driving young and adult audiences into their concerts all over the world. Their albums regularly entered the jazz and the pop charts achieving numerous awards.

Right after the untimely passing of Esbjörn Svensson his band colleagues Magnus Öström and Dan Berglund had decided to stop the release of the already finished album LEUCOCYTE.  

Now this final e.s.t. album was released worldwide on September 01, 2008 in its original and unchanged version -  as it has been previously approved by the band and delivered to the record companies before Esbjörn Svensson´s passing. It has become the legacy of Esbjörn Svensson and shows the band at its very peak in its most daring, innovative and ground breaking performance.

 Viktoria Tolstoy
Swedish singer Viktoria Tolstoy just released her latest album "My Russian Soul" (ACT) on September 23, 2008. The album was produced by Swedish trombonist Nils Landgren and contains adaptations of Russian classical music arranged for jazzband and singer and Gothenburg based lyricist Anna Alerstedt wrote the lyrics to the classical tunes. Viktoria is currently on a maternity break and will start again in late March 2009 with performances.

 

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Australian multi-instrumentalist James Morrison will return to Europe a few times during 2008  mainly for performances  with local symphony orchestras, bigbands or brassbands. His recent band "HANDS ON " - a quintet with young and upcoming Australian musicians has been touring very successfully Down Under and James intends to bring the band on tour in Europe anytime soon.

Besides, James is working on a new Symphony Orchestra program and album, which will be available in the rest of the world from spring 2010 onwards.

Nils Petter Molvaer
We are very proud to announce that we now also represent Norwegian trumpeter and composer Nils Petter Molvaer for performances in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Nils Petter will release a new album through Universal in March 2009 and will tour in the above territories from April 16, 2009 onwards.

Youn Sun Nah
Paris based singer Youn Sun Nah has just finished the recording of her next album "Voyage" which showcases her unique singing and compositions together with some of the finest musicians around: Ulf Wakenius (guitar), Lars Danielsson (bass), Mathias Eick (trumpet) and Cavier Desandre-Navarre (percussion). 

The album will be released in Europe in February 2009 by ACT and we are planning a duo tour of Youn Sun Nah with Ulf Wakenius for late March and early April 2009. The South Korean version of the album has already been released in September 2009 and Youn Sun Nah and Ulf Wakenius played a much celebrated tour to sold-out audiences all over that country. 

 

 

ON TOUR
Please check our tour-offers site to see all upcoming tours we have planned at the moment - but make shure to check back regularly as tours get added constantly.
To see all confirmed shows for our artists please go to the dates-overview.