Mon Jun 24

Thomas Backman Band

Mon, June 24
8PM / $10 - $15
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An die Musik Live!

409 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21201

Thomas Backman

”All the music on the album is done with care, precision and warmth” – Jan Gradvall Dagens Industri

Rated 4/5
”A personal music that breaks the imagination of traditional improvisation without
templates or copying something else….”Jazz for a new generation” – Göran Olson Gefle
Dagblad

”It´s a, let me say it directly, very good debut. Varied, resourceful, personal and serious” – Dan Backman Orkesterjounalen

“The Swedish quartet’s mixture of slow-burn yearning widescreen chamber pop with elements of jazz and electronica deserves wider attention.” - AJ Dehany London Jazz News

”It´s cinematic and danceable, in one and the same personal world. Sounds like nothing else
collected on the same album” – Magnus Östnäs, Lira

“They played their proverbial asses off, generating an intensity that suggested that playing this music represented an essential cathartic process, particularly for the leader….. The imaginative use of vocals added to the individuality of the music and the standard of the playing, particularly from Backman himself, was excellent throughout.” - Ian Mann, The Jazz Mann

”A band picked out at the finest delicatessen counter”- Patrik Lindgren, Lira

”We think of Kamasi Washington. But this swings a lot more than Washington…..Throughout the whole album we are served musical experiences, extremely varied and nice” - Jan Granlie, Salt Peanuts

Thomas Backman: saxophones/clarinets
Josefine Lindstrand: keyboards/piano/vocals
Oskar Schönning: bass/ guitar
Julia Schabbauer: drums/vocals/keyboard

Swedish reed player Thomas Backman released the critically-acclaimed debut album ”Did You Have A Good Day, David?” in  August 2018. Nevertheless, Thomas isn´t a newcomer to the Swedish audiences. For 15 years he has been working as a bandmember in several of Sweden's most reputable groups or with the most prominent artists in the country.

In 2016 Thomas finally put together some of his favorite musicians to form a band of his own. The members are award winning, well-known Swedish musicians. They have performed and recorded with artists like Django Bates, Uri Caine, Filip Jers and Loney dear. Elements of bebop and free jazz as much as from hiphop, indie pop and chamber music appears in the music. A pioneering, unique and ”outside the box”-band in the jazzgenre today.

Tickets: $15 in advance/$18 at door/$10 full-time student with ID

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