Håkan Broström Group featuring Joey Calderazzo
Håkan first met Joey Calderazzo at a jam session in Umeå 1986. In 1994 they did their first tour together.However it took another 14 years before they played together again. This time, in 2008, they recorded the album "Refraction" with bassplayer Martin Sjöstedt and drummer Daniel Fredriksson.With this quartet they toured Scandinavia in April 2009 and April 2012. In December 2012 Calderazzo´s fellow musician from both Michael Brecker and Brandford Marsalis band, drummer Jeff "Tain" Watts, was invited to play with Håkan´s Quartet.
Now it´s time again.This time with Daniel Franck on bass and Sebastian Ågren on drums. The music is mostly compostions from the band members with maybe a standard or two as well.
Håkan Broström is one of Sweden’s top names in jazz. He has played with some of the biggest names on the scene. Via the Norbotten Big Band, Swedish Radio JazzOrchestra and the band Sixtus, he has played with such legends as Herbie Hancock,McCoy Tyner, Dave Liebman,Kenny Wheeler,Chris Potter, Joe Lovano, Philip Catherine, Toots Thielemans and Putte Wickman .Håkan Broström has toured and played as a band leader and sideman with among others Tim Hagans, Bobo Stenson, Palle Danielsson,
Jeff "Tain Watts, Viktoria Tolstoy, Rigmor Gustafsson, Esbjorn Svensson, Adam Nussbaum and many more.
Joey Calderazzo's career got off to a strong start with a series of fine Blue Note albums. He studied classical piano from age eight, discovered jazz a few years later, and hit the big time when he joined Michael Brecker's band in 1987. He went on to record with Brecker, Bob Belden, Jerry Bergonzi, Rick Margitza, and Bob Mintzer. In addition to his own projects, Calderazzo replaced the late Kenny Kirkland in the Branford Marsalis Quartet. With his rich catalog as accompanist and leader, Joey Calderazzo is indisputably one of the finest in jazz. He lays it all out — in conversation, in performance, and on recordings. There’s no filter between the musician and the music. Typically being the youngest musician in an established group has made Calderazzo a tough nut, a fearless improviser, and an outspoken individual pianists.
Daniel Franck, born in Sweden but lives in Copenhagen,Denmark. where he has become one of the most hired bass player. He has played with people like Kenny Werner, Kirk Lightsey, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Scott Hamilton, Caecilie Norby, Benny Golson, Stacey Kent and Al “Tootie” Heath to name a few.
Sebastian Ågren born in 1985 in Sandviken Sweden, is one of the most allround drummers in Scandinavia today. He plays pop, hip hop and jazz all with the same intensity and elegance, He has adone at lot of touring with Swedish pop/hip hop artists as Cleo, Albin, Magnum Coltrane Price, Darin and many more. He has also led his own jazz quartet and played on several projects with the Norrbotten Big Band.