After many years of playing in big bands it felt quite natural for Håkan to start write big band arrangements.- "The Big band format has an ocean of possibilities and the variety of tools available can provide opportunities for working with parts that does not fit in smaller bands. There is so much new to discover!"
Håkan started to write for big bands in the mid nineties and has written for a lot of artists since then.
Artists like Dee Dee Bridgewater, Dave Liebman, Chris Potter, Conrad Herwig, Ebbot Lundberg, Joey Calderazzo, Jeff "Tain" Watts, Rebecka Törnqvist, Marilyn Mazur, ,Rigmor Gustafsson, Viktoria Tolstoy, Meja,, Jennifer Brown, Movits, Doggelito, Sven Zetterberg, Fredrika Stahl, etc...
The arrangements has been commissioned by big bands like Norrbotten Big Band, NDR Big Band,The Swedish Radio Band and Stockholm Jazz Orchestra among others.
Here you can listen to some of the arrangements I made for different projects during the years. Please keep in mind that the recordings are from live gigs and the quality may not always be the best...
Three great songs, If, My Pretty Fingers and Romantic Realism written by Rebecka Törnqvist arranged for Norrbotten Big Band and Rebecka.
Mamuntisunio, el photonius - Jalium calaniluitus
"Bridgewater synched extraordinary well
with the big band and Broström´s fine arrangements".
OJ March 31 2011
"Broström has a keen ear for orchestral color, and thanks to his perceptive arrangements, the Norrbotten band, in whose ranks he has worked as a sideman since 1993, has never sounded sharper or more accessible.".
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