DjangoFest Mill Valley 2017
Noon Workshop with Gustav Lundgren
Gustav much like his Swedish colleague and friend Andreas Öberg started his career playing modern jazz in the 1990’s inspired by such players as Kurt Rosenwinkel, John Schofield and Pat Metheny before moving on to Gypsy Jazz in 2001. But even these days Gustav is blending his contemporary playing with his Django sound. His recently recorded a new album together with Jorge Rossy and Doug Weiss, demonstrating his very personal blend of bebop, gypsy jazz and modern sounds.
In this workshop we’ll focus only on solo playing. We will learn different ways on playing over dominant cords and playing thru 2-5-1 progressions. All this in a way you have never experienced before…
Gustav Lundgren is one of Sweden’s most prominent jazz guitarists right now. He was born in Stockholm 1980, started to play guitar at age 12. He studied music in Stockholm, Bollnäs and Svalöv between 1996-2000. Gustav started to play at clubs around Stockholm at age 16 and made his first tour to Spain with his own trio at age 19. Between 2000-2012 Gustav toured Japan, USA, Indonesia, England, Brazil, France, Syria, Turkey, Scotland, Slovakia, Spain, Italy, Algeria, Latvia, Switzerland, Austria, Moldova, Ukraine, Transnistria, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Norway & Finland with different jazz groups. He has recorded over 55 albums as a side man and 15 as a leader. Gustav Lundgren has been working with names like: Jimmy Rosenberg, Jorge Rossy, Doug Weiss, Antoine Boyer, Lelo Nika, Dorado Schmitt, The Swedish House Mafia, Kleerup, September & Anne Sofie von Otter.
Gustav Lundgren is well known within Jazz, Gypsy Swing and House. He has also composed & recorded music for TV commercials (MTV, TV4) and produced albums for artists like Jelena Jakubovitch, Lili Araujo, Luiz Murá, Stockholm Swing All Stars, Celia Mur and Hot Club de Suede. Gustav has performed in both TV and Radio in many different countries including the USA. He was honored with his own signature guitar model from AJL-Guitars in 2004. In 2005 he received the Louis Armstrong Scholarship followed by grants from The Swedish Arts Grants Committee in 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014 & 2016. In 2015 he received the Albin Hagström Scholarship and the Second Line Jazzband Scholarship.