Jūrmala Jazz. Legendary Trombonist Nils Landgren

Nils Landgren (Sweden), trombon
Latvian Radio Bigband

Nils Landgren, born on February 15, 1956, is the most prominent Swedish trombonist, singer and jazz musician. His career now spans several decades and he has gained recognition on the international jazz scene as well. Known for his unique and lively playing style, he has also collaborated with a number of acclaimed artists, most notably with his band ‘The Funk Unit’, and has released a series of albums that reflect his versatility. This musician is also known to the world as “The Man with the Red Horn” because of his special metallic red colored trombone.

“Music has no boundaries; music is freedom,” is how Landgren himself describes his greatest passion in life.

In 2002, he received the prestigious Thor Erling Award for his outstanding contribution to the popularization of Swedish jazz music around the world. The outstanding musician has been the artistic director of the Berlin Jazz Festival several times, is the long-term artistic director of the “JazzBaltica” festival and now also the artistic director of the Swedish public radio jazz channel.

Together with the Latvian Radio big band, the charismatic trombonist and vocalist will perform such well-loved compositions as Sting’s “Fragile” and Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On”, as well as Leonard Bernstein’s program, which is less known to the Latvian public, in special arrangements by the legendary Vince Mendoza for the big band composition.

Approximate duration of the event: 1 hour 10 minutes