Winter & Spring Concerts 2020

MPM Crew is already booked for many exciting gigs in various band constellations in 2020. Gigs on everything from big music festivals to closed corporate events and small cozy private parties. Here are some selected events during the first half of the year, which are open to everyone. Warm welcome!

Note! The fight against the Coronavirus entails the risk of changes in the event planning. Current status is shown in our calendar ... Read more

 

Imagine 2020 (Regional Semi-Finals)
UKK
Elin Vilén, Liten Gnu, Martinas Mixtape & Gina Hannuksela et al.
2020-02-08 & 2020-02-09, at 18:00
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"Let's Spend the Night Together"
The Uppsala Celsius School
The Skrapan Music Classes et al.
2020-03-25, at 19:00
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"Funk & Latin Evening"
Cousteau Uppsala
Funky Latin Project
2020-03-27, at 20:00
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Imagine 2020 (Regional Final)
UKK
Elin Vilén, Liten Gnu & Martinas Mixtape et al.
2020-03-29, at 18:00
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"Blue Sinatra"
Uppsala University Grand Auditorium
Uppsala University Jazz Orchestra
2020-04-20, at 19:00
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Blue House Youth Jazz Festival 2020
Konserthuset Stockholm
UKS Big Band, Tight Junctions et al.
2020-04-25 & 2020-04-26
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The Skrapan Spring Show
Uppsala Grand Theatre
The Skrapan Music Classes
2020-05-05, at 19:00
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The Skrapan Spring Concert
Uppsala Grand Theatre
The Skrapan Music Classes
2020-05-06, at 19:00
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Uppsala Youth Jazz & Blues Fest 2020
UKK
MPM Selected Crew, UKS Big Band, Tight Junctions et al.
2020-05-16, at 14:00-22:00
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Spring Concert "Blue Sing-so-long!"
Uppsala University Grand Auditorium
Uppsala University Jazz Orchestra, Royal Academic Orchestra & Uppsala Academic Chamber Choir
2020-05-18, at 17:30
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"Moshimoshi - Jazz Journey Japan"
Uppsala Mission Church
Uppsala University Jazz Orchestra
2020-05-28, at 19:00
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The UMK Spring Concert
UKK
The Uppsala Music Classes' Orchestra Classes
2020-06-01, at 18:00 & 20:00
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Japan Tour
Japan (JPN)
Uppsala University Jazz Orchestra
2020-06-06 to 2020-06-17

 

2020-02-01 (2020-03-20) • MPM


The Face of True Musical Satisfaction

"The face of true musical satisfaction” when Pontus Bornelind enjoys the rest of the band performing “When You Wish Upon A Star”. On stage was MPM Selected Crew playing some lovely christmas tunes, as well as “Creep” and other powerful and emotional songs.

 

Recorded at Uppsala Grand Theatre at The Skrapan Christmas Show.

Piano ... Pontus Bornelind
Guitar 1 ... Leo Hartman ("Creep")
Guitar 2 ... Mattias Loshak Snöbohm
Guitar 3 ... Edvin Widenfalk
Bass ... Joel Oscarsson Löwgren
Drums ... Karl Ljungholm
Vocals ... Martina Steffner
Saxophone ... Wilhelm Fredlund

 

2019-12-17 (2020-01-07) • MPM


Autumn & Christmas Concerts 2019

MPM Crew on stage in many bright and warm music events this autumn and christmas. Don’t miss our selected concerts that are open to everyone. Hearty welcome!

 

Gig Culture Night 2019
Uppsala Castle
The Skrapan Music Class Year 3
2019-09-14, at 11:30-16:00 (11:30 am to 4:00 pm)
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Collaboration Concert
Uppsala Grand Theatre
Elaria Orchestra & UKS Big Band
2019-10-16, at 19:00 (7:00 pm)
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Jubilee Concert “Jazz Hits”
Katalin Uppsala
Uppsala University Jazz Orchestra
2019-11-04, at 20:00 (8:00 pm)
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Music Tour
Denmark (DNK)
UKS Big Band
2019-11-13 to 2019-11-17

 

Autumn Concert
Uppsala Grand Theatre
Tight Junctions
2019-11-19, at 19:00 (7:00 pm)

 

"Swinging Christmas Jubilée"
Uppsala Mission Church
Uppsala University Jazz Orchestra
2019-12-10, at 19:00 (7:00 pm)
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Christmas Concert
Grand Café
UKS Big Band
2019-12-11, at 19:00 (7:00 pm)

 

The Skrapan Christmas Show
Uppsala Grand Theatre
The Skrapan Music Classes
2019-12-16, at 19:00 (7:00 pm)
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The Skrapan Christmas Concert
Uppsala Grand Theatre
The Skrapan Music Classes
2019-12-18, at 19:00 (7:00 pm)
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2019-09-01 (2019-10-08) • MPM


"We Are The Champions" Dedicated to Graduating Students at Skrapan

Emotional and powerful performance of Queen’s iconic song “We Are The Champions”, dedicated to all graduating students 2019 at the Uppsala Lundellska School (Skrapan). Video clip from last week’s concert at Uppsala Grand Theatre, directed by the school.

 
 

“Five students from a Swedish high school for the first time on stage together, without rehearsals ... FUCK YOU doubters!"

WILHELM

Piano ... Isak Friberg
Guitar ... Leo Hartman
Bass ... Joel Oscarsson Löwgren
Drums ... Sigge Andersson
Saxophone ... Wilhelm Fredlund

 

2019-06-01 • MPM


Match Gig at Studenternas Arena

Wow - awesome feeling when songs such as "We Will Rock You" and "We Are The Champions" echoed over Uppsala City from the Studenternas Arena, after a half where “Blue-black” (Sirius) crushed “The Angels” (IFK Göteborg).

Last Saturday’s match in the Premier Division of the Swedish Football League offered a lot of excitement, but one of the highlights, though, was the MPM Halftime Show with saxophonist Wilhelm Fredlund and singer Martina Steffner. Completely unannounced, they entertained a crowded semi-finished arena (audience record) with everything from Queen and Cher to Avicii, standing in the middle of the field. The atmosphere was unbeatable and the spirit was lovely among the slightly surprised audience, which hopefully went through the TV screens.

 
 
 

MPM also offered music entertainment during the VIP guests' meal and mingle just before the game, where Wilhelm, Martina and the band's guitarist Edvin Widenfalk played a jazz-inspired repertoire. Cheering broke out after the last song "Ett hjärta som slår” (“A beating heart”), where the great blue-black crowd sang along.

The collected contributions and fee went to the charity fund “Barncancerfonden”.

 

2019-05-09 • MPM


Gig at Uppsala Grand Café

MPM welcomes the spring with a laid back summer song Wilhelm Fredlund is almost done writing. Together with the Crew members Leo Hartman and Edvin Widenfalk, as well as Julius Holmberg, they make the audience sway to the beat in a completely unrehearsed performance. The only requirement to be on stage was to be dressed in sunglasses, which is clearly heard at the end of the clip ;)

Wilhelm Fredlund played a stunning duet rendition of John Lennon’s “Imagine” together with the amazing singer Martina Steffner. With Edvin Widenfalk on guitar, they also represented MPM at the concert arranged by The Skrapan Music Classes at Uppsala Grand Café.

 
 
 

2019-04-16 (2019-08-10) • MPM


Top Ranking at The Swedish Big Band Championship for Youths

As always, Blue House Youth Jazz Festival offered concerts, inspiring meetings, workshops and clinics with many of Sweden's most prominent musicians and teachers. On Saturday, there were lectures, workshops and concerts in the Royal Academy of Music's premises, and on Sunday it was Big Band Championship and ensemble contest at the Concert Hall of Stockholm.

 
 

We congratulate Uppsala Culture School's Big Band who can now name themselves one of Sweden's best youth BB’s. MPM was represented by both band members and leaders in the big band.

 
 

2019-03-24 • MPM


Gig at Lederman in Stockholm with Uppsala University Jazz Orchestra

Last Tuesday, Uppsala University Jazz Orchestra invited to a great music show with everything from band leader Ulf Johansson Werre's intricate composition "Drumbone" to "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey. The underground theater studio highlighted the orchestra's immensely tight and interplayed sound, without prolonged reverberation. After a quick exchange of words between the organizer and the band leader, the big band was asked to continue playing after closing-time, which was appreciated by the cheering audience!

MPM was represented by Wilhelm Fredlund who played a great saxsolo “out of the box” (in the song “I Love Being Here With You”).

 
 

2019-03-17 • MPM


Magical Moment at Uppsala Grand Theatre

After meeting for the very first time yesterday, Martina Steffner and Wilhelm Fredlund create a magical moment together with the guitar virtuoso Edvin Widenfalk. The video is a short excerpt from their rendition of Aretha Franklin’s hit song “I Say A Little Prayer”. Recorded at Uppsala Grand Theatre.

 
 

2019-03-06 (2019-08-10) • MPM


Wilhelm - Alone on Stage

 

Alone on Stage

Improvised sax solo gig at Grand Café, where the sound explorer Wilhelm Fredlund tests old & new cover material for this year's "one-man gigs".

Grand Café
2019-03-01, at 19:00

Warm welcome!

 

2019-02-24 • MPM


On Request - MPM Selected Jazz Crew performing "Purple Rain" Live

In the spring of 2018, MPM Selected Jazz Crew held some well-received and critically acclaimed live shows.

On request, a previously unpublished audio-recording of the band performing an outstanding cover of Prince mythical rock ballad Purple Rain live at Uppsala Concert Hall is now being released.

Also, listen to the original studio cover!

 
 
 

2019-02-17 • MPM


Match Gig at IFU Arena

Wow - an amazing atmosphere and extra cheers when the crowd learned that the fee and collected contributions were donated to help organizations, at Wednesday's cool match-gig when Wilhelm Fredlund offered a saxophonic solo show at IFU Arena.

The crowded arena also enjoyed a perfectly directed series final between the Swedish masters Storvreta and the runner-up Falun, where Storvreta won in "Sudden Death".

When the cheers had ended and the TV cameras were turned off, the audience could start walking home to the sound of "Walkin’ My Baby Back Home" and "What A Wonderful World".

 
 

2019-01-20 • MPM


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