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Theodore Jousefi is Awarded a Fine Music Scholarship

Theodore Jousefi was awarded a fine music scholarship during the Musikens Hus Vänner's (transl. Friends of the Music Hall's) ceremony at Uppsala Concert & Congress last Tuesday!

We at MPM are happy and proud to have Theo in our Crew, but not at all surprised by the award. Already at 9 years old, he was named the most valuable player at the Blue House Youth Jazz Festival 2017!

Don't miss Theo live together with Skrapan's Music Classes on Tuesday May 14 and Wednesday May 15 in Uppsala!

Calendar >
Article (Blue House Youth Jazz Festival 2017) >


Photo: Theodore Jousefi.

2024-04-20 • MPM

WILHELM - Alone on Stage (Porsche Exclusive)

With a roaring saxophone and great youthful energy, WILHELM delivered good vibes during the spring party events at the Porsche Center's new establishment in Uppsala. The official opening in September with international guests was a grand finale to all the festivities, but also a powerful kick-start for Porsche's continued fast-paced future in the region Mälardalen. As the only live musician, the multi-instrumentalist WILHELM played an exclusive selection from the show Alone on Stage with awesome sax interpretations of the biggest names in pop and rock. Of course together with many of his own yet unreleased songs!


"Great fun to play in Porsche's luscious environment where music, food, drinks, dance, art and cars met in a paradise of impressions and dreams. Especially jumping off the stage to dance with guests and visitors. What an experience when world star Maria Zeniou interplayed with the music, acrobatically floating in silk fabric high up above! Cool and exciting show nights that I already miss!"



Photo (1-2): Hannah Philip, Porsche Center Uppsala. Photo (3): Christoffer Parning Finnson, Mixrummet.

2023-09-13 (2023-09-25) • MPM

Veronica Maggio Secret Guest at the UMK Grand Anniversary Concerts

Last weekend Uppsala Music Classes celebrated their 40th anniversary with two grand concerts at Fyrishov Arena. Several hundred vocalists and instrumentalists offered something out of the ordinary, when all students finally got to play together. A really nice experience!

As secret artist, the school's former student Veronica Maggio guest starred - with total star power! An once-in-a-lifetime version of "17 år" raised the concert to new heights. Perhaps Uppsala's anthem has never been more perfect than when a wall of aspiring teenage artists sing "I didn't want to be the one left behind!" (translated from Swedish) in unison about their hometown ;)

Joking aside, it is incredibly meaningful and inspiring that one of Sweden's greatest stars lifts up young future musicians and artists! A musical meeting that has great significance for many, both on stage and in the audience!

From MPM Crew, Theodore participated in the orchestra.


Photo (Veronica Maggio): Bisse Bengtsson. Photo (Logo): Uppsala Music Classes.

2023-03-20 • MPM

Europe's Biggest Cinema Festival with WILHELM in Tantolunden Stockholm


Last Saturday, Stockholm's iconic park area Tantolunden was home to Europe's biggest outdoor cinema festival arranged by Big Crowd Factory! With exciting film screening and awesome live music, the capital was filled with good vibes and cozy experiences. An unforgettable day for many!

The weather gods offered radiant sun and warm summer winds. Fantastic music artists maximized the good picnic atmosphere with beautiful singing and sweet songs.

Just in time for the evening's golden sunset, WILHELM went on stage and delivered an emotional one hour set with crazy energy. Thousands of festival goers were vibing to music goodies from the MPM Show "Alone on Stage 2022". Not least in the sax rendition of "Dancing in the Dark" where WILHELM jumped into the audience to dance freely!

The evening ended with the action comedy Free Guy which was shown on a mighty cinema screen (72 sqm) under the star-studded sky, which was a dignified and cozy conclusion to a fantastic festival day!


MPM and WILHELM are now aiming for Slottsskogen's Azaleadal in Gothenburg on Saturday July 16. Do not miss!

Check out the continuation of the BCF tour which this summer proceeds to Malmö, Gothenburg, Stockholm (Extra Cinema Festival), Uppsala and the finale in Lund:

Malmö, July 9 >
Gothenburg, July 16 >
Stockholm (Extra Cinema Festival), July 30 >
Uppsala, August 20 >
Lund, August 27 >

See all festival dates with MPM on site:
MPM Calendar >


Photo (1-5): Isak Friberg, MPM MusicPowerMafia.

2022-07-08 • MPM

Gala Concert for Ukraine with Sweden's Jazz Elite

Yesterday, Uppsala shone with warmth and solidarity when artists and bands from the Swedish jazz elite entered the university's historic stage. Under the direction of Ulf Johansson Werre, the gala evening offered music from the early 1920's onwards, which was a total success for the crowded house.

The big band Uppsala University Jazz Orchestra (UUJO) hosted the music with guest appearances by Mainland Jazz Collective, Mimmi and the Original Blue, Håkan Broström, Klas Lindquist, Klas Toresson, Niklas Fernqvist, Ulf Johansson Werre Dixie Nouveaux, Matilda Johansson Werre and Olha Sopiha.


A powerful concert experience in aid of the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. The ticket revenue and voluntary contributions went directly to the charity fundraiser at the Red Cross. A concert completely in the spirit of MPM!

MPM was represented by WILHELM, who delivered smooth sax phrases and catchy solos!

Arranged by Rotary Uppsala in collaboration with Uppsala University.


Photo (1-2): MPM MusicPowerMafia. Photo (WILHELM): Leonard Opgenoorth, MPM MusicPowerMafia.

2022-04-05 (2024-02-18) • MPM

Swing It! Tribute to Count Basie - Uppsala University Jazz Orchestra

Newly interpreted classics and forgotten musical gems from Count Basic's repertoire were performed on Tuesday evening in Uppsala University's historic Grand Auditorium. Uppsala University Jazz Orchestra was on stage led by Ulf Johansson Werre, together with guests Erik Tengholm on trumpet and Klas Toresson on tenor saxophone.

The concert got off to a flying start with "Shorty George" where, among other things, Wilhelm Fredlund performed a gorgeous improvised saxophone solo. Throughout the evening, the big band was on top of their game musically, which created a wonderful foundation for the guest soloists' fantastic interpretations. With joint efforts, the audience got a journey back to the legendary Kansas City Six and Count Basie's heyday!

After many happy shouts and spontaneous extra numbers, the evening ended with the promise of a swinging spring concert "Spring in Swingtime" on Saturday May 7!

The concert was conducted in true MPM spirit with free admission and a request to instead donate the entrance fee in favor of the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.


Photo (Toresson): Klas Toresson, DIG Jazz. Photo (Tengholm): Roger Schwalbe, Schwalbe Production. Photo (Orchestra): MPM MusicPowerMafia.

2022-03-18 • MPM

Family Concert - A Musical Journey with the Royal Academic Orchestra


On Saturday afternoon, the Royal Academic Orchestra led by conductor Stefan Karpe (Professor Director Musices at Uppsala University) embarked on a musical journey around Europe. Guided by train officer Elisabeth Wernesjö, both children and adults got the benefit of the languorous symphony pieces.

The magic power of music was in focus when Uppsala University's Grand Auditorium was transformed from a golden red sunset in the summer heat to a mysterious dramatic night. Towards the end of the adventure, the day began to dawn again and Gershwin's "An American in Paris" offered a tour of Europe's epicenter. For true musical feeling in both delicate pianissimo and lively swing, the symphony orchestra was visited by three talented saxophonists with Wilhelm Fredlund as lead.

The concert was conducted in true MPM spirit with free admission and a request to instead donate the entrance fee in favor of the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.


Photo (1-2): Royal Academic Orchestra, Musicum, Uppsala University.

2022-03-14 • MPM

Stars Shine Bright at Skrapan's Traditional Christmas Gigs 2021

For two winter days every year, many stars shine on Uppsala Grand Theatre's big stage. It’s The Skrapan Music Classes who perform their traditional Christmas Show and Christmas Concert. With youthful energy and exploratory feeling, musical goodies were presented with bravura! Some more planned than others :)

This year's MPM team was represented by Keisha, Cecilia, Karl, and Pontus. All as usual on top, which is very promising for the 2022 gigs! Too bad Ruth had to cancel, but good things come to those who wait … ;)

At the premiere Christmas Show, the artists and musicians performed entirely on their own initiative. Check out some ventures of the evening!


Video: Lukas Carlsson, Uppsala Grand Theatre for The Uppsala Lundellska School (Skrapan). Photo (Cecilia Ström): The Skrapan Music Classes, The Uppsala Lundellska School (Skrapan).

2021-12-09 (2022-03-06) • MPM

Smoky Club Gig with King Street Quintet

Cool live gig with the King Street Quintet! The evening offered several surprises with new interpretations and improvisations in jazz, soul and funk. Youthful energy in a smoky club environment - nice!

The concert was streamed and recorded with a live audience. Check out the band improvising without limits!


King Street Quintet:

Saxophones ........... WILHELM (Crew)
Alto Saxophone .... Maja Winther
Piano ......................... Matilda Oscarsson Löwgren (Crew)
Bass ........................... Theodore Jousefi (Crew)
Drums ....................... Karl Ljungholm (Crew)


Photo: Uppsala-Bild, Upplandsmuseet. Video: Lukas Carlsson, Uppsala Grand.

2021-12-03 (2024-02-18) • MPM

Jazz Crooner Hayati Kafe visits Uppsala University Jazz Orchestra

Tonight, UUJO and musical leader Ulf Johansson Werre offer their first concert since the beginning of the pandemic. In honor of the day, the big band is joined by the 80-year-old Swedish jazz legend Hayati Kafe. The prominent soft-singer takes the audience back to Frank Sinatra's golden era, which bodes well for a wonderful and memorable musical experience.


Photo (Orchestra): Schwalbe Production for Uppsala University Jazz Orchestra. Photo (Hayati Kafe): Hayati Kafe.

2021-11-15 (2022-03-05) • MPM

Keisha - No time to Waste

Keisha delivers many hits in a R&B, pop and soul inspired performance from Uppsala Grand Theatre's main stage. Alongside great instrumentalists she creates an inviting atmosphere with nerve and feeling all through! Cool and daring runs are the cherry on top, which might even make the interpretations more interesting than the originals?


Also, check out Keisha's latest release "Waste" with accompanying music video, released last week! Directed by Keisha and Amanda Muisyo.

See more (Releases) >


Video (Live): Lukas Carlsson, Uppsala Grand Theatre. Video (Waste): Keisha Muisyo.

2021-10-03 (2021-10-18) • MPM

The Music Echoes over Summer Warm Öregrund

Saturday's premiere gig at Strandhotellet Restaurant Tullbacken's packed terraces was a great success and the singing restaurant audience managed to get WILHELM and the guest artist of the evening Leo Hartman to give just about everything in extra number after extra number! Together with delicious food, great weather and a beautiful sunset in the sea, the evening was an absolute pleasure.

When everyone joined in and sang "We Are The Champions" the children could not stay still. Not least a young girl who barely learned to walk, but still conveyed her feeling through joyful dance jumps and big mesmerized eyes. A fascination that grew even more when WILHELM came forward and played just for her and her only!


This Saturday July 24 it’s time again, when WILHELM and Leo Hartman take the stage once more. The musical entertainment begins at 20:00 with calm goodies that are stepped up gradually, to offer a memorable evening in an amazing environment!

Welcome Saturday July 24, 2021. Do not miss to book a table well in advance!

Read more (Calendar) >
Book Table >


Photo (1): Anne Sofie Eriksson. Photo (2): Jonas Erlandsson, Strandhotellet Restaurant Tullbacken. Video: MPM MusicPowerMafia.

2021-07-20 • MPM

Summer Gigs in Beautiful Öregrund - The Pearl of Roslagen

At Strandhotellet Restaurant Tullbacken's terraces facing the sea, WILHELM offers musical goodies for all tastes - young and old. Spiced with top hits from "Alone on Stage" and guitarist Leo Hartman as guest artist from MPM Crew.

Welcome Saturday 17 July 2021 from 19:00. Do not miss to book a table well in advance!

We can already present two more gigs at Strandhotellet the remaining Saturdays in July. Info coming soon!

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Photo (1-3): Strandhotellet i Öregrund. Photo (4): MPM MusicPowerMafia.

2021-06-28 (2021-07-03) • MPM

Imagine 2021

Uppland's regional final in the big music competition Imagine Sweden 2021 kicks off on Sunday 28 March! Once again the exciting show is streamed live on YouTube, without an audience due to the fight against Corona. The broadcast starts at 19:00 and ends at 21:30 with a presentation of the jury's decision.

There is a wide range of music with eight acts or competition entries, who fight to represent Uppland in the National Final. The big countrywide final, which will also be digital, is arranged this year by Region Jönköping during the Ascension weekend on May 14 & 15.

MPM proudly note that all competition entries with members of MPM Crew have advanced to the regional final, after two extremely tough semi-finals. Super cool, but not the least bit surprising. Now we long to see Gina Hannuksela and the band Baroña take the stage!

Gina Hannuksela

Vocals ... Gina Hannuksela (MPM Crew)


Vocals ... Mekaella Baroña
Trumpet ... Cecilia Ström (MPM Crew)
Guitar ... Leo Hartman (MPM Crew)

Photo (1-7): Stefan Lindgren, Röd Varg.

2021-03-26 • MPM

Keisha at Uppsala Grand Theatre

Sink into your cozy armchair and enjoy Keisha's beautiful singing performance in a lively and wonderful one-man show from her living room on Uppsala Grand's stage. A young artist under development, with great potential!

Photo/Video: Uppsala Grand Theatre.

2021-02-17 • MPM

Martinas Mixtape feat. WILHELM at S:ta Clara in The Old Town of Stockholm

From an underground cellar vault in The Old Town of Stockholm, beautiful soul jazz melodies sound. The natural acoustics channel the music that is colored by ancient history. Since the 17th century, countless tones have bounced against the stone walls of the vault and this rainy October evening Martinas Mixtape has taken the stage. In honor of the day, the band is joined by Wilhelm on clarinet as well as alto and tenor saxophone.


With emotion, nerve and musical presence, both band and audience travel through time and space. The saxophone and clarinet melodies are performed with growling rawness interspersed with deep warmth in beautiful harmonic phrases. Based on the band's EP "Roses on the Moon", they jointly explore new harmonic complexities and offer the audience a musical adventure journey with halts in both the heat waves of the Southern States and the magical ether of outer space. Wilhelm adds new character to the songs, but the sweet Mixtape sound remains. The song material is alternated frequently with new unreleased songs and some classics such as "Summertime". Hope you enjoy!


The band's debut EP "Roses on the Moon" was released on September 18 (2020) and contains a distinctive, unique and already iconic neo-soul sound à la Martinas Mixtape. The singles "Old School Love", "Someone To" and "Same Way" have together with the title track "Roses on the Moon", "Like You Do" and "Never Fade" collected a considerable amount of streams on music platforms. No wonder, since the songs are both captivating and memorable. Beneath the beautiful harmonies hide Martina Steffner's multifaceted stories that are conveyed with strong presence and personality. Together with Edvin Widenfalk (guitar), Joel Oscarsson Löwgren (bass), Pontus Bornelind (piano) and Karl Ljungholm (drums) it constitutes the basis for the band's interaction and consonance in both emotion and musical expression.


"Really fun to play with such an exciting band. Almost a year ago, I invited some of the very best young musicians I’ve played with, to rehearse before a series of gigs with the project band MPM Selected Crew.

The first time everyone in today's constellation played together and got to know each other was before the celebrated "tour final" at Uppsala Grand Theatre, where the guitarists Leo Hartman and Mattias Loshak Snöbohm also were part of the project band.

From that group of musicians, Edvin, Martina, Joel, Pontus and Karl continued jamming together and despite the pandemic, the band Martinas Mixtape was created, which in a short time has achieved great success. With superb harmony and intriguing lyrics, the band has found a really nice melodic sound.

Reuniting tonight is great fun and I'm really looking forward to playing together again!"


Photo (1): Sthlms gatu- & fastighetskontor. Photo (2, 3): Arvid Runesson, Martinas Mixtape. Photo (4): MPM MusicPowerMafia.

2020-11-24 • MPM

Japan Tour with Uppsala University Jazz Orchestra

At the annual Christmas Concert "Swinging Christmas", Uppsala University Jazz Orchestra (UUJO) announced that 2020 will be an exciting year in the name of jazz. In addition to many concerts with talented guest artists in Sweden, they will visit Japan on a tour with Tokyo Bay's Disney World Hotel as a starting point. The Jubilee Tour is part of "Scandinavian Week" and UUJO's artistic leader Ulf Johansson Werre says that "this is a great opportunity to strengthen the bonds between the university worlds of Japan and Sweden through music".

The tour was supposed to take place in the summer of 2020, but has been postponed to the autumn. On the 6th of October the journey begins instead, according to preliminary information!

Photo (Orchestra): Schwalbe Production.

2020-04-19 • MPM

Imagine 2020

Don't miss this year's regional final of the music competition Imagine Sweden 2020 Uppland. The final will be held on the big stage at Uppsala Concert & Congress, although completely without audience due to the fight against Corona. Instead, the entire finale is broadcast via the streaming site Twitch at 18:00 tonight Sunday, so that everyone can enjoy the exciting show. This year's national final is unfortunately cancelled, so tonight is the last chance to see the contestants of the 2020 edition. Of course, Imagine Sweden is returning with a full competition next year!

MPM can proudly note that three out of twelve competition entries, that managed to qualify for the final, are made up of artists and musicians from MPM Crew. After two extremely tough semi-finals it’s a totally crazy good result, but not surprising. The winner tonight may very well be among these three!

Elin Vilén

Vocals & Piano ... Elin Vilén (MPM Crew)

Martina's Mixtape

Vocals ... Martina Steffner (MPM Crew)
Piano ... Pontus Bornelind (MPM Crew)
Guitar ... Edvin Widenfalk (MPM Crew)
Bas ... Joel Oscarsson Löwgren (MPM Crew)
Drums ... Karl Ljungholm (MPM Crew)

Liten Gnu

Vocals & Guitar ... Alexander (not MPM Crew, yet!)
Piano ... Pontus Bornelind (MPM Crew)
Bas ... Olle Hägglöf Österdahl (MPM Crew)
Drums ... Karl Ljungholm (MPM Crew)


Imagine Sweden is part of the world's largest music competition for youths and young adults. The winner of the national final will represent Sweden at the International Imagine Festival organized by Jeunesses Musicales International.

Photo (1): Imagine Uppland. Photo (2-4): Stefan Lindgren, Röd Varg.

2020-03-29 • MPM

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)
Elin Vilén, Liten Gnu, Martinas Mixtape & Gina Hannuksela et al.
2020-02-08 & 2020-02-09, at 18:00
Read more (external site in Swedish 1)
Read more (external site in Swedish 2)
Read more (external site in Swedish 3)
Tickets (external site in Swedish 1)
Tickets (external site in Swedish 2)


"Let's Spend the Night Together"
The Uppsala Celsius School
The Skrapan Music Classes et al.
2020-03-25, at 19:00
Read more (external facebook in Swedish)


"Funk & Latin Evening"
Cousteau Uppsala
Funky Latin Project
2020-03-27, at 20:00
Read more (external facebook in Swedish)


Imagine 2020 (Regional Final)
Elin Vilén, Liten Gnu & Martinas Mixtape et al.
2020-03-29, at 18:00
Read more (external site in Swedish 1)
Read more (external site in Swedish 2)
Tickets (external site in Swedish)


"Blue Sinatra"
Uppsala University Grand Auditorium
Uppsala University Jazz Orchestra
2020-04-20, at 19:00
Read more (external facebook in Swedish)
Read more (external site in Swedish)


Blue House Youth Jazz Festival 2020
Konserthuset Stockholm
UKS Big Band, Tight Junctions et al.
2020-04-25 & 2020-04-26
Read more (external facebook in Swedish)
Read more (external site in Swedish)


The Skrapan Spring Show
Uppsala Grand Theatre
The Skrapan Music Classes
2020-05-05, at 19:00
Read more (external site in Swedish)


The Skrapan Spring Concert
Uppsala Grand Theatre
The Skrapan Music Classes
2020-05-06, at 19:00
Read more (external site in Swedish)


Uppsala Youth Jazz & Blues Fest 2020
MPM Selected Crew, UKS Big Band, Tight Junctions et al.
2020-05-16, at 14:00-22:00
Read more (external facebook in Swedish)
Read more (external site in Swedish 1)
Read more (external site in Swedish 2)


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
Read more (external facebook in Swedish)
Read more (external site in Swedish)


"Moshimoshi - Jazz Journey Japan"
Uppsala Mission Church
Uppsala University Jazz Orchestra
2020-05-28, at 19:00
Read more (external facebook in Swedish)
Read more (external site in Swedish)


The UMK Spring Concert
The Uppsala Music Classes' Orchestra Classes
2020-06-01, at 18:00 & 20:00
Read more (external site in Swedish)


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


2019-12-17 (2020-01-07) • MPM

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