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


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


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


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


Winter & Spring Concerts 2019

Gigs at everything from grand promotional balls to small cozy private events are wonderful challenges for MPM Crew in 2019. Here are some selected events during the first six months, that are open to everyone. Warm welcome!

 

Gig at IFU Arena
MPM Selected Crew
2019-01-16, at 18:30-22:00
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"Open Stage" at Grand Café
The Skrapan Music Classes
2019-01-30, at 19:00
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“Riddarjazzen XX” at The House of Nobility Sthlm
Uppsala University Jazz Orchestra
2019-02-03, at 14:00 SOLD OUT
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Concert at Uppsala Grand Theatre
UKS Big Band, Tight Junctions
2019-03-06, at 19:00
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Concert at Lederman Sthlm
Uppsala University Jazz Orchestra
2019-03-12, at 19:30
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Blue House Youth Jazz Festival at Konserthuset Sthlm
UKS Big Band, Tight Junctions et al.
2019-03-23 & 2019-03-24
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Concert at Grand Café
UKS Big Band
2019-04-03, at 19:00
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Concert at Grand Café
Tight Junctions
2019-04-05, at 19:00
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"Open Stage" at Uppsala Grand Theatre
The Skrapan Music Classes
2019-05-20, at 19:00
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Spring Concert at Uppsala Grand Theatre
The Skrapan Music Classes
2018-05-21, at 19:00
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Uppsala Youth Jazz & Blues Fest in UKK
UKS Big Band, Tight Junctions et al.
2019-05-25, at 14:30-21:00
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Spring Concert "Swing in Springtime" at Uppsala University Grand Auditorium
Uppsala University Jazz Orchestra
2019-05-28, at 19:00
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2019-01-06 (2019-02-15) • MPM


Tight Junctions at the “Funkisfestivalen”

Wow - premiere gig for the the jazz fusion band Tight Junctions, who was the guest main act of the fantastic “Funkisfestivalen”, where the music was given free rein with its magic and healing power. A crowded Uppsala Grand Theatre with a devoted audience all the way out into the foyer experienced an evening of shining artistry and true musical joy.

 
 
 

The show was a selection for the singing competition “Funkisfestivalen’s Finals 2019”, which is organized by the association Musikglädje in cooperation with the country's municipalities. The semi finals are held at Nalen in Stockholm and the Grand National Final will be held at Stockholm Waterfront on August 26, 2019.

The guest act Tight Junctions consists of Hannes Pålbrant (trumpet), Tomas Gustafsson (trombone), Edvin Widenfalk (guitar), Erik Hjerpe (drums) as well as MPM Crew members Theodore Jousefi (bass) and Wilhelm Fredlund (saxophone), led by Uppsala Cultural School's Olle Thunström.

 

2018-11-29 • MPM


The Skrapan's Christmas Concerts 2018

 
 

Do not miss a great musical experience in two parts! On December 3, the audience will witness a youthful show where everything is possible ;) The following evening it’s time for Skrapan's traditional Christmas concert, where the music teachers are in control. Of course, MPM is represented both nights!

Christmas Show "Open Stage"
2018-12-03, at 19:00

Christmas Concert
2018-12-04, at 19:00

 

2018-11-26 • MPM


Christmas Concerts 2018

MPM Crew on stage in the most traditional concerts of the year. Everyone warmly welcome!

 

Christmas Show at Uppsala Grand Theatre
The Skrapan Music Classes
2018-12-03, at 19:00
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Christmas Concert at Uppsala Grand Theatre
The Skrapan Music Classes
2018-12-04, at 19:00
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"Swinging Christmas" at the Church of Mission
Uppsala University Jazz Orchestra
2017-12-17, at 19:00
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2018-11-14 • MPM


"Autumn Menu" - Uppsala University Jazz Orchestra

Ulf Johansson Werre’s UUJO with guest vocalist and multi instrumentalist Gunhild Carling gave the audience a very entertaining show on an high musical level, despite the fact that the stage production in Uppsala University's amazingly beautiful Grand Auditorium struggled with an awful sound and light facility that might have suited some simple conference meeting.

 
 
 
 

2018-11-06 • MPM


Sentimental Jam Session at Grand Café

The jam session was inspired by "In A Sentimental Mood", composed by Duke Ellington in 1934. The video was recorded two weeks ago at Uppsala Grand Café, in a show arranged by "The Skrapan Music Classes".

"This video clip is a recording of me and Leo during an experimental jam session in front of a live audience. I had never played a soprano saxophone until three days before this show, so it was a thrilling experience." Wilhelm Fredlund

 
 

2018-11-01 • MPM


Autumn Concerts 2018

Among many events worth seeing this autumn we recommend:

 

"The Skrapan Music Cafe" at Grand Café
The Skrapan Music Classes
2018-10-17, at 19:00
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"Autumn Menu" with guest artist Gunhild Carling at Uppsala University Grand Auditorium
Uppsala University Jazz Orchestra
2018-11-06, at 19:00
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Concert at Fyrishov
The Skrapan Music Classes
2018-11-15
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Concert at Grand Café
UKS Big Band
2018-11-20, at 19:00
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Guest main act “Funkisfestivalen” at Uppsala Grand Theatre
Tight Junctions
2018-11-29
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2018-10-01 • MPM


Tribute to a Music Legend

A beautiful and moving musical tribute to one of our greatest musical phenomena "Avicii" and the young but extremely dedicated musician Tim Bergling behind the stage name, buried last weekend.

"A tribute to the legend Avicii. Our music friend and inspirer Tim Bergling. Your music will live forever! RIP"

The Skrapan Music Classes, Uppsala Sweden

 
 
 

The tribute was recorded at Uppsala Castle on July 5 2018, during the school graduation concert. The performing band members are first-year students at the Uppsala Lundellska School (Skrapan).

Digital Piano ... Andreas Johansson
Electric Guitar 1 ... Leo Hartman
Electric Guitar 2 ... Marcus Wiig
Drums ... Julius Holmberg
Saxophone and Presentation ... Wilhelm Fredlund

 

2018-06-12 • MPM


Gig at Stockholm City Hall with Uppsala University Jazz Orchestra

Uppsala University Jazz Orchestra with guest vocalist "AKO" Anna-Karin Nytell Oldeberg held a very appreciated gig for the dancing crowd in the Golden Hall last Saturday, on a big ball in Stockholm City Hall.

Wilhelm Fredlund, who plays tenor saxophone in the orchestra said, with his tongue in his cheek, that he saw the gig as a perfect rehearsal for future Nobel Banquets.

 
 
 

2018-06-07 • MPM


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