"Swinging Christmas" with Uppsala University Jazz Orchestra
UUJO's traditional Christmas Concert became an entertaining and very enjoyable music experience for all those who ... Read more
Skrapan Gig at Grand Café
"Open stage" at Uppsala Grand Café with The Skrapan Music Classes became a great success with ... Read more
Concert with Middle Uppland's Chamber Orchestra
MUKO’s traditional concert with two young soloists became more exciting than ever this year when the chamber orchestra ... Read more
Solo Gig at the Castle
Wilhelm Fredlund held a celebrated solo concert for the governor at Uppsala Castle on ... Read more
The coolest orchestra of the summer "Summerchestra" works entirely in the spirit of MPM. In June and August, the retirement homes and service houses are offered no less than ... Read more
Praying (Kesha) & Hello (Adele) Loop Pedal Live Session
Ooops! Kesha's new song "Praying" became Adele's "Hello" with an improvised solo in the end, when I played around with my new loop pedal.
I soon realized it was possible to play a lot of different tunes over the song, so see this as an example.
2017-07-17 • Wilhelm Fredlund
Still Got The Blues (Gary Moore) - Studio Cover
The sun was always shining from a bright blue sky, why did this particular day then come along all of a sudden? Our family was struck by lightning and nearly extinguished the most valuable we had.
During the most critical nights we recorded a wonderful tune by Gary Moore, that helped us forget about our worries for a while and regain our strength. A cover that was formed by the feelings that called for being listened to. The tune became something else when I played it and mixed it.
My father was sitting by my side with his mobile phone in his hand. The phone that was to ring in case of a serious change for the worse. We are immensely grateful that it never rang! Now we can rebuild all that was lost by working together.
2017-06-30 • Wilhelm Fredlund
Uppsala Youth Jazz & Blues Fest 2017
Great to get the chance to do a gig with some of the best musicians in Sweden - Trio X. We played ... Read more
Gig at IFU Arena
I was given the honorable mission of facing a large audience to perform Sweden's national anthem on the alto saxophone at ... Read more
Blue House Youth Jazz Festival 2017
Past weekend we participated in the Blue House Youth Jazz Festival in Stockholm with Uppsala Culture School's Big Band ... Read more
Gig at the classic "Skaris" in Uppsala
Last Friday, I played with one of the best juvenile pianists in Sweden ... Read more
Gig on the m/s King Carl Gustav
Video from my solo gig during a fabulous boat ride with ... Read more
The outdoor gig by Wilhelm at an anniversary party "lit up the darkness of autumn"
On Saturday evening, shortly after 22:00 dramatic saxophone tones echoed between the buildings in Flogsta, Uppsala. With raw but powerful ... Read more
Ystad Swedish Jazz Festival 2016
Ystad Swedish Jazz Festival sounds well in all the world's jazz ears. It brings together not only national but also international artists to jam away during some summer days every year.
Last Sunday I attended the legendary tenor saxophonist Bernt Rosengren's concert. Along with him appeared alto saxophonist Christina von Bülow and an amazing orchestra consisting of bass, drums and piano.
In over an hour beautiful and rich tones reverberated in the old 1400-century buildings. With eyes closed I could see John Coltrane play in a dark and smoky bar. Occasionally penetrated by the more experimental and challenging style of Sonny Rollins. It was just to sit back in the chair, enjoy and try to keep up. During the last self-written tune one could hear beautiful vibratos, perhaps inspired by Louis Armstrong.
This was a really awesome jazz concert, but with a huge question mark. A big question; only answered with silence when I put it. Some of the jazz-elite indeed draw packed houses - but with an audience of retirees and only retirees. Jazz musicians have apparently got stuck in an antiquated artistic style that totally lacks appeal to younger generations. Will jazz concerts continue to be sold out when today's pensioners have said goodbye for the last time, if the musicians refuse to follow the audience's urge to see a contemporary custom development and innovation both artistically and musically?
As a 12 year old and the new owner of my first saxophone, I met Bernt Rosengren for the first time. I asked a few curious questions about life as an artist and what it meant. When he finally realized I was going to invest to become jazz saxophonist, he finished with - "POOR FISH!".
2016-08-13 • Wilhelm Fredlund
Solo Gig at Bachelorette Party
Awesome surprise gig last Saturday at the bachelorette party of all times. Lots of beautiful girls ... Read more
Summertime - Sax Cover
Video clip from the Charlie Parker medley performed by Wilhelm Fredlund on saxophone with a great ... Read more
Cabaret 2016 - UMK Orchestra Class 8C
In early February the students offered two unforgettable and thoughtful performances, with farce, drama, singing and ... Read more
Titanic Theme “My Heart Will Go On” - Sax Cover
A magical and powerful song that requires large air space to do itself justice. I usually play it completely solo some beautiful summer night each year, at the moonlit water of Long Lake (Långsjön). Maybe my solo reaches longer than one would think.
I hope you enjoy my version!
2016-02-15 • Wilhelm Fredlund
Christmas Concert on Gränby Centre with UMK Orchestra Classes
UMK Orchestra Classes had a good performance on Gränby Centre on Thursday. The concert included among other ... Read more
Solo Gig at Avan's Hair Salon
Last Friday night, I played the saxophone at a VIP evening event at Avan's Hair Salon in Uppsala. Some soft jazz was there, as well as a languorous ... Read more
Triple V is a new super trio from Uppsala who intend to offer you a really cruel sound in 2016. The band consists of ... Read more
MPM is proud to present the saxophonist Oskar Forsberg as one of our musical mentors ... Read more