Wilhelm Fredlund

Saxophonist / Songwriter / Producer

Loves to move his audience with intense presence and musical feeling. Gives everything when it comes!


Bio

"I like many different genres. It can be Jazz, Blues or EDM, Rap & Hip-hop. But one of the favorites is nevertheless "The Boss" Bruce Springsteen with Rock n' Roll."

Wilhelm Fredlund, often called Wille, was born in Uppsala, Sweden in the year 2001. He began his musical journey at the age of 8 with playing flute for Sweden's perhaps best recorder flutist Per Gross.

After a few years, when Wille was 12 years old, he switched to alto saxophone where he was classically schooled by Lars-Erik "Lidas" Lidström. A couple of years later he began taking lessons for Oskar Forsberg as well as Olle Thunström and was then introduced to jazz music where he gained a greater understanding of musical harmonies, rhythms and tonality. Wille learned to improvise over different genres and also started playing tenor saxophone, as a second main instrument. As secondary instruments he plays soprano and baritone saxophone, as well as clarinet, flute and piano.

Developing theoretical knowledge in music combined with practical improvisation gave him the possibility of arranging existing and self-written music. An area that today contains plenty of still unpublished raw music material.

In the autumn of 2017, Wille began studying at the Uppsala Lundellska School's Music Class after graduating from Uppsala Music Classes. Parallelly, he commenced an education at Uppsala Culture School's Advanced Program - The Conservatory Program.

Despite his young age, Wille has been able to participate as an artist and musician in a variety of orchestras, bands and ensembles, which has given him a very wide repertoire covering all kinds of music styles. He is today among other things the lead saxophonist in "Uppsala Culture School's Big Band" and in the jazz group "Tight Junctions". At the young age of 16 being a regular saxophonist in "Uppsala University Jazz Orchestra" under the direction of one of the most respected Swedish jazz musicians Ulf Johansson Werre is of course a great and important success. As band leader in a number of MPM constellations, Wille has created a successful and developing collaboration between young musicians across all genres.

Wille loves to go in for sports, but lives for the music and MPM MusicPowerMafia, which he founded on his 13th birthday to "help young artists to reach out in the world with a powerful musical imprint in the name of solidarity".

Origin/Nationality

Wilhelm was born in Uppsala, Sweden in the year 2001.

Group/Band

MPM Selected Crew
MPM Selected Jazz Crew
Uppsala University Jazz Orchestra
Uppsala Culture School's BB
The Skrapan Music Classes
Jazz Fusion
Jazz Fusion Exclusive
Tight Junctions
Triple V
King Street Jazz Quartet
et al.

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