Saxophonist / Songwriter / Producer
Loves to move his audience with intense presence and musical feeling. Gives everything when it counts!
"I like many different genres. The important thing is that the music experience feels genuine and believable for both me and the audience. By welding together creative expressions such as music, videography and stories I want to establish an incredibly powerful feeling that moves people."
Wilhelm Fredlund 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.
As an 11-year-old, Wilhelm switched to alto saxophone where he was classically schooled by Lars-Erik "Lidas" Lidström. In the same year, Wilhelm won the national school competition to design Sweden's Olympic Logo. The Swedish Olympic Committee gave one of Sweden's greatest Olympians the mission of congratulating him with pomp and circumstance, which was noticed in the Swedish media.
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. Wilhelm 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, piano and guitar.
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 An area that today contains plenty of still unpublished raw music material.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 2024, songs from the private catalog will begin to be released on the commercial music market.
In the autumn of 2017, Wilhelm 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 (UCAP) - The Conservatory Program. After completing these studies, Wilhelm has participated in Erasmus projects and course programs. Among other things in music management. He has also started his own business in the music industry.
Despite his young age, Wilhelm 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 has been among other things the lead saxophonist in "Uppsala Culture School's Big Band" and in the jazz group "Tight Junctions". Already in his sixteenth year of life, to get the role of regular saxophonist in "Uppsala University Jazz Orchestra" under the direction of one of the most respected Swedish jazz musicians Ulf Johansson Werre was of course a great and significant success. Since then he has been faithful to the orchestra and is today the first tenor saxophonist. As band leader in a number of MPM constellations, Wilhelm has created a successful and developing global collaboration between young musicians across all genres.
Wilhelm 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".
Wilhelm was born in Uppsala, Sweden in the year 2001.
Wilhelm is based in Sweden since birth.
Music Education (Completed)
- Program (3 yrs.) > Music (spec. Sax) (Skrapan)
- Program (3 yrs.) > UCAP (spec. Sax & Piano) (UCS)
- Program (3 yrs.) > Erasmus+ (UCS)
- Program (4 yrs.) > Music (spec. Sax) (UMC)
- Program (6 mos.) > Music Management (IMM)
- Course (11 yrs.) > Saxophone (UCS)
- Course (11 yrs.) > Saxophone (Private)
- Course (3 yrs.) > Saxophone (Skrapan)
- Course (3 yrs.) > Piano (UCS)
- Course (4 yrs.) > Recorder/Flute (UMS)
- Course (2 yrs.) > Singing (UMS)
- Course (4 mos.) > Sound Engineering (UCS)
- Course (15 yrs.) > Ensemble/Orchestra/Band (UMC/UCS/UMS/Skrapan)
Skrapan: The Uppsala Lundellska School (Skrapan)
UCS: Uppsala Culture School
UMC: Uppsala Music Classes
IMM: Innovative Music Management
UMS: Uppsala Music School
- MPM Selected Crew (2014-)
- MPM Selected Jazz Crew (2017-)
- Uppsala University Jazz Orchestra (2017-)
2020-2023 > Band Erasmus+
2021-2022 > King Street Quintet
2014-2021 > Uppsala Culture School's Big Band
2019-2021 > King Street Jazz Quartet
2018-2020 > Tight Junctions
2017-2020 > The Skrapan Music Classes
2015-2018 > Jazz Fusion
2015-2018 > Jazz Fusion Exclusive
2016-2017 > Triple V
2013-2017 > Uppsala Music Classes' Orchestra
2013-2016 > Uppblåset
2011-2013 > Superblåsarna
2010-2011 > Blåståget
Album > Swinging Christmas* (UUJO/2019)
Album > We're Back in Greasytown** (NfMP/2020)
*as band member
**as featured artist/musician
NfMP: Noodles for My Poodles
UUJO: Uppsala University Jazz Orchestra
Studio > 99 Röd Ballong (MPM/2023)
Studio > Creep (MPM/2019)
Studio > Don't Stop Me Now (MPM/2019)
Studio > Gecko Overdrive (MPM/2022)
Studio > God Is A Woman (MPM/2018)
Studio > Je t'aime (MPM/2020)
Studio > Monster (MPM/2021)
Studio > POV (MPM/2021)
Studio > Purple Rain (MPM/2017)
Studio > Señorita (MPM/2022)
Studio > Stay (MPM/2019)
Studio > Still Got The Blues (MPM/2017)
Studio > The Business (MPM/2021)
Studio > Titanic Theme (My Heart Will Go On) (MPM/2016)
Live > Angel Eyes (MPM/2018)
Live > Anyone (MPM/2021)
Live > Ave Maria** (MUKO/2018)
Live > Bang Bang / Tremor (MPM/2019)
Live > Billie's Bounce (MPM/2018)
Live > Bohemian Rhapsody (MPM/2018)
Live > Chanson d'Amour (MPM/2015)
Live > Flamingo (MPM/2017)
Live > Hey Brother (MPM/2018)
Live > Hey Jude (MPM/2016)
Live > I Say A Little Prayer (MPM/2019)
Live > Imagine (MPM/2019)
Live > Parker's Mood (MPM/UMK/2016)
Live > Praying / Hello (MPM/2017)
Live > Purple Rain (MPM/2018)
Live > Sentimental Jam Session (MPM/2018)
Live > Still Got The Blues** (TX/2017)
Live > Summertime** (2016)
Live > Summertime** (TX/2017)
Live > Summertime** (MM/2020)
Live > Summertime (with Strings)** (MUKO/2018)
Live > We Are The Champions (MPM/2019)
Live > What A Wonderful World (MPM/2018)
Live > When You Wish Upon A Star (MPM/2019)
**as featured artist/musician
MM: Martinas Mixtape
MUKO: Middle Uppland's Chamber Orchestra
TX: Trio X
UMK: Uppsala Music Classes
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