Fredrik Carlquist

Fredrik Carlquist is a Swedish saxophonist living in Barcelona, Spain. Since his arrival to the Catalan capital in 2001 he established himself as one of the mainstays of the new jazz events in the city and he is now considered one of the major horn players on the jazz scene. A precise and versatile saxophonist that moves easily on a broad range of the jazz spectra. Even though his later work focuses on classic terrain with influences from players like Stan Getz and Lester Young, he has been heard in many other constellations from free to Dixieland. On his records Fredrik also stands out as a composer and producer.

Fredrik was born in Jönköping, Sweden in 1969 and started to play clarinet at nine years age and saxophone at ten. During 1989-1991 Fredrik studied at the jazz program at Skurups Folkhögskola and in 1996 he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in music from Malmö College of...

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