PROJECTS

New sextet, Bird’s Nest

This new sextet joined forces through their mutual love for modern jazz. The term ”bebop” has often been ill-fated, but this group puts exuberance back into this classic American style. Tunes by Tadd Dameron, Bud Powell, Arnett Cobb and Dizzy Gillespie are played in the three part harmony of the frontline, often in the original beautiful arrangements. Consisting of Amanda Sedgwick on alto sax and clarinet, Alexander Brott on guitar, Dwayne Clemons on trumpet, Carl Orrje on piano, Björn Lundén on bass and Mattias Puttonen on drums, this group has played at jazz clubs in Sweden, and also the occasional dance gig, disproving the fact that this music was constructed for the exclusive enjoyment of a concert audience.

Soloist

Amanda Sedgwick appears as a soloist with numerous and various groups from one-nighters to big bands and orchestras. She performs with singer Georgie Fame throughout Sweden, and was recently heard as a soloist with Monday Night Big Band.

 

Amanda Sedgwick likes appearing in different stylistic constellations. For her, music fills many different needs. It’s something to sit at home and listen to as well as to go out and dance to.

Teaching

Amanda Sedgwick is a highly appreciated pedagogue, a teacher devoted to bringing out results in her students, whether it be through saxophone technique, ensemble playing, ear training or knowledge of harmony.

She has wide experience and through the years she has taught both privately, at summer camps and workshops.

Between 2004 and 2006 she taught saxophone at Morehouse College, and 2007-2010 she taught ear training and jazz ensemble at the Royal University College of Music in Stockholm. Every fall semester she teaches jazz ensemble at her alma mater.