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 the lead alto player in the Swedish Radio Jazz Group together with pianist Rita Marcotulli.Amanda Sedgwick likes appearing in different stylistic constellations – alongside her work in different groups focusing on modern jazz and bebop, she also plays in swing bands, for lindy hop dancers. She is an appreciated side musician for her ability to adapt to different musical settings, always keeping her strong personality.

Amanda Sedgwick Quintet

Dwayne Clemons, trumpet, Amanda Sedgwick alto sax, Leo Lindberg, piano, Kenji Rabson bass, Moussa Fadera, drums

This American/Swedish group has been around since 2012, playing both Amanda’s compositions and works by some of the greatest American musicians, such as Bud Powell, Barry Harris and Gigi Gryce. The group has toured extensively in Sweden and also in Finland, receiving joyful appreciation from the Swedish jazz audience. It consists of some of the best musicians in Sweden. The group released an album in 2013, ”Shadow and Act”.