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Thomas Backman

The Band

Thomas backman saxophones clarinets          Oskar Schönning Bass Guitar                  Julia Schabbauer Drums vocals                     Josefine Lindstrand vocals keys

“Crime Jazz”,  “Jazz for a new generation” & “slow-burn yearning widescreen chamber pop” . There are many ways trying to describe the unique sound of reedplayer Thomas Backmans band.


Backman, one of Swedens most reputable reedplayers for 15 years, formed a band of his own in 2016.  The special blend of styles and dynamic arrangements made the debutalbum “Did You Have a Good Day, David?” (2018) a critically acclaimed success. The band followed up the release with concerts at important venues such as Pizza Express in London and Rochester Jazz Festival & Nublu in the US.


August 6 2021 the sequel will be released: “When light is put away”.

 Since created in the time of 2 ongoing crises; the pandemic and the climate crisis the album turned both dark and thoughtful.                                   


With the feature of shoegaze, hiphop, orchestral pop and free jazz as well as the words of Emily Dickinson the essence of Backmans music is recognizable but developed.

                                                                        An “outside the box” voice in the jazzscene today.


August 19 2021
Stockholm, Se
official releaseshow

September 1 2021

Nordic House

Reykjavik, Iceland


August 6 2021
When light is put away

November 13 2021
Mölndal, SE


August 21 2021

Västerås, Se

Jazzfesten konserthuset


Aug 3 2016

Trosa, SE

Trosa Stads kyrka

July 14 2017

Söderhamn, se


Okt 12 2016

Stockholm, Se

Stockholm Jazz


July 26 2017

Trosa, se

Trosa stads kyrka

August 16 2018
Trosa, SE
Trosa Stads Kyrka
August 30 2018
Stockholm, sE
Official release show!
March 9 2019
Helsingborg, SE

april 16 2019

bollnäs, se

bollnäs jazzclub

june 27 2019

New York city, ny, US

Scandinavia house

june 28 2019

New York city, ny, US

nublu 151

July 28 2017

Stockholm, se

Glenn miller cafe

October  15 2018
Stockholm, sE
glenn miller cafe
stockholm jazz festival

Apr 20 2017

Upplands Väsby, SE

Picchus Cafe

July 27 2017

Sandviken, se

musik i bruksmiljö

Apr 21 2017

Alvesta, Se

Alvesta Jazz & Blues

October 18 2018
Vänersborg, sE
Vänersborg musikförening

may 16 2019

gothenburg, se


June 22 2019

Washington, Dc US

Nordic jazz festival

August 14 2019

Trosa, Se

Trosa Stads Kyrka

October 2 2019

Sandviken, SE

Björksätra kyrka

Apr 22 2017

Kristianstad, Se

Blue Bird jazz

November 23 2018
London, Uk
Pizza Express soho
London jazz festival

Sep 27 2017

Gävle, se

Gävle jazzclub

Mar 7 2018

Malmö, se

bullret, inkonst

January 31 2019
Mariehamn, AX
Alandica Auditorie

May 4 2017

Umeå, Se

Umeå Jazzstudio

May 11 2017

Svalöv, se

Fridhems fhsk

June 30 2018
Sandviken, SE
Jazzfestival Bangen
March 8 2019
Malmö, se
Jazz i Malmö

June 24 2019

Baltimore, md US

An die Musik Live

February 1 2020

Strängnäs, Se

Åkers Kyrka

Sep 17 2020

Umeå, sweden


August 5 2020


trosa stads kyrka

June 26 2019

Rochester, ny, US

rochester jazz festival

June 25 2019

Cleveland, oh, US

bop stop at the

music settlement

"All the music on the album is done with care, precision and warmth" -Jan Gradvall Dagens Industri
It´s a, let me say it directly, very good debut. Varied, resourceful, personal and serious" -Dan Backman Orkesterjournalen
Rated 4/5
"A personal music that breaks the Imagination of traditional improvisation without templates or copying something else...."Jazz for a new generation"
-Göran Olson Gefle Dagblad
"We think of Kamasi Washington. But this swings a lot more than Washington....Throughout the whole album we are served musical experiences, extremely varied and nice --Jan Granlie, Salt Peanuts
"A band picked out at the finest delicatessen counter
-Patrik Lindgren, Lira
”They played their proverbial asses off, generating an intensity that suggested that playing this music represented an essential cathartic process”
-Ian Mann, The Jazz Mann
“Each player was a creative mastermind, maximizing their possible range and output. Whether teetering into techno, bursting into bombast, or coasting quietly on a beautiful melody, the quartet had the audience rapt for the full hour.”-Eli Stein, NYS Music
"The Swedish quartet’s mixture of slow-burn yearning widescreen chamber pop with elements of jazz and electronica deserves wider attention-------Sparkling synths and haunting hocketing vocals with beautiful lyrics in Swedish and English charting icy topographies reminiscent at times of Björk"
-AJ Dehany  London Jazz News

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