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Thomas Backman

The Band

Josefine Lindstrand                    Oskar ScHönning                                                    Julia Schabbauer
Keyboards vocals                        Bass & guitar                                                          Drums vocals
Thomas backman
saxophones clarinets
 

"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 Backman´s band. In the group, founded in 2016, Backman have put together some of his favorite musicians, all of them award winning, well-known Swedish musicians to an “all-star”-unit. 

 

The members have worked with artists and bands like Django Bates, Uri Caine, Hilmar Jensson, Loney dear and Klabbes Bank. 

At Aug 29 2018 the critically acclaimed debut album: ”Did you have a good day, David”? was released at the label Modern Musik. Since then the band have performed at major festivals and clubs such as The Rochester Jazz Festival and Nublu in USA, Pizza Express in London as well as Nefertiti Jazz Club and Stockholm Jazz Festival in Sweden

“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
”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

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Aug 3 2016

Trosa, SE

Trosa Stads kyrka

July 14 2017

Söderhamn, se

Världsarvsjazzen

Okt 12 2016

Stockholm, Se

Stockholm Jazz

Festival

July 26 2017

Trosa, se

Trosa stads kyrka

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

april 16 2019

bollnäs, se

bollnäs jazzclub

June 26 2019

Rochester, ny, US

rochester jazz festival

june 27 2019

New York city, ny, US

Scandinavia house

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

nefertiti

June 22 2019

Washington, Dc US

Nordic jazz festival

june 28 2019

New York city, ny, US

nublu 151

August 14 2019

Trosa, Se

Trosa Stads 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

May 11 2017

Svalöv, se

Fridhems fhsk

Mar 7 2018

Malmö, se

bullret, inkonst

January 31 2019
Mariehamn, AX
Alandica Auditorie
March 8 2019
Malmö, se
Jazz i Malmö
June 30 2018
Sandviken, SE
Jazzfestival Bangen

May 4 2017

Umeå, Se

Umeå Jazzstudio

June 24 2019

Baltimore, md US

An die Musik Live

October 2 2019

Sandviken, SE

Björksätra kyrka

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

"Did you have a good day, David" is the name of Thomas Backman´s critically acclaimed debutalbum which was released digitally and on a vinyl limited edition release at the label Modern Musik with distribution of Klangbox at August 29 2018.

The album is recorded at Studio Dubious in Stockholm in November 2017 and consists of 9 songs, all of them Thomas compositions, and 3 of them written with Josefine Lindstrand´s lyrics.

 

Elements of bebop and freejazz as much as from hiphop, indie pop and chamber music appears in the music. Together with the dynamic arrangements, the intimite interplay and with Christoffer Roth´s carefully crafted mixes "Did You Have A Good Day, David?" sounds pioneering, unique and "outside the box" in the jazzgenre today. 

Listen on Spotify:

thomasbackman@gmail.com 
Phone: 0046 739 712447
vinyl distribution by klangbox 
www.klangbox.se