Discovering jazz was a very liberating experience. A true breath of fresh air after attending a rather stiff and elitist music school in my early youth in Stockholm. It meant a new freedom to express myself through jazz.

It began with Charlie Parker and continued with John Coltrane, Dexter Gordon, Charles Mingus and many more. I began to hang out and listen to the most dedicated jazz musicians in Sweden such as Bernt Rosengren and Christer Boustedt. It was in that context I founded my true musical identity.