London on Nov 17th
I'm eagerly anticipating the upcoming performance with Jasper and Alex at the Stone Nest in London on November 17th. Londoners, mark your calendars and join us for an unforgettable evening! Your presence will make it even more special.
Volume 2 of Highland Mornings has just been released! I am thrilled to introduce my talented Italian friend Luca Aquino on trumpet, who plays beautifully on track #1. Track #2 features Bengan Jonasson, a dear companion on our tours with the Dan Reed Trio. You are cordially invited to experience this 2-track EP, which is now available at the following link: Highland Mornings Vol. 2
We will tour in Finland with Hyperreal between March 22-25 and also record an album directly after our tour dates.
We have some exiting festival gigs coming up in Summer 2023, hope to catch you there!
The tour schedule is updated with some new gigs for the spring.
Notice the 4 days at the A-trane in Berlin
between June 22-25 where I will play with the amazing Peter Weniger all four nights. We will feature Andreas Lang the first two nights and Josh Ginzburg the last two nights.
I´ve played summer weeks at the A-trane before with various bands such as Nils Landgren Funk Unit, Don Grusin, Torsten Goods and I can tell you that June nights in Berlin are G R E A T!
Hope to see you there!
Here is the 3 min presentation of the album TRANSIT with my band Ikiz Cabin Crew.
The album will be released March 4th on my label Stockholm Jazz Records.
Don't miss our shows in Sweden!
March 2nd at Makeriet, Örebro
March 3rd at Fasching, Stockholm
March 4th at Nefertiti, Gothenburg
My new track "917" is out today (Aug 20)
on all digital platforms.
This is my fifth single solo project under "Ikiz" and as usual Sandra Mozard &
Gordon Cyrus have made the cover, and
Andy P the mix.
The video is due to be released on Aug 31st and is recorded with dancers, this time in Manhattan.
A track for all of you who like electronic music with acoustic drums!
Here are the links to the main platforms:
Wanna give you heads up for new music that are 2 new releases with 2 different projects:
"Soul Nah" with my alias name "Stockholmer".This is the second track with the alias name.
Please follow artist links here:
"917" under my usual name Ikiz.
This single will also be released as a video that was recorded in New York City.
Artist links for Ikiz:
Thanks for your votes on Instagram regarding the single cover for my next solo project track.
"917" will be released in two different dates:
Aug 20th: Spotify, Amazon, Apple Music etc.
Aug 31st: Youtube (video recorded in NYC)
Nils Landgren Funk Unit-New album on May 28th
Our new album with the Funk Unit is on it´s way.
We recorded it in Stockholm the end of 2020.
For now there are 2 singles released on the digital platforms so go have a listen and get a feel of what´s coming up on the 28th!
International Jazz Day
Was great fun to play some new material with the Funk Unit on International Jazz Day.
The half an hour gig was recorded in Stockholm at Kulturhuset and broadcasted in collaboration with UNESCO & Swedish House in Washington DC.
Did you check out our live stream with the Cabin Crew? If not then go to IKIZTUBE and have a listen to a short mix with both old and new material. "Disembark" are for example a new track that will be in the new album with a planned release in September 2021.
Ikiz Cabin Crew
in the studio
We have just spent some days with the
Cabin Crew in the wonderful Yardhouse Studio where we recorded a full length album.
My hope is to release the LP/album in September. Here´s a clip from the first days in the studio.
Nils Landgren & Yamaha
Thanks to a new technology Nils Landgren & I were able to play a 40 min impro set 670 km away from each other with almost no latency in the sound at all. The full set is available
here. Thanks to Nils for this special invitation, Yamaha & Elk Audio.
T-shirts, Sweaters, track suits, beanies, Hoodies etc etc etc are available on the
You will be amazed by the quality, just ask the music lovers who already wear products
from Stockholm Jazz Records :)
Notice that the Velour Tracksuit is exclusively sold by Slagverket Stockholm.
Summer 2019 will be spent in Europe with several projects & bands I play with.
New single release with my solo project in August and a debut release with the duo project ikiz / rydh in June. Full album recording with Ebba Åsman on my label
Stockholm Jazz Records and mix/mastering for the upcoming album with Lahza so fun things happening all the time :)
Tour schedule is updated so have a look at those dates and see you at the gig!
Photo: Mikael Silkeberg
4/4 at Sthlm Jazz
Absolutely excited to announce my performance on October 18th at the Stockholm Jazz Festival with my solo project "Ikiz 4/4". It promises to be a remarkable evening filled with visuals and brand-new tracks just for you. Let's meet in the heart of Stockholm at the festival – can't wait to see you there!
A lot of new music...
This spring is a period when I release a lot of new music...
Please check out "Highland Mornings Vol.1" where I feature Concord Nkabinde & Gustav Lundgren as guests. These sunrise tracks were recorded in California during winter in January.
I've also released the fourth Meh Met EP where I play the Aludu drum.
Meh Met EP nr 2
The second Meh Met EP "Aludu Flow" is out on all digital platforms.
Link below to the main platforms.
All the videos are also out as videos on my Youtube Channel.
Next Meh Met EP release is on Oct 21st.
Please give my alias Meh Met a follow on your digital platform!
Spring & Summer
The spring & summer is all about European gigs, mostly Germany & Sweden but also some visits to France, Switzerland & Italy.
Check out the tour schedule and I hope to see you at the gig!
I am very happy to present you my new album with my band Ikiz Cabin Crew.
Transit includes 20 tracks that I composed during the end of 2020 when all tours were canceled. We recorded it in Feb 2021 and here it is available on all digital platforms as well as on CD. LP will be available later this year.
Hope you enjoy it!
Get the CD here
NLFU FEB 21-24
4 Shows are booked in Sweden with the
Nils Landgren Funk Unit.
Feb 21 & 22 - Valand, Göteborg
Feb 23 - Makeriet, örebro
Feb 24 - Katalin, Uppsala
Annual Restart in CA
Finally I was able to visit Highland, California again to do the "annual restart" where I played a lot of drums prepared the upcoming gigs & recordings and also did some writing.
Last year in January 2021 I could not travel over the Atlantic Ocean because of the strict rules so I had really missed being here in CA.
Here is a video I just uploaded on my Youtube channel with some different clips when I practiced for the upcoming work in Europe.
First gig after this trip will be in Istanbul on January 28th with Lahza & Kenan Dogulu.
You can find tickets here.
Wish U all a healthy 2022...
New "alias" release
As promised here is SOUL NAH, the second track under my alias name STOCKHOLMER.
The overall vibe, instrumentation & main structure is very different to my other projects and that is the reason I have this new alias with two more tracks coming up in the fall. I hope you dig it!
Here are the links to the main platforms:
A new side project is born :)
I have made some new tracks with my Instagram alias STOCKHOLMER.
The first single is released and 3 more are scheduled for the upcoming months.
So if you dig ambient with a twist of electronica & organic percussion then you are much welcome to follow this alias" on several digital platforms. Here are a few:
Cabin Crew @Gullbranna-
festivalen on July 9th
Very happy to join Gullbrannafestivalen once again where I have been with my solo project Ikiz 4/4, NLFU & Ida Sand before.
This time Cabin Crew will be a part of the streamed festival on the festivals Youtube page on July 9th at 22:00 (Swe time).
Enjoy our stremaed show with some new tracks from M/S Fladen in Stockholm!
Photo: Johan Bergmark
Ikiz Cabin Crew
Live on Feb 25th
We have a live stream performance with the Cabin Crew on Feb 25th. We will play at Paviljongen, Stockholm and you can see the gig here local time 18:00. Join the gig and get to know the new staff member Manne Skafvenstedt on Keys!
There are a few live streams coming up,
don´t miss these gigs!
All concerts will have a link shared on my facebook page 15 minutes prior to perfromance.
Jan 29th 20:00 local time
Petter Bergander Trio @Fasching
Feb 4th 18:00
Magnus Lindgren Jazz by 4 @Paviljongen
Feb 25th 18:00
Ikiz Cabin Crew @Paviljongen
I made a visit to the old slaughter house in the south side of Stockholm with my black Yamaha kit to jam a little. My friend Mikael joined and shot some videos and they are now on my YouTube channel, check it out!
Gigs & merch...
Surprisingly there has been some touring done lately with different projects which has been great. I have updated some videos on Instagram with videos from Germany where I played last week. There are 2 gigs left in August, both with Conny Bloom and those gigs are in:
Corona streams etc
There have been many fun concerts/streams
during this crazy period I have been involved in and a few of them are still online. Click on the links and enjoy!
SOCIAL MEDIA ACTIVITY
Hey guys! So with all canceled live gigs in public spaces during this crazy time there has been some other activities on Instagram, Facebook and other different sites.
I just did a "IKIZ 4/4" performance for Akbank Sanat online. On Friday May 8th we will play a concert from Stockholm Concert Hall with Magnus Lindgren & friends that you can watch online here. So for the nearest future I´ll be drumming in the cyber world so please stay updated on these pages and stay safe out there!
A few years ago I met an incredible musician from Finland named Aki Rissanen. We met up in Helsinki to jam and started to record some basic ideas we came up with. On our second meeting we recorded this EP that now is out on all digital platforms.
Here´s "IKIZAKI" with IKIZAKI.
NEW PRESS PHOTOS
New Turquoise photos with my favorite snare and clothes from Stockholm Jazz Records available in the gallery.
Photos: Mikael Silkeberg
Such a huge honor to receive the
"Musician of the year 2017" prize by the