Life and Other Transient Storms

Susana Santos Silva  trumpet/flugel
Lotte Anker  tenor/sop Sax
Sten Sandell  piano
Torbjörn Zetterberg  double bass
Jon Fält  drums

I put together this band on a period of my existence where I’m delightfully discovering the blessing and beauty of impermanence in my life, in the world and in all the things that are… at least for a while… until they change. Accepting this and living accordingly to this truth has changed me tremendously as a person and as a musician. It’s a peaceful state of being that is far from being still. On the contrary, it’s restless and resilient.
I felt that energy on Lotte, Sten, Torbjörn and Jon’s music from the first time I’ve heard them play live.
Together, they/we brought the urgency, intensity, and honesty of their/our beings to create this music, that existed for a moment and that will change every time someone listens to it.
What better score could I bring to the stage then just tell these amazing musicians we are playing Life and all those Transient Storms that hold existence together in the most ethereal and mysterious way?

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Review from Citizen Jazz by Matthew Jouan
Review from All About Jazz by John Sharpe

Review from The Free Jazz Collective

Review from All About Jazz 

Review from Positively Underground
Review from OrkesterJournalen
Review from Giornalle della Musica
Review from Jazz Word
Review from Exystence

The 2016 Free Jazz Blog Reviewer’s Top 10s Best of 2016
Potlista Best of 2016
Les Élus de Citizen Jazz 2016
All About Jazz Best of 216 by Luca Vitali Best Concerts 2017 (Jazz em Agosto) 

Review from Salt Peanuts of the first Storm
Review from A Jazz Noise
Review from All About Jazz Italy
Review from The New York City Jazz Record
Review from RadioTelevisionSerbia
Review from by Guy Peters (Konfrontationen 2017)
Review from AvantMusicNews by Irwin Block (Jazz em Agosto 2017)
Review from by Nuno Catarino (Jazz em Agosto 2017)
Review from All About Jazz by Martin Longley (November 2017) 
Review from Salt Peanuts by Jan Granlie (Vinter Jazz CPH Feb 2018)



12.01.18     AMR Genéve CH
08.02.18    Fasching Stockholm SE
09.02.18    Bimhuis Amsterdam NL
10.02.18    Koncertkirken Copenhagen DK
10.03.18    Artacts St. Johann in Tirol AU
12.03.18    Stadtgarten Cologne DE

27.04.17     Umeå Jazz Studion Umeå SE
02.05.17     VictoriaTeatern Malmö SE
05.05.17     Victoria Nasjonal Jazzscene Oslo NO
21.07.17     Konfrontationen Nikelsdorf AU
01.08.17     Jazz em Agosto Lisbon PT
12.11.17     Jazz Jantar Gdańsk PO

28.08.16    Saalfelden Jazz Festival AU
01.11.15    Tampere Jazz Happening FIN


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