Ola Bengtsson – guitar


Photo: Elliot Elliot

Born 1957 in Hässleholm, Sweden.
Music Education:
• Diploma in Professional Music 1980, Berklee College of Music, Boston, USA.
• Professional teachertraining and exam 1988, Royal College of Music in Stockholm, Sweden.

• Freelance musician as a guitarist in a wide variety of styles from duo to bigbands.
CD’s, tours or gigs with Stockholm Jazz Orchestra (guests: Toots Thielemans, Maria Schneider, Jens Winter, Carlos Franzetti, Jim McNeely), Mikael Råbergs Bigband, Tolvan Bigband, Pan Trio, Lill Babs, Claes Jansson, Esbjörn Svensson Trio, Nisse Landgren, Gunnar Siljablo, Peps Blodsband, Kjell Öman, The Swedish Radiojazzgroup (with different leaders as Lennart Åberg, George Russel), Norrbotten Big Band (leaders: Tim Hagans, Maria Schneider, Peter Erskine) and other small groups.

• Director of Jazz Studies at the Institution of Jazz at The Royal College – Kungliga Musikhögskolan in Stockholm, Sweden since 1993. A university level jazz-program with 50 teachers and 90 students in performance studies, theory, teacher-training and ensemble.

• Teacher in jazzguitar, improvisation, ensemble, harmony, composition, arranging and eartraining at the Royal College since 1988.

Lecturer in jazzimprovisation, composition, harmony, arranging and guitar.



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