Lina Nyberg

Lina Nyberg was raised in an artistic family in Stockholm, Sweden. She was born in 1970. Lina discovered jazz when she was 14 years old. At 18 Lina began singing with Swedish jazz musicians such as Nisse Sandstrom and Bernt Rosengren. Lina created her first constellation, “Lina Nyberg Kvintett”, in 1990. It was made up of Per “Texas”, Esbjorn and Dan Svensson, Mikel Ulfberg, and Mikel Johansson. Her first CD CLOSE was released by Prophone Records in 1993. Recorded as a duo with Esbjorn, the late pianist. A Swedish jazz classic and instant success. Erland Boethius, the producer and owner Prophone, was also a part of this successful collaboration. Lina and her quintet won the prestigious Swedish Grammis Award for their CD “When the smile shines through”, which was released in 1995. “OPEN”, a 1998 album that was recorded with Palle Danielsson as bassist and Anders Persson as pianist, received rave reviews. Lina Nyberg has worked with many jazz musicians over the years, including John Taylor, Marilyn Crispell and Anders Jormin. She has toured throughout Scandinavia, Canada, Brazil, Vietnam, Canada, and parts of Europe. Lina has also toured Japan several times with Yasuhito MORI’S Scandinavian Connection. Lina Nyberg, one of Sweden’s most innovative and creative jazz singers, is Lina Nyberg. She has attracted a lot of attention for more than 15 years, mainly in Scandinavia but also in other countries. Lina Nyberg Band is her main ensemble right now with Cecilia Persson on piano, David Stackenas on guitar, Josef Kallerdahl on bass, and Peter Danemo on drums. She is the founder and active member of the network IMPRA, which works for equality in music for all genders. She has also been a frequent debater on Music and Musicians’ position in society. From

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