Harmonica player Filip Jers met over a cup of coffee with jazz
legend and harmonica player Toots Thielemans on a sunny day in Sweden.
The conversation between them inspired Filip Jers to compose music with
the subtitle ”with inspiration from Toots”.
Filip Jers Quartet was
formed shortly thereafter and the group is now releasing their debut
album. With harmonica, guitar, double bass and drums the band creates a
vibrant group sound as well as a contemporary and varied harmonica jazz.
Filip Jers - has been called "the Swedish harmonica sensation" by the music critics in Europe. His true virtuosic harmonica style is both melodious and powerful. He has received numerous awards and prizes over the years and in 2005 he became double world champion on harmonica and last year he was awarded the prestigious Alice Babs Jazz scholarship. Today Jers is in great demand musician both for performances and studio sessions.
Henrik Hallberg - lyrical guitar player who has great sense for melodies. Hallberg has a unique sound and has recorded and performed with saxophonist Dave Liebman, amongst others.
Johan Lindbom - equilibristic bassist with an individual style. Lindbom is a sought after bassist in jazz and pop and is currently also playing in Anders Widmark Trio.
Niclas Lindström - is a flexible and sharp drummer with a big dynamic range. With a love for older jazz sounds, Lindström is active in many groups and is also the drummer in Sweden’s well- known pop duo First Aid Kit.
Filip Jers Quartet has been performing on the Swedish jazz scene since 2009 and has made great success on jazz clubs and festivals with their unique sound. They have been broadcasted on Swedish national radio several times. The musicians of Filip Jers Quartet are all experienced touring musicians and in spring 2013 they release their long awaited debut album.
How to buy the CD Filip Jers Quartet
The CD Filip Jers Quartet
will be released on Fojablue Records
worldwide by Plugged Records AB.
- For orders in Sweden/Europe, go to CDON, Ginza etc or your
local record store.
orders, please go to Plugged
"Filip Jers’ compositions impress"
"The title "with inspiration from Toots" is a perfect description of Filip Jers harmonica style"