Klas Lindquist – Musician and Composer

Klas Lindquist was born in 1975 in Göteborg, Sweden, and plays the alto saxophone and clarinet. He has studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and at the Mannes College of Music in New York City. He has his own nine-piece band, the Klas Lindquist Nonet, that plays mainly compositions by Klas, but he also plays in several other bands such as the Stockholm Swing All Stars, the Claes Janson Band and the Glenn Miller Orchestra Scandinavia. In 2005 Klas received the prestigous “Golden Sax” award from the Swedish saxophone legend Arne Domnérus and just a few months later he recieved the Alice Babs Award. In 2006, he won first prize in the Brussels Jazz Orchestra International Composition Contest. In spring 2011 Klas recieved The Culture Award of the city of Stockholm.

One of Sweden’s most exciting young jazz musicians.
Tore Ljungberg, Tore Ljungberg
Technical brilliance, imagination and style.
Lennart Blomberg, Göteborgs-Posten
Best of all is the young alto saxophonist Klas Lindquist.
Ingmar Glanzelius, Dagens Nyheter
The best we have.
Per Henrik Cellton, Barometern