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About Sten Rönbeck
 
 
  Sten Rönbeck was born in 1953, grew up in Olofström in Blekinge and is nowadays living in Norsesund outside of Gothenburgh, Sweden. He was actually able to whistle already as an infant and took up the guitar at twelve.

In the seventies he toured with a blues- and rock-band and then played covers that include those of Santana. The meeting with the music of John Mclaughlin awakened the interest in jazz-music. Sten Rönbeck is totally self-taught from the beginning but he has also attended the jazz-course at the peoples high-scool in Skurup.

In the eighties he had the quartet "Kvickrot" together with tenoristKarl Petermann from Karlskrona and in 1999, together with Johnny Enquist and David Sundby among others, he started "Sten Rönbeck quintet" in which he plays exclusively his own material plus a lot of freeform.

In 2002 Sten formed a trio along with singer Marika Cailly and guitarist Mike Peters, and the same year emerged yet another group - "STEN", with an odd and throughout double bass and drums.
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Sten Rönbeck

mobile: +46 (0) 733-83 43 04

email: stenronbeck@gmail.com
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Jabadin
 
 
  Magdalena Nilsson - voice, harmonium, drum

Sten Rönbeck - twelve-stringed guitar, contrabass, sitar

Christian Jormin* - percussion, piano

Magdalena is a singer and music pedagogue with a long experience. She is rooted in folk music and is inspired by world- and indigenous music and songs, as for example the Sami jojk. She has a musical breadth and is known to create a strong presence in the room. Improvises well and writes her own music. Has sung in different configurations in churches, cafés and festivals. Works right now including a project with Hungarian folk songs, and is writing new songs with influences from the Orient. Playfulness and the hearts true expression is her driving force.

Christian Jormin* is an established musician and plays in bands such as Gunnel Mauritzen band, Christian Jormin Trio and Den Fule. Composes and writes his own music.

Together we offer a musical experience with a strong presence, intimacy and freedom. with the foundation of folk music and simplicity we cast off and anything can happen. We play our own music and music from different parts of the world, including Hungary and Greece.

* Participates on some gigs.
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  Jabadin

music: Magdalena Nilsson

Stjärnorna tindra mot min kära

music: Trad.

Napot is szeretem

music: Trad. Hungarian folk tune
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STEN
 
 
  A boundless musical experience where traditionally classical instruments meets jazz. Own compositions, a special sound, melodical, lyrical, natural (close to nature), warmth, feeling... Listen and experience for yourself!

Members:

Sten Rönbeck - guitar

Joakim Svensson - oboe

Lars Börjesson - violin

Björn Jörrel - double-bass

Participates on the recordings:

Tobias Sondén - double-bass

Fredrik Hamrå - drums
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  Banghatan

music: Sten Rönbeck

Jupiter Return

music: Sten Rönbeck

New Gate

music: Sten Rönbeck
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Sten Rönbeck Quintet
 
 
  Sten Rönbeck Quintet has existed since the spring of '99, and plays original compositions that is both moving and inspiring. Improvisations in the many moods of jazz. The music moves between the free and untamed and the lyrically delicate; these opposites combines to make the music spirited. Stylewise the music could be described as having its roots in the music of the seventies, in a tonal world which changes the jazzharmonic structure by approaching both rock and classical music.

- The band is currently not active -

Members:

Sten Rönbeck - guitar player and composer, influenced by guitarists like John Scofield and Pat Metheny.

Johnny Enquist - plays sax with great fervour, has been active in many different groups in Gothenburgh, is now part of Tommy Kotter Trio.

Gustaf Karlöf - an inventive keyboardist, plays in many young bands, among others Jenny Willén band.

Mattias Grönroos - a basist with a driving rythmic style, plays also for example with Christian Jormin trio.

David Sundby - drums, a member of Mwendo Dava, is a natural force, like a wizard he creates magic out of every moment.
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  Soap Bubbles, excerpt

music: Sten Rönbeck

Lo, excerpt

music: Sten Rönbeck

Uppvindar, excerpt

music: Sten Rönbeck
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Marika Cailly Trio
 
 
  A very popular group, by both musicians and audience, for a touching and exciting singing voice in a frame of creative and playful guitars. Choice of songs from a variety of styles - americana, bossa, jazz, pop etc - all in a natural communion and with very personal interpretations. The trio was active 2002 - 2005, mostly in the Gothenburg area.

Members:

Marika Cailly - vocals

Sten Rönbeck - guitar

Mike Peters - guitar
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Current Events
 
 
 

SOUND OF THE OCEAN

at restaurant Gusto Italiano, Alingsåsparken. Friday the 30 of august at 8 PM. Magdalena Nilsson- voice, Leif Jonsson- percussion, Sten Rönbeck-guitar, and Christoffer Swärd- accordeon
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