With several international tours over the last years, the trio Ericson/Nästesjö/Berre has begun to attract attention around Scandinavia and Europe. The group consists of Sture Ericson (SE) – saxophones and clarinet, Johannes Nästesjö (SE) – bass and Håkon Berre (NO) – drums. Ericson and Berre, both based in Copenhagen, have worked together in different constellations in recent years, e.g. the Maria Faust Jazz Catastrophe. In the autumn of 2014, they met bassist Johannes Nästesjö from Malmö and formed the trio ENB. Based on saxophone, clarinet, bass and drums, as well as various objects and preparations, the trio explores different aspects of free improvisation. This has resulted in a varied soundscape with a wide range of influences ranging from improvisations focusing on tonal textures, to pitch-related linear playing with relations to the free jazz- and jazz tradition.
- Quote from concert review (Johan Hauknes, www.salt-peanuts.eu):
”This Norwegian-Swedish trio possesses an openness and mutual vigilance which is fantastic.”
- Link to sound clips: https://soundcloud.com/haakonberre/sets/ericson-n-stesj-berre
Sture Ericson (Sweden): alto-, tenor- & baritone sax, bass clarinet, clarinet, composer. Sture Ericson emerged on the Swedish scene for experimental jazz and improvised music in the 80’s as a member of the internationally recognized unit Position Alpha. Playing in this group until –95 and releasing four LPs and two cd ́s, touring extensively throughout Europe and South America in clubs and at festivals. The next mayor project started in 2000 with the formation of the group The Electrics. Its members from the start and up to the present day are Axel Dörner (D) – trumpet; Sture Ericson – reeds; Ingebrigt Håker Flaten (N) – bass; and Raymond Strid (S) – drums. The Electrics has created a very unique musical brew drawing from its members ́ experiences in jazz, freejazz, European improv and contemporary classical music.
Johannes Nästesjö (Sweden): works within the genre of modern jazz, improvised and contemporary music as a professional double-bass player and teacher. He has for the last years toured frequently in several different countries in Europe, as well as Vietnam, Gambia, Mali, Brazil and USA and has appeared on more than 25 recordings. During the last years he has been working with Tom Chant, Agustí Fernández, Joe Morris, Ramon Lopez, Marco Mesquida, Ramon Prats, Albert Cirera, Peter Nilsson, Ståle Liavik, Lotte Anker & Vasco Trilla and many more.
Håkon Berre (Norway): has established himself as one of the most interesting young drummers on the Danish scene for improvised music. Having expanded the drum set with a diversity of trash ranging from ringing bells, tin plates and chains, to pot lids, tea towels, forks and chopsticks, Håkon has made collaborations with artists such as Peter Brötzmann, Phil Minton, John Tchicai, Axel Dörner, Peter Friis-Nielsen, Kasper Tranberg, Tobias Delius, Petter Wettre, Mikko Innanen, Liudas Mockunas, Hilmar Jensson and Fred Lonberg- Holm. His inventive and energetic drumming has brought him to numerous clubs and festivals all around the world, and can be heard on a discography spanning 28 CD’s and LP’s, many of them released on Barefoot Records, where Håkon is one of the co-founders.
Touring dates 2018
10/3 Nya Perspektiv, Västerås, Sweden
25/5 Peter Kowald Gesellschaft, Wuppertal, Germany
Touring dates 2017
23/5 Robadors 23, Barcelona, Spain
24/5 Raras Músicas (Centro Cultural la Tortuga), Madrid, Spain
25/5 Juan Sebastian bar, Huesca, Spain
26/5 Banyoles, Spain
27/5 Barrilada, Badalona, Spain
11/7 Koncertkirken, Copenhagen, Denmark, 17:00
13/7 5E, Copenhagen, Denmark, 18:00
13/11 5e Måndagsklubben, Denmark
15/11 FatJazz, Hamburg, Germany
16/11 Dortmund, Germany
17/11 Duisburg, Germany
19/11 Studio and live-recording, Inter Arts Center, Malmö
More coming up soon!
Touring dates 2016
13/2 WinterJazzfestival, 5E, Copenhagen
14/2 Dortmund, Germany
15/2 Oldenburg, Germany
16/2 Bremen, Germany
17/2 Hamburg, Germany
18/2 Live CV im CVJM, Lübeck, Germany
6/4 Brötz, Göteborg,Sweden
7/4 Galleri Ping-Pong, Malmö, Sweden
8/4 Christianshavns Beboerhus, Copenhagen, Denmark
12/4 Blow out, Oslo, Norway
6/7 Copenhagen Jazzfestival, Copenhagen, Denmark
3/11: Piteå, Swe
4/11: Clinic at Finska Folkhögskolan, Happaranda, Swe
4/11: Finska Folkhögskolan, Happaranda, Swe
5/11: Sjöparksskolan, Gällivare, Swe
28/11: Maandagsklubben, Copenhagen, DK