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              Musician of the Year at the Swedish Radio
                        Jazz Awards "Jazz Cats"
                                                                   12.10.2016

Filip Jers received the prestigious award "Musician of the Year" at the yearly Jazz Awards at jazz club Fasching, organized by Swedish Radio. This prize has been handed out since 1993 to Swedens top jazz musicians and it is with big honour and happiness that Filip receives this award.

Link to radio: (only in Swedish)
http://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.aspx?programid=4848&artikel=6538520

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              Filip Jers Quartet receives                            Manifest-award
                                                     05.02.2016
The CD Plays Swedish Folk was awarded "Best Folk Music" at Manifestgalan in Stockholm in february 2016. Manifestgalan is the independent music industry awards ceremony.





Björn J:son Lindh scholarship
12.11.2015

Filip Jers receives the Björn J:son Lindh scholarship! J:son Lindh was a legendary flute player, pianist, arranger, composer, working with many of Swedens great artists for more than 30 years.
The scholarship will be handed out Janne Schaffers Christmas concert, at 4 pm on 6:th of december 2015 in Gustav Vasa Church, Stockholm.





 
New CD - Filip Jers Quartet Plays Swedish Folk

Release date 2nd of october 2015.
Label: Schmalensee Production
Distribution: Border Music

The CD will be available in CD stores in Scandinavia;
for example CDON, Ginza, Bengans.

For international sales - stay tuned!



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Winners of the EBU European Jazz Competition 2014
- Filip Jers Quartet

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The Filip Jers Quartet has won the European Jazz competition, which took place at LantarenVenster in Rotterdam, The Netherlands Saturday, 5 July as part of the North Sea Jazz Festival.

"The panel of judges, composed of radio producers from European public broadcasters and established musicians, awarded the prize to the Swedish band led by harmonica player Filip Jers for its ‘sensitive communication and outstanding arrangements of an intriguing repertoire.’"

Press release here: European Jazz Competition 2014: Winners announced

Check EBU Jazz Competition homepage for more info: EBU Jazz Competition






More highlights spring 2014

- Filip Jers and Henrik Hallberg are invited to play a concert in at Jazz á Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso, West Africa.
- Filip Jers Quartet are invited to perform at the Nordic Embassy in Berlin, Germany.
- Filip is making a guest apperance on famous Swedish fusion/pop-trio Dirty Loops album "Loopified".






Spring 2014



Documentary about Filip Jers on Swedish Television!

See the movie on SVT-play here: (only in Sweden)

Filip Jers - Harmonica man

SVT2, 7 pm, 1 february

SVT2, 4 pm, 2 february

SVT2, 11 pm, 4 february








Autumn concerts and teaching

- 29 august 2013



Autumn 2013 Filip will tour with different projects, check Calendar for more info

Filip Jers has started to teach more to private harmonica students, just send an email to info(a)filipjers.com to book a lesson. Lessons will take place in Stockholm.

And Filip will start to work with two new CD's, more information will follow...




Summer tour - Welcome!

- june 2013 



19 juni, Ronneby Kulturcentrum, w Jan Lundgren & New Jazz Generation

26 juni, Lunds Brunn, w Jan Lundgren & New Jazz Generation

29 juni, Åmåls Visfest, w Stockholm Lisboa Project

2 juli, Dunkers Församlingshem, w Stockholm Lisboa Project

4 juli, Lagersbergs Säteri, w Stockholm Lisboa Project

12 juli, Åmåls Bluesfest, w Svante Sjöblom

13 juli, Åmåls Bluesfest, w Svante Sjöblom

14 juli, Åmåls Bluesfest, w Svante Sjöblom

19 juli, Folkrotfestivalen, Ängelholm, w Ale Carr

20 juli, Höganäs Saluhall, w Jan Lundgren & New Jazz Generation

21 juli, Jazzens Museum, w Filip Ekestubbe & Johan Lindbom

21 juli, Kungsträdgården, w Jan Lundgren & New Jazz Generation

22 juli, Svensk sommarmusik, w Janne Schaffer, Hannah Svensson, Henrik Hallberg

27 juli, Seoul, Sydkorea

28 juli, Seoul, Sydkorea

4 augusti, Cornelisdagen, Mosebacke

5 augusti, Tivoli, Köpenhamn, w Sofie Livebrant

7 augusti, Månstorps galvar, Trelleborg

8 augusti, Trollsjökväll, Eslöv

11 augusti, Fåfängan, Stockholm

11 augusti, Glenn Miller Café, w Isabella Lundgren







CD Release concert - Filip Jers Quartet

- 8th April 2013 



Welcome to CD release concert with Filip Jers Quartet! Free entrance! CD's for sale!

When: Monday, 8th of April 2013
Venue: Hotel Birger Jarl, Tulegatan 8, Stockholm
Time: from 6 pm, Happy Hour with good price on food and drinks 

Concert with Filip Jers Quartet around 7.30 pm

The CD "Filip Jers Quartet" will be official released on the market, 3rd of April.

Welcome!





New CD Release - Filip Jers Quartet

- spring 2013 



Filip Jers will release the debut album for his jazz quartet in spring 2013. The album will be released on Fojablue Records, an independent record label. Plugged Records AB will distribute the CD all over the world. Click on "Filip Jers Quartet" for info of how to purchase.





Tour in US and Japan

- autumn 2012



Filip Jers performs in Dallas, US in august 2012 and in december he plays two concerts in Tokyo and Hamamatsu, Japan and visit the Suzuki Harmonica factory in Hamamatsu.





New manager and agent

- in october 2012



Filip Jers starts to work with Martin Johnsson as a personal manager and booking agent. Martin Johnsson has previously worked with jazz starts Viktoria Tolstoy, Putte Wickman, Jan Lundgren, Sylvia Vrethammar and Arne Domnérus. You will find Martin Johnssons contact info in the left column.





New CD released - Stockholm Lisboa Project "Aurora"

- in september 2012 



With Stockholm Lisboa Project, Filip Jers releases the CD "Aurora" on Westpark Music. The CD gets a warm welcome in the press and wins the prestigious prize "Deutsche Schallplatten Kritik".





Alice Babs Jazz Scholarship

- in april 2012



Filip Jers recieves Alice Babs Jazz scholarship, a prestigeous scholarship on 50.000 SEK. It was recieved during a concert in Stockholm Concert house, Filip was playing with Bohuslän Big Band and Wermlands Operan orkester, conducted by Magnus Lindgren and Nils Landgren.





Sällskapet  Stallbröderna  Hedersstipendium

- in march 2012



Filip Jers recieves a scholarship on 20.000 SEK from Sällskapet Stallbröderna.





New CD released

 - Primus Motor - Åka med

- in march 2012 



Filip Jers releases the CD "Åka med" with the group Primus Motor. The CD gets a warm welcome and review in the press.





STIM Scholarship

- in october 2011 



Filip Jers recieves a scholarship on 25.000 SEK for his work as a composer.





Joins Suzuki Harmonicas from Japan

- in september 2011 



Filip Jers becomes an official and international endorser of Suzuki Harmonicas from Japan. He plays their harmonicas and promotes them around the world.





New CD released "Spiro"

- released 4th may 2011 in Stallet, Stockholm



Spiro - New CD cover World Harmonica Champion Filip Jers releases his whished-for solodebut-CD, that he calls "Spiro". "Spiro" means "to breathe" in latin. On his solodebut Filip Jers breathes notes out of his harmonica. He also plays guitar, accordion and jawharp on the CD. All thirteen songs are composed by Filip Jers with inspiration from the purple notes of jazz, the blue of the blues and the green notes of folkmusic.
The CD is a musical journey with focus on the soulfull sound of the harmonica and its unique possibilites in the wonderful world of music.

Spring 2011 Filip graduated with a masterdegree in music from the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm, as the first harmonica player ever.

Spiro on iTunes

"Spiro"

- buy it on iTunes

Press quotes:
”That Sweden has got its own harmonica virtuoso in Toots Thielemans class is very clear.” – Lena Köster, Upsala Nya Tidning 2011

”The result is a completely fantastic odyssey i harmonica genres: blues, western, jazz, swedish folkmusic and free improvisation.”- Magnus Börjesson, Nerikes Allehanda 2011

”One really has to say that it was hard to believe that a harmonica CD could be this interesting and varied.” – Magnus Mjöhagen, Arbetarbladet 2011

"this is a CD that breathes, sometimes jazz, alternately blue notes that turns into folkmusic, where a well thought-out sound picture, sometimes instrusive, somtimes it backs a few steps, reinforce the presence. What will it become of this young genius?" – Jan-Erik Zandersson, Nya Upplagan 2011

Buy "Spiro" here:


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For Swedish customers:

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