Jonny Wartei 4tet
The quartet is an ensemble of widely experienced musicians within the diverse forms of jazz music, devotet to a truly improvised form where there is no set of rules and absolutely no right or wrong.
Jonny Wartel saxophones and reeds. Born -59
Toured Europe with saxophone quartet Position Alpha in the eighties. Toured in India and Europe with Indian Baul musicians in the eighties and nineties. Free lance in different styles of music: free jazz, impro, folk music, world music, rock n roll etc.
Pianist and composer in free improvised music and jazz, based in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Working with alternative techniques, using preparations and objects.
Active in several groups and collaborations, among others:
Ord, Finn Loxbo/ Karin Johansson duo, Nina de Heney/ Karin Johansson/ Henrik Wartel, Jonny Wartel 4,
Lisen Rylander Löve/ Karin Johansson duo.
Composer of music for theatre and contemporary dance.
Yasuhito Mori (Double bass)
Born in Tokyo, Japan in 1952, he started to play in major jazz clubs in Tokyo while attending Aoyama Gakuin High School and University. After graduating university, he played with Masayuki Jojo Takayanagi and many other artists. (Akira Sakata, Masao Nakajima, Itaru Oki, Naohiko Hojo etc)
In 1981 he moved to Sweden and has worked with Swedish jazz musicians in many different constellations. Artists he has played with include Putte Wickman, Bengt Hallberg, Nils Landgren as well as guests George Coleman, Lee Konitz, Bob Berg, Bob Mintzer, Maria Schneider, Ken Peplowski, Art Farmer, Karin Krog, Hod O'Brien, Joe Lovano, Lew Soloff, Clark Terry, Georgie Fame, Billy Hart, Billy Harper, Avishai Cohen, Danilo Pe?rez, Bob Brookmeyer, Rob McConnell, Vince Mendoza and many others.
Today Mori performs with the Bohusla?n Big Band, Tommy Kotter Trio, and Jonny Wartel Quartet, etc. He was part of tenor saxophonist Stan Getz's Quartet with Kenny Barron and Ben Riley during their European tour in the summer of 1989. He worked often with The Toots Thielemans Quartet between 1992 and 2005.
-In 1994 Mori started a concert series called "Yasuhito Mori's Scandinavian Japan Connection", and since 1994 he has made 65 tours both in Japan and Sweden with several Swedish and Japanese musicians, including four times on the Bohusla?n Big Band Tour of Japan until 2020.
-In June 2000, he performed at the Carnegie Hall, New York as a member of the Swedish star clarinet player Putte Wickman Quartet.
-In June 2003, Mori was invited to ISB Convention in Virginia, USA (International Society of Bassists) as a guests artist.
Henrik Wartel Born -57 Henrik became a member of the world famous trombonist Eje Thelins quartet when he was only twenty years old. They toured Europe frequently for several years and Henrik became a well known and popular drummer among all kinds of musicians. He played Rock N Roll with Finish Jukka Tullonen, hardcore jazz with Bernt Rosengren, accompanied famous stars as Monika Zetterlund, Tomaz Stanko, Nisse Landgren, among many others. In Free jazz style he played with Roland Keijser and free impro with Position Alpha.In short: he plays with everyone everywhere.