Patrick Rydman belongs to the handful of singers that merges jazz with other genres in a completely natural and magnificent manner. Born and raised outside of Gothenburg, he is a rare occurrence on the Swedish music scene: A male jazz singer of the younger generation who furthermore writes his own material. In his own words, his music sounds like “poetic singer/songwriter jazz with strong pop sentiments and a little bit of circusö. Influenced by songwriters like Bacharach, Jobim, Paddy McAloon, Bill Withers and Joni Mitchell, raised on pop songs and tunes from the Great American Songbook, the resulting mix is Patrick’s own: melodic, personal, groovy, intimate and full of variation.
On I Will Do It, Patrick is backed by some of Sweden’s hottest musicians, like keyboardist Fabian Kallerdahl and bass player Josef Kallerdahl, both from the piano trio MusicMusicMusic.
Patrick has been seen and heard on the Swedish music and theater scene in a multitude of groups, projects and productions. He is a singing, composing and arranging member of the vocal ensemble Amanda with numerous shows in Sweden and abroad and two Swedish Grammy nominations to their credit. He has produced and written songs for other artists, worked as a theater musician, composed for the stage and radio, sung Burt Bacharach-hits in the cult show The Missing Fortnight and been featured vocal soloist with Bohuslän Big Band on several occasions. I Will Do It is his debut as a solo artist.