The sounds of Sweden

Three Swedish acts, Jan Lundgren Trio, Jule Styne and Tonbruket -- will be in Mumbai next week to give you a dose of culture and some popular tunes

Who is Dan Berglund? If you grew up with your head bobbing solely to the dhing chak beats of Bollywood, then perhaps you would not be familiar with this Swedish Grammy Award winning bassist. Nevertheless, you have a chance to redeem your jazz-impaired eardrums as the four-unit band stops off in the city next week.

This is Berglund's second visit to India and he says he is already looking forward to the food. Berglund, who was part of one of the biggest jazz bands e.s.t until the untimely death one of the members Esbj rn Svensson after which he formed Tonbruket (in picture) with Martin Hederos on piano, Johan Lindstr m on guitar and Andreas Werliin on drums. He has a hard time describing the genre of his music but pegs it as "a mix of rock, pop, jazz, classical and country."

Berglund picked up music from his father, who was an accordion player. The 48 year-old interestingly, however, got his big break, while sitting in a Jacuzzi. "Esbj rn asked me if wanted to play a gig with him and Magnus in a restaurant in Stockholm, I had no clue that it was some kind of audition and that they were looking for a basist. The gig went well and later Esbj rn and I decided to go to a very nice jacuzzi at the hotel where he asked me if I wanted to join e.s.t. I said 'Of course, yes!' We played together for 15 years," he recalls.

At: St Andrew's Auditorium, Bandra, on December 7 at 7 pm. Entry free. For registrations call 9619195208.

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