Biography

Pär-Ola Landin is one of the most appreciated and original bass players in Sweden. Landin’s artistry spans across both the traditional and free jazz practices that make up the complex musical genre of jazz. Pär-Ola (born 1979) was raised on a farm outside of Arbrå in Hälsingland. He started playing the cello at the age of 7 but switched to the double-bass when he was just 14 years old. Then he moved to Gästrikland to start studying at the Jazzgymnasiet in Gävle which was followed by two years at Skurups Folkhögskola, and finally 4 years at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.

Over the years he has been touring and recording albums with musicians like Fredrik Ljungkvist, Ann-Sofi Söderqvist, Johan Graden, Rigmor Gustavsson, Per Texas Johansson, Nino Ramsby, Fabian Kallerdahl, Lena Willemark, Mattias Ståhl, Josefin Runsteen, Jonas Östholm, Lina Nyberg, Jon Fält, Elin Larsson, Emil Strandberg, Isabella Lundgren, Mattias Windemo and Joakim Milder, to name a few.

In recent years, Pär-Ola has toured across Europe and in parts of Africa, Asia and the Americas.

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