My name is Peter Nordwall and I'm living in Vasa where I'm working as a free-lance musician, composer and arrenger. Although, I was born and raised in Örnsköldsvik , Sweden . I worked as a full-time pop/jazz musician in Ostrobothnia and other parts of Finland in 16 years before moving to Gotland. Saxophone is my main instrument, with flute and clarinet as my secondary instruments.
I started playing saxophone at an early stage of my life, but the great interest started when I took part of a cd-production with Roger Pontare and Kramfors Big Band. Thereafter I studied music at Bollnäs Folk High School 1992-1995 and continued my studies at Piteå school of musics IE-teachers education 1995-1999, and one year at the studio musicians program 1999-2000. I also studied a lot of arranging and compostion for Hans Hjortek.
After these studies, I moved to Vasa where teached music at Lappfjärds Folkhögskola, Kuula-opisto, the institute of Legato and Närpes Musikkår. I have also been teaching at the Swedish Polytechnic and the Swedish Vocational Institute in Jakobstad. I also worked as a musician at Wasa Theatre, Vaasan Kaupunginteatteri, Seinäjoen Kaupunginteatteri and Korsholms summer theatre.
I was also the responsible for the creation of Bothnia Rhythm Orchestra (BRO), a big band working with professional musicians from Sweden and Finland. BRO has been working with musicians such as CLEO, Sabina Ddumba, Ulvens Döttrar, Thoby Loth, Jonas Knutsson, Erik Rydvall, MOFEETA to mention a few.
I’v been playing at productions for the Swedish Television, FST and YLE. Some festivals that I’ve been playing at are: Umeå International Jazzfestival, Korsholms Musikfestspel, Imatra Big Band Festival, Pori Jazzfestival, Umeå Kammarmusiks Festspel, Skulefestivalen, Norrtälje Jazzfestival, Alandia Jazzfestival, Baltic Jazzfestival, Rowlit, Ludvika Festivalen, Jakobstads Dagar, Sundsvalls Gatufest, Juniskij Veceri, Korpo Sea Jazz, Jakobstad JazzFestival, Music & Arts.
I’ve been taken saxophone lessons from Johan Hörlen, Peter Lindkvist, Robert Normark, Jerry Bergonzi, Hector Bingert, and Javier Silva.
I´ve made five CD:s with my own material. In 2008 and 2014 I was rewarded with a schoolarship from Svenska Kulturfonden in Finland of 15.600 euros (2008) and 22.000 euros (2014). Peter has also been received numbers of different schoolarships and rewards throught the years.
Artists and musicians Peter has, or are currently playing with:
Roger Pontare, Victoria Tolstoj, Kjell Öhman, Bobby Shew, Mika Mylläri, Sami Saari, Veeti Kallio, Ralf Nykvist, Svante Thuresson, Antti Rissanen, Bothnia Rhythm Orchestra, Kvarken Big Band, Norrbotten Big Band, Space Camel Blues Band, Sandviken Big Band, Doo-Bop All Stars, Los Cubatas, Ostrobotnia Militaryband, Tim Hagans, Jonas Knutson, Mats Ögren, Morgan Ågren, Ed Palermo, Mike Keneally, Paul Adams, Napoleon M Brock, Christer Nerfont, Cecilie Nerfont, Evelyn Jons, Robert Carlson, Mikael Svarvar, Ulrik Spjut, Stefan "kilju" Lindblom, Ulf Nordwall, Stefan Brokvist, Patrick Lax, Bob Quaranta, Annika Granlund, Mathias Blad, Marcus Söderström, Dani Strömbäck, Sonja Biskop, Sebastian Dubé, Tuuka Aitoaho, Niklas Winter, Anssi Nykänen, Max Schultz, Geir Rönning, Jeanette Lindström, Anna "Robinson" Stenlund, Mirella Pendolin, Mattias Kuopala, Pappas Eget Band, Johan Becker, Josefin Nilsson, Jennie Storbacka, Camilla Lindén, Alan Pasqua, Emma Klingenberg, Gladys del Pilar, Susanne Jonsson, Stefan Jernståhl, Anders Östling, Anders Grönroos, Niklas Nylund, Per Lindvall, Lars "Danmark" Danielsson, Janne "Loffe" Carlsson, Eric Gadd, Svante Thuresson, Sonja Aldén, Ulf Andersson, Robert Wells, Clark Terry, Maria Udd, Janne Hyöty, Mats Granfors, Caroline af Ugglas, Ape Antilla, Markus Ketola, Micke Långbacka, Manuel Dunkel, Jan Kohlin, Olli Rantala, Jonny Åman, Ulf Nordwall, Maria Bervelius.
Jazzrytmit Januari 2013 (direkt länk) - Leaving Home (på finska)
Blaskan Januari 2013 (direkt länk) - Leaving Home
Pohjalainen Januari 2013 - Leaving Home (på finska)
Örnsköldsvik Allehanda December 2012 - Leaving Home
Vasabladet December 2012 - Leaving Home
Resonans Nr 2 2011 - Homecoming
Hufvudstadsbladet 25/5 2011 - Homecoming
Orkesterjournalen Nr 2 2011 - Homecoming
Kuriren 9.3.2011 - Homecoming
Blaskan nr.1 2011 (direkt länk) - Homecoming
Vasabladet 15.12.2010 - Homecoming
Österbottens Tidning 16.8.2008 - Konsert
Österbottningen 19.2 2008 - Konsert
Västerbottens Folkblad November 2007 - Konsert
Blaskan nr.10 2006 (direkt länk) - Kanon
Vasabladet Februari 2006 - Konsert
Vasabladet Januari 2006 - Kanon
Orkesterjournalen nr.4 2006 - Kanon
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