Biography

JR with Steve Gadd

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Having discovered music (playing piano and clarinett) at an age of 11, Johan Riedenlow gradually moved more and more towards Jazz. Playing saxophone at thousands of venues and taking private lessons in his early years he also got a formal musical education in Jazz and Improvisation from the Skurup Folkhögskola graduating 2005.  Just to name a few of his teachers throughout the years; Gretchen Parlato, Mark Guiliana (drummer on David Bowies last album Black Star), Steve Gadd (drummer of Eric Clapton, Simon & Garfunkel etc etc), Karl-Martin Almqvist, Fredrik Kronqvist, Steve Coleman, Gary Thomas, Airto Moreira, Göran Schelin, Ambrose Akinmusire, Tony Scherr, Eddie Gomez, Maggi Olin, Sören Möller and so on.

Among all people and bands Johan has performed with live are; Warm-up for AVICII, GOUL.ash, Causa Sui, Klara Stenqvist, Linnea Henriksson, Vivian Buczek, Anders Chico Lindvall, Lindha Kallerdal, Dr. Pontus Timberg, Antti Lavén, David Sundby, Deodato Siquir, Zafer Taylor, Pauline Kamusewo, Daniel Fredriksson, Cecilia Persson and many many more…