Lars Lindvall

trumpet, big band & composition

Lars Lindvall - accomplished trumpet player with focus on live music. Mixing jazz, classical and latin musical idioms with his Swedish roots has formed his trademark style to express himself as a performer, composer and arranger. All his music is available on bandcamp.

Lars Lindvall was born 1962 in Eksjö in Schweden. He started to play trumpet and piano at the age of 8. During his teens he played in several big bands and combos as well as in an orchestra and it became apparent that music will play an important role in his life.

Lars studied music in Graz/Austria and graduated in 1989 receiving an award from the cultural department in Vienna. 

In the following years Lars played as a professional musician all over Europe. 

He received a scholarship from the Berklee College of Music where he had the opportunity to study with Herb Pomeroy, Hal Crook, Greg Hopkins and Bob Freeman.

In 1992 he graduated from Berklee College of Music and received the Clark Terry and Quincy Jones Award.

Lars Lindvall's experience covers a wide musical spectrum, from playing in churches to gigs in jazz clubs, from creating sound installations for art events to performances on radio and television.

Lars has worked with Bobby McFerrin, Mel Lewis, Jay Clayton, Adelhard Roidinger, Nouvelle Cuisine, X-tra, Experimenti Berlin and many more.

His focus on live bands mixing jazz, classical and latin musical idioms with his swedish roots have become an important means for him to express himself as a performer, composer and arranger.

As a producer and musician he has been involved in the production of more than 40 CDs in 7 countries. 

He is also teaching composition, arrangement and trumpet at the Jazz School of Basel.

Photos by Jutta Panke

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