Artist Nils Landgren Will Speak at This Year’s TEDxAlmedalen

We’re happy to announce that the famous trombone player Nils Landgren will speak at TEDxAlmedalen 2011!

Nils Landgren is famous trombone player, singer, music producer, Honorary Doctor, professor, artistic director and mentor. Nils has worked as a musician for over 30 years and has never been more active than now. In 2011 he will release two albums, The Moon, The Stars & You and Do not Fence Me In by Colin Towns & Bohuslän Big Band, both produced by Nils. He has also produced the album Letters to Herbie with Viktoria Tolstoy, The Gospel Truthwith Ida Sand and with Mo ‘Blow which will be released in 2011. Nils also now working with the production of the new the album Children of the sun with music by Joe Sample Performed by NDR Big Band in Hamburg.

This fall he is touring in Sweden and Europe with Ida Sand, Viktoria Tolstoy and also with his own bands Nils Landgren Funk UnitChapter Two and NilsLandgren Quartet, all through his newly established agency Redhorn Talent.

Nils Landgren was awarded the government’s special prize in 2010 for his extraordinary contributions of spreading Swedish music abroad. He played on the famous song Voulez Vous by ABBA and has performed with people like Thad Jones, Herbie Hancock, The Crusaders, Eddie Harris and Wyclef Jean.

To get an invitation to TEDxAlmedalen, apply here.

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