Erik has distinguished himself with an expressive and lyrical sound, embracing his nordic roots while remaining firmly in the jazz tradition. His playing and compositions blurs the lines between the intricate lines of the bebop language alongside that more expansive European and nordic jazz sound.
"His own signature sound has now emerged. It is one of crisp articulation on a wide array of note selections, and an innate sense of taking the music in the direction it wants to go.
Palmberg's fluidity, heart, and personal grasp of note selections are on display. He gently takes the reins and shifts through a decadent palette of crystal clear notes that can grab you and take you through an array of emotions."
- Allaboutjazz, USA
"Erik Palmberg has really carved out his own expressive sound with threads in Nordic music and stable moorings in the bollards of jazz."
- Opulens, Sweden
"Enjoyed that immensely"
- International jazz artist,
"A new star on the
"Here are the roots of jazz deepest soil. Erik Palmberg belongs in the fine rooms of jazz"
- Dalademokraten, Sweden
"Bursting with ideas and themes"
- Jazzreporter.com, Germany
Erik Palmberg Group
9/4 Kung Carls Jazzklubb, Stockholm
5/5 Nefertiti, Göteborg
17/8 Stockholms Kulturfestival
19/8 Glenn Miller Café, Stockholm
20/9 B- flat Jazz Club, Berlin
21/9 TBA Germany
22/9 Session opener, Birdland, Hamburg
23/9 Marstall Ahrensburg
24/9 Birdland Hamburg
4/10 Västerås Jazzklubb
5/10 Fasching, Stockholm
11/10 Boogaloo Norrköping
28/10 Stardust, Lund
29/10 Munthe Jazzförening, Karlshamn
3/11 Falu jazzklubb
9/11 Eskilstuna Jazzklubb
14/11 Sundsvalls Jazzklubb
15/11 Mellansels Folkhögskola
16/11 Härnösands jazzklubb
19/11 Växjö Jazzklubb
1/12 Rönnells, Stockholm
10/12 Skellefteå Jazzklubb
10/12 Piteå Jazzklubb
Eskilstuna Jazzklubb TBA
14/2 Hässleholms Jazzklubb
15/2 Karlskrona Jazzklubb
16/4 Karlstads Jazzklubb
"In Between"- the peoples choice for Best Jazz Album/Gyllene Skivan 2021 in Sweden.
"In Between" - over 100 plays, multiple shows on Danish radio!
Music from In Between has also been featured on:
P2 jazzradion, Sweden
Yle Jazzklubi, Finland
Jazz London Radio, UK
Jazz Today, Cambridge,UK
Polish National Radio, RDC, Poland
RTVS National Radio, Slovakia
Lithuanian National Radio
Couluers Jazz Paris, France
RTBF Radio, Belgium
Interview in British Jazzviews!
Winner of the readers poll for
Best Jazz Album 2021
"A small miracle in
today's jazzland, full of
lyricism and transcendence.
Outstanding.. Flawless album"
- Arnaldo DeSouteiro (producer, member of JJA and voting member of NARAS - GRAMMY)
"Alternately bold, expressive, comforting, and engaging,
.. among the year's best."
lifts towards the sky.
In Between is comfort for
- Värmlands Folkblad, Sweden
Enjoyed that immensely"
- Randy Brecker
"This is a first-class production and an effective contribution to a living jazz tradition. "
- Opulens, Sweden
"bursting with ideas and themes that result in a musically perfect symbiosis"
manages the tradition in a lively and personal way"
"A very distinctive sound"
-Musicalmemoirs Jazz Blog, USA
"Poetic volume of first-class music"
"With the album "In Between", Erik Palmberg, apart from everything that is the best in Scandinavian music, also makes a deep tribute to the classical jazz tradition."
- Babskim Uchem, jazz blog, Poland
"A new star on the
"Here are the roots of jazz's deepest soil and not least the music breathes Swedish tradition and those blue tones are present almost everywhere.
Erik Palmbergs album belongs in the fine rooms of jazz"
"In Between is a beautiful album.
A mature, graceful and harmonious album, recorded with deep-seated lyricism"
-Turkish Jazz Portal, cazkolik.com
"Lira likes" - "The roots of jazz meet a distinctive European, sometimes Nordic sound.. timeless.
-Lira music magazine