I grew up in a musical family. My father played trumpet and
french horn and I was exposed to jazz and improvisation from an early age. I didn`t have the motivation to continue with the trumpet so I decided to quit when I was 12 years old. Much later on , in my twenties, the need of playing music and trumpet grew too strong.
While I was working as an aupair in the french alps, at age 21, I had a lot of spare time. I decided to give the trumpet a try once more so I started to practice and became hooked.
Maybe I needed to do different stuff for a few years.
After a couple of years of studies I was accepted at the Royal College of music in Stockholm. The great Peter Asplund was my trumpet teacher at the College. I started playing in different projects at the school but also gigs around Stockholm.
My last year of studies was done at the Jazz -Institut -Berlin as an erasmus student. I got to have some great teachers and fellow students there. One of my inspiring teachers was of course my main trumpet professor Gerard Presencer.
Since I finished my studies in 2010 I have had the opportunity to play with a lot of prominent jazz artists and interesting projects in Sweden but also around Europe, especially in Germany where I have done several tours.
In 2018 I released my debut album First Lines (recorded 2017, Stockholm Jazz Records ).
To be continued.
- Erik Palmberg