Jonas Simonson

Jonas Simonson


A musical journey of new compositions, improvisations and traditional music from west of Sweden inspired by the grand appearance, dance and mighty cries of the cranes.


Awesom dance music and brilliant performance of best Swedish brand.

Jonas Simonson is an experienced wind player ans has developed a completely unique and profoundly personal approach on playing the flutes. He started off in a classical background, but converted to Swedish Folk Music and hasn't been the same since, neither has Swedish Folk Music. His fully ornamented and free performance can also be heard in the folk veterans Groupa and Den fule, and in recordings with Bäsk, kapell Frisell, the vocal ensemble Amanda and Folk-sax/Riff-Ola.

Jonas Simonson and Mats Edén has been playing together ever since they first met in the band Groupa in 1983. Together with the skilled guitarist Mattias Pérez they form the Crane Dance Trio and performs on a big part of Simonson’s first solo album, Crane Dance, released June 2007 on the label Nordic Tradition.

Mats Edén has his roots deep in the soil of Värmland. His fiddle playing is elegant, virtuous and is with its blend of Värmland and Norway a hallmark irrespective of the musical connection. He has recorded with Ale Möller and Lena Willemark in the Nordan Project at ECM records. Edén composes a lot of music, plays with groupa and has a duo with percussionist Tina Johansson-Quartey.
Mattias Pérez has with his sensitive playing and musical ideas made a fast career as guitarist and accompanist on the Swedish folk scene. Mattias has played with musicians as Ånon egeland, ulrika Bodén, mats Berglund and in the groups Harv and MP3. He has recorded with mats Berglund, Eva Åström Rune and a new CD is recently rleased with the group MP3. Pérez has also worked as a musician for Västanå Theatre in productions like Trollflöjten, Gösta Berlings saga and Peer Gynt.


Jonas Simonson/Crane Dance (Nordic Tradition 2007, NTCD08)

Set List

Concert: 1 set (ap. 50 min) 2 set (ap. 2x35)
Playing to dance