ASJO – Ann-Sofi Söderqvist Jazz Orchestra
This 19-piece orchestra is a special project of mine. We play my arrangements and compositions, and I have the great pleasure to work with some of the top names in Swedish jazz. I am so grateful to them for making every concert so exciting and joyful!
Teacher of composition, music arranging and ensemble leadership skills at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.
Since 2014 she is also a member of the Swedish Royal Academy of Music.
Ann-Sofi has composed many pieces for big band, but her palette is wider than that, and includes symphonic music, pieces for choir, theatre music, and music for smaller ensembles.
Besides her own big band ASJO, a number of orchestras have played her compositions and arrangements:
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in Stockholm, Malmö Symphony Orchestra, European Jazz Orchestra, Stockholm Jazz Orchestra, Bohuslän BB, Norrbotten BB, Gävle Symphony Orchestra, Dalasinfoniettan, Frankfurt HR, Orchestre National de Lorraine, Buenos Aires Jazz Orchestra and many more.