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Bobo Stenson (born Bo Gustav Stenson, August 4, 1944) is a Swedish jazz pianist. The Bobo Stenson Trio, formed in collaboration with Anders Jormin (bass) and Jon Fält (drums), has been in existence for four decades.

Bobo Stenson
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Stenson in 2006
Background information
Birth nameBo Gustav Stenson
Born (1944-08-04) August 4, 1944 (age 75)
Västerås, Sweden
GenresJazz, classical, avant-garde
Years active1960s–present


Stenson was noted as early as 1963, when he stepped up from the local scene in Västerås to start playing frequently in Stockholm, where he accompanied a long line of visiting American players including Sonny Rollins, Stan Getz and Gary Burton. He also worked closely with Don Cherry from the beginning of the trumpeter's residency in Scandinavia.

The 1970s was an intensive period for Bobo Stenson, playing in many groups, amongst them the long-standing band Rena Rama with Palle Danielsson, and a very popular trio with Arild Andersen and Jon Christensen; later also with Jan Garbarek. In 1988, he joined the Charles Lloyd quartet and since 1996 has appeared at major jazz festivals with Tomasz Stańko's septet/sextet.


As leaderEdit

As sidemanEdit

With Don Cherry

With Jan Garbarek

With Charles Lloyd

With Red Mitchell

With Rena Rama

  • Jazz I Sverige (Caprice, 1973)
  • Landscapes (JAPO, 1977)
  • Inside – Outside (Caprice, 1979)
  • Live (Organic, 1983)
  • New Album (Dragon, 1986)
  • Rena Rama with Marilyn Mazur (Dragon, 1989)
  • The Lost Tapes (Amigo, 1998) with Kenny Wheeler & Billy Hart

With George Russell

With Terje Rypdal

With Tomasz Stanko

With Others

  • Agram (Moller/Willemark)
  • Xieyi (Jormin)
  • Change of Heart (Speake)
  • Parish (Stronen)
  • La Nuit de Wounded Knee (Doudou Gouirand)

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