Swedish Jazz Festival at Rembrandt Hotel

Swedish jazz singer Christina Gustafsson and the Erling Ribbing Quartet were in great spirit at the opening night of the Swedish Jazz Festival on Wednesday 5 April 2012 at Rembrandt Hotel, Sukhumvit Soi 18. The Jazz Festival lasts through the Songkran until Monday 16 April.
 The quartet and the jazz singer were joined by a special guest of honor, Dr. Pathorn Srikaranonda the youngest member of His Majesty the King’s Au Saw Friday and his father Manrat Srikaranonda. With his father on the piano, Dr Pathom clearly enjoyed playing his two saxophones and singing Scabba-do-dabba-dooba-day! along with the tune.
 Erling Ribbing switched also effortlessly between his two instruments, a clarinet and a saxophone as he led the band through the evening. Christina Gustafsson, modestly introduced as “our little songbird”, was a pleasant surprise for someone who had yet to discover her smooth and very personal sound.
 The Erling Ribbing Quartet includes – apart from Erling Ribbing himself – bass player Pelle Karlsson, pianist Jan Sjöblom and drummer Gus Dahlberg who was in a great mood on Wednesday, fooling around with and without permission from the band leader to the delight of the enthusiastic audience.
 In the audience were of course the Swedish manager of the hotel, Mr. Eric Hallin, and the dynamic Swedish jazz promoter Mr. Hans Wetterberg.
 If you like good jazz, stop by at the Rembrandt’s lobby to hear for yourself. The band plays from 6 pm to 8 pm


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