Scandinavian Week: Swedish jazz and Finnish chef coming to Shangri-La Bangkok

For Nordic visitors to Thailand, and residents of Bangkok a highlight for the late autumn calendar is confirmed as annual the Scandinavian Food & Jazz Week is returning to Shangri-La, Bangkok to show case some of the best jazz and food from the Nordic countries.

Christina Gustafsson

Swedish vocalist Christina Gustafsson, part of the European jazz elite, is coming to Bangkok.

Taking place on October 30 – November 7, 2015 ‘Simply Scandinavian’ will treat guests keen on high-quality Scandinavian food and jazz, every night during the dedicated week.

The Finnish chef Mr Jimmy Ström, renowned from his restaurant Segelpaviljongen in Mariehamn, Åland, promises to deliver sumptuous dishes unique to Scandinavia. Jimmy will be preparing Autumn Specialties direct from the Scandinavian nature, forests, fields and waters.

These Scandinavian delicacies will be paired with the talented Swedish jazz singer Christina Gustafsson, accompanied by the Erling Ribbing Quartet from Stockholm.

Christina Gustafsson black dressChristina trained at the Mannes School of Music in New York and at the Academy of Music in Stockholm.  In 2012, she was awarded the Anita O´Day Prize for being among the elite of European Jazz singers.

Erling has a background in Dixieland, swing, rhythm and blues and early bebop and has played at the Sacramento Dixieland Jazz Jubilee, the Reno Jazz Festival, the Monterey Dixieland Festival and many others. During this visit to Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok Erling will bring his clarinet and a tenor saxophone. Joining this tour is also his favourite at the piano, Jan Sjöblom.

Erling has been a member of various Swedish bands – Duff Cambell Stompers, Les Oignons, Jack Lidström’s Hep Cats, Tommy Halldén and his Blue Knights, and Jazz Doctors. He has also performed with international bands, such as Albert Nicolas, Red Norvo, Zoot Sims, Al Grey, Wild Bill Davidsson, Chris Barber, Peanuts Hucko and many more. With Erling Ribbing Qartet, they have also made one tour to Manila, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur. They have also played with Swedish vocal stars – Monica Zetterlund, LillBabs, Siw Malmqvist, Rigmor Gustafsson and many more. Since 37 years he has been a member of Eddie Bruhner’s Sweden’s Jazz Band (Sveriges Jazzband). With Sweden’s Jazz Band they have made many travels to the US.

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