"My brothers have always meant a lot to me and my music".

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Caroline Leander is a pianist, singer and composer living in Malmo, Sweden.
The piano is her oldest friend who has accompanied her performances since the 80’s where ever you can imagine;  from festivals around Europe to a tiny cheese shop in north west Scania.

Colour, form and improvisation are the cornerstones when she creates her music, both in her solo projects and in collaboration with other musicians. Her lyrics and melodies seem carved as one piece, built around her voice and piano.

Caroline performs as a solo artist, in duo and trio constellations, and with larger groups as well, with repertoire in English, French and Swedish.

She writes music for theater, dance and radio plays.

 

Caroline “makes music that strolls in a land inhabited by

dreamy Californian singer-songwriters, French entertainers

and wonderful Scanian nymphs with pockets filled with jazz.

With gentle, floating tones and subtle Scandinavian

texts, her music lifts us, carries us away and brings us home again.”

(scholarship from SKAP (Swedish Composers of Popular Music))

 

 

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2016:

Composing new material in Swedish, playing with the group Trenne with Petra Kvist and Staffan Wester.

Concerts with the duo Ett Halvfranskt Band with Harald Leander.

Concerts with Ann Falden Lydlandskab i Denmark.

Tour Musik i Blekinge Pedagogic school projects with actress Marika Kajo, (Mattedetektiverna – music, maths, theatre)

Tour in Scania Kultur i vården with actors Peter Fridh and Anette Lindbäck.

 

 

2015: 

Composing, arranging and recording material with singer Felicia Konrad to the new album “Wonderful Surreal” with the group Cosmic Wash Over.

Pianist at Malmö Improvisationsteater.

Pedagogic school projects with actress Marika Kajo.

Pianist with Ann Falden Lydlandskab, concerts in Denmark and south of Sweden, Kulturnatten in Lund.

Concerts with the duo Ett Halvfranskt Band with Harald Leander.

1 year continouos course at the Complete Vocal Institute in Copenhagen.

Guest in radio programme “Filosofiska rummet” P1.

 

2014:

Composing Penelope, a digital piece specially written for Kulturkvarteret in Kristianstad. Premiere and concert with the duo CaBoom! – A fireworks of keys with percussionist Bo Håkanson.

Duo concerts  in Cairo with Peter Tegnér (Cairo Jazzclub, El Sawy Culture Wheel, Sv Embassy)

Concerts with own her band  at Ystad Jazz Festival and on the Swedish west coast.

Concert with Ensemble Miró at the vernissage of sketches by J. Miró in Hässleholms Kulturhus.

Accompanist at Skånes Dansteater and Complete Vocal Institute in Copenhagen.

1 year continouos course at the Complete Vocal Institute in Copenhagen.

 

2013:

Composing music to school project “Flygande toner och tankar”  Musik i Syd.

Concerts with her own band  at “Jazz under stjärnorna” in Brantevik, Palladium in Malmö and “Jazz i stadens rum” in Halmstad, solo concerts in Gothenburg and Malmö, guest at Goodnight Sun in Malmö.

Pianist and singer in different constellations with among others Felicia Konrad, Peter Tegnér, Annika Jessen and Harald Leander.

1 year course at the Complete Vocal Institute in Copenhagen.

 

2012:

Release 5th solo album “Melting into happiness”  on her own lable Timbre Tone Music.

Concerts and tours in Sweden with her band Colours in Motion.

Nominated to the Golden record in the magazine OJ (Orkesterjournalen)

Pianist in theatre play “Betty Lemon” with actress/singer Carina Söderman at Skillinge Teater.

Accompanist at Skånes Dansteater and Complete Vocal Institute in Copenhagen.

Pianist and singer in different constellations with among others Felicia Konrad, Peter Tegnér and Harald Leander.

 

2011:

Composing and recording her 5th album, concerts with her band.

Concert at Copenhagen Jazzhouse with saxophonist Mette Ott “among friends”.

Composing and arranging music for Felicia Konrad’s album “Cosmic Wash Over”, released in Sept-11.

Playing French music in the show Tête à tête with Harald Leander.

Accompanist at Skånes Dansteater Malmö.

 

2010:

Release of her fourth solo album “Under my heart” on dB-Productions/Naxos.

Scholarship from SKAP (Swedish Composers of Popular Music)

Nominated to the Golden record in the magazine OJ (Orkesterjournalen)

Accompanist at Skånes Dansteater Malmö, Dansens Hus Copenhagen

Concerts at Stiftsgården Åkersberg Höör, with different guests.

Pianist in the soundtrack of the film ”Dear Alice” (Othman Karim) composed by Magnus Jarlbo.

 

2009:

Accompanist at Skånes Dansteater and the School of  modern dance in Copenhagen.

Concerts with the French/Swedish duo Prunes, singer songwriter Hanna Åberg, saxophonist Mette Ott, guitarist Peter Tegnér, solo concerts.

Collaboration with the magician Malin Nilsson.

Pianist in Påsksoarén Skillinge Teater.

Recordings of her coming album in Gula Studion, technician and co-producer David Carlsson.

 

2008:

Concerts with Prunes in France and Sweden, Visfestivalen in Västervik.

Live-concert and reportage in the French national radio. (France Culture).

Pianist in the cabaret ”Snart halvtid” with Michael Segerström and Katarina Zell,

Påsksoarén at Skillinge Teater.

 

2007:

Release of the third album with Prunes, ”Grande Rue”, with their own material.

Concerts in Sweden, Denmark and France.

Concerts with among others Gunhild Carling, Malin Nilsson and Mette Ott.

 

 

2000-2006:

Composing music to Orderi, a radio-play for children produced by UR (script & dir. Jenny Bergman co-author/director of the films “Plötsligt (igen) i Vinslöv”.

Singing with the electronica-duo YMC on their album ”Essentials”.

Soundtrack to presentation films about the West Harbour-project Bo 01 in Malmö (produced by Anders Granquist/Good World).

Releasing two albums with Prunes, concerts in Sweden, Denmark and France.

Concerts with Mette Ott in Sweden and Denmark, concerts in Poland and Sweden with the quartet Ensemble Miró releasing their first album.

Pianist in the cabaret FAST at Skillinge Teater with the actors Eva Rexed and Harald Leander.

Pianist in the soundtrack of the films ”Om Sara” (regi Othman Karim),

”Percy, Buffalo Bill och jag” (regi Anders Gustafsson), “Kan man dö i himlen?” (regi Erlend E. Mo) composed by Magnus Jarlbo.

 

1990’s:

Arranging, playing and conducting in the musical ”sluka mig” at Helsingborgs Stadsteater.

Concerts and records with her own band, participation in different recordings. Performing with her band in Sweden and abroad on stages like Skeppsholmsfestivalen, Pori Jazz, Hangö and Helsinki (Finland), tours in Germany and Italy.

Pianist in shows with members from Varieté Vauduvill.

Studies at Malmö Music Academy.

Pianist in the cabaret ”Kaos i korsetten” with Anette Norberg & Kattis Ohlsson.

 

1980’s:

Second half living in Italy and Greece, touring with different groups based on jazz and improvised music. Performing at clubs and theatres and stages like Umbria Jazz Festival and Patras Jazz Festival. Member in the group Italian Vocal Ensemble with the jazzsinger Roberta Gambarini.

Accompanist and teacher at the School of Theatre in Milan.

Member of Mario Salazar Band, TV-film, concerts in Sweden and Holland.

Studies at Skurup folk-highschool.

Pianist and accompanist at the Theatre Academy and Studioteatern in Malmö.

Accompanist of modern dance and ballet at Danshuset in Lund.

Studies at S:t Petri Music College in Malmö.