Anders Jormin

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Anders Jormin
Jormin with Sinikka Langeland at Cosmopolite, Oslo 2016
Jormin with Sinikka Langeland at Cosmopolite, Oslo 2016
Background information
Birth nameAnders Bertil Michael Jormin
Born (1957-09-07) 7 September 1957 (age 65)
Jönköping, Sweden
Instrument(s)Double bass

Anders Bertil Michael Jormin (born 7 September 1957) is a Swedish bassist and composer.[1]

Jormin established a musical partnership with Bobo Stenson in the mid-1980s which led to international recognition playing with Charles Lloyd, in the early 1990s. In the late 1990s he also performed regularly with Polish trumpeter Tomasz Stańko.

Jorman has played and toured internationally with many musicians including Elvin Jones, Don Cherry, Lee Konitz, Joe Henderson, Paul Motian, Rita Marcotulli, Norma Winstone, Mike Mainieri, Mats Gustafsson, Albert Mangelsdorff, Dino Saluzzi, Marilyn Crispell, and Kenny Wheeler.

Anders Jormin also teaches double bass and improvisation and holds a Professorial post at the Academy of Music and Drama at Gothenburg University since 2002. In 1995 he undertook a visiting professorship at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. The same appointed him Doctor honores causa (honorary doctorate) in 2003.[2]


Anders Jormin grew up in a musical family with a father who was a professional jazz musician and learned to perform jazz standards at an early age, he studied classical music on piano and bass at the University of Gothenburg and has a long-standing appreciation of folk music and combines classical music with folk and jazz in his compositional approach.[3] Anders Jormin’s brother is the percussionist and pianist Christian Jormin.

Awards and honors[edit]

Jormin has received the Jan Johansson Scholarship (1992), Jazz Kannan (1994), and a Swedish Grammy for Best Jazz Album with the Bobo Stenson Trio, Reflections (1996). In November 2010 he was awarded the Swedish Royal Music Academy Jazz Prize.


Jormin, Ivar Kolve and Espen Berg
with Kåre Kolve's Interactions at Vossajazz 2016.

As leader[edit]

  • Nordic Lights (Dragon, 1984)
  • Eight Pieces (Dragon)
  • Alone (Dragon, 1991)
  • Jord (Dragon, 1995)
  • Once (Dragon)
  • Silvae (Dragon, 1998)
  • Xieyi (ECM, 2001)
  • In Winds, In Light (ECM, 2003)
  • Aviaja (Footprint, 2005)
  • Songs in Meantone (Footprint, 2011)
  • Ad Lucem (ECM, 2012)
  • Provenance (Footprint, 2013)
  • Between Always and Never (Swedish Society Discofil, 2014)
  • Trees of Light with Lena Willemark and Karin Nakagawa (ECM, 2015)

As sideman[edit]

With Don Cherry

With Marilyn Crispell

With Mark Feldman

With Charles Lloyd

With Tomasz Stańko

With Bobo Stenson

With Kenny Wheeler


  1. ^ Encyclopedia of Jazz Musicians: Anders Jormin Archived February 13, 2015, at the Wayback Machine access November 14, 2011
  2. ^ "Profile Jormin, Anders". Encyclopedia of Jazz Musicians Archived from the original on 13 February 2015. Retrieved 29 January 2015.
  3. ^ Kelman, J. Anders Jormin: Touching the Heart and Spirit, All About Jazz, October 4, 2004

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