Petter Eldh

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Petter Eldh
Petter Eldh Unterfahrt 2011-04-15-002.jpg
Petter Eldh during a concert at the jazz club Unterfahrt in Munich 2011.
Background information
Birth nameFrans Petter Eldh
Born (1983-09-19) 19 September 1983 (age 35)
Occupation(s)Bassist, Composer
InstrumentsDouble bass

Frans Petter Eldh (born 19 September 1983 in Gothenburg) is a Swedish jazz bass player and composer, who predominantly has worked first in Denmark, and since 2009 he has lived in Berlin.[1]


Petter Eldh in 2016

Eldh was raised in a family of artists. At the age of eight he started to play the guitar and bought his first hip-hop album when nine. Three years later he substituted the guitar for the double bass. When he turned thirteen under the influence of the music of Charlie Parker, he got into Jazz. He received his first musical training between 1999 and 2002 at the Sinclair Music School in Uddevalla. He continued his studies from 2002 to 2004 at the Jazz School of Skurup, in order to go to Copenhagen, where the Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen, Denmark. He received his Masters degree in 2009. In the mid 2010 he collaborated with Django Bates on the Charlie Parker tribute Conformation (2011) among other things.[2]


  • 2006: Awarded The International Jazz Price Getxo in SpainEldh, with Marius Neset for the album People Are Machines.
  • 2012: With Schneeweiss und Rosenrot he received the New German Jazz Award for the album Pool


With Django Bates


  1. ^ a b "Petter Eldh". Retrieved 2015-10-25.
  2. ^ a b Kelman, John (2015-09-10). "Django Bates Beloved: Confirmation (2012)". All About Jazz. Retrieved 2015-10-25.

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