Union Rhythm Kings

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Union Rhythm Kings
OriginStockholm, Sweden
GenresNew Orleans jazz
Years active2007–present
LabelsHerman Records
WebsiteUnion Rhythm Kings on Myspace
MembersBent Persson
Lars Frank
Kristoffer Kompen
Jacob Ullberger
Frans Sjöström
Morten Gunnar Larsen

Union Rhythm Kings (established 2007 in Stockholm, Sweden) is a Norwegian - Swedish sextet performing traditional New Orleans jazz. The band was founded by the trombonist Kristoffer Kompen.[1]


Union Rhythm Kings has several tours in Norway and Sweden since 2008, where they played in various jazz clubs, concert halls, cultural and jazz festivals like the Oslo Jazzfestival, the Trondheim Jazz Festival,[2] Gothenburg Jazz Festival, Moldejazz[1] and the Classic Jazzparty in Newcastle.

The band is a combination of Swedish and Norwegian musicians of two generations, which has developed a genuine interest in the traditional New Orleans jazz from the 1920s and 1930s.[1][2]



  • 2008: A Hot Reunion! (Herman Records)[3]


  1. ^ a b c d "Artists: Union Rhythm Kings". Moldejazz. Retrieved 2013-09-01.
  2. ^ a b c "Hotjazz i særklasse!" (in Norwegian). Trondheim Jazz Festival. Retrieved 2013-09-01.
  3. ^ "A Hot Reunion! Union Rhythm Kings on CD". JazzLives.WordPress.com. Retrieved 2013-09-01.