Bosses Broberg

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Bo "Bosse" Broberg (* 6. September 1937 in Ludvika ) is a Swedish jazz - trumpet .

Live and act

Broberg began playing the accordion but switched to the trumpet at the age of 14. After leading bands as a schoolboy, he formed a quintet while studying in Uppsala , which played dance music for students in the style of Art Blakeys Jazzmessenger. In 1961 Gugge Hedrenius invited him to play in his band, with which he performed until the 1990s. In the early 1960s he released an album Choose Now (with saxophonist Christer Bousted , among others ), which made it into the Downbeat Polls. To earn a living he played in Arne Domnérus' band to the Threepenny Opera , but at the same time also played a lot of modern jazz with the tenor saxophonist Börje Fredriksson in the Club Golden Circle . In 1966 he became head of the jazz department in Swedish radio , which he remained until 1990. He also continued to play jazz in the 1970s, for example with bassist Red Mitchell , the revived band of Gugge Hegenius, with the Sandviken Big Band and from 1982 in the quintet CBQ ( Contemporary Bebop Quintet with pianist Åke Johansson ) by Christer Bousted , which continued after his death in 1986 and played his arrangements. In the 1990s he played again with Red Mitchell and formed his own group Nogenja (Non Generation Jazz, the name is a protest against being counted as scrap metal).

Prizes and awards

For West of the Moon 1994 (Dragon) with Red Mitchell Broberg received the Gyllene Skivan of the Orkesterjournals. In 2005 he received the Django d'Or (Sweden) as a Master of Jazz . In 2011 he was awarded the Lars Gullin Prize .

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