Links

lundgren1Here are a few links that you might find helpful. If you’re looking specifically for coverage of Jan, you’ll need to dig around in the sites’ menus and indexes. Or you can use our Updates stories as the starting point – which is probably a lot easier.

This page is very much a work in progress. So if you think there are any particularly interesting or important links not shown here, please do let us know by sending an email to guyjones@friendsofjanlundgren.com.

Websites/blogs that write about Jan

Marc MyersJazzWax is the essential US-based jazz blog. Written by the tireless Marc Myers, the site is updated daily and is, quite simply, a ‘must read’ for anyone even remotely curious about jazz and popular music. You’ll also find an interview with and other references to Jan on JazzWax. As well as his blog, Marc writes virtually non-stop on music and the arts for the Wall Street Journal.

Doug RamseyRifftides is another highly important jazz website based in the US. It’s published by the venerable Doug Ramsey and, like JazzWax, it’s read by pretty much everyone who’s interested in jazz. Another frequent contributor to the Wall Street Journal, Doug has written about Jan on Rifftides – and in numerous other places – many, many times over the years.

VBHeaderThe Vintage Bandstand is published by Anton Garcia-Fernandez from the University of Tennessee at Martin. Anton is a big fan of Jan Lundgren, and has an insatiable curiosity about both the well-known and the now-forgotten figures of jazz and popular music. He also writes a blog in Spanish, Postales de Jazz, that covers similar ground.

YSJF logo 2Ystad Sweden Jazz Festival: OK, it’s not a blog, but YSJF’s site regularly provides links to reviews and other press coverage about Jan, especially when they’re in Swedish. And, of course, you can’t really call yourself a Jan Lundgren fan if you don’t keep up to date with YSJF, can you?

DIG Jazz logoDIG Jazz is a great website for Swedish speakers, which has been writing nice things about Jan for years. In fact, DIG Jazz is a terrific source of information about Swedish jazz musicians in general. Even if you don’t speak Swedish, run the articles through Google Translate and you’ll be surprised how much you can learn about the jazz scene in Sweden.

Artists Jan has worked with

Photo: Peter Frennesson

Photo: Peter Frennesson

Where to start? If we included everyone Jan had ever worked with, we’d have to set up a second website. But here are the links to information about some of his collaborators.