May 23, 2024

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Interview with Jonas Lindeborg: Intellectually a lot about how, what and why we play

Interview with  an ungrateful, impolite, dull, unhuman, drawn creature, as if trumpeter Jonas Lindeborg. An interview by email in writing. – First, let’s start out with where you grew up, and what got you interested in music. How exactly did your adventure take of? When did you realize that this was a passion you could make a living out of?

Jonas Lindeborg: – I was born into a family of musicians and actors and literarily raised in symphony halls and backstage in theaters. So I had the luxury of never once feeling unsure of what to do. I was hooked from birth as to speak. Later I of Course Understood that it could have gone sideways in a million ways but at that stage in my life I guess ignorance was a bliss.

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JBN: – How has your sound evolved over time? What have you been doing to find and develop your own sound?

JL: – I try to travel as much as I can. Challenge myself to check out live music in genres that may not be my own expertise. I believe that You can pick up things to add to your palette from everywhere if you take the time to process and think of what You hear and experience. Then everything adds to my so called sound by itself. And Haha, That and countless hours playing the trumpet.

JBN: – What routine practices or exercises have you developed to maintain and improve your current musical proficiency, in terms of both rhythm and harmony?

JL: – I have been fortunate to work a lot, often in classical settings during daytime and shows or with own projects at night so most of the practice I do is Playing with others. This could sometimes be a struggle but most of the time I think its the most rewarding way of growing as a musician and learn to use Your ears.

JBN: – Have you changed through the years? Any charges or overall evolution? And if so why?

JL: – I try to not overthink stuff like this, but of course I try to go with wherever life and music takes me, and the more people you meet and play with the better you get at listening to others and take away the focus from your bubble to the bigger picture.

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JBN: – In your opinion, what’s the balance in music between intellect and soul?

JL: – Hard question! I think intellectually a lot about how, what and why I play so of course there is that side of it. But when I play, regardless of genre it has to be zero thinking. Just flow. It should be said that I far from everytime I succeed but I always aim at a natural instinctbased creating.

JBN: – There’s a two-way relationship between audience and artist; are you okay with delivering people the emotion they long for?

JL: – Im totally ok with doing everything I feel like, showing emotion at stage. Very important though that the setting and Idea is very thought thru. I dont like pretending and showing off.

JBN: – How can we get young people interested in jazz when most of standard tunes are half a century old?

JL: – Its hard. I don’t have a answer for that. I do my best by performing for kids and play as good as I can..

JBN: – John Coltrane once said that music was his spirit. How do you perceive the spirit and the meaning of life?

JL: – Sure, for me music is a very important part, and could be called spiritual. But If its a question of the meaning of life rather quote Americana star Gretchen Peters The secret of life is a good cup of
coffee, The secret of life is keep Your eye on the ball, The secret of life is to find the right woman, the secret of life is nothing att all.

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JBN: – Whom do you find yourself listening to these days?

JL: – I confess that some of my listening is what I always liked and that make me feel good..maybe a nostalgic aspect to that, but I try to make it equal with exploring new stuff. Right now in my stereo its Black Midi, James Taylor John Zorn, Michael Brecker, Henry Rollins and Judy Garland. But most of all I like to check things out live, and then its not even important to know the bands name. Just place yourself front of stage and open up to whats happening.

JBN: – Let’s take a trip with a time machine: where and why would you really want to go?

JL: – I’m gonna answer a bit nostalgic. I would like to lived 1982 in USA. When all the Jazzgigants still were alive, the Punk Scene thrived, Fusion and Westcoast Music Was in its highpoint, You get my drift? Everything that I love existed at the same time. But with that said, I thing everyday is year zero and opportunities is endless so the present is still my favorite.

Interview by Simon Sarg

Note: You can express your consent and join our association, which will give you the opportunity to perform at our Jazz and Blues festivals, naturally receiving an appropriate royalty. We cover all expenses. The objectives of the interview are: How to introduce yourself, your activities, thoughts and intellect, and make new discoveries for our US/EU Jazz & Blues Association, which organizes festivals, concerts and meetings in Boston and various European countries, why not for you too!! You can read more about the association here.

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