What's Hot With Jazz Guitar: Andreas Oberg

by Doc Dosco

This week we feature Swedish jazz guitarist Andreas Oberg. He smokes, folks!

Online Bio

Andreas Oberg was born in Stockholm on August 6, 1978. At the age of 18,
Andreas made a name for himself on the vibrant Swedish jazz scene
performing with many of Swedens top jazz artists and he was also
admitted to the Royal Music Academy in Stockholm.

During recent years Andreas ÷berg has been working with his own projects
as well as performing with artists in many different styles such as Les
Paul, Barbara Hendricks, Jimmy Rosenberg, Putte Wickman, Joe Beck, Bruce
Forman, Frank Vignola, Bucky Pizzarelli, Ulf Wakenius, Joey DeFransesco,
Mark Murphy, Stochelo Rosenberg, Angelo Debarre, Marian Petrescu, Dorado
Schmitt, Ken Peplowski and Florin Nicolescu just to name a few.

Andreas Oberg plays both mainstream jazz, modern jazz and gypsy swing
(Django Reinhardt-style). Andreas playing has impressed jazz listeners
all over the world, with his energy, swing and technique. Andreas has
performed on Tv & radio and has also been featured in several jazz and
guitar magazines.

Awards Fasching Jazz Award 2002
Winner of National Jazz Competition 2002
Nominated for Guitar Peoples Prize 2002
Hagstr­m Guitar Award 2003
Armstrong Award 2003
Gevalia Award 2004
Scandinavian Patron of Le Quecumbar 2004
Nominated for Guitar Peoples Prize 2004
Winner of the Audience Prize at the final of Gibson
International Guitar Competition in Montreux 2006.

Andreas invites Yorgui&Ritary 2004
Young Jazz Guitarist 2005
Solo 2006

Gypsy Fire 2005

Andreas Oberg's website:

Doc Dosco is a jazz guitarist, composer and audio consultant living in Los Angeles, CA. His website is located at http://www.docdosco.com, where you can find more information on the 'What's Hot with Jazz Guitar' columns, audio clips of Doc's playing, and many additional features. Doc now endorses Peerless Guitars and has the website Jazz Guitar Zone to help promote Peerless jazz guitars in the US. He also endorses the new Pignose Valve Tube Amps -- great for jazz (and anything else!)

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