Håkan Rydin

Jazz, Musical Artist

1951 –


Who is Håkan Rydin?

Håkan Andersson Rydin, born January 4, 1951 in Gislaved, Sweden, is a jazz pianist living in Malmö, Sweden.

With Jörgen Nilsson – and later Ulf Rådelius and Anders Lagerlöf – he formed the jazz group Nexus, which during its existence between 1972 and 1992 performed over 1000 concerts. They made three highly accomplished records and performed on international jazz festivals, in radio and TV in several counties.

Between 1988 and 2003 Rydin played with American singer Kim Parker, the stepdaughter of the jazz legend Charlie ”Bird” Parker, all over the world.

The piano style of Håkan Rydin has been described as ”lyrical and cooking” and he has performed with Thad Jones, Pepper Adams, Red Mitchell, Etta Cameron, Enrico Rava, Tim Hagans, Georgie Fame, David Liebman and Swedish Jazz stars like Jan Allan, Arne Domnérus, Helge Albin, Anders Bergcrantz, Christer Boustedt, Bernt Rosengren and Svante Thuresson.

In recent years Rydin has mostly performed in the classical piano trio format. 2010 he was the first jazz musician to perform in the Great Theatre in Beijing.

Rydin has published two books on playing piano by ear, with colleague Dage Jonsson.

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Jan 4, 1951
  • Sweden

on July 23, 2013


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