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Ulf Wakenius

Born: April 16t, 1958 in Halmstad, Sweden. Ulf Wakenius. A jazz guitarist extraordinaire acclaimed and celebrated all over the world. Between 1997 and 2007 Ulf held what may have been the most prestigious spot in jazz for a guitarist: a chair in the Oscar Peterson Quartet.This was the coronation of a career which included many record-breaking moments.Wakenius guitar duo Guitars Unlimited rocked Scandinavia in the early 80s, culminating in the 1985 Melody Grand Prix, which was seen by 600 million viewers, probably the largest audience a jazz guitar duo ever had. Shortly after that Wakenius started a extremely successful and long-lasting collaboration with the legendary bass player Niels-Henning Örsted Pedersen.( NHOP), and both of his duo albums with bass icon Ray Brown, topped the US Jazz Charts.The last few years he's been touriing the world with the amazing Korean singer Youn Sun Nah. 

Oscar Peterson has publicly described Ulf as one of the greatest guitarists alive in the world today and many of today’s most acclaimed jazz guitarists are among Ulf’s fans, including Pat Metheny, John McLaughlin, John Scofield and Mike Stern. Great Rhythmic feel combines with a extraordinary lyrical touch- his emphasis is always on melodies and groove. He has been filmed by Clint Eastwood. His next release on ACT will be Ulf Wakenius-Solo "Momento Magico"

Featured on

e.s.t. 30 (vinyl)
Magnus Öström & Dan Berglund
e.s.t. 30
Magnus Öström & Dan Berglund
Taste of Honey - A tribute to Paul McCartney (vinyl)
Ulf Wakenius Trio
Taste of Honey - A tribute to Paul McCartney
Ulf Wakenius Trio
Kind of Tango (vinyl)
Wolfgang Haffner
Kind of Tango
Wolfgang Haffner
Lento (vinyl)
Youn Sun Nah
Good Stuff
Iiro Rantala | Ulf Wakenius
Good Stuff (vinyl)
Iiro Rantala | Ulf Wakenius
Father And Son
Ulf & Eric Wakenius
Magic Moments 9
Various Artists
Lost Hero - Tears for Esbjörn
Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic V
Jazzpaña live
Gerardo Núñez / Ulf Wakenius
Magic Moments 7
Various Artists
Momento Magico
Ulf Wakenius
Lento
Youn Sun Nah
Vagabond
Ulf Wakenius
Signature Edition 2
Ulf Wakenius