Anders Bergcrantz (photo:
) (b. 1961) from Malmö has also played with many
Danish groups in Copenhagen as well as fronting bands of his own; his
American quartet has appeared at famous jazz venues in New York City. Alto
and soprano saxophonist Håkan Broström (b. 1955) is not only a noted
soloist and leader of his own group but also an excellent composer.
Gustavo Bergalli (b. 1940) from the Argentine and saxophonist
Hector Bingert (photo: Bo Flodin) (b. 1944) from Uruguay are two of many immigrants who have
made their mark on the Swedish jazz scene. Bergalli is a noted soloist in
the hard bop tradition and he has also combined tango and jazz. Bingert
fronts his own group, Latin Lover, and in recent years he has also had his
own big band. He has played jazz which is strongly influenced by candombé
and other Latin-American styles. American pianist Steve Dobrogosz (b.
1956) is another “jazz immigrant” whose artistic range encompasses choral
and chamber music as well as pop music. He has perhaps been most
successful as the writer of lyrics and songs, which he has performed and
recorded (mostly in duo settings) with singer Berit Andersson (b. 1953)
and others. Since 1954 Norwegian drummer Egil Johansen (1934-98)
in Sweden, working in many of the leading jazz ensembles of this country
and also fronting his own bands.