Esbjorn Svensson

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Birthday
16, 1964
Birthplace
Sweden
Death Date
Jun 14, 2008 (44)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
16, 1964
Birthplace
Sweden
Death Date
Jun 14, 2008 (44)

About

Pianist who led the internationally popular jazz group Esbjörn Svensson Trio, better known as E.S.T.

Before Fame

He befriended future E.S.T. percussionist Magnus Oström while still in grade school.

Trivia

His E.S.T. group was known for its rollicking, unpredictable live shows. They became the first European jazz combo featured on the front page of Down Beat.

Family Life

His mother was a pianist, and his father was a jazz connoisseur. Both greatly influenced him.

Associated With

His group's first album, in which they re-interpreted the jazz standards of Thelonious Monk, quickly sold through more than 10,000 copies in Sweden.