Pianist who led the internationally popular jazz group Esbjörn Svensson Trio, better known as E.S.T.
He befriended future E.S.T. percussionist Magnus Oström while still in grade school.
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.
His mother was a pianist, and his father was a jazz connoisseur. Both greatly influenced him.
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.