Håkan Lewin

Håkan Lewin

As a jazz saxophonist, Håkan Lewin has toured in large parts of the world, from California in the west to Siberia in the east.

Lewin-Landgren Duo

Håkan and the concert organist Johannes Landgren, have achieved great international success with their music. Among other things In 2004, the duo was engaged to play a concert on Martin Luther King Day in St. Peter's Church in Manhattan, New York. Furthermore, in addition to the concert activities in Sweden, many tours have been carried out all over Europe. The duo has also participated in the "Jazz and Pipe Organ" festival in Chelyabinsk, Russia, on seven occasions. In 2005, Håkan and Johannes co-founded the association Music Against Violence. In 2013-2014, Håkan carried out the "Gaza Singing for Peace" project within the framework of the association Music Against Violence. This project was a collaborative project between MAV and the Palestinian organization SYF (Save Youth Future) in Gaza. The project was financed by the Folke Bernadotte Academy and aimed to use music to convey a message about humanity, coexistence and peace. Since the start in 1998, the duo has played between 700 and 800 concerts from California in the west to Siberia in the east.

Read more about the duo at www.lewinlandgren.se

Mr. Blues
Mr. Blues is a new hard-swinging, blues-saturated quartet, whose members have many years of experience in concert activities both nationally and internationally. The quartet can be booked from 2023.
Here, Håkan Lewin gathers some of Sweden's somewhat legendary musicians.

The repertoire includes e.g. music by Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn and Hank Crawford where some of the songs and arrangements were accompanied by Håkan from his time with Gugge Hedrénius' Big Blues Band. The group has the opportunity to adapt the repertoire to attract both jazz and blues audiences.

Group members
Vocals: Ann Kristin Hedmark and/or Claes Janson
Kettil Medelius: Keyboard
Hasse Larsson: Bass
Jonas "Wasa" Backman: Drums
Håkan Lewin: saxophone

Read more about Mr. Blues on www.lewinhakan.se

60 years in the service of music

60 years in the service of music is a story in words and in tone about a life as a freelance musician, with concert activities from California in the west to Siberia in the east, via large parts of Europe and Gaza (Palestine). The stories are interspersed with musical gems, drawn from Afro-American music history.

The program is performed by a trio consisting of Håkan Lewin alto saxophone, Eldar Levgran keyboard and Yasuhito Mori double bass.

The idea for this constellation arose when Håkan and Yasuhito met in Gothenburg. Yasuhito then told about a concert in Baku (Azerbaijan), together with guitarist and harmonica player Toots Thielemans. He then met a pianist who turned out to be Eldar Levgran who, due to various circumstances, left his country and has been living in Sweden for several years, now in Avesta where he works as a church musician. It also turned out that Håkan, who has his roots in Avesta, played together with Eldar on several occasions when he visited his hometown. As a result of this meeting, the trio played an acclaimed concert in Grytnäs church's summer music on July 9, 2023.

This concert is a development of the concert "The Storyteller" which was performed in several libraries in Västra Götaland, but which had to be canceled when the Pandemic started.

Read more about 60 years in the service of music at www.lewinhakan.se