Emil Brandqvist is a composer and bandleader with a remarkable sense of melody and simplistic beauty, and the atmospheric and cinematic compositions draw inspiration from both folk and classical music. Together with renowned pianist Tuomas Turunen and bassist Max Thornberg, Brandqvist forms a trio with flowing dynamic piano jazz as their signature.
Since the release of the debut album Breathe Out (2013), Emil Brandqvist Trio have established a position as one of Europe’s most exciting jazz trios. The group’s records have been hailed; Seascapes (2015) was nominated for an Echo award in Germany and Falling Crystals (2016) was listed at number 7 on the German jazz list. The 2018 release of Within a Dream was met with raving reviews and peaked at no. 3 on the German jazz list.
Emil Brandqvist Trio have distinguished themselves as a brilliant live act in recent years. Successes in Germany have been followed up with performances in Sweden, Finland, Austria, the Czech Republic, Ireland, France, and South Korea.