Johan Lindström

Johan Lindström
Johan Bergmark
Johan Lindström is one of the 13 nominees for the 2023 Nordic Council Music Prize.


Johan Lindström has been described as a musical magician, with a wide range of artistic activities as a musician, composer, arranger and producer. He is a personable musician who leaves a clear mark on the context that he works in. In a unique way, he combines influences from different areas and creates a dynamic and musical whole at the forefront.


He’s one of Sweden’s most sought-after musicians and producers, known from, among other things, the multiple award-winning Tonbruket and collaborations with artists including Rebecka Törnqvist, Elvis Costello, Ane Brun, Norrbotten Big Band, the Royal Swedish Army Band, Nils Petter Molvaer, Freddie Wadling, Totta Näslund and Anna Ternheim.


With his star-studded band “Johan Lindström Septett” (JOHAN LINDSTRÖM – guitar, pedal-steel, JONAS KULLHAMMAR - saxophone, PER TEXAS JOHANSSON – saxophone, clarinet, MATS ÄLEKLINT – trombone, JESPER NORDENSTRÖM – keyboard, THORBJÖRN ZETTERBERG – double bass, KONRAD AGNAS – drummer) he has released two acclaimed albums, “Music for empty halls” (2018) and “On the Asylum” (2021). The band has been awarded both Grammys and Sveriges Radio’s Jazzkatt. In his varied compositions, which are impossible to place in time and space, Johan Lindström brings out the best in each musician with a finesse. Lindström’s artistry breaks new ground and creates music so uniquely genre-less that labels become meaningless.