Fredrik Carlquist is a Swedish tenor saxophonist based in Barcelona since 2001. He works with top musicians from Barcelona’s cosmopolitan jazz scene and is highly appreciated for his articulated and melodic style. Fredrik has released eight albums as a leader and performed in venues and festivals like The Village Vanguard, Carnegie Hall, Kinshasa Jazz Fetival and Barcelona Jazz Festival. Learn more…
“His refined style and personality have made him one of the tenors of reference on the European scene” Time Out, Barcelona 2015
Concerts & Clubs
Fredrik performs regularly at clubs and concert venues and leads and co-leads several groups where he demonstrates his abilities as composer and arranger as well as a personal voice on the saxophone.
Music for events
Fredrik has twenty years of experience bringing music to events. Over the years he played at numerous weddings and family events and he performed for companies like Mercedes Benz, Rogue Cosmetica and J.P Morgan and worked at many top hotels in Barcelona such as; Arts, Mandarine, Casa Fuster and Hotel Pullman. The repertoire stamps off in the great American song book and over the years Fredrik built up quite a reputation as a standard interpreter. His song book spans from the well known classics to fresh rediscoveries by great composers such as; Cole Porter, Gershwin and Jerome Kern. Fredrik works with an array of top musicians and can offer various settings and instrumentations.
“Carlquist’s music immediately appeals to me. It offers enjoyable cool tunes and great playing from all musicians. One can not ask for much more!
Jazz Magazine Orkester Journalen
Quartet with sax, guitar, bass & drums.
Trio with sax, guitar and bass.
Duo with saxophone and guitar.
Fredrik’s albums are available at all major platforms such as Spotify, YouTube and Apple Music.