Half a year has gone of 2015 and it’s time to update this site! So time for some juicy news. The year started out well with Anne Sofie von Otters’ album ”Douce France” being Grammy awarded for best solo album in the classical category, and I’m playing on it! It was produced by my good friend Per Ekdahl.

Then the music from ”Gentlemen” was awarded a Guldbagge, and I’m playing on that too!

A lot of nice projects come and went, for instance four Ekdahl/Bagge Big Band shows on Scalateatern with many talented guests.

Spring went into summer and it started with Isabella Lungrens ”Somehow Life Got In The Way” being awarded Orkesterjournalens Gyllene Skiva. Me and Isabellas song ”Eudaimonia” has been played on different occasions since then! We have continued our writing which will lead to a recording with the band very soon.

Being end of August, I am looking back at some very nice concerts the last couple of weeks, for instance with Guy Barker and the Swedish Radio Symphonic Orchestra and with the singers Dee Dee Bridgewater, Georgie Fame, Vula Malinga and Brendon Reilly. Before that the yearly Svante Thuresson/Beppe Wolgers gig at Skansen, after this Stormvarning in favour of our climate situation, a concert where I was the musical director playing with a great band and more around 10 of my sining pals, for instance Magnus Carlson, Titiyo, Emil Svanängen, Rebecka Törnqvist, Nino Ramsby and Isabella Lundgren.

At this moment, I’m looking forward to a really exciting task on the Stockholm Jazz Fest, which incorporates one master that I’ve been listening to since I was a kid.

That’s it for now!

Happy New Year!

2014 was a year filled with many fun projects and highlights:

– The Stormvarning Kick Off Concert in Vitakbergsparken for an audience of around 2000 people. Carl was the musical director and arranger for the show which included a number of great talents of the Swedish pop scene such as Sarah Riedel, Emil Svanängen, Kristin Amparo & Albin, Thomas Anderson Wij, Petra Marklund and many more. On top of this a great band consisting of besides Carl, Chris Montgomery, Peter Morén and Daniel Bingert.

– The motion picture “Gentlemen” was one of the biggest movies released this year where Carl had the privilege to be participating as the hand double for the leading role played by David Dencik. A character who plays jazz piano. Carl also plays piano and arranged for strings on the soundtrack, composed by Jonas Kullhammar and Mattias Bärjed.

– Isabella Lundgren released her long waited album “Somehow Life Got In The Way”, produced by Peter Asplund with arrangements by Mats Hålling for Nordiska Kammarorkestern with the guest soloist Joakim Milder, Dicken Hedrenius and Robert Nordmark. Carl is the pianist and co-writer along with Isabella on the song ”Eudaimonia”.

– Isabella Lundgren & Carl Bagge Trio made many performances including The Ystad International Jazz Festival, Stockholm Jazz Fest, both broadcasted in Swedish Radio, P2.

– In September the Blue House Orchestra under the direction of Magnus Lindgren and Peter Asplund celebrated Antonio Carlos Jobim in the Concert Hall of Stockholm. The legend and drum master Paulo Braga, who was the drummer of Jobim, Elis Regina and many more inventors and masters of Brazilian Music, participated at this magnificent concert along with the chamber orchestra Dalasinfoniettan and an all star rhythm section. The soloists were Thiagu Gentil, Simone Moreno and Miriam Aida. Carl was the piano player and also arranger of one of the songs.

– Tommy Körberg, a singer who for Swedes needs no introduction, released an album for Christmas, where he handpicked songwriters, writers and arrangers to work with a rhythm section consisting of some of the most experienced players of Sweden, and one from Denmark: Jonas Östholm, Lars Danielsson, Morten Lund and Jojje Wadenius. The team then added arrangements performed by the Norrköping Symphonic Orchestra. Carl arranged two of the songs for this very special album.

– Carl is proud to be reoccurring as a pianist for Norrbotten Big Band, where he has collaborated with Caecile Norrby, Lars Danielsson, Lisa Nilsson and Cecilia Persson during this year, to name a few, aswell as the arranger for one of the songs for the concert with Lisa Nilsson.

– Along with the friend and musical colleague Per Ekdahl, Carl started up a brand new big band the fall of 2014. This band has had three performances at the Scala Theatre in Stockholm, where they are contracted to return once every month. For this great constellation of musicians they gave concerts with the extraordinary singers Simone Moreno, Anders Von Hofsten, Magnus Carlson, Hayati Kafé, Isabella Lundgren and Svante Thuresson.

– With Svante Thuresson, Carl was the pianist and musical director of a concert at the main stage of Skansen in Stockholm called Solliden a rainy afternoon in July. At this performance Svante returned to a material from one iconic album of his where he worked with lyrics of Beppe Wolgers on tunes mainly from the american song book, and beautifully arranged for an octet.
On this show, in July, the band consisted of Max Schultz, Chris Montgomery, Martin Höper, Per “Ruskträsk” Johansson, Per “Texas” Johansson, Nils Janson, Peter Dahlgren, Svante, and Carl Bagge.

The album Gentlemen (original motion picture jazz tracks) by Jonas Kullhammar is now officially released and available for sale.
The band features Johan Holmegard, Goran Kajfeš, Torbjörn Zetterberg, Carl Bagge, Mattias Ståhl and Bernt Rosengren.
Ask your local record store or order from or by sending an email to
It is released as CD and a limited edition 180g double vinyl (first 250 copies include a CD). And here is the link for iTunes which is the only digital platform that offer the music. (It will not be released on Spotify)

PS: The vinyl edition holds two tracks that are not included on the digital versions!


New album coming out soon! This is a song composed by Isabella and Carl in an arrangement by Mats Hålling.

Christian Falk 1962-2014 We’ll miss you, and the world will miss your music!


Isabella Lundgren & Carl Bagge Trio with special guest Peter Asplund. Live at Fasching 1st of March!

Proud to work with Anne Sofie von Otter on the album ”Douce France” released during the fall 2013

Press the link below to listen to have a taste!

Anne Sofie von Otter – Je vivrai sans toi


Kleerup/Bagge Jazz this summer at Taverna Brillo!

Don’t miss these very special events. Andreas and Carl hitting back to their first inspirations in music together, along with a number of special guests.

Shows this summer are going to be July 11th, July 25th, August 8th and 22nd.

See you there! Free of charge.

Kleerup/Bagge jazz at Taverna Brillo this coming Thursday (13th of June).

The first jazz reunion of Bagge and Kleerup since high school days will take place this coming Thursday! We will be having a top class band consisting of Max Schultz on guitar and Martin Höper on bass. Most welcome! Showtimes are 9 pm and 11 pm.

Taverna Brillo is located on the corner of Sturegatan/Humlegårdsgatan in Stockholm.

Live at Berns in Stockholm the 28th of September! Also in Lund the 31th of August!