CV. Pelle Fridell

Born 1968 in Stockholm, Sweden
Instruments: Saxophones, flutes and clarinets.
Producer, arranger, composer.

A native swede residenting in Copenhagen since 1993. In Denmark he has become a high demanded reed player, both as a soloist and a session musician. He has collaborated in concerts and performances with composers, artists and groups such as: Toots Thielemans, Randy Brecker, Sir Charlie Watts, Tom Waits, Ivan Lins, Angelique Kidjo, Georgie Fame, DR Big Band, Geir Lysne, Chris Potter, Michael Mantler a.o.

Pelle's main instruments are the tenor- and soprano- saxophone, and the flute, but he also plays the alto- and baritone- sax, the clarinet, alto and piccolo flutes and the bass clarinet.

He has released 7 albums in his own name with original music, and appear on about a hundred as member/ sideman/ session musician.


Pelles solo albums:
2021 Message to Ørsted
2020 Essence Remixed
2018 Soul Go Jaz
2011 More Go Jaz
2010 Dellbeck (with saxofonist Jan Harbeck)
2008 Works Ahead
2001 Go Jaz

Appeared in performances together with (selected):

Mads Mathias
Bobo Moreno
DR Bigband
Copenhagen Jazz Funk Collective
Sister Sledge
Erann Drori
Malmö Opera
Lars Danielson Band
Live Froyn Friis
Tivolis Big Band
Tivoli Orchestra
Lars Togeby
Det Ny Bigband
Lasse Ehn - Sound of Polarities
Lars Hug
The Orchestra
Walbum/ Fridell Kvartet
Emborg Statements
Karen Mukupa
Mais Uma
Mais Uma - Tour in China
Thommy Andersson- Wood Blood
Troels Jensen and the Healers
Georgie Fame
RUO-Radioens Underholdningsorkester
The End 2.0 - Morten Grønvad
Mamas Blues Joint - Lene Strøyer
Dee Dee Bridgewater
Julie Maria
Bentzon Brotherhood
NJ Steens A-Team
Palle Mikkelborg
Angelique Kidjo
Toots Thielemans
Ivan Lins
Maria Schnieder
The Orchestra - Beats And Big Band
Tony Bennett
Viktoria Tolstoy
Woyzeck – performed at Tokyo International Forum
Georgie Fame
Monday Night Big Band
Stig Rossen
Michael Carøe
Perry Stenbäck/ Pelle Fridell/ Michael Friis/ Rasmus Grosell
James Sampson
Musikbutikken (National TV)
Woyzeck – performed at Bam NYC and Barbican Centre, London
“Venner For Livet” Bogaloo-House Orchestra (National TV2)
Copenhagen Art Ensemble
Danish Royal Theatre, “Jazz” / Niels Jørgen Steen
Simon Spang Hansen – Central Earth
Woyzeck/ Tom Waits. Betty Nansen Theater-dk/ Odeon Theater- Paris
Tommy Kenter – Kentex 3
Go Jaz
Natalie Cole
Pernille Befort kvartet/sextet
Primus Motor, Big Band
Søren Reiffs Orkester
Woyzeck/ Tom Waits. Betty Nansen Theater
Tommy Steele
Beijbom/ Kroner Big Band
Dos Mundos
Glindemann Big Band
Pass The Butter
Kung Keso
Anders T. Andersen Oktet
Jazzgruppe 90/ CPH Art Ensemble
King Kane
Niels Gerhardt All Stars
One Song & Agerholm
R.M. Salsaband/ Birger Sulsbrück
T.S. Høeg
The Crossover Nonet Project

Musician education.

1993 – 98 Musician Diploma, Rhythmic Music Conservatory, Copenhagen.
1992 – 93 Birkagårdens Folkhögskola, Stockholm.
1989 – 91 Kommunala Musikinstitutet, KMI, Stockholm.
1977 – 86 Kommunala Musikskolan, Stockholm

Personal education from:

1998 Tomas Franck (sax
1997 David Liebman (sax)
1995–97 Fredrik Lundin (sax)
1997–98 Uffe Markussen (bassclarinet)
1996–98 Lars Frederiksen (flute)
1995 Hans Ulrik (sax)
1992–93 Hector Bingert (sax)
1989–92 Ulf Andersson (sax)
1979–87 Stefan Dakó (sax)

IBOS. Instituttet for Blinde og Svagsynede

IBOS. Instituttet for Blinde og Svagsynede

1997 - 00
Rytmisk Center, København(sax/fløjte).

1995 - 98
Rytmisk Musikkonservatorium (studieteknik).

1994 - 97
Brøndby Kommunale Musikskole (saxofon).


Electronic Computer Engineering at The Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden (92)
Employed as a sound engineer at "Jazzklubb Fasching", Stockholm (92-93).
Karate instructor at

Military service at the Swedish Army Music Platoon, Strängnäs (89).
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