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Örjan Hulten Orion / Garuda Blue

  • Red Poppy Art House 2698 Folsom Street San Francisco, CA, 94110 United States (map)

Touring the U.S. for the first time, Örjan Hulten Orion delivers that much-loved Scandinavian sensibility to modern jazz. Bay Area jazz group Garuda Blue shares the night, presenting original arrangements of famous jazz classics and lesser-known gems. 

Örjan Hulten Orion is part of the new movement in European jazz bringing Nordic rhythms and atmospheres to life. Örjan Hultén, one of Sweden’s foremost saxophonists and improvisers, is a musical explorer always looking for the next challenge. His critically acclaimed quartet Orion was conceived from Hultén’s impulse to create something altogether fresh in 2009. The quartet has recorded four albums, and the latest, Minusgrader, has received stunning reviews. In his compositions, Hultén moves effortlessly across boundaries and musical genres. Here and there Middle Eastern and Balkan traits can be heard while one can distinguish traces from Wayne Shorter or Joni Mitchell in other parts. Orion features four of Sweden’s top musicians, each of them a well-known and celebrated musician/bandleader in his own right.

Garuda Blue is a Bay Area jazz group that explores a wide spectrum of the jazz tradition, from swinging burners to lush ballads.

Örjan Hulten Orion
Örjan Hultén – saxophones
Torbjörn Gulz – piano
Anders Langörgen, bass
Peter Danemo – drums

Garuda Blue

Abraham Imansjah – piano
Matt Gafney – saxophones
Danny Castro – bass
Evan Williams – drums

Earlier Event: October 17
Christian Sands Trio
Later Event: October 18
Christian Sands Trio