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שלמה בן ורד – משבט לוי
Shlomo Ben Vered – Levi tribe


Born in Gothenburg, second generation from a Jewish area in Tsar Russia. Relationship via my grandmother Sara Helperin (born Rabinovitj) with the Yiddish writer Sholom Nahumovitj Rabinovitj, 1859 Ukraine – 1916 USA. Pseudonym for Sholom Aleichem, the writer of ”Tevjie the milk driver” the story in ”Fiddler on the roof”.

Began playing the trumpet and piano at the age of five. When I turned sixteen my life got very intense, mixing studies at Music Conservatory with playing trumpet in symphony orchestras worldwide.

Under The Greatest Conductors:


Sergiu Comissiona


Michael Tilson Thomas

   

Zubin Metha

 Leonard Bernstein

 

Learned at a young age to love, respect and convey tradition-bearing music. Some of the greatest conductors and performers contributed to my basic musical development. Worked in various symphony orchestras. 1972, 1973 and 1974, as the only Scandinavian trumpet player who qualified for the ”World Orchestra” of Jeunesses Musicales. The orchestra, lead by the greatest maestros in the world, (above) toured in Europe, US, Canada and Israel.

 

My Trumpet Professors:


Professor Bent Eklund – Goteborg, Oslo


Knud Hovaldt



Professor Edward Tarr – Basel, New York


Professor Adolh Herseth – Cigago Symphoni Orchestra


Professor Vincent Cichowicz -Cigago Symphoni Orchestra


Professor Harry Kvebaek – Oslo Pilharmonic Orchestra



The Master of Trumpet Art – Palle Mikkelborg.

 

 

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Between 1975 and 1980 I worked as conductor, composer and musician at The Main Dramatic Theater of Gothenburg and
other artistic institutions. From 1980 and onwards I have chosen to work strictly as a free lancer. As an independent artist I
got experience from different resorts:

Baroque Concerts, 1974 – 1982 in Dalsland-Sweden, Prof. Bengt Eklunds Baroque Ensemble. From left: myself, Kaj Nystrom, Torbjorn Hultmark, Martin Soderlund, the organ player Bo Urban Nordgren, Professor Bengt Eklund, Agne Beckung, Helen Bengtsson, Lars Eriksson, Eber Akesson, Agne Jansson, Magnus Johansson, Borge Westerlund and Claes Willig.


Roland Flood, myself and Enar Jonsson – the Trumpet section on Lee Hazelwoods Show 1977 in Goteborg. With Maestro Mirco Btatichevic

Division leader and trumpet player with the great Chorus  – Worldwide.
Europe tour, with another 2 full-time Albert Halls / London with Cliff Richards in 1974


Bo Starander – Mr Tal&Ton Music production.

Preforming with:


Jan Peter Big Band – US tour 1974


Montevideo” – record labels JUPITER INDUSTRY.
With Ulf Wakenius, Tomas Fanto, Matz Nilsson, Anders Kjellberg, Mikael Andersson, Kent helgesen…

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The horn section of M`Bango X (Fela Kuti Afropop) – Heavy Afro Pop / Fela Kuti 1980. Bottom line from left: Harald Stenstrom, Olle Niklasson, Mats Eklov and Bert Lloyd. Top line from left: myself and Magnus Johansson.

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Jerusalem Jazz Festival 1982 with Leroy Lowe, Sergei Muchin and Lars Jansson

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..and a gig at the Club Pargod – Jerusalem.
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The Circus Orchestra of Olle Niklasson 1983.

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After Shave & Galenskaparnas Orchestra 1985. In the front – my daughter Sara (2 years old)

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Mats Eklöf, Olle Niklasson and myself – the Horn section ”The Screamers”.


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AESTUS – a Art movie for SVT 1986. Prod. Ulf Aldevinge

On Way Tahiti – a DOC movie for SVT 1991. Prod. Ulf Aldevinge

 

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Film scores to Ulf Gadds AESTUS. Ulf passed away 2008.

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Liepajas Symphony Orchestra working with my Trumpet concert, opus 62. 1996.

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Backstage with Barbro Svensson… somewhere in Sweden

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Backstage with Harry Goldstein… somewhere in Sweden

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Shofar playing on Rosh Hashana/Jom Kippor.


Viva Las Vegas gigs

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Starting up ZEBRA SYNDICATE.

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Developed my electric trumpet playing with MIDI blower MDT.

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The Dynamo Horns – the most widespread horn section in the samplist’s Universe…as we know it,,

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Swedish Wind Music.


Baroque concert with Sara

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Opening event with The King of Sweden. 1998.

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Opening concert with The Tyfon Organ – The instruments first gig at Culture night of Goteborg 2002

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2004 – Salomon Helperin Yiddish Salsa Band.


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Cantor Louis Garb and Cantor Laszlo Pasztor, soloists and the childrens chorus, in opus 107. At 150 Anniversary of The Synagogue at Goteborg 2005.

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Klezmer trio with Max Wulfson and Jonatan Jonsson. At ”Borsen” 2005.

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Started Rune Seléns Culture Fundation – 2005

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The City of Goteborg’s Monument over the Raul Wallenberg, May 23, 2007

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Summer gigs 2007 with Said Belhaj at Bersa.

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Folk music Festival at ”Stallet”, Stockholm 2007.

recurring projects
Klezmer project with Mimers Youth Orchestra 2007

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The 2007 Hasselblad Award Winner Nan Goldin

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Africa pop alá Fela Kuti with M´Bang X

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ZebraSyndicate at Nefertiti 2008

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Memorial Day of The Holocaust.
With Bengt Nilsson at the Synagog of Goteborg 2009.

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Mimers Trumpet Festival 2009

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WordWideWindEnsemble, concert at Gothenburg Cathedral 2009. Said Belhaj – didgeridoo, hunting harp. Roy Andersson – shells, barks. Sam Helperin and myself – alp horn, duduk, zorna and shofar horn.

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a lot of gigs with Said Belhaj …the Gothenburg Cathedral

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or club gigs

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Playing at the artist Claes Hakes pice of art, Central Station of Goteborg

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Klezmer project Skovde 2009

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Sam & Sal playing summer gigs at Torpadammen, Goteborg.

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The City of Goteborg Monument over Holocaust 2009

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Sacral Placid July 2010 at the Gothenburg Cathedral article 2010-GP

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Klezmer trio with Jonatan Jonsson and Camilla Åström,

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A D A M gigs with Phax Ahamada – Creating School Project 2010 – 2012

European Jewish Federation Conference in Budapest

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Sacral Placid – church gigs

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Inauguration of Water Environment Authority 2011


Ingemar Johansson – the sculpture was inaugurated Saturdag 17 September 2011 at The Ullevi Stadion, The Ingemar Johansson Plaza, Gotheburg. With trumpet and Tyfonorgan.

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Tower Music from Cathedral of Gotheburg – Summer gigs from 2005.. and so on…

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Cultural feast in Gothenburg 2012 with Phax Ahamada

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West Got Barkhorn Blowers – at the Opera 2012
Rune Seléns Culture Fundation

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ZebraSyndicate – Live at Nefertiti okt. 2012.
With Eriq Olin -guit. Negar Zarassi – voc. Alex Gabay – bass and Phax Ahamada – dance.

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Negar Zarassi and The Orchestra – concerts and event gigs in Sweden 2012.

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…and opera duo – Puccini..at Annedals Church – Gothenburg.

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Mimers Trumpet Festival – Kungalv, Sweden.


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Inauguration of ”Positive Park” May 25, 2014

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Rune Seléns Culture Fundation

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With Nils Landgren – the receiver of the Barkhorn of The Year 2013,  August 17, Opera of Gothenburg.

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With Phax – ”MoveByBike” – Gothenburg

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Gigs with Negar Zarassi, as duo or with ZebraSyndicate.



Solo Concert of the Gothenburg Cathedral.

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Klezmergig – Gothenburg April 2014

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May 9, 2014 Inauguration ceremony – the linking of existing conference building (Gert Wingårdh) with the new hotel building. The owner – The Family of Brandstrom with Jonas as a driving engine, expands this his idea with Öijared resort

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New Tora in Chabbad-house of Gothenburg – 2014

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10 Year Anniversary of Rune Seléns Culture Fund.
At The Opera of Goteborg – 2014.

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Organplayer / Pianoplayer Bo Urban Nordgren. Since the 70‘s, we have done over 100 concerts. Most of them in Annedalskyrkan in Goteborg. An amazing musician.

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A fruitful Klezmer project springtime 2015 in Jönköping / Sweden. In Huskvarna and Dalviks churches with their choirs and local musicians. Produced by my friend Linda Sandstrom. A blessed musician and conductor. Happiness, Yiddischkeit  – The power of Music with Adonays spiritual guidance. Local Radio SR Interview ( in swedish )


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2015 a new concept
BBS; BeatBobSalA duo project with Robert Malton, electronic dance and lounge music 
with catchy brass for both tough clubs and softer events / lounge gigsLounge lineup Lobby54.com

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A new collaboration with Mikael Fridén the new Cathedral organ player of GoteborgPremiereconcert 1 August 2015

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Klezmer weekend in Jönköping with Stefan Einhorn – feb. 2016

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Summer gigs with The Helperin brothers
Varbergs Fortress – 2016

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The Gothenburg Cathedral duo.
Sacral music – Gothenburg Cathedral, 2015, 2016, 2017

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PB’s memorial church service, 2016




Memorial ceremony of the Holocaust in 2017

Tower Music from the roof of the Gothenburg Cathedral.
The tradition lives on – Saturdays, July – August 2017. Since 2005


Serenad Conserts at Gunnebo Castle and Gardens 2017


Consert with MBO 2017-10-21



Concert with Alicia Svigals the World Culture Museum in Goteborg, 2018


Israel’s 70th anniversary Israel’s 70th anniversary at NIMBUS, May 2018 / Iyar 5778 Association of Swedish Israeli Friendship Confederation


Israel’s 70th anniversary in Gothenburg’s Synagogue May 2018 / Iyar 5778


New collaboration with Larisa Ljungkrona.

 

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Photo: 2018©Kristin Lidell, Slomo Lewi, BBS, Mikael Olsson,
Robert Malton, Thore Rodelius, Peter Olovsson