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 ” Tevje the milk driver ”
– the story in ” Fiddler on the roof ”.
I 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 worldwide.
I 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.
I 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,
in the US, Canada and Israel.
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.
Baroque Concerts from 1974 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.
Division leader and trumpet player with the great Chorus ”Choralerna” – Worldwide.
”Montevideo” a solo album with Ulf Wakenius. 1978.
Japanese record labels JUPITER INDUSTRY.
The City of Goteborg Monument over Holocaust 2009
Sacral Placid July 2010 at Domkyrkan article 2010-GP
ZebraSyndicate – Live at Nefertiti okt. 2012.
With Eriq Olin -guit. Negar Zarassi – voc. Alex Gabay – bass and Phax Ahamada – dance.
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
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 )
Composing / playing opening concert for
2015 a new concept – BBS; BeatBobSal.
A duo project with Robert Malton, electronic dance and lounge music
with catchy brass for both tough clubs and softer events / lounge gigs.
Lounge lineup – Lobby54.com
The Gothenburg Cathedral duo.
Sacral music – Gothenburg Cathedral, 2015, 2016, 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
Photo: 2017©Kristin Lidell, Slomo Lewi, BBS, Mikael Olsson, Robert Malton, Thore Rodelius