HISTORY


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.


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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.

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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 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.


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

Division leader and trumpet player with the great Chorus ”Choralerna” – Worldwide.


Bo Starander – Mr Tal&Ton Music production.

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My trumpet teacher – 1968 to 1975, Professor Bengt Eklund



Studies
for the best trumpet professors.
Her with The Master of Trumpet Art – Palle Mikkelborg.

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and Prof. Harry Kvebek


Montevideo” a solo album with Ulf Wakenius. 1978.
Japanese record labels JUPITER INDUSTRY.

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The horn section of M`Bango X – 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 Lars Jansson,
Leroy Lowe and Sergei Muchin.

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also 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 – daughter Sara (2 years old)

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

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Film scores to Ulf Gadds movies 1984-88. 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.

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Began collaboration with Eriq Olin … which then became the 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.

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Opening event with The King of Sweden. 1998.

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Opening concert – Culture night of Goteborg 2002

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2004 I formed the group: Salomon Helperin Yiddish Salsa Band.



Cantor Louis Garb and Cantor Laszlo Pasztor, soloists 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 … Cathedrals

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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 Domkyrkan 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

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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” – August 18, 2013 Gothenburg

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Gigs with Negar Zarassi

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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 )

Composing / playing opening concert for
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Tony Cragg


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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

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A new collaboration with Mikael Fridén the new Cathedral organ player of Goteborg.
Premiereconcert 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

Photo: 2017©Kristin Lidell, Slomo Lewi, BBS, Mikael Olsson, Robert Malton, Thore Rodelius