Jonathan Fritzén was born in Stockholm to a Swedish mother and an American father. He grew up in a musical family and started playing drums as a young child. He later added piano, bass, guitar, flute and vocals, whilst during his formal training at the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm he became one of the first students to receive a Masters degree in jazz. By the age of 22 Jonathan had performed on national Swedish television several times and toured with some of the countries most respected jazz musicians. Three years later he recorded ‘Love Birds’ and in doing so he made his mark as the first Swedish pianist to release a smooth jazz CD.
Others followed, made him conquer both the Billboard airplay charts and the sales charts and marked Fritzén out as the master of delightfully accessible contemporary jazz. Jonathan’s touring schedule spans Europe, the fareast and the USA. With his latest release ‘Fritzenized’ (2015) he has started to write a new chapter…

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