Esbjorn Svensson

Esbjorn Svensson

Jazz pianist and composer
Country: Sweden

  1. Esbjörn Svensson: Jazz Musician and Composer
  2. Influences and Style
  3. E.S.T.
  4. Awards and Recognition
  5. Legacy
  6. The Latest Album

Esbjörn Svensson: Jazz Musician and Composer

Esbjörn Svensson was a Swedish jazz pianist and composer who revolutionized jazz music and made it more accessible to a younger audience. He was known for his innovative approach to performing, often incorporating light effects and smoke machines during his concerts.

Influences and Style

Svensson's music was influenced by a wide range of musical genres, from classical music to funk. He seamlessly blended these influences to create a unique sound that appealed to jazz enthusiasts and non-jazz listeners alike.


Svensson was a founding member of the jazz trio E.S.T., which also included double bassist Dan Berglund and drummer Magnus Ostrom. The trio gained international recognition and acclaim for their exceptional musical abilities and experimental sound. In 2006, E.S.T. became the first European ensemble to grace the cover of the iconic American jazz magazine Down Beat.

Awards and Recognition

Throughout their career, E.S.T. received numerous prestigious awards, including the European Jazz Award and the BBC Jazz Award. Their innovative and boundary-pushing approach to jazz music earned them a dedicated fan base and critical acclaim from the music industry.


Tragically, Esbjörn Svensson's life was cut short in 2008 when he died in a scuba diving accident at the age of 44. However, his contributions to jazz music continue to resonate with audiences worldwide. His compositions and performances continue to inspire countless musicians and his legacy as a pioneering jazz musician lives on.

The Latest Album

Before his untimely death, Svensson and his E.S.T. trio recorded their 11th album, Lencocyte, which was released posthumously in September. This album serves as a testament to Svensson's musical brilliance and his ability to push the boundaries of jazz music. It showcases the trio's distinctive sound and their commitment to innovation.