some awards and honours ........
- 2019 - Manifest Galan Music Award, Sweden
- 2018 - Coup de Cœur Académie Charles Cros, France
- 2015 - Grand Prix Académie Charles Cros 2015, France
- 2014 - Grammy Award 2014, Sweden
- 2015 - Coup de Cœur Académie Charles Cros, France
> Official release on Little Village, new Harmonia Mundi label for kids
Audio book Jazzoo : release on 19/02/15 & Cd : release on 24/02/15
Best seller of Little Village/Harmonia Mundi youth label / 4**** stars Classica / Selection best audio-book for kids Libraries of Paris (FR) 2015 / Coup de Cœur french libraries 2016 / etc....
Goran Kajfeš – Trumpet
Per "Ruskträsk" Johansson - Alto saxophone, flute, bass clarinet
Daniel Karlsson – piano, rhodes, electrical organ
Peter Forss – bass
Lars Skoglund – drums
Helene Berg - VJ (vidéo)
« JAZZOO » is the result of an impressive collaboration with British illustrator Ben Javens . Originally conceived as a musical book for children to discover music and jazz, JAZZOO is a visual jazz concert featuring a delightful cartoon aimed at young and old alike, where a groovy, incredibly bubbly jazz combo creates a dialogue with the moving images to recount the adventures and misadventures of animals.
This unique performance, which is thouroughly enjoyable for parents as well, is an interactive experience where animations of the animals are projected on a screen behind the band. It’s a playful, exciting, and imaginative journey where neither the musicians, the children, nor the animals know how it's going to end. Will the porcupine make it across the road? And will the little fish be eaten by the big shark?
As well, these miniature stories cleverly illustrate the values of friendship, sharing, equality...
The Oddjob five-piece band is a perfect example of the energy and high quality of the current Scandinavian scene. The previous 10 albums were critically acclaimed by both the Swedish and international press and were all nominated for Grammy Awards in Sweden, winning the prize three times. their eponymous album Oddjob (2002), Jazzoo (2014) which won best childrens album of the year 2013 and Folk (2016), best album of the year 2015. Their album "Clint" was named jazzalbum of the year in 2010 by the Sunday Times. Jazzoo 2 (Jazzoo ... Be Zoo Jazz ! for the French version), will have been honored with the Manifest Galan Music Award 2019 and a 2nd Coup de Cœur from the Académie Charles Cros (Autumn 2018).
« JAZZOO » Is a show that attracts not only the youngest: the audience into the bright, dreamlike world of the music of the 70s with its sense of musical adventure and unbelievably delicious range of tones and rhythms.
Following its success, « JAZZOO 2/JAZZOO BE ZOO JAZZ ! » with new animals has been released on November 22, 2018 (Headpsin Recordings for Scandinavia and Le Label dans la Forêt-Cristal Groupe for France. And a new creation inspired by this second volume is also available on stage.
« JAZZOO-PARTY » the film directed by Adam Marko-Nord on Oddjob's music was screened on december 16, 2017 in Sweden. It is currently screened at all animation film festivals around the world.
Télérama TTT (We absolute love this): "This type of animated concert for young children uses music in a simple, amusing fashion without ever losing its quality and originality. An excellent, joyous introduction to jazz."
E x p r e s s e n (Se): Jazzoo is to jazz what Saint Saens' The Carnival of Animals is to classical music when it comes to teaching children about music."
Médiathèque Jean Ferrat (Fr): "Don't ignore this album. This Swedish five-piece jazz band knows how to get children's attention without losing their energy and originality. Oddjob takes animals as their inspiration to create music in their image... This is a 'must-listen to' album."
La Gazette Bleue d'Action Jazz (Fr): "This project which uses music - real jazz music will blow you away. It's a gamble that pays off. I can't wait to play it for my 20- month old grandchildren and help them discover the wonderful world of jazz."
James Pearce, All About Jazz (Uk): "There are many memorable moments to be cherished on JAZZOO. Not only are there all the increasingly creative ways to recreate the sounds and movements of the different protagonists but there is also a range of complex musical textures and fine musicianship, which will no doubt be appreciated by even the most seasoned jazz listener."
Dagens Nyheter 5/5 (Se): A mindblowing experience for all ages."
DIG Jazz 4 / 5 (Se): "Both children and parents will appreciate the rhythms."Dagans Industri/Jan Gradvall (Se)