Goran Kajfeš - Oddjob & Subtropic Arkestra, trumpet
:: 4**** Jazz Magazine (France) ::
Folk - Oddjob - may 2016
:: Grammy Award 2016 (Sweden) ::
Folk - Oddjob - best jazz album 2015
:: Grand Prix de l’Académie Charles Cros 2015 ::
for album Jazzoo - Oddjob
:: Grammy Award 2014 (Suède) ::
for album Jazzoo - Oddjob - best album for kids 2013
:: Nordic Music Prize 2011 :: Best Nordic Album ::
for album X/Y
Born in Stockholm, Sweden, Kajfeš’ parents are Croatian. Goran started playing trumpet at the age of 10, first concentrating on classical music but later deciding to focus on jazz. He studied from 1993-95 at the Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen.
Kajfeš has made two solo albums under his own name. The first one, Home, was released on EMI/Blue Note France. The album was highly successful and was nominated for a Swedish Grammy. On the tour connected with this project he shared the same stage with such well-known players as Nils Petter Molvær, Bugge Wesseltoft, and Wibutee. Goran’s second album, Headspin, won a Swedish Grammy for Best Jazz album of 2004. He has toured with his band Goran Kajfeš’ "Headspin" in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Mexico, Germany, France, Morocco, Spain, etc.
Kajfeš has performed and recorded with many well-known artists, including José Gonzáles, Eagle-Eye Cherry, Mando Diao, Stina Nordenstam, Robyn, Christian Kjellvander, Monica Zetterlund, The Tiny, Moneybrother, jazz musicians Lester Bowie and Jimmy Cobb, Titiyo, Blacknuss, Lisa Ekdahl, Janet Jackson, Sting, and The Soundtrack Of Our Lives.
He has also composed and performed music for film and television. This includes a movie documentary by Swedish director Kristian Petri about Orson Welles’ time in Spain titled "The Well", and the recently completed soundtrack for the Spanish movie "Hoy no se fía, mañana sí".
Goran Kajfeš composed and played music for a book by Swedish writer Fredrik Lindström. He has also been involved with a number of modern dance performances.
Presently he is working with Neneh and Eagle-Eye Cherry on the production of a tribute concert later this year celebrating the music of Don Cherry.
Kajfeš also runs the record label “Headspin Recordings”.