Erik Tengholm

Trumpet player



"This ingenuity and boldness is also manifested in the versatility that characterizes Erik's profile, where all musical styles are represented in Erik's glowing performance - all the way from Satchmo's iconic trumpet, via bebop to the modern trumpet idioms of today."

Jazz Club Fasching Society

Bengt Säve-Söderbergh Scholarship

Erik was awarded the Bengt Säve-Söderbergh Scholarship 2022, at Swedish Jazz yearly conferance. The prize sum is SEK 50 000 and the motivation as follows. 

"Erik has already shown an impressive versatility in his musiciansship. He moves freely through the whole history of jazz. From Louis Armstrong to the free forms of today. He masters classical jazz, but mostly in modern style. In addition, he composes and gladly arranges his music. He plays in many groups, big as well as small ones. Erik is becoming an important person in the Swedish jazz life."

Previous scholarship holders: Cecilia Persson, Joel Lyssarides, Malin Wättring, Naoko Sakata and Cornelia Nilsson.





Debut album out now - Stories From the Club

Erik released his debut album, Stories From the Club, on November 18 2021 through TengTones! The album features Erik Tengholm Quintet, one of the hottest jazz quintets you will find in Sweden, and consists of five original compositions by Erik and three of his favorite tunes by other composers. The album has been praised by the press:

"You can hear that every note comes from the heart and the musicians passion for the music" -

"Frisk och luftig musik. Fylld av framåtlutad munterhet och ett uns av fräckhet [...] En riktigt bra platta totalt sett." - Orkesterjournalen/Jazz

Erik Tengholm - Trumpet & flugelhorn

Johan Christoffersson - Saxophones

Mattias Lindberg - Piano

Johan Tengholm - Double bass

Jonas Bäckman - Drums

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or CD through Bandcamp here

Pre-listen here

Public live performances


10/8 - Cedar Walton Tribute, Katalin, Uppsala

13/8 - With Sigurdur Flosason at Reykjavík Jazz Festival (Iceland)

17/8 - Marína Ósk kvartett, Reykjavík Jazz Festival (Iceland)

18/8 - Marína Ósk kvartett, Jazzfjelag Suðurnesjabær (Iceland)

27/8 - Olof Lunqvist, Maxad mini-jazzfestival, Askersund 

30/8 - Jeremia, Immanuelskyrkan, Stockholm

31/8 - Trio with William PW Nilsson & Johan Tengholm, Gubbhyllan, Stockholm


1/9 - Axel Mårdsjö Big Band, Jazz Club Fasching, Stockholm

2/9 - Bohuslän Big Band & Tommy Körberg, Uppsala Concert Hall

3/9 - Matilda Edgren Band, Katalin, Uppsala

9/9 - Stockholm Swing All Stars, Vintage Swing Night, Trondheim (Norway)

10/9 - Stockholm Swing All Stars, Vintage Swing Night, Trondheim (Norway)

16/9 - Blue House Jazz Orchestra & Eliane Elias, Stockholm Concert Hall

25/9 - Church music, Stefanskyrkan, Stockholm

30/9 - Tengholm Trio, Reginateatern, Uppsala


1/10 - Brooklyn Funk Essentials, Jazz Club Fasching, Stockholm

2/10 - Pelle Olofson Orchestra, Uppenbarelsekyrkan, Stockholm

5/10 - Mainland Jazz Collective, Stampen, Stockholm

6/10 - Storstan Street Brass, Gävle city

7/10 - Livejazzbaren feat Björn Ingelstam, Uplands nation, Uppsala

13/10 - Erik Tengholm Quintet, Spångafolkan, Stockholm

Stockholm Jazz Festival

14/10 - Stockholm Hot 7, Twang

15/10 - Tilde Schweitzer, Källarbyn, Stockholm

15/10 - Cannonball Adderley Tribute feat Fredrik Kronkvist, Stampen

18/10 - Jazz showcase, Fasching

19/10 - Stockholm Hot 7, Glenn Miller Café

20/10 - Sebastian Mattebo Journey On the Styx, Twang

21/10 - Nina Sand Band, Scalateatern

28/10 - Glenn Miller Orchestra, Skövde

29/10 - Glenn Miller Orchestra, Helsingborg

30/10 - Glenn Miller Orchestra, Helsingör


2/11 - Cannonball Adderley Tribute, Glenn Miller Café, Stockholm

4/11 - Jakob Klang, release concert at Tyresö, Stockholm

5/11 - Stockholm Hot 7, West Coast Jitterbugs, Gothenburg

9/11 - Mainland Jazz Collective, Katalin, Uppsala

10/11 - Trio with William Nilsson and Palle Sollinger at Bar Brahe, Stockholm

11/11 - Livejazzbaren feat Lina Lövstrand, Uplands Nation, Uppsala

12/11 - Stockholm Hot 7, Łódź, Poland 

13/11 - Ulf Johansson Werre Dixie Nouveaux, JANO, Vallentuna kulturhus, Stockholm

16/11 - Erik Tengholm Swing Time, Chicago, Stockholm

26/11 - Glenn Miller Orchestra, Kalmar

27/11 - Glenn Miller Orchestra, Oskarshamn

30/11 - Ulf Johansson Werre Dixie Nouveaux, Ladan i Farsta, Stockholm


2/12 - Glenn Miller Orchestra, Halmstad

3/12 - Glenn Miller Orchestra, Kungsbacka

4/12 - Glenn Miller Orchestra, Halden (Norway)

5/12 - Glenn Miller Orchestra, Oslo (Norway)

6/12 - Glenn Miller Orchestra, Kristinehamn

7/12 - Uppsala University Jazz Orchestra, Missionskyrkan, Uppsala

11/12 - Sala Storband, Missionskyrkan, Sala

14/12 - Christmas party, Katalin, Uppsala

15/12 - Glenn Miller Orchestra, Västerås

16/12 - Glenn Miller Orchestra, Vara

17/12 - Glenn Miller Orchestra, Linköping

18/12 - Glenn Miller Orchestra, Stockholm concert hall