IS ANNIKA WESTMAN?
||Read presentation on allaboutjazz.com HERE|
Today I work as an
independent booking agent, within jazz, blues, world music and mixtures of
these styles. I work with a hand-picked selection of bands, and can also
help venues with their selection of artists. Since two years, I work as a
consultant for Kristianstad
I have a degree in journalism and have previously written for several music magazines, such as Allaboutjazz, and Lira and Jefferson in Sweden. This background is useful in my current work with music promotion, and my past as a touring musicians (round 1.500 gigs from 1980 - 1995) also gives me a broad experience in the fascinating world of live music! My company is called Westman Music.
Active in the music life since the 70's as touring musician, concert arranger, band booker, etc
University degree in journalism, studies in musical science at Gothenburg University
Consultant ( information,
communication, web design, database administration etc) at Tetra Pak and
Alfa Laval, 1995 -2004.
Translator, Swedish-English and English-Swedish. Fluent in German and French, semi-fluent in Dutch and Danish
Read more about this HERE (in Swedish only)
Nynningen (Swedish rock band) summer 1976
Reggae- and highlife group Watoto 1980 - 81 (Sweden, Denmark, Norway)
Blues and soul band King George Band 1982 - 1995. Average 150 gigs/year, touring Scandinavia, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland. France, Greece and USA. During those years, my name was Annika Clemons.
Bass player in the house band at a blues club in Watts, L.A. 1985 - 86
Jam sessions with, among others, Luther Allison (in Paris and Amsterdam) and played some gigs with Lousiana Red (in South Germany)
More pictures HERE
In the past, I've written CD reviews, interviews etc in magazines such as
Lira Music Magazine (world music & jazz) Read reviews HERE (click English Version)
Allaboutjazz, www.allaboutjazz.com, the web edition of an American jazz magazine (800.000 visitors per month)
Magazine (1986 - 93) Reviews on my website, but only in Swedish so far - sorry!
Promotion & management
Today I'm booking and promoting a handful of bands, jazz, blues, afro: (see startpage) I also work with other types of promotion on a freelance basis, for record labels etc. I also working with international contacts and bookings for Kristianstad Jazzfestival, read more HERE.
In 1989 I started my own production company where I was handling bookings, PR, finance, tour management, and CD/vinyl/cassette productions.
the years I've been working with, and in some cases also starting, several
live music, arranging concerts and festivals. One of them was the
International Blues Society, where I was in charge of PR, booking bands
and sometimes also working as a sound technician.