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Swedish saxophonist and composer Hannes Bennich is one of the most interesting new voices on the Scandinavian jazz scene. He grew up on the Swedish countryside outside Norrköping and started playing the saxophone when he was 10 years old. When finishing school Hannes decided to study Jazz at a higher level and started at Lunnevad Folkhögskola and later on at Skurup Folkhögskola in southern Sweden before ending his education at Malmö Music Academy. After getting his bachelor degree at Malmö Music Academy he quickly established himself in the Copenhagen/Malmö region as a saxophonist with a unique sound and technical freedom. In 2020 he became member of the ”Kathrine Windfeld Sextet” which has been seen on some of the most prestigious scenes and festivals around Europe. 
 

”When Losing A Dream To Reality” is Hannes Bennich’s debut album with music inspired by both his and others dreams. The music represents the anxiety, the beauty, the hope and the disappointment a dream can give you. As soon as a dream is fulfilled you can no longer shape it. The dream is now reality and out of your control. It’s terrifying and beautiful at the same time.

Awards/Scholarships

• Jazzsaxen (2023)
• Kungliga Musikaliska Akademiens Nationella Stipendium (2022)
• Helge Ax:son Johnsons Stiftelse Stipendium (2021)
• Sten K Johnsons Stiftelse Stipendium (2021)
• Kungliga Musikaliska Akademiens Nationella Stipendium (2020)
• Stim Stipendium (2020)
• Region Östergötlands Kultur och utvecklingsstipendium (2020)
• Hähnelstipendiet, ”För att främja utbildning av unga musikstuderande.” (2019)
• Signe och Edvin Malmqvist stipendium för träblåsare (2016)
• Föreningen Unga Begåvningars stipendium (2013)
• Norrköpings Kommuns Kulturstipendium ur ICA Handlarnas Stipendiefond (2013)

• Stig Pehrssons stipendiestiftelses musikstipendium till unga musiker i Norrköping. (2013)

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