Encyclopedia of Jazz Musicians
Rydin, Hakan (Andersson)
Rydin, Hakan (Andersson), pianist; b. Gislaved, (South) Sweden, 4 January 1951. For 25 years, he's lived in Malmo, the very South of Sweden. His father was Anders Rydin (Nov 6, 1914-Nov 22, 1995) and his mother was Eira Rydin (March 23, 1923-Oct 2 1984), the latter an amateur piano player. He has two siblings, David Rydin (b. April 8, 1954), an amateur bass player, and Jonas Rydin (b. Jan 30, 1956), an amateur piano player.
Rydin studied at the Malmo Academy of Music 1976-78. His teacher was Horace Parlan. Rydin has performed with among others Thad Jones, Pepper Adams, Red Mitchell, Etta Cameron, Enrico Rava, Georgie Fame, David Friesen and Dave Liebman. The Edmonton Journal (Canada) described his style as "lyrical and cooking." A collaboration with American singer Kim Parker began 1988 with a tour in Sweden and since then they have performed in France, Spain, Italy, Russia, Estonia, Ireland, Denmark, Finland, USA and several times in Canada. He was an associated professor of piano at the Malmo Academy of Music 1998.
His wife is Barbro Rydin (b. 1946), a teacher of eurhythmics and cello. His son is David Rydin (b. 1981) and his daughter is Emma Rydin (b. 1985).
Nexus: Nexus, Nexus meets Enrico Rava, Nexus in Canada: live at the Yardbird Suite; Kim Parker & Hakan Rydin Trio: Beautiful Friendship; Gitte Palsson & Hakan Rydin: Novemberljus, Hakan Rydin Scandinavian Trio: Tender Silhouette; Elisabeth Melander & Hakan Rydin Tentet: A Splendored Thing.
Lasse Olson: Undringar, Just in Time; Ulf Radelius: Connection
Radio and television broadcasts:
Lots a national radio and TV programs in Sweden since mid-seventies.
Also TV in Spain, Russia, Canada and Italy. Twice a radio broadcast in all EBU-countries.
Soundtrack to the short film "Communication"
Twice featured in OJ (OrkesterJournalen, Stockholm), the oldest jazz magazine in the world.
Gungan award 1976 (...Nexus best group..."
Svedala (the town where he lives) Cultural Award 1991
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