Non-ABC images are automatically sourced from Discogs , a community-built database of music information. The ABC is not responsible for the content of external sites.
Ulf Karl Erik Wakenius (born 16 April 1958 in Halmstad, Sweden) is a Swedish jazz guitarist raised in Gothenburg, known as a member of the Oscar Peterson last quartet from 1997. He was also a member of the Ray Brown trio. He is the leader of his own band, and has recorded many albums.
In the 80s he played with Peter Almqvist in Guitars Unlimited, playing, among other things, during the intermission for 600 million viewers of the Swedish International Finale of the Eurovision Song Contest in 1986. A stop in Rio de Janeiro resulted in three records with Sivuca Aquarela Do Brazil (1985), Rendez-Vous in Rio (1986) and Let's Vamos (1987). The cooperation with Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen also started this decade, and they also recorded Those Who Were (1996) and This Is All I Ask (1998).
His own U.W. Group released Venture (1992) with Jack DeJohnette on drums, Bill Evans and Bob Berg on saxes, Randy Brecker on trumpet, Niels Lan Doky on piano, Chris Minh Doky and Lars...
More about Ulf Wakenius at Wikipedia