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    Wadenius, Georg/Jojje (4th May 1945-Present)

    He is a bassist, guitarist, singer, arranger, producer and composer born in Stockholm, Sweden who started his musical career in 1968 and saw his first success with the band Made in Sweden, with whom he won two Swedish Grammis Awards and also Solar Plexus.  At the same time he become known as a Stockholm studio musician and for his songs written for children, which won a further two Grammis Awards.  Getting noticed in other areas of the world he was made a member of the band Blood, Sweat and Tears in 1972 who he stayed with for three and a half years until 1975 and from 1979 to 1985 he was one of the  Saturday Night Live Band.  Alongside this he had made his name in New York as a session musician and was soon heard performing with artists that include the Benny Andersson, Backstreet Boys, James Brown, Dr. John, Donald Fagen, Marianne Faithfull, Roberta Flack, Aretha Franklin, Freddie Jackson, Robert Plant, Diana Ross, David Sanborn, Simon & Garfunkel, Steely Dan, Luther Vandross and Dionne Warwick among many others.  Deciding to return to his native Scandinavia, he teamed up with Leif Johanson of A-ha and together they now a studio in Oslo, Norway, where he spends much of his time producing artists such as Anne Sofie von Otter.  He also has a quartet, which he regularly tours with.  Appearing on numerous recordings he has been heard on his own Goda, Goda as well as Interloop with his own quartet, I Let the Music Speak by Anne, Sofie van Otter, Snakes in a Hole and Made in England by Made in Sweden, No Sweat and Mirror Image by Blood, Sweat & Tears, Hits: Chapter One and Millennium by Backstreet Boys, Swept Away by Diana Ross, Kamakriad by Donald Fagen, Alive in America by Steely Dan, Television by Dr. John, Never To Much by Luther Vandross, Love's the Place To Be by Will Downing, Jump To It by Aretha Franklin, Live & More by Roberta Flack & Peabo Bryson,

     

    Anne Sofie von Otter recordings

    Deutsche Grammophon D. G. 477 5901 (CD: I Let the Music Speak)

    Mezzo soprano - Anne Sofie von Otter

    Piano - Benny Andersson 

     

    Sources:

    1. http://www.wadenius.com/
    2. http://www.myspace.com/georgwadenius
    3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georg_Wadenius
    4. http://www.accessrock.com/Interviews/Wadenius-rock-interview.asp
    5. http://shopping.yahoo.com/p:Jojje%20Wadenius:1927445294?sort=az
    6. http://www.cduniverse.com/search/xx/music/artist/Georg+Wadenius/a/Georg+Wadenius.htm

     

     

     

     



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