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Martina Almgren

University of Gothenburg – Academy of Music and Drama

Biography

Martina Almgren is a freelance drummer and composer with a passion for playful improvisation, enticing rhythms and expressive melodies. She works at the Academy of Music and Drama, University of Gothenburg where she teaches mainly improvisation ensembles. Martina entered the Swedish jazz scene in the late 90s and is today also involved in several international collaborations. Acting as band/co-leader for Martina & Owe Almgren Quartet, Oh Yeah Orchestra and MOZ Trio, she has so far released eight albums and composed on commission for the Swedish Jazz Radio and contemporary ensembles. Martina is one of the founders of the record label Oh Yeah Records.

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