Born in the northern part of Sweden, Henrik started to play the saxophone at the tender age of 8 years old. Through his teacher he was introduced to jazz music at an early age.
When he was 12 years old he started to play with a semi professional big band (High Coast Jazz Orchestra) and got to play with some legends like, Benny Bailey, Dick Oatts among others. At 18 he went to Skurups folkhögskola for two years to study jazz. Afterwards he studied music at the university of Gothenburg where he got his "Master of fine arts and improvisation" degree.
After many years playing the alto saxophone as his primary instrument he switched to tenor saxophone in the early 2010's with a strong interest in the sound and style of the great players of the 60ies with some modern additions. Henrik prefers to play a Selmer MkVI 5-digit tenor saxophone. Additionally he is playing soprano and sometimes baritone saxophone.
Henrik is living with his family in Vänersborg by the beautiful lake Vänern and is working as a freelance saxophonist and teacher. He has his own Quartet and a Quintet together with the trumpet player Patrik Jansson (Gad/Jansson Group).
The new album "Gad It?" with Gad/Jansson Group was recorded at www.eliton-musik.de in Dorfen by the great Walter Ruckdeschel. The album is a homage to the great jazz tradition of the 50´s and 60'sIt´s now out on digital platforms. Go listen!
Saxophones - Henrik Gad
Trumpet / Flugelhorn - Patrik Janson
Piano - Matthias Bublath
Double Bass - Ernst Techel
Drums - Matthias Gemlin
Vocals - Nina Plotzki
Recording, Mix & Master - Walter Ruckdeschel @ eliton-musik.de
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Last updated: May 05, 2023
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