History

History

 

 

- Worked with, and/or shared the stage with Kirk Franklin, 
Kurt Carr, Andrae Crouch, Edwin Hawkins, Walt Whitman, Rickey Grundy,
 Hezekiah Walker, the Thompson Community singers, Carol Cymbala and many others.

 

- Leader of Praise Unit since 2004, and producer of "Whole", "The Mission Field", "Christmas" and "Be The Plan".

 

- Composer of the songs from ”Now and here”, ”Inspired”, "My favorite Joybells songs" and "My favorite gospel songs", four workshop books with CD's released and published by Creative Kirche.


 

- Producer of several CD’s from different countries, including ”Tal como soy” with Gospel Gloria from Spain and ”This is the way” with Norwegian Gospel Voices from Norway.

 

- Arranged 13 songs for gospel choir and orchestra that were performed by 
Praise Unit and the Swedish Chamber Orchestra and conducted by Joakim 
Arenius. 


 

- Mass choir director at Gospel Kirchentag in Bochum 2004, Dusseldorf 2006, Hannover 2008, Karlsruhe 2010, Dortmund 2012, Kassel 2014 and Braunschweig 2016, directing a choir of 5000 singers.

 

- Advisor and instructor to the first gospel choirs of Russia.

 

- Guest professor at Lancaster Bible College in Lancaster, PA, USA, during 2014. Mainly teaching composition and arranging for worship bands. Also director of the worship choir.

 

- Director of Joybells between 1996-2004.

 

- Honorary member of Coro Gospel de Madrid.

 

- Initiator of the Urban Youth Choir Festival in Örebro, Sweden, a VOICE project.


 

- Several USA tours with Praise Unit, Joybells and several German groups.

 


- Directing and recording his song "All the time" with the young adult choir
 at Gospel Music Workshop of America in Nashville, TN, USA, 2008, and again "We pray" with the GMWA mass choir in Tampa, FL, in 2011.


 

- Nominated for "Nerikes Allehandas kulturpris" in 2009, an award that goes
 to a local artist for his or her cultural achievements in Sweden.


 

- Three times choir director and instructor at Campamente Toral, the biggest gospel
music camp in Spain.

 

- Teaching ”Urban Gospel” to the international Europa Cantat festival in Torino 2012.


 

- Producer of four CD's with Joybells, where he arranged and produced music
 for featured guests Jerry Williams, Björn Skifs, Robert Wells, Nanne
Grönvall, LaGaylia Frazier, Jessica Andersson, Magnus Bäcklund, Anna
 Sahlene, Anders Ekborg, Anne-Lie Rydé and others.

 


- Founder and original director of Salem Outreach Singers from New York, NY, USA.


 

- Director of German Gospel Choir and composer of "Time to celebrate"
title track of the GGC CD.


 

- Instructor at many festivals, like Stockholm gospelchoir festival, Aarhus
 gospel festival, Gospeltime Dusseldorf, Soul Children festival in Oslo,
 Swinging Hannover, PoGo and others.


 

- Author of five musicals performed by students from Karolinska school of
 performing arts, Örebro, Sweden.


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