Per Thornberg

Per Thornberg

Per Thornberg - born 1962, is a jazz musician, teacher in improvisation, tenor saxophonist, lecturer, author of educational books, arranger, composer, art critic, from Halmstad.


Per Thornberg has played jazz and improvised music for 35 years in both steady and temporary settings from solo, duo to big band.

He has 30 years experience in teaching at the music and culture schools as well as music high schools, and has been a guest lecturer in adult education courses in over 40 Swedish towns. He has contributed to radio, TV and diverse CD recordings. He enjoys working together with visual artists in crossover projects between jazz and art.

Per Thornberg has written 25 original educational books about jazz improvisation and produced 11 CDs in his own name. Has performed with Lars Jansson, Yasuhito Mori, Jacob Karlzon, Jesper Lundgaard, Arne Domnérus, Bobo Stenson, Anders Persson, Jan Lundgren, Petúr "Island" Östlund, Kevin Gibson, Andrew Lilly, Gordon Vernick, Justin Binek, Dave Ledbetter, Romy Brauteseth, Carl Allen, Adrian Mears, Mike del Ferro, John Fedchock among others. Along with concert tours in Sweden, PT has performed as guest artist in Denmark, Norway, France, South Africa, Italy, Spain, Germany, Australia, USA and U.K.

Member of STIM and the Böllerup Academy, he is currently employed at the Sture high school in Halmstad, as well as his freelance work as lecturer and jazz musician.

Thornbergs Musikproduktion (TMP) began in 1994 with the publication of educational books and CDs, continuing education, lectures, and concerts on freelance basis.

He performs on a Selmer Mark VI tenor 1956.