Amanda Sedgwick

(born 1970 Stockholm, Sweden) is a jazz musician – alto saxophone - composer and  arranger. She completed her studies at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm in 1995. The following year she was selected to record Jazz in Sweden, an annual series of recordings of young Swedish jazz artists issued by the ex. Concerts Sweden. The album, entitled Volt, Caprice Records, 1996, features Sedgwick’s composing and arranging for an extended ensemble with strings. During the following years Sedgwick worked throughout Europe, playing both with many of Sweden’s most renowned musicians such as Bernt Rosengren, Nisse Sandström, Sture Nordin as well as with American artists like Walter Booker, Philip Harper and Ingrid Jensen. Between the years of 2000 and 2003 Sedgwick lived in The Hague, Netherlands, where she also worked extensively, appearing at several Dutch jazz festivals. In 2004 she released her second solo album on Touché Music, entitled Reunion. The record features Philip Harper on trumpet and Sedgwick’s writing and arranging. Between the years 2004 and 2006 she lived in Atlanta, USA, where she worked as a musician and taught saxophone at Morehouse College. Now she resides in Sweden and continues to tour internationally as well as teaching and composing music.
Selected works: Sylvia, To My Friends, Rue Hamra, Blue Jay, Stay as sweet as you are, When Did You Stop Loving M, When Did I Stop Loving You, Sorcerer Of Antiquity, Ugetsu, Brown silk, Reunion.