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HOUSE OF MUSIC: Jockum Nordström Band

  • House of Sweden 2900 K Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20007 United States (map)

Swedish musicians and artists Jockum Nordström and Joakim Åhlund have been playing and recording together since early 2007. They describe their music as neither jazz nor blues, but something in between, something you might find in the corner of an obscure record shop or in their fantasies. 

Rock, blues, jazz, and visual art come together in their recordings, which include a mash-up of samples and field recordings. The duo has released three records including Dracula's Son (Junk Yard Connections) and Paddan & Hunden (Kning Disk).  Sound:


  • Jockum Nordström, guitar

  • Joakim Åhlund, bass

  • Cissi Efraimsson, tambourine and drums

  • Per-Erik Adamsson, flute

  • Moussa Fadera, drums

  • Ulf Engström, synth

Doors: 6:30 pm Show: 7:00 pm. Refreshments will be available for purchase from 6:30 pm.
Limited space. Photo ID required for entry. Security check at the door.

Jockum Nordström's first U.S. solo exhibition Why Is Everything A Rag opens at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans on March 22, curated by Andrea Andersson and Music Curatorial Associate Elena Wolay. 

More on the exhibition in New Orleans:
Why Is Everything A Rag is the first solo museum exhibition of the Stockholm-based artist Jockum Nordström in the Americas. Children’s books, jazz and blues vinyl covers, collages, drawings, paintings and paper sculptures collected from the start of his career through today, figure in a practice animated by and built of visual vernacular.

Inhabiting liminal spaces heralded as much by surrealism as by folk traditions, Nordström looks to the cultural, psychological and physical margins of society. Positioning his audience as voyeurs into derelict buildings, soundscapes and private lives—Nordström explores the conditions of “outsider” to develop an oeuvre of outlines—physical perimeters, cut-outs and scraps—creative edges of civilization. Organized by the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, Why Is Everything A Rag brings Nordström—for the first time—to the city that has shaped his artistic imagination since the early ‘90s and to the home of the music he continues to make as a member of the band, Joakim Ahlund & Jockum Nordström. More info: