Drummer, Composer, Arranger, Orchestrator, Producer

East of Someday - Free

Check out the first single - ”Free” - from the East of Someday-project that I have produced. Avaliable on all platforms.

Music & Lyrics by Maria Winther & Sara Skoglund
Lead voc: Maria Winther
Piano: Sara Skoglund
Acoustic & Electric Guitars: Joel 
Bass: Peter Forss
Drums: Lars Skoglund
Percussion & add keys: Calle Rasmusson 
Backing vocals: Maria Winther & Joel Sahlin

Recorded at: Studio Rymden by Daniel Bengtson
Mixed by: Alar Suurna
Mastered by: Thomas Eberger


Looking forward to this!!!
6 dec - Malung
11 dec - Edsbyn
12 dec - Falun

I was very happy, proud and surprised when the Swedish radio P2 annonuced me as one of five nominees to the prestigious jazzkatten-award in the composer of the year-category this year!

On the webpage, linked below, you can read about the other nominees and also vote on the composer that you like.



This years fireworks concert i Dalhalla was really exciting. I'm happy to be a part of the production team, besides my normal duties as arranger. The concert and the concept is really great. Moving from pop song with Magnus Carlsson and Titiyo - to new contemporary music, with composers such as Tobias Broström and Einojuhani Rautavaara. Everything masterly put together by conductor Jonas Nydesjö and played by DalaSinfoniettan.
I really hope that the idee of combining music from different genres will happen more often in the orchestral world in the future.  Cause, IT REALLY WORKS!

This will be great!
If in Malmö on friday, check it out!


I had a great time playing with Rigmor Gustafsson and Bohuslän Big Band last weekend in Trakai, Latvia. Wow, that venue was really beautiful! Playing a nice program in front of a packed crowd, watching the sun going down over the lake was amazing.

I'm really looking forward to this concert.
I have the honour to lead this great orchestra, and I'm also writing some new arrangements for the concert.

You can find tickets here:

I'm very proud and happy to be a small part of this concert - writing one new arrangement for the great Chaka Khan!  
If you're at North Sea Jazz Festival this year - check it out!


I'm happy to announce that I will be conducting the South Of Sweden Jazz Orchestra & Strings in oktober. We're doing a concert focusing on the great  work of George Gershwin.
Soloists are: Per Tengstrand, piano & Linda Petersson, vocals

Check out the link for tickets.

Our single KHUMBU is OUT NOW on all digital platforms!!! A preview of what’s to come with our full length double vinyl release on October 5th. Release gig dates to be announced later on so keep your eyes and ears peeled on this space! The beautiful artwork is made by @perjosephson who has created one piece for each composition.
Spotify link:
iTunes link:
Thanks to everyone involved!
#jazzfunk #electrojazz #nujazz #crossoverart #ableton

We played 2 concerts with my Roots-project in Halmstad during Jazzfesten i Halmstad 2018.
The Swedish radio, P2, recorded our first concert.
You can find the broadcast here:
(Our concert starts at 1:57)

Fredrik Davidsson - trumpet/flugelhorn
Björn Claeson - flute, alto flute, alto sax, acoustic guitar
Pernille Bévort - soprano sax, flute, bass clarinet
Per Thornberg - tenor sax, keyboards
Martin Söderlund - trombone
Carl Mörner Ringström - guitar
Magnus Hjorth - piano
Max Thornberg - bass
Klas Assarsson - percussion
Calle Rasmusson - drums, composer, arranger

Photo by Johan Palmborg


It’s been a while (again) since I updated this page.
Here’s some things that I’ve been busy doing these last 7 months.

* Touring w. Nancy Harms in Sweden
* Touring w. Norrbotten Big Band & Örjan Fahlström
* Touring w. Peter Asplund Big Band, Vivian Buczek, Isabella Lundgren & Anna Jalkéus
* Touring w. Bohuslän Big Band & Rigmor Gustafsson
* Concert w. Blue House Jazz Orchestra, Hubert Laws & Kristin Amparo
* Arranging for The Royal Stockholm Philarmonic Orchestra, Samuel Ljungblahd & John Lundgren
* Arranging for Malmö Symphony Orchestra, Maia Hirasawa & Christer Björkman
* Arranging for the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Anders Berglund, Ellen Andersson & Sharon Dyall
* Arranging for Malmö Symphony Orchestra, Mikael Wiehe & Edda Magnasson
* Arranging for Gothenburg Wind Orchestra & Jan Lundgren Trio

Among other thing. :)

Review - Dig Jazz

"Ett jazzsymfoniskt verk där helhetsbilden, det skrivna och arrangerade med skickligt ensemblespel inramande det enskilda solospelet är en njutning hela skivan genom."                            
Thord Ehnberg


I spend the other day with meistro percussionist Anders Åstrand checking out some new cymbals for my setup. I found some really nice new sounds! If you're a drummer and havn't tried the new special dry-series from Zildjian, you must check them out!
#zildjian #proudendorser

Review - LIRA

Check out the review of ONE in  the latest edition of LIRA. Thank you Andreas Backelund.


Review ONE

Here's a first review of my new album ONE.



It's time for me to go back to Dalarna and Dalhalla for this years firework concert.
This year featuring Ola Salo, Måns Zelmerlöw and Linnea Olsson, and of course the great DalaSinfoniettan conducted by Jonas Nydesjö.
Johan Liljedahl and I have written a couple of arrangements for this concert and I'm also a part of the production team.
I'm really looking forward to this concert! It will be great!


It's finally time to announce that my album debut - ONE - will be released on Prophone Records/Naxos in september.
It will be available everywhere on September 8. Don't miss it!

Here's a first teaser of the album:


If in Amsterdam tonight - don't miss the concert at the Royal Concertgebouw with The Metropole Orkest featuring Sven Ratzke and Tania Kross. Conductor: Hans Ek
Johan Liljedahl and I have co-written a couple of arrangements for this concert.




Happy to co-write some arrangements for this years DN-konsert with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, this year featuring Lisa Ekdahl.

Don't miss this great outdoor concert at Gärdet!
Sunday 13 August, 14.00

Spring Update

It's been a long time since I wrote an update here. It has been a very busy spring. Here's a few examples of what I've been up to:
* Producing/arranging concerts with Tommy Körberg and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
* Arranging for Wenche Myhre 70 år med venner
* Writing music for some new commercials
* Writning arrangements for the "I Love Musicals"-show at Ullevi, featuring Tommy Körberg
* Arranging for Kandace Springs and the Metropole Orkest
* Arranging for Cory Henry and the Metropole Orkest, North Sea Jazz Festival 2017
* Playing and touring with a.o. Jonas Holmberg, Stockholm Voices, Louise Hoffsten

I had the pleasure of writing one chart for the concerts last week for the Metropole Orkest featuring Kovacs! Great music and a cool artist!


Malena Ernman & Tommy Körberg – Vintertid
Två av våra mest folkkära artister beger sig ut på en gemensam julturné!

Malena Ernman har de senaste sex åren varit ute på hyllade julturnéer och släppt två kritikerrosade julskivor. ”En julkonsert i världsklass”, ”Det blir inte bättre” och ”Makalöst” är tre exempel ur den eniga hyllningskören i pressen tidigare år. Tommy Körberg har genom åren släppt flera julalbum, senast ”Tommys jul” 2014 med nyskrivna låtar och sånger i årtidsanpassade översättningar. ”Vinterns varmaste klapp … i sådana här sammanhang är han fortfarande den bäste” och ”Fullträff, Körberg … säsongens värdigaste julskiva” skrev tidningarna om albumet som följdes av lika hyllade julkonserter.

Malena och Tommy delade scen för första gången förra sommaren då de gjorde en bejublad konsert tillsammans på Dalhalla. Under tre kvällar slog de nytt publikrekord och konserten hyllades i media – Aftonbladet kallade duon ”Det perfekta paret på scen” och skrev att ”Ernman & Körberg kan sjunga all sorts musik – och båda har samma humor”.

Till julen står två av våra bästa sångare och underhållare återigen på scen tillsammans och bjuder på en personlig julkonsert där klassiska julfavoriter blandas med allt från pop och jazz till folkmusik och klassiska stycken. Som vanligt med en hel del skratt och överraskningar!

För den musikaliska inramningen står Svenska Stråkensemblen, en kör och några av Sveriges mest framstående instrumentalister – Jan Bengtson, Mats Bergström, Calle Flemsten, Fredrik Jonsson, Johan Liljedahl och Calle Rasmusson.
8 dec -  Lisebergshallen, Göteborg

9 dec - Lisebergshallen , Göteborg

10 dec - Bombardier Arena, Västerås

11 dec - Ericsson Globe, Stockholm

15 dec, Kinnarps Arena, Jönköping

16 dec, Helsingborgs Arena, Helsingborg

17 dec, Saab Arena, Linköping

18 dec, Göransson Arena, Sandviken

Check out our latest showreel!


I'm very happy and very proud to announce that I'm now officialy endorsing Zildjian Cymbals!
The very best of the best! A childhood dream has come true!
I'm looking forward to exploring the sound of my new cymbals!

The cymbals in this picture is
15" K Light High Hats
16" K EFX
20" K Constantinople Renaissance

They sound AMAZING!!!


I've written some new charts for the project of Ibrahim Maalouf and the Metropole Orkest. They will be performed this sunday at the great North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam.
Looking forward to hearing the results!


Jazz Legends

On saturday I will play a concert with some Swedish jazz legends. It will be great!
Welcome to Huddinge Jaz Festival 2016!

Claes Janson, Svante Thuresson - vocals
Nisse Sandström - tenor sax
Erik Söderlind - guitar
Mikael Skoglund - piano
Hans Backenroth - bass
Calle Rasmusson - drums


Don't miss this concert tomorrow! Malmö Symphony Orchestra together with the great Moto Boy.
Conductor is the great Jonas Nydesö!
I've written one arrangement for this concert!


Då är det inte längre hemligt!
Jag och Johan Liljedahl har gjort musiken till en av mellanakterna i den första semifinalen i årets ESC. I morgon kväll smäller det!
Music by: Johan Liljedahl & Calle Rasmusson
Produced, arranged & performed by: Liljedahl & Rasmusson
Mixed by: Paul Lani
Orchestra: Jönköpings Sinfonietta
Orchestra recorded by: Lars Nilsson & Michael Dahlvid, Nilento Studio

Opera Meets Jazz

Here's a link to the teaser for the upcoing release of the project of Claron McFadden and Mike Del Ferro with the Metropole Orkest.
The release concert will be on the 8 may at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.



We had a nice time recording with Jönköpings Sinfonietta this week.
They've got a fantastic room! It's sounds amazing!

The music we recorded is for a secret project soon to be boadcasted worldwide. Music written and produced by me and the great Johan Liljedahl.
The orchestra was recorded by Lars Nilsson and Mikael Dahlvid from the great Nilento Studio

I had a great evening last night! I had the pleasure to play with Rigmor Gustafsson, Martin Höper, Jonas Östholm and Gävle Symfoniorkester. Jonas Nydesjö conducted the concert.
The orchestra and the charts sounded beautiful!
My orchestral piece Down The Hole was the opener of the concert! Great fun!!!

I'm touring right now with the great Hannah Svensson!
Really nice band and great music!
Just one gig left before it's time to go back home again!

Jag hade en mycket trevlig kväll igår när jag lyssnade till Kungliga filharmonikernas stora julkonsert i konserthuset i Stockholm. Stor orkester, stor kör, solister och en massa julmusik.
Glad över att få ha bidraget med 2 arrangemang till årets konserter.

God Jul!

I kväll spelar DalaSinfoniettan under ledning av Jonas Nydesjö och gästartisten Janne Åström sin första konsert under årets julturné. Det är ett hyllningsprogram till Frank Sinatra som skulle fyllt 100 år i år.
Jag har haft förmånen att skriva ett antal arrangemang till produktionen.

11/12 Säter
14/12 Edsbyn
16/12 Orrskogen/Malung
18/12 Falun
19/12 Falun


Jag är stolt över att kunna meddela att jag är mottagare av årets kulturstipendium från stiftelsen RABIOKA! Utdelningen sköttes av Bosse Ingemarsson, som är ordförande i siftelsen och skedde i Halmstad den 24/11.


I'm getting ready for this years Chistmas Big Band tour!
Great band, great charts and fantastic soloists!
Don't miss it!
4/12 Eskilstuna
5/12 Södertälje
6/12 Stockholm

The Christmas Feeling är Julvarianten av Peter Asplunds "BIG BAND SHOW" Nya, fräscha arrangemang på både amerikanska och svenska julklassiker framförs av Asplund med fullt storband och gästvokalisterna Isabella Lundgren, Anna Jalkeus och Vivian Buczek. Kort och gott; Peter Asplund Big Band Show - The Christmas edition!

"Peter Asplund har en alldeles självklar förmåga att fånga en publik. Oavsett han kreerar rollen som cool crooner eller när han osäkrar trumpeten och avlossar en armada av välformulerade fraser, för att i nästa ögonblick övergå till ett underbart melodiöst och varmt balladspel. Det är uppenbart att han vill roa och underhålla, men också leverera jazzmusik som är både mustig och intrikat."- Leif Domnérus, Orkester Journalen

Peter Asplund - sång och trumpet
Isabella Lundgren - sång
Anna Jalkéus - harpa och sång
Vivian Buczek - sång
Fredrik Oscarsson - trumpet och flygelhorn
Jan Kohlin - trumpet och flygelhorn
Jocke Wickström - trumpet och flygelhorn
Hans Lundell - trumpet och flygelhorn
Sven Berggren - trombon
Dicken Hedrenius - trombon
Michael Rörby - trombon
Kent Olandersson - bastrombon
Magnus Blom - altsax och flöjt
Johan Alénius - altsax och flöjt
Klas Toresson - tenorsax och klarinett
Magnus Dölerud - tenorsax och klarinett
Alberto Pinton - barytonsax och basklarinett
Claes Crona - piano
Hans Andersson - bas
Calle Rasmusson - trummor


På söndag (den 15 november) kl 17, så kan man höra den konsert vi gjorde på jazzfestivalen i Sandviken i somras i SR P2.


Check it out!

Great review today in Dagens Nyheter! Swedish jazz journalist Johannes Cornell writes about the concert we did with Soundscape Orchestra this week!
Look at the picture!

Here's some pics from the gig we did yesterday att Gallerian during this years jazz festival.
Check them out!


Here's a nice review of the album that we've released with Stockholm Voices.
Nice! :)


I had the pleasure, a couple of weeks ago, to contribute with some charts for Ibrahim Maalouf, Lalah Hathaway and the Metropole Orkest for their concert in Bremen, 12 sept.
Great fun to have the privilege to work with such talanted people!

Here's a short clip from the rehersal of Ibrahim Maaloufs song - Essentielle!


I torsdags den 10 september hade vi nypremiär på den hyllade uppsättningen av Paraplyerna i Cherbourg på stadsteatern i Stockholm. Alexander Mørk-Eidems geniala tolkning av den klassiska filmen (med musik av Michel Legrand) hyllades av pressen när vi hade premiär 2011. Svenska Dagbladets kritiker Lars Ring är euforisk över den nya uppsättningen!
Se länk till recensionen nedan.

Missa den inte! Vi spelar hela hösten på Klarascenen, stadsteatern, Stockholm!


Here's a clip of my chart for Grime artist Stormzy, performed at the BBC Proms in Royal Albert Hall.
The great Metropole Orkest playing, with Jules Buckley conducting.
My chart starts at 0:52


I had a fantastic day yesterday, at Dalhalla, working with the production of this years firework concert.
The opening piece of the concert was my new orchestra piece "Down The Hole" performed by the great DalaSinfoniettan with Jonas Nydesjö conducting. The work was commissioned by Dalhalla for this special event.

I've also written one arrangement for Nina Persson (Cardigans) and Linnea Henriksson.

Here's a review of the concert:

I've written two charts for tonights concert at Royal Albert Hall in London.
Check it out!


Premiären som äger rum den 24 juni kl. 18:00 Under Eken, Galärparken, gästas av kulturminister Alice Bah Kuhnke, som i ett inspirerande samtal med Sissela Kyle pratar om kulturens plats i det offentliga rummet. Samtalet börjar kl 17.00.

Av Kristina Lugn

Regi: Niklas Hjulström
Tant Blomma: Odile Nunes
Bebis: Göran Thorell
Intendent: Angelika Prick
Scenografi och kostym: Annsofi Nyberg
Musikproduktion: Calle Rasmusson
Mask: Anna Jensen Arktoft
Rekvisita: Petra Jansson


Here's a radio broadcast of the concert I did with Norrbotten Big Band playing the music of Örjan Fahlström! It was recorded at the "New Directions"-festival in Piteå, 28 march 2015.
Check it out!


Here's the web page of the festival: