Ann-Sofi Söderqvist (b. 1956), Sweden
Composer, trumpeter, bandleader. Studied brass pedagogy and composition at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. She has received numerous prizes and distinctions and performed as an orchestral member of the leading jazz orchestras and ensembles in Sweden. She has started her own orchestras, such as the Composers’ Big Fun and the ASJO, the Ann-Sofi Söderqvist Jazz Orchestra. She composes music for big band, symphonic bass ensemble, choir, and the stage.