The New Ross Piano Festival is happening this week from 26th to 30th with a Jazz Day curated by Phil Ware. To get you warmed up here is an interview with Lars Jansson, the headline act for this year’s jazz day. Interview by Simon Sargsyan of http://jazzbluesnews.space
First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got you interested in music?
I grew up in Örebro, Sweden, went to piano class when I was pretty young. It was sooo boring but my mother found a German piano teacher that got me going. It´s thanks to her that I play. She was a tough teacher but when I started playing jazz she listen to radio recordings I made and came with feedback although she was only teaching classical piano music.