Outside his home country Sweden the name Joel Lyssarides is probably only know to some insiders of the jazz scene. However, the music of the 1992-born pianist, are already among the most listened-to in European jazz: In recent years, Joel Lyssarides' music has been played over 50 million times on the streaming service Spotify alone. Yet, there is no musical calculation behind this. “As happy as I am, that a lot of people apparently like my music so much that they want to hear it over and over again - the impulse for writing and playing always comes from within myself. Me and my piano, that's the center of my musical world.” And from this starting point, the journey goes in various directions: To the stages of jazz clubs and festivals, and on tours with classical, blues and pop artists.

Despite all his versatility, jazz was and is the core of Joel Lyssarides' work. The records of Miles Davis, Charlie Parker and Thelonious Monk and many others had been playing in his parents' house. The initial spark. Later came: Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett, Gonzalo Rubalcaba. And studies in Stockholm and Rome, soon followed by numerous national and international jazz prizes and awards.

For Joel Lyssarides, jazz is not a stylistic corset, but rather a language, a vocabulary, a way to create personal expression. Lyssarides lives in a remote house in the woods, a good half an hour outside Stockholm. He prefers to compose at night, in silence, without distraction. A state that is reflected in his music, which is strongly influenced by space, sound and mood. But right now, after a Covid-inflicted break of more than a year, Joel Lyssarides and his trio are more drawn to the "outside" than ever. Firstly, they will go in the studio to record their first ACT album, which will be released in early 2022. And then to the stages all over Europe to share their music with the audience not only virtually, but also “live and in color”.

Accolades
 

2012: Stallbrödernas Award for young promising musicians.
 

2012: Grant from Sten Stellan and Märta Hähnels memory foundation for
outstandning student achievements at the Royal Academy Of Music In
Stockholm.

 

2013: 2nd place at the Vilnius Jazz Piano Competition
 

2014: Finalist for the Thelonius Monk Institute 2-year program
 

2014: Winner of the Jan Wallander Award.
 

2015: Recipient of the Swedish Society of Composers Award

 

2015: Chosen to represent Sweden at "Young Nordic Jazz Comets"
 

2016: "Nord Artist of The Month" (January, 2016)
 

2016: Recipient of the "Bengt Säve-Söderbergh Award"
 

2016: Finalist for the Thelonius Monk Institute 2-year program

 

2016: Nominated as "Newcomer of The Year" by the Swedish radio P2

2018: Recipient of the Swedish Society of Composers Award

2018: Recipient of the J:son Lindh Award

2018: 50.000 sek grant from The Royal Swedish Academy of Music

2019: (February) Naxos Artist of The Month

2019: Finalist in the Avishai Cohen 2020 Music Award

 

2019: Voted "Musician of the Year" by the Swedish Radio P2

Outside his home country Sweden the name Joel Lyssarides is probably only know to some insiders of the jazz scene. However, the music of the 1992-born pianist, are already among the most listened-to in European jazz: In recent years, Joel Lyssarides' music has been played over 50 million times on the streaming service Spotify alone. Yet, there is no musical calculation behind this. “As happy as I am, that a lot of people apparently like my music so much that they want to hear it over and over again - the impulse for writing and playing always comes from within myself. Me and my piano, that's the center of my musical world.” And from this starting point, the journey goes in various directions: To the stages of jazz clubs and festivals, and on tours with classical, blues and pop artists.

Despite all his versatility, jazz was and is the core of Joel Lyssarides' work. The records of Miles Davis, Charlie Parker and Thelonious Monk and many others had been playing in his parents' house. The initial spark. Later came: Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett, Gonzalo Rubalcaba. And studies in Stockholm and Rome, soon followed by numerous national and international jazz prizes and awards.

For Joel Lyssarides, jazz is not a stylistic corset, but rather a language, a vocabulary, a way to create personal expression. Lyssarides lives in a remote house in the woods, a good half an hour outside Stockholm. He prefers to compose at night, in silence, without distraction. A state that is reflected in his music, which is strongly influenced by space, sound and mood. But right now, after a Covid-inflicted break of more than a year, Joel Lyssarides and his trio are more drawn to the "outside" than ever. Firstly, they will go in the studio to record their first ACT album, which will be released in early 2022. And then to the stages all over Europe to share their music with the audience not only virtually, but also “live and in color”.

Accolades
 

2012: Stallbrödernas Award for young promising musicians.
 

2012: Grant from Sten Stellan and Märta Hähnels memory foundation for
outstandning student achievements at the Royal Academy Of Music In
Stockholm.

 

2013: 2nd place at the Vilnius Jazz Piano Competition
 

2014: Finalist for the Thelonius Monk Institute 2-year program
 

2014: Winner of the Jan Wallander Award.
 

2015: Recipient of the Swedish Society of Composers Award

 

2015: Chosen to represent Sweden at "Young Nordic Jazz Comets"
 

2016: "Nord Artist of The Month" (January, 2016)
 

2016: Recipient of the "Bengt Säve-Söderbergh Award"
 

2016: Finalist for the Thelonius Monk Institute 2-year program

 

2016: Nominated as "Newcomer of The Year" by the Swedish radio P2

2018: Recipient of the Swedish Society of Composers Award

2018: Recipient of the J:son Lindh Award

2018: 50.000 sek grant from The Royal Swedish Academy of Music

2019: (February) Naxos Artist of The Month

2019: Finalist in the Avishai Cohen 2020 Music Award

 

2019: Voted "Musician of the Year" by the Swedish Radio P2

Outside his home country Sweden the name Joel Lyssarides is probably only know to some insiders of the jazz scene. However, the music of the 1992-born pianist, are already among the most listened-to in European jazz: In recent years, Joel Lyssarides' music has been played over 50 million times on the streaming service Spotify alone. Yet, there is no musical calculation behind this. “As happy as I am, that a lot of people apparently like my music so much that they want to hear it over and over again - the impulse for writing and playing always comes from within myself. Me and my piano, that's the center of my musical world.” And from this starting point, the journey goes in various directions: To the stages of jazz clubs and festivals, and on tours with classical, blues and pop artists.

Despite all his versatility, jazz was and is the core of Joel Lyssarides' work. The records of Miles Davis, Charlie Parker and Thelonious Monk and many others had been playing in his parents' house. The initial spark. Later came: Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett, Gonzalo Rubalcaba. And studies in Stockholm and Rome, soon followed by numerous national and international jazz prizes and awards.

For Joel Lyssarides, jazz is not a stylistic corset, but rather a language, a vocabulary, a way to create personal expression. Lyssarides lives in a remote house in the woods, a good half an hour outside Stockholm. He prefers to compose at night, in silence, without distraction. A state that is reflected in his music, which is strongly influenced by space, sound and mood. But right now, after a Covid-inflicted break of more than a year, Joel Lyssarides and his trio are more drawn to the "outside" than ever. Firstly, they will go in the studio to record their first ACT album, which will be released in early 2022. And then to the stages all over Europe to share their music with the audience not only virtually, but also “live and in color”.

Accolades
 

2012: Stallbrödernas Award for young promising musicians.
 

2012: Grant from Sten Stellan and Märta Hähnels memory foundation for
outstandning student achievements at the Royal Academy Of Music In
Stockholm.

 

2013: 2nd place at the Vilnius Jazz Piano Competition
 

2014: Finalist for the Thelonius Monk Institute 2-year program
 

2014: Winner of the Jan Wallander Award.
 

2015: Recipient of the Swedish Society of Composers Award

 

2015: Chosen to represent Sweden at "Young Nordic Jazz Comets"
 

2016: "Nord Artist of The Month" (January, 2016)
 

2016: Recipient of the "Bengt Säve-Söderbergh Award"
 

2016: Finalist for the Thelonius Monk Institute 2-year program

 

2016: Nominated as "Newcomer of The Year" by the Swedish radio P2

2018: Recipient of the Swedish Society of Composers Award

2018: Recipient of the J:son Lindh Award

2018: 50.000 sek grant from The Royal Swedish Academy of Music

2019: (February) Naxos Artist of The Month

2019: Finalist in the Avishai Cohen 2020 Music Award

 

2019: Voted "Musician of the Year" by the Swedish Radio P2

Outside his home country Sweden the name Joel Lyssarides is probably only know to some insiders of the jazz scene. However, the music of the 1992-born pianist, are already among the most listened-to in European jazz: In recent years, Joel Lyssarides' music has been played over 50 million times on the streaming service Spotify alone. Yet, there is no musical calculation behind this. “As happy as I am, that a lot of people apparently like my music so much that they want to hear it over and over again - the impulse for writing and playing always comes from within myself. Me and my piano, that's the center of my musical world.” And from this starting point, the journey goes in various directions: To the stages of jazz clubs and festivals, and on tours with classical, blues and pop artists.

Despite all his versatility, jazz was and is the core of Joel Lyssarides' work. The records of Miles Davis, Charlie Parker and Thelonious Monk and many others had been playing in his parents' house. The initial spark. Later came: Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett, Gonzalo Rubalcaba. And studies in Stockholm and Rome, soon followed by numerous national and international jazz prizes and awards.

For Joel Lyssarides, jazz is not a stylistic corset, but rather a language, a vocabulary, a way to create personal expression. Lyssarides lives in a remote house in the woods, a good half an hour outside Stockholm. He prefers to compose at night, in silence, without distraction. A state that is reflected in his music, which is strongly influenced by space, sound and mood. But right now, after a Covid-inflicted break of more than a year, Joel Lyssarides and his trio are more drawn to the "outside" than ever. Firstly, they will go in the studio to record their first ACT album, which will be released in early 2022. And then to the stages all over Europe to share their music with the audience not only virtually, but also “live and in color”.

Accolades
 

2012: Stallbrödernas Award for young promising musicians.
 

2012: Grant from Sten Stellan and Märta Hähnels memory foundation for
outstandning student achievements at the Royal Academy Of Music In
Stockholm.

 

2013: 2nd place at the Vilnius Jazz Piano Competition
 

2014: Finalist for the Thelonius Monk Institute 2-year program
 

2014: Winner of the Jan Wallander Award.
 

2015: Recipient of the Swedish Society of Composers Award

 

2015: Chosen to represent Sweden at "Young Nordic Jazz Comets"
 

2016: "Nord Artist of The Month" (January, 2016)
 

2016: Recipient of the "Bengt Säve-Söderbergh Award"
 

2016: Finalist for the Thelonius Monk Institute 2-year program

 

2016: Nominated as "Newcomer of The Year" by the Swedish radio P2

2018: Recipient of the Swedish Society of Composers Award

2018: Recipient of the J:son Lindh Award

2018: 50.000 sek grant from The Royal Swedish Academy of Music

2019: (February) Naxos Artist of The Month

2019: Finalist in the Avishai Cohen 2020 Music Award

 

2019: Voted "Musician of the Year" by the Swedish Radio P2