Jonas Simonson, born in 1962, has since 1983 worked as a freelance musician, composer, arranger and teacher. He plays with the folk world groups Groupa (since -83) and Den Fule (1990-97 & 2006-). He has previously played with groups like: Bäsk 1996-2006, Den Fule 1990-97, Kapell Frisell 1987-91 and the Vocal Ensemble Amanda 1987-94.
Jonas also works as course director and teacher at the World Music department at Academy of Music and Drama, Göteborg University.
Studies at Ljungskile and Skinnskattebergs Folkhögskola and at the School of Music & Musicology at the University of Göteborg.
Jonas has teached at the Royal University-College of Music in Stocholm in flute playing and methodology.
Malmö Academy of Music and Ingesund University College of Music in swedish folkmusic, flute and ensemble playing...
He has also made a lot of recordings and worked as a producer at recordings with Hedningarna, Sångensemblen Amanda and Eter.
During the winter 1995 he wrote parts of the music for the favourably reviewed performance ?Juloratoriet? (the Christmas oratory) by Göran Tunström at Folkteatern in Göteborg.
Groupa: Vildhonung -85 (Amigo)
Groupa: Utan Sans -88, (Amigo) Nominated for a swedish grammy
Groupa: Månskratt -90, (Amigo) Awarded a swedish Grammy
Hedningarna: Hedningarna -89 (Alice records)
Swedish sax septet: Riff-Ola -90 (Hurv)
Kapell Frisell -90 (Filur)
Amanda: Baron Lördag live -91(Amanda records)
Den Fule: Lugumleik -93, (Xource) Awarded a swedish Grammy
Martin Bagge: Blåsen nu alla -95 (Proprius)
Den Fule: Skalv -95 (Xource)
Amanda: Amanda -95 (Imogena)
Groupa: Imeland -95, (Amigo) Awarded a swedish Grammy
Martin Bagge: Bellman -97 (Proprius)
Eter: -98 (Drone)
Amanda: Amandandra -98 (Imogena)
Groupa: Lavalek: -99 (Xource)
Bäsk: Bäsk -99 (Xource)
Mats Edén: Milvus -99 (ECM 1660)
Amanda: Café Creol -99 (C, C n´C)
Groupa: Fjalar ?02 (Xource)
Bäsk; Släkt ?02 (Xource)
Amanda/GSO/Povel Ramel: Ramelodia Lusticana -03 (Universal)
Amanda: Tres -06 (Footprint)
Jonas Simonson: Crane Dance -07 (Nordic Tradition)
Groupa: Frost -08 (Footprint)