A top guitarist from Sweden, Rolf Jardedemark is a versatile player with a long series of recordings for the Imogena label. Jardemark started on guitar when he was 12. ”I bought my first guitar from a friend for one dollar! I had no teacher. I started with a blues record and a chord book.” Inspired by Barney Kessel, Larry Carlton and Pat Metheny, Jardemark also learned about jazz from Peter Almqvist when they both worked in a guitar store.
Jardemark went to music college when he was 16, studying classical but playing jazz at night.
Jardemark has played with the Swedish artists Margaretha Evmark and Erik Gullbransson since the mid-1980s, toured Scandinavia with pianist-singer Michael Ruff in 1987, worked with the Bohuslän Big Band and had his own group since 1989. He has also worked with Nils Landgren, Lars Danielsson, Al Harewood, Bob Mintzer, Lew Soloff and James Morrison. (from Scott Yanow – The Great Jazz Guitarists).
Rolf is playing an Alhambra 7 Fc with Fishman pickup and a J-1 CW A E3.