ORBIS MUSIC is an independent music label owned and operated by bassist/composer Bruno Råberg. The label is focusing on creative jazz, modern classical, experimental free improvisation and world music.
Here are some artists that have recorded on Orbis Music: Chris Cheek, Ben Monder, Matt Wilson, Donny McCaslin, Mike Block, Rob Thomas, Mick Goodrick, Ted Poor, Tim Ray, Phil Grenadier, Layth Sidiq, Allan Chase, Austin McMahon, Marcello Pelliteri and more.
BRUNO RÅBERG is an internationally renowned bass player and composer. Since coming to the US from his native Sweden in 1981, he has made six recordings as a leader, about 30 as a sideman, and has performed with numerous world-class artists.
Some of the distinguished musicians Råberg has performed/recorded with include Jerry Bergonzi, George Garzone, Kenny Werner, Sam Rivers, Billy Pierce, Donny McCaslin, Billy Hart, Bob Moses, Mick Goodrick, Ben Monder, Bruce Barth, Jim Black, Matt Wilson, Ted Poor, Bob Mintzer, and Mike Mainieri. Tours have taken Råberg throughout Europe, Scandinavia, USA, Japan, India, Africa, and Central America, and to jazz festivals such as Pori, Umbria, Monterey, Nancy, Bologna, Graz, Stockholm, Boston, and Cape Town. Råberg is currently leading several constellations of his own Bruno Råberg Trio and the Triloka Ensemble.
Bruno Råberg grew up in the countryside of Sweden. At 20, Swedish trombone virtuoso Eje Thelin drafted him. He stayed with Thelin’s group for 4 years and toured throughout Europe and the US, performing at the Monterey Jazz in 1976. During his 20s, Råberg performed and recorded with numerous renowned Swedish and European artists such as Bobo Stenson, Monica Zetterlund, Zpigniew Seifert, Nils Landgren and Ulf Wakenius.
In 1981, Råberg left his performing career in Europe to come to the USA, thanks to a scholarship to the New England Conservatory in Boston. There he studied with Miroslav Vitous, Mick Goodrick, George Russell, and Bob Moses. He graduated in 1984 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Jazz Studies with Distinction in Performance.
As an educator, Bruno Råberg stands out. He has been a professor at Berklee College of Music in Boston since 1986 and has traveled to Poland, Czech Republic, Italy, Mexico, Brazil, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, Japan and Costa Rica as a clinician/performer for Berklee. Raberg teaches in the prestigious Berklee Global Jazz Institute lead by pianist Danilo Perez.
In 2007 Raberg received the prestigious Berklee Fellowship Grant.