We love what we do and we do what we love! We will bring back memories from years ago or make new ones with the songs in our repertoire.
Smörgåsbandet performs and caters to YOUR event as needed. We will be performing many times in the coming year, so please be sure to check our Coming Events section of this website!
We have performed at the Norst Hostfest in North Dakota; The Village Lanterne on Long ISland NY, the Scandinavian Festival of Atlanta Georgia, VASA Park of Illinois, Scanfest of New Jersey; Sweden Day of New York; Scandinavian Night at Eisenhower Park, Long Island NY; and countless Scandinavian events on board yachts, Oktoberfests in restaurants & banquet halls, picnics and even private backyards!
Smörgåsbandet has performed at the Norst Hostfest in North Dakota; the Scandinavian Festival of Atlanta, Georgia; Scanfest of New Jersey; Sweden Day of New York; Syttende Mai Parade in Brooklyn NY, Scandinavian Night at Eisenhower Park, Long Island NY; and countless Scandinavian events on board yachts, in restaurants, banquet halls, picnics and private backyards!
About Us: “Past, Present & Future”
Jeanne is the daughter of the late maestro Walter Eriksson, ( www.WalterEriksson.com ), was brought up in the very Scandinavian community of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. She has been dancing since age 5 and playing accordion & piano since childhood. Swedish-American of the Year 2005, Jeanne was knighted by the King of Sweden in 1996 with the Order of the Polar Star medal. A member of the Vasa Order of America, she is emcee & ringleader at the annual Swedish Midsummer in Manhattan with thousands attending, and is a member of Sons of Norway, SWEA, FAWN, and Society Åland of NY. Her grand-parents immigrated to America in the early 1900s from Sweden and Finland.
Wayne Söderlund´s paternal grandparents were from Sweden, and Wayne has been playing accordion all his life. Specializing in jazz, Wayne discovered Scandinavian music through the Scandinavian Accordion Club of NY, where he met Jeanne and Chad.
Chad Widman is Jeanne´s son and is a “natural”. A very animated percussionist. He creates all of our Video & Social Media & Website Creations – “Widman Productions”
Johnny Soderlund is Wayne’ Son and he TOO is a “natural”. A percussionist and guitar player for Smörgåsbandet since he was a very young boy. He is the SRS Sound Engineer for the latest recordings of Smörgåsbandet.
Arthur Carlson, Walter Soderlund, Kyle Soderlund, Einar Ericson, Randy Widman