Staying in residence at  VICC (Visby international center for composers) for two weeks in december. VICC web
New record with Ostrobothnia Jazz sextet on Spotify. Check it out.

Premier of People “Pollution” 10.8 in Vasa.
A performance for dance, two musicians, sound designer and video media about our relation to the environment. Photo: Marcus Lervik


New record out with music by Anna Kruse and lyrics by Edith Södergran. Arrangements for big band and vocal group and Anna K. Nordisk Big Band poesi by The Pagsberg Big Band and vocals. My arrangements are SKUM and STJÄRNENATTEN.
New record by Peter Nordwall feat. Johanna Grussner. Peter saxophones , Me piano, Ape Anttila bass and Markus Ketola drums.
New record with vocal group Nya toner and my arrangements of old folksongs from Finnish/swedish tradition for male vocals and jazz group.
“Reunion” of Groove missile celebrating Finland 100 with guest solist Mathias Sandberg on guitar. Doo bop club
Conducting and playing gigs with Fort big band and solist Charlotta Kerbs “Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald”. Doobop club
Conducting the Swedish school music event (Skolmusik 2017) concert in Korsholm with 7000 children in the choir i May. DUNK
Conducting own arrangements for big band and sinfonietta in concert with “American songbook”  repertoire in Jakobstad. Schaumanhall
Recension Österbottens Tidning:
“Fantastiska soloprestationer av Musikhusets unga studerande. Men framför allt en sammanhållen och stilren resa genom den amerikanska musikskatten. Visst går det också att spela covers på arrangemang för klassiska amerikanska storband, men det blir en helt annan upplevelse när en kunnig arrangör som Ralf Nyqvist får sätta sin speciella prägel på hela konserten. Sammanhållet och stilrent och med en klangbotten i vår österbottniska musikuppfattning, om det nu finns en sådan även utanför det rent folkmusikaliska”.
In residence in Verona writing arrangements for Anna Kruse and “The Big band and the vocals” in Denmark. Facebook
Arrangements for the concert “Spegling” with artists and music from  Finland-Swedish tradition. Kulturfonden
Scholarship from Svenska kulturfonden (Swedish culture foundation in Finland) for working freelance 2017.


 Conducting and playing at Wasa theather christmas conserts ” Julkonsert med Lytts och vänner” Wasa teater , You tube
In residence at Villa Vikan in november writing music for Finland 100-anniversery next year
Playing /conducting in Stockholm  on the swedish-finnish chamber of commerse 80 years anniversary at the hotel Grand.
Playing with Bothnia rhythm orchestra in Finland and Sweden in october.  Bro big band .
Conducting the Finnish air force Big band( Ilmavoimien big band) in concert with vocal group Club for five Paviljonki
Conducting Turku Jazz orchestra with solist Satu Sopanen and music for children by Finnish composers.Spotify
Recording my arrangements of music by Astor Piazzolla with Ostrobothnia  jazz Sextet in august.
Conducting/teaching on the big band camp in Parainen from 25-29.7. DUNK- homepage
Conducting a musical showcase in Pietarsaari in May.New Music Theatre
Heres a tribute to Astrid Lindgren. An arrangement for Brassquintet with here most famous songs. YouTube score
Celebrating my 50-year birthday at the Bocks brewery in Vaasa having jam session with my family and friends 30.3
Residence at Villa Vikan in march  Villa Vikan
Gigs with the Trio med bambi ensemble at Stockholm city theatre 3-4.3 Trio med bambi
Playing music of Lars Gullin with Micke Lånbacka in Vasa 17.2
Conducting Sugar in Tampere  Tampereen Teatteri “Sugar”


Christmas concert at Wasa theatre in December
Premier of People II in Pietarsaari at the RUSK chamber-music festival 19.11
Gig with music of Dave Brubeck with jazz quartet at the Doobop club 14.11
Gigs with the Trio med bambi ensemble at Stockholm city theatre 26-30.10
Premier of the musical ”Sugar ” in the Tampere theatre 10.9
Gig with Double image in Vasa at the culture night festival 6.8
Big band camp in July in Pargas 20-24.7
Concerts with Bothnia rhythm orchestra and Toby Loth in Vasa and Helsinki
Residence in Cite International Paris in March and April