Filip Augustson was born in 1973 near Jönköping in Sweden. From 1989 until 1991 he attended the music high school in Jönköping and from there he moved to Stockholm where he continued his studies at the Royal College of Music, from which he graduated in 1996. During his studies he began to work as a freelance bassist playing with many different groups including Fredrik Norén Band and Fredrik Ljungvist Quartet. Since then he has become one of the busiest bass-players on the scene and gone on to perform and record with notables such as Mattias Ståhl’s Ståhls Blå, Fredrik Nordström Quartet, Karl-Martin Almqvist Quartet, Mathias Landaeus, Mats Öberg Trio and many others.
Filip has performed on the stages of many venues throughout the world and has also taken part in around eighty recordings. In January 2004 Filips first CD as a leader “Ich bin Filip Augustson” was released by Moserobie Music Production. In januari 2006 the CD Box “Moserobie Jazz Manifesto” was released which also features Filip Augustson Quartet.
In 2013 Filip started his trio Viva Black, a group featuring Eva Lindal on violin and Christopher Cantillo on drums. Their first CD “Viva Black” was released 2015 and the CD recieved critical praise in Downbeat, All About Jazz and Dagens Nyheter, Sweden’s biggest newspaper.
“Minsta gemensamma nämnaren” their second CD was released 2016. Orkesterjournalen, the main swedish jazzmagazine, called the group “one of the most interesting groups on the swedish jazzscene”
In 2015 Filip Augustson’s Viva Black started a collaboration with the duo Gretli & Heidi. The duo play assorted glass instruments and the result of the collaboration can be heard on the album ”Mal Sirine” released 2017.
Filip presently plays in such Swedish groups as Mats Öberg Trio, Velodrone, Le Jazz Cool, Monica Borrfors Quartet, Örjan Hultén-Orion, Katzen Kapell, Johan Berke Upstairs Five, Sven Berggrens ROOM 8