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MATTIAS NILSSON solo
From the harsh chill of his native land comes warm music that springs from the rich and varied traditions of Swedish folk music, hymns and native composers. The art of improvisation melts this Swedish legacy with the jazz piano tradition, giving him a unique vehicle of expression that is entirely his own.
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Presentation

The internationally acclaimed and award-winning pianist Mattias Nilsson, melts together the tradition of jazz piano with the Nordic tonal language, which gives him a musical landscapes with totally new shades of color. With a very warm, personal touch in mind, Nilsson adds to his palette of musical colors the rich and varied traditions of Swedish folk music, hymns, native composers, and not least, his original compositions. 
”Mattias Nilsson is a responsive pianist who goes from strength to strength. ”…he played a solo that was both skillfully and thoroughly musical which makes us understand that Mattias now must be counted among the best in Sweden on his instrument.” – Stig Linderoth, Orkester Journalen (World oldest jazz magazine)
MATTIAS NILSSON is regarded as one of the most respected pianists in Sweden. Besides his devotion for the timeless traditions of jazz piano, Nilsson adds to his palette of musical colors the rich and varied traditions of Swedish folk music, hymns, native composers, and not least, his original compositions.
Mattias has toured and performed in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Great Britain, Germany, Italy, France, Austria, Holland, Croatia, Turkey, United States and Latin America regular visits to Chile where he also was invited by the Swedish Embassy in 2011 to play for the Swedish Prime Minister´s on his first visit to the country.
In 2013 Mattias received the prestigious Swedish Harry Arnold Scholarship and later that year he performed solo at the 23rd Akbank International Jazz Festival in Istanbul which marked the beginning of his solo career at the international scene. Since 2014 he is also working with international jazz singers Sharón Clark from USA.
Press quotes

”Mattias Nilsson is a responsive pianist who goes from strength to strength. ”…he played a solo that was both skillfully and thoroughly musical which makes us understand that Mattias now must be counted among the best in Sweden on his instrument.” – Stig Linderoth, Orkester Journalen
“What a musician, he owns such a great sense for the mystique of the black and white keys.” – Tomas Pranell, SydÖstran
”An enormous degree of energy and musical flexibility, as well as a very personal and appealing melodic sense…” – Jan Olsson, Skånska Dagbladet
”It’s hard to imagine any jazz musician who’s appeared more in Malmö in recent years than Mattias Nilsson. The desire to reach the audience, whether it’s in a concert hall, a jazz club or a noisy restaurant, has undoubtedly been a factor in developing Nilsson’s distinct, extrovert piano style.” – Alexander Agrell, Sydsvenskan
“Mattias Nilsson’s lyrically sensitive piano playing compliment several tracks …” – Sven Bjerstedt , Kristanstadbladet
“…superb dynamic piano playing…” – Lasse Seger, Orkesterjournalen
Website

http://www.mattiasnilsson.com
Facebook Artist Page

http://www.facebook.com/mattiasnilsson.jazzpianist
Selected previous solo concerts

2015 – The Swedish Embassy, Pristina (RS)

2015 – The Swedish Embassy, Lusaka (ZA)

2015 – St Mary´s Cathedral, Edinburgh (GB)

2015 – The Swedish Embassy, Zagreb (HR)

2015 – The Church of Sankt Johannes, Malmö (SE)

2013 – 23nd Akbank Jazz Festival, Istanbul (TR)

2013 – The Cathedral of Linköping, Linköping (SE)

2012 – Palladium, Malmö (SE)
Tour period: all year round

Travel party: 1 Person

Special notes / Conditions: A tuned upright or a grand piano must be available.

Concert length: Normally 1 set of 50-60 minutes
If you would like MATTIAS NILSSON SOLO for your venue, event, or festival, please respond with a short description of the festival including the date(s) and location of your venue or festival. If you have any questions or need more information, please feel free to contact Mattias directly per e-mail mattiasnilsson.com@gmail.com
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