Klas Nevrin

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Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: June 2, 1972    

The pianist Klas Nevrin is perhaps best well known for his work with saxophonist Fredrik Ljungkvist’s free jazz groups Yun Kan 5 and Yun Kan 10 - the latter’s CD being acclaimed one of the best releases of 2013 by Downbeat. It was also called “a masterful achievement′′ by All About Jazz. The quintet YUN KAN 5 has released two albums — Yun Kan 12345 (2004) and Badaling (2007) — and was acclaimed “Jazz Group of the Year” by the Swedish Broadcasting Corporation in 2004. The groups have toured in Canada, Norway, UK, Slovenia, Denmark, France and China, among other places.

Currently Klas works foremost with KLAS NEVRIN TRIO, which is a reunion with the drummer Ricard Österstam, adding bassplayer Vilhelm Bromander. Klas and Ricard used to play together a lot during the 1990′s in different constellations, among other the group FANCY MACHINE. In 1999 they recorded a CD that received fine reviews. Together with the violinist Katt Hernandez and reed-player Per “Texas” Johansson they also form a quintet version, as KLAS NEVRIN ENSEMBLE. The group released the CD “Live at Lederman” 28th May 2014....
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”What a pianist! Klas Nevrin has really succeeded to assemble the best of influences, from fellow country-men like Bobo Stenson and Sten Sandell, adding Marilyn Crispell and Herbie Hancock as well as European ’contemporary tonal language’. And yet he is also a markedly original musician, with a sharp-witted accompanying style and with distinctly captivating solos. … Nevrin has an unusual improvisatory capacity.” (Bjarne Soltoft, Jazznytt, Norway)

“This is great art flowing from the stage!” (Johan Skoglund, Norrländska Socialdemokraten).

“The group opens new dimensions in these old songs that one never thought were possible to find” (Lars Grip, Orkesterjournalen).

For all the imaginal breadth and musical resource of Klas Nevrin’s unusual, intriguing quartet … it´s the spirit, or the poetics, of cool which informs much of this quietly energizing music...

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Primary InstrumentPiano


Willing to teachAdvanced students only.

Credentials/BackgroundWorkshops and courses in ensemble improvisation, ear training, piano, philosophy of improvisation, and free jazz theory.

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