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Elsa Nilsson

Flutist and composer Elsa Nilsson’s new album “Salt Wind” is a deeply personal expression with influences from every aspect of her colorful life. Born in Gothenburg, Sweden and raised by a California hippie, Nilsson had her feet planted in two very different cultures, leading her to seek commonalities wherever she can find them. She believes the true beauty of music is its ability to create common ground, and she weaves all kinds of folk music (including jazz) to find a deeper understanding between people and cultures. This cross-cultural philosophy is evident in her compositional style, subtly drawing from personal and universal elements to create a sound that is distinctly her own yet approachable from many angles.

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”Elsa has a beautiful conception of melody and music.” - Chris Potter

“...so much creativity” -Hubert Laws

“Elsa Nilsson is my favorite flutist of the Twenty First Century. She just blew my mind playing live with Amanda Ruzza on Som do Brasil at WKCR NY . From Jazz to the Folklore of Northern Europe nothing can stop her; she will go on. Next stop- Brasil!” -Jassvan DeLima, producer and Host - Som do Brasil WKCR-FM 89.9 NY

“Elsa's sound is strong and she is expanding horizons as a flutist.” -Jovino Santos-Neto

“Do you hear that sound from the Northern skies? It's Elsa Nilsson with something new, passionate and beautiful to say with her flute and her pen

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Primary Instrument

Flute

Location

New York, NY

Willing to teach

Beginners

Credentials/Background

Teaches at plateu music in Klahanie Issiquah, 2 years. Tought at the Swedish culture center in Seattle Teaches privately at students house.

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